Pretty lights, grand parties and plenty of style were all found in droves at the Fall High Point Furniture Market during which our showroom was bright. Our latest introduction of 180 items, which included several new additions to the Winterthur Collection, debuted in all its glittering, glowing and glamorous enthusiasm. We were thrilled to welcome authors Trudy Dujardin (Comfort Zone: Creating the Eco-Elegant Interior) and Maureen Footer (George Stacey and the Creation of AMERICAN CHIC) who graciously discussed their latest books with our eager customers. Thank you to all of you design influencers who stopped by the showroom and made this market one of our best ever! And we were thrilled with the response to the new pieces in our Winterthur Collection. What a wonderful week!
All Was Bright During Market
About the Books
Comfort Zone: Creating the Eco-Elegant Interior welcomes readers to a fresh 21st century approach to sustainable interior design, one that emphasizes beautiful rooms, healthful furnishings and building materials, and extraordinary comfort, while thoughtfully considering the world outside our doors. Award winning designs are presented in full color photographs, showing elegant interiors on Nantucket Island, New York City, and throughout the world.
Trudy Dujardin, ASID, LEED AP +ID + C, is a pioneer in sustainable interior design, creating elegant interiors in all shades of “green,” from a simple No-VOC paints approach to a fully eco-friendly residence. From chic urban apartments to luxurious beach houses, meticulously restored sea captains manses, and modern houses built by renowned architects, Trudy’s emphasis on creating gracious, classically elegant interiors is demonstrated with striking color photography. You’ll learn how to choose non-toxic paints and finishes for the skin of your home, find out what the most important room really is, discover that traditional upholstered furniture may not be the best seat in the house, and be inspired to create the comfortable, greener home you’ve dreamed of.
George Stacy and the Creation of AMERICAN CHIC us the history of interior design punctuated by a few legends that include Billy Baldwin, Sister Parish, and should include trailblazing decorator George Stacey. When George Stacey shot to prominence in the 1930s with projects for socialite Frances Cheney and style priestess Diana Vreeland, the audacity of his work caught the eye of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Town and Country, and House & Garden. An appealing nonchalance and irreverence, combined with erudition, a flair for color, and an innate grasp of balance, scale, and proportion, produced rooms that were surprising as well as sophisticated. Balancing modern aesthetics and modern living with a lifelong passion for French classicism ensured that Stacey designs were both of the moment and enduring.
For the next forty years, he deftly produced a string of stylish rooms for his stylish clientele. While the ground rules of Stacey’s approach remained constant, he captured the nuances of mood and culture of an exceptionally dynamic era and established a design vocabulary that defined American chic in the American century and that endures, glitteringly, to this day.
We salute these bright authors for their intelligent take on design history, something we value immensely!