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Eye-Catching Lounge Pieces found at 220 Elm in Design 9 and Leif Petersen

November 17th, 2014


We love a great party, whether it’s fun and funky or more chic and reserved.  They’re all fantastic!  And we were so happy to see furniture that fits every lounge style at the 220 Elm building at High Point.

Once a forgotten, hardly used space, we’re now seeing a trend where people are using their “Formal” Living Room as a lounge.  What a great way to re-purpose a room that you’ll actually use!  Here are some cool pieces from Design 9 and Leif Peterson that caught our eye:

Design 9

Why be tied down to one layout in your home?  How boring!  You know we love multi-functional and modular seating and Design 9 is perfect for that experience.


 This convivial piece called Roley Poley is ideal for group conversations.  You can place in the middle of the room as a focal piece, or break it up to round out a few corners.  You could even turn into 2 fun settees.  The possibilities are endless!



 If you have a larger Living Room, placing two of these Vera Lounge Sofas back to back creates 2 different seating areas and is uber comfortable and relaxing for everyone.


 This amorphous ottoman is perfect for multiple conversations at the party and
everyone can still be comfortable and lean against the center back.


Don’t forget your social four legged friend who loves to lounge too!
You don’t need to have pet furniture that looks like pet furniture.
It should blend with your surroundings and this Bow-Wow Lounge fits in perfectly!


And for those friends that just can’t make it home that night, this extra deep sofa converts into the most comfortable bed.

Design 9 has a wide selection of great fabrics to choose from so make each piece a work of art and have fun with it!

Leif Petersen

A beautiful and carefully curated selection of modern manufacturers are represented at Leif Peterson, including furniture, lighting, rugs and more.  Here are some loungie faves:

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We love the open spaces in the back of this beautiful sofa.
It encourages conversation from all sides.
Plus the woven back support is a great touch and pretty to look at from across the room.

KLINT Table Lamp

This subtle yet sexy table lamp is perfect for mood lighting and makes everyone look young and beautiful.

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If music is your thing, this Sitar inspired chair is for you!
Light enough to move around the room and
comfortable enough to lounge in.  The webbing is great!


This rug is so pretty, it could be wall art.  And on the floor it’s incredibly soft and begging you to
kick off your heels and get comfortable.

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Sleek and sculptural, this lamp gives you plenty of mood lighting and stays out of your way.

I’m so inspired by Design 9 and Leif Petersen that I’m ready for a cocktail and some lounge music.  Who’s joining me?

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Exciting New Finds at 220 Elm in High Point: Innovation Living and MAT Rugs

November 4th, 2014


Each time we head to High Point Market, we’re always on the look-out for something we haven’t seen before – and there’s so much to discover.  During our last trip we explored the 220 Elm Building on the hunt for something new and exciting.  There are 4 floors filled with over 60 showrooms and we have to share a couple of our favorites with you – Innovation Living and M.A. Trading Company.

Innovation Living:

We have worked on projects where space is limited and we try to maximize not only the design, but also the function in each room.  Being able to accommodate overnight guests in their own suite is a luxury but sometimes there’s just not enough room.

So bring on the sofa bed!  Noooo, this ain’t your grandma’s old rickety bed of dread.  I’m sure we all have horrible flashbacks of an uncomfortable night’s sleep with bars jabbing you in the back or a sagging thin mattress.  But not these beds!  Founded in Denmark, Innovation lives up to it’s name with their stylish AND comfortable designs.  Check it out!

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The stunning Long Horn

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Sly Sleek Sofa Oak has curvy legs and a sexy back.

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Going for Retro, this slimmed down Chesterfield gives you all the style and saves on space.

ISTYLE_2014_-_page_96_01_01_-_COMFORT_ISTYLE_POCKET_SPRING_1Here you can see the quality support and total built in comfort.

Each piece can be customized with a wide selection of leathers and woven fabrics to choose from, along with leg style options.  We were so impressed and excited for this discovery at Innovation and hope you check them out!


MAT Rug Company

You know we love playful, whimsical designs and are never afraid of color.  And you also know we like to support companies that take responsibility for the earth as well as the people they work with.  Well, we have found our mecca!  M.A. Trading Co. is a third generation company in India whose 3,000 weavers and craftsmen create beautiful, contemporary and elegant rugs.  Each rug is hand-knotted, hand-woven or hand-tufted which makes each piece unique and truly special.

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Matisse inspired rug is so fun and full of color!

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How cute is this ottoman as a major pop of red?

Screen Shot 2014-11-03 at 9.49.28 AMThis rug reminds me of colorful candy dots.
I love it!

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And Pantone style ottoman.   Notice the criss-cross thread detail.

We’re seeing a lot of 3-D textures in materials and this rug and ottoman are no exception.  It’s a great addition of texture, color and fun!

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Who said you have to stay within the lines?  These flowers follow no rules and it’s paying off with a sweet and playful design.

MAT has so many more beautiful rugs in natural fibers like bamboo, wool, silk, flax, hemp, linen and silk – all exquisite and gorgeous.  Definitely a company to keep in your favorites tab.

I’m so excited to have these new tools in my resource bag and be able to work with quality vendors like Innovation and MAT.  It makes my job even more fun!

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Pet Friendly Designs by Phillips Collection

October 24th, 2014

Welcome to the zoo at Phillips Collection!   If you love animals as much as we do, then you know there’s no need to hang dead animals on your wall. Let Phillips Collection demonstrate your love and appreciation of the animal kingdom in a more whimsical way.   Their designers have been hard at work creating herds and schools of chic, modern, no maintenance pets.  And as always, Phillips Collection brings high style & high impact without breaking the bank.



Inspired by Francois Xavier Lalanne, Phillips Collection brings the outdoors in with these resin sheep.  Bhaaaaaaaaaask in their glory.


Who needs to troll all day for fish when you can just pick up the phone and order from Phillips?  Save that sunny time for a beach, a hammock and a cold margarita.

Great Danes

Here’s our fellow Design Camper enjoying a ride on a larger than life Great Dane.


Starfish and Crocs and Rhinos – OH MY!

Rhino Girls

We couldn’t help ourselves!  We had to kiss these funny wrinkled faces, and we’re not talking about ours!


Really, we’re all just a bunch of animals.


Now this is REALLY hypoallergenic!

Impreial Bull

Take no bull!  Except this one, which is pretty amazing.

You HAVE to check out what’s going on at Phillips Collection.  Their new collections at High Point Market amused, delighted and surprised us. If you want to smile too, check out the latest on their Instagram Account @PhillipsCo

Stay tuned next week when we talk about the latest and greatest in Outdoor and Sustainable from Phillips Collection!

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