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The thought of attending High Point Market to navigate 180 buildings, 11.5 million square feet of show space, along with 75,000 attendees to shop for furniture in just two and a half days was daunting, to say the least.  So daunting, in fact, this past weekend was my first time ever, along with my friend and colleague, Meredith, another newbie.  I had never made the trek because I was always too busy with clients, had my go-to lines that served me well, didn't want to take time away from the family and had heard how overwhelming market is.  Thankfully High Point has been doing this since 1909 and has gotten it down to a science with an online planning guide, shuttles that take you everywhere, information booths galore and the MyMarketApp for your mobile device. 39bcf4ec80b513dc7ef0594f4466b366

From pumpkins, to newly fallen leaves and brightly colored mums, orange is everywhere!  Located between red and yellow on the color wheel, orange is most commonly associated with amusement, the unconventional, extroverts, fire, activity, danger, taste and aroma, and the autumn season (Wikipedia).  Orange is a color...

Blogger Ambassadors have created "What's Pinteresting" to promote new products being introduced at What's New What's Next on September 19, with inspiration pulled from NYDC showrooms and Dering Hall storefronts. This is my Pinterest board, "I'll Take Manhattan" created for IFDANY   Check out other Pinteresting boards for What's New What's...

My grandmother was a tough, old bit and you either loved her or hated her. I loved her with my whole heart. Today is her birthday - she died a few years ago at the age of 102 and today I celebrate the wonderful memories I will carry with me for the rest of my life. [caption id="attachment_726" align="aligncenter" width="182"]securedownload Gram with my father[/caption] Being that Gram only lived a few blocks away, I was able to ride my bike there several times a week. She lived in a big, old Dutch Colonial where she grew raspberries, and pears, and had the most beautiful English flower garden she had cultivated for over 50 years.

Pre-gaming for Holiday House Hamptons yesterday, a group of design aficionados and I got together in the charming, old whaling town of Sag Harbor to feed our common interests of all things beautiful and delicious. We later visited the first ever Holiday House Hamptons and finished the day with cocktails at the lovely Hampton home of Libby Langdon.

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40694 When Wendy and Brian came to me for a consultation, they were faced with the decision of possibly moving or undergoing a major renovation to create a kitchen great room that would suit the needs of a family of five.