DERING HALL's VIRTUAL SHOWHOUSE MOODBOARDS FEATURING PALOMA CONTRERAS

Today, a select group of seven designers were featured in partnership with High Point Market at Dering Hall, having to create moodboards to demonstrate how they would design a room for a (virtual) showhouse. Each of the participants selected had to design a space inspired by American design icons, drawing from the incredible product assortment available at High Point Market. One of the seven participating designers who was selected to participate in Dering Hall's Virtual Showhouse is interior decorator, tastemaker & design blogger Paloma Contreras of Houston, Texas. Paloma designed this lovely dining room - inspired by American design icon: Billy Baldwin.



"Billy Baldwin is one of my personal design icons and I have been feeling very inspired by his Arbre de Matisse fabric. I opted to design a dining room inspired by some of the hallmarks of Mr.Baldwin’s work– skirted dining tables paired in groups, rich chocolate lacquered walls, a mix of abstract art and traditional style furniture, and of course, I had to include some of his famous slipper chairs. The space is glamorous, yet cozy and intimate." Paloma Contreras - La Dolce Vita blog.



When I first started blogging (Fall 2009), I had come across Paloma's blog, La Dolce Vita, and loved it! I admire her eye for style, and the fortitude it took for her to launch her own on-line magazine called High Gloss, which even-though the magazine had to fold, Paloma continued to become a well known and liked style tastemaker. Paloma has graciously been featured in several online & print magazines (see here) along with most recently becoming an online contributor at Domino shelter magazine.



 Paloma launched her widely read blog, La Dolce Vita in 2007 and her interior design business followed as her readers’ interest in her style grew.


Last week, my blog post contribution I wrote for Hadley Court design blog, I had selected Paloma for a list of "Top 10" pinners to follow - you can view an Hadley Court by clicking this link: Top 10 Creatives, Designers, and Tastemakers to Follow on Pinterest. So today, I was happy to see Paloma was selected by Dering Hall, in partnership with #HPMKT, to create a virtual design showhouse.



Paloma Contreras of La Dolce Vita – Founder & Editor of La Dolce Vita Blog | Interior Decorator  Tastemaker & Design Blogger (www.palomacontreras.com) | Lover of All Things Fabulous: Interior Design, Fashion, & Travel
54 Boards | 22k Pins | www.pinterest.com/ladolcevitablog/


Dering Hall is the premier shopping and discovery site dedicated to exceptional, high-end design, and who provides  insider access to thousands of luxury design products, as well as inspirational design content - all in one easy-to-navigate place.





 For the additional virtual showhouse room moodboards featured at Dering Hall, you can view at: 



 Well deserved!
Congratulations Paloma!

Thanks for stopping by,




       

#HPMKT STYLE STATEMENT MOODBOARDS featuring John-Richard

With High Point Market happening this month, I thought I might share with you a few moodboards this Monday I created, featuring one of the market week premier showrooms, located in the 200 Steele Building at the Hamilton-Wrenn District called John-Richard. The John-Richard Collection is a family owned and operated luxury home furnishings  manufacturer, with its corporate office located in Greenwood, Mississippi. JR primarily focuses their merchandise assortment to a more high-end, traditional clients, which is fantastic for luxury residential designers as well as commercial designers. Since 2013, many of the designs featured in the John-Richard Collection are designed by Mark McDowell, when they first introduced this designer line. Consumers who would be interested in this luxury lifestyle brand can find John-Richard home furnishings at retailers such as Horchow, Nieman Marcus, and even right here in North Carolina at the family owned Furnitureland South - the worlds largest furniture store. Below are four vignettes I created with the John-Richard Collection, featuring some of the leading trends happening now in the home decor & interior design industry:

 Wardrobe - Dressing Room - Merging Fashion & Decor


 Black + Gold - Abstracts & Animal Prints


 Garden Style & Asian Influences


 Mixing Antique & Modern Looks

All John-Richard pieces featured on my above style statement boards can be found on the John-Richard Pinterest board I created called 

Each season, close to a 1000 new items are introduced to the John-Richard collection from all categories offered. These designs are influenced by the world around us...richness found in exotic cities, architecture from off the beaten path bistros or the color of a blouse worn on a city bus. The inspirations are boundless, and the products are timeless.


