Archive for October, 2009

New Gallery Coming Soon…Really Soon!!

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This is a really exciting week at the Tobi Fairley Gallery. We are moving to our new location and opening with our Fall art show this Thursday evening. I will have loads of photos from the event and the new digs once they are all in order. But I just couldn’t resist sharing a shot of this amazing LuLu Dk wallpaper that graces our 2 front window displays.

 I can’t wait to show you more of our new locale in just a few days. And if you are in the area, stop by our art show Thursday night. We have a ton of new work and even a few new artists!

High Point and More

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Hi friends,

I am back from High Point but a bit under the weather. Hopefully I will feel better over the weekend and can blog about all my amazing adventures at Market this week. Here I am at the Hickory Chair Showroom with Cassandra, Franki, and Paloma, some of your other favorite bloggers.

So I am off for some R & R. See you in a few days. I have so much to tell you all!

xoxo, Tobi

Meet, Greet and Tweet

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I am so excited to be hosting a “Tweet-up” at High Point Market with Soicher Marin Art Company. Ed Marin is one of the more progressive thinkers in the design industry and a huge proponent of social media. So it is natural that Ed would want to participate in one of the first “Tweet-ups” to come to high point. Check out the Soicher Marin Blog called Soicher Marin Says for all the exciting new things they are doing.

If you are going to be at market, please join us at the tweet up. You can RSVP if you would like by going here. And if not, just stop by. We would love to Meet, Greet and Tweet with you and show you all the amazing products that Soicher Marin has to offer.

And be sure to follow Ed and me on twitter for the details of the event and real-time posts during the tweet-up. Hope to see you soon.

Get WITHIT at High Point

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I am so honored to be the featured speaker at the WITHIT (Women in the Home Industries Today) event in High Point this Sunday. If you are going to be hanging around High Point on a Sunday morning at 7:30 am with nothing to do you should really come on over and chat about social media with me!

Below are all the wonderful things WITHIT and my presenting sponsor New River Artisans have to say about me. I hope I can live up to all the hype and bring a fresh perspective to you all about social media and it’s amazing powers for building a strong celebrity brand. Thanks to WITHIT and New River for letting me talk about one of my favorite topics! Be sure to take a look at New River’s Gorgeous products while in High Point or on the web. They make fabulous rugs like the one shown here in my  2007 Susan G. Komen Idea House guest bedroom. American Made, Innovative Designs and a custom designer program are what keeping me coming back to New River again and again.  New River and I hope to see you at market!


WITHIT and New River Artisans presents:

Building your Celebrity Design Brand through Social Media by Tobi Fairley

Extraordinary design talent, coupled with razor-sharp marketing skills, can – over time – be developed into a powerful, authoritative, sustainable interior design business. How to speed up that development – even in a difficult economy? How to rise to the top – even in an extremely competitive market? How to connect with design influentials nationwide – including senior editors and potential licensing partners? Social media can provide that transformative power. Learn how from one who knows. Join Tobi Fairley, named one of America’s Top 20 Young Designers, Walton College of Business Entrepreneur of The Year 2009, and one of the top-performing luxury residential interior designers in the nation. Tobi offers insight, utility, and inspiration to the design community as she reveals the social media pathways that have helped lead her to extraordinary success. IHFC, International Ballroom. Sponsored by WithIt and IHFC. Breakfast and Seminar are free of charge but reservations are required by emailing or

Selected by Traditional Home Magazine as one of the Top 20 Young Designers in America for 2009, Tobi Fairley has a signature look that is fresh and simple combining colorful, large-scale geometric prints with classic furniture styles for a beautiful and functional result.

Since establishing her firm a decade ago, Tobi’s projects have spanned the southern region and the nation from Charleston to Los Angeles. Her award winning designs for high-profile and celebrity clients have been published in Traditional Home, Better Homes and Gardens special publications, and have graced the cover of At Home in Arkansas Magazine 6 times.

Tobi’s design blog chronicles the happenings at her luxury residential design firm and highlights Tobi’s favorite things, including design projects anchored by custom rugs commissioned from New River Artisans. The blog has gained immediate popularity since its launch in September 2008. It has been featured on several of the world’s most popular design blogs including All the Best Blog from Glasgow, Scotland.

Tobi’s unique combination of degrees in interior design, accounting and an MBA from the prestigious Sam M. Walton College of Business, give her a competitive advantage in the design industry. She is currently working on product designs for several companies that will be introduced in early 2010 and has become a popular speaker at industry events across the nation sharing both her business and blog successes.

A Colorful Surprise

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What a nice surprise to find my work in Color Made Easy this week. A photo of my bedroom from my previous home is the lead photo for the section on red.

These photos were taken 3-4 years ago along with the rest of my previous home for a Better Homes and Garden’s Coffee Table book on color. Just before it was supposed to come out, the Book Division went under as one of the first cuts of this economic downtown. So a nice little surprise to catch a glimpse of it in this current edition on news stands now. Below are a couple of other shots of what the room looked like.


This room was designed in my late twenties and was my first home.

Thanks BH&G for my little “happy”. xoxo