I’ve ┬ájust returned from an amazing few days at High Point Market in North Carolina! I was invited to attend and tour the Lexington Home Brands headquarters (more on that in an upcoming post). But first wanted to share some highlights of the past few days’ events and experiences!

Had the best time ever hanging out with these fabulous bloggers: (l-r) Christian of Maison21, Julieann of Create Girl, me, Cassandra of Coco + Kelley, Ashlina of The Decorista, Crystal of Plush Palate & Rue Magazine, and Katie of The Neo Traditionalist & Matchbook Magazine.

On the very first evening upon arriving at High Point, we were invited to meet Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer (Princess Diana’s brother) at the Theodore Alexander showroom.

The Althrop Collection features over 500 years of English tradition and heritage.

Theodore Alexander hosts the opening of the new Althorp Living History Showroom at High Point.

On Day 2, we went over to the IHFC (International Home Furnishings Center) to check out the Elite Leather Company space.

A vignette at Elite Leather Company.

Cassie testing out a chair at Elite Leather Company.

And another chair!

Next, we headed over to Visual Comfort where Paloma (also of the blog La Dolce Vita) gave us a tour of the Circa Lighting collections.

Each & every individual fixture from Circa Lighting is exquisite!

Cute pic: Paloma & Katie!

From there, Katie & I headed over to Market Square for a book signing event hosted by Rizzoli featuring Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Mary McDonald, Suzanne Kasler, Bobby McAlpine, Michael Connors, Henrietta Churchill Spencer, & Florence de Dampierre.

Interior Designer & Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Decorator star, Mary McDonald signing Katie’s book.

Both Katie & Mary share a love for pugs!

Back at High Point headquarters, I took a group shot of Julieann, Crystal, Christian, Katie, & Ashlina before we left for the Architectural Design party.

photo via The Decorista

The party scene at the AD party hosted by Margaret Russell.

We wrapped the night up at a super fab party at the Halo showroom!

The ambiance at the very cool Halo party in it’s amazing space!

Early the next morning we were invited to attend the press breakfast with Martyn Lawrence Bullard where he gave us highlights and excerpts on his most famous client’s & their interiors!

Viewing the work of Martyn Lawrence Bullard from his recent book, “Live, Love, Decorate.”

After the press breakfast, Katie & I, along with Erin of the blog Elements of Style headed over to Lexington Home Brands for an exclusive tour (more on that next!).

Back again at High Point headquarters, we happen to meet Deborah Needleman, former editor of Domino magazine and current editor of the WSJ magazine. She had just spoken at an event at High Point & given away copies of her book, “The Perfectly Imperfect Home.”

The rest of the afternoon, we checked out InterHall at the IHFC wrapping up with cocktail hour at the very cool Global Views space – thanks to Erin for hosting us!

“Chair model” Cassie at the Global Views space.

The last event of our few day’s at High Point was the anticipated (& packed!) party hosted by Four Hands in a very cool industrial showroom.

Thanks to the High Point Market Authority for an amazing experience! More to come!





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Color Blocking

Posted By Jill-LA | Oct 12, 2011 | 7 Comments | Category: Art, Color, Design Inspiration, Fashion

{original artwork by Jen Ramos of Cocoa & Hearts and Made by Girl}

I was out shopping the other day with a friend, when we came across these Kate Spade handbags (below) and noticed the use of color blocking, a trend I have seen making a comeback in fashion. I think it makes an interesting use in architecture, art, interiors, and fashion!

Loving this Kate Spade handbag!

When I see color blocking, I always think of the artist Mondrian.

The work of artist Piet Mondrian.

And also the work of Le Corbusier, which I blogged about before here.

A feature in modern architecure.

A crossover into fashion.

The Fall 2011 LookBook on ShopBop.com features an entire collection dedicated to color blocking.

I had also seen this shirt at ZARA.

And these ballerina flats, too.

Now I miss my Color Theory class I took year’s ago in design school!





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Glamour Girls

Posted By Jill-LA | Oct 06, 2011 | 10 Comments | Category: Bed and Bath, Design Inspiration, Kids

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How glamourous are these girls’ bedrooms!

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