I first learned of the John-Richard Collection when I wrote about them for Leslie Hendrix Wood, as they were her blog sponsor for Fall HPMKT last year, and my first thought was that they were extremely traditional. A few months afterwards, I was able to tour their showroom for myself, during this past Spring market when I wrote for them as a HPMKT sponsored blogger, and i was pleasantly surprised to see a mix of transitional, modern, and traditional home furnishings. In addition to writing for them, I also shared some of their fine furnishings via my social channels: Facebook, Twitter, G+, Flickr, Instagram and even Pinterest. You can view all of these previous posts listed below:



HPMKT Fall - Fashion & Decor pairings for Hadley Court



HPMKT Spring - Showroom Tour, Showroom Shoutouts, Market Trends

The 200 Steele Building - High Point’s premier building for luxury home furnishings, located in the Hamilton-Wrenn District
  
John-Richard Showroom
 200 Steele Street, Suite 1
High Point, North Carolina 27260

Fall High Point Market happening October 17 - 22

 If you're heading to High Point this Fall, be sure to stop by the John-Richard Showroom, which also turned into one of the Spring favorite showrooms to tour by the Style Spotters!

Thanks for stopping by,

Metrolina Antique & Vintage Market - Charlotte

They say when life gives you a rainy day, go play in the puddles, so it's no surprise that rain or shine, the Metrolina Antiques Festival will be going on this weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina! Since half of the fun of treasure hunting at an antiques & vintage market is never knowing what you'll find, which is fun to do, the other half is taking home your new found treasure, and sharing its story with your friends in your home. If you're in North Carolina, and you're up for some treasure hunting this weekend, hunting through hundreds of vendors in a 98,000 sq. ft. space, that's exactly what you can do at Metrolina. Thursday was set up day, a day when many of the rare finds are usually the first to go, but this show will be running through Sunday -- and here's a little tip: bargains too may be found on the last day too (less for people to pack up if they sell it to you!) -- along with Free Appraisals happening Saturday from 11am - 3pm!



 (Only 10 mins from uptown Charlotte!)
METROLINA ANTIQUE & VINTAGE MARKET
Open Thurs. Oct. 1 thru Sunday Oct. 4
 9am - 5pm - Thursday - Saturday -- 10am - 4pm Sunday

7100 Statesville Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina
(704) 714-7909

For additional dates, prices and info, visit their websit at:
 Here is a peek at some of the gems, collectibles, and treasures you can find...

 vintage jewelry for an outfit...

 vintage jewelry for a room...

(these would be so charming in a dressing room, hallway, or powder room!)

architectural details, such as doors, columns, windows, and concrete garden sculptures...

love the look & charm of painted furniture? here it is already done for you...

and unlike some other antique & vintage shows, this one includes more inside tented areas, giving vendors & attendees more of a protected area to shop in should the rains come...


loving these chests - great for a guest room, bedroom, or a foyer...

 the holidays are coming, and so too are family and times to entertain...

 hand painted tole tray for you, vintage snow skies for him (man cave), and a vintage sled for a holiday entry...


 industrial globes - great for a kitchen island, stairway, or family-room...

 rustic wooden trough bowls - great for an autumn / winter centerpiece...
paintings from florals, to oceans to abstracts...

vintage, brass statement lighting...

 steampunk-style industrial design prints...

 crocs and pottery...

 coins!! (don't tell my hubs!!)

 
The Metrolina Antique and Vintage Market features the East coast’s largest open-air market, with more than 3,000 outdoor exhibit spaces offering a vast selection of one-of-a-kind items at unbelievable prices. It's been Charlotte's home for antiques for nearly 50 years. From this aerial shot below, you can see just how large the campus is - so wear comfortable shoes, and bring at least one tote - if not a wagon - for your treasures!



Hope Hurricane Joaquin holds out and doesn't throw any storm-bands our way. This looks like a great show to attend, and the weather also has cooled down to be crisp fall air! And don't forget: food trucks will also be on the premises, to full your treasure hunting fire!

Loving this time of year! September was still warm, and much of the month, most people were still inside - getting their homes ready for Fall. Now it's time to spend some time outdoors. What a great way to Welcome October - the heart of the Fall season - treasure hunting at an antiques festival!


Thanks for stopping by!

note: all market photos from Metrolina - Facebook

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