Posts Tagged ‘Duralee’

Before and After: Beautiful B&B

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There’s an amazing new bed and breakfast in High Point, N.C.! It’s called Pandora’s Manor and it’s owned by one of my favorite companies, Eastern Accents. They asked me and 5 other interior designers to revamp the bedrooms in the historic home, and given my love of traditional homes, I couldn’t wait to redesign my space!

Before we got started, the rooms had some amazing details that you see in so many historic homes, like the wood floors and a marble fireplace – I love a fireplace in a bedroom! But, also like a lot of older homes, things also looked a bit dated as families moved in and out and as tastes and trends changed.

One thing I knew I wanted to add was a WOW factor, but I still wanted to keep the traditional elements that I love so much. So I added wainscoting to the bottom of the walls, but gave those walls a more modern look with a deep black paint on the upper half. Then I layered in a bright yellow fabric in the draperies and upholstery, all from fabrics that are in my own collection for Duralee.

The room before was a little cramped with older furniture and upholstery, and I wanted to add glamour and a more modern look with my design for this bedroom.

My new Tilly chair for CR Laine really has that vintage look with a modern twist that I was searching for, so it was the perfect fit. And I was lucky enough to also be able to use pieces from my collections of art for Soicher Marin and tables and a desk from Woodbridge Furniture.

There is an attached bathroom for each of the bedrooms, so I also pulled in some of the design elements and colors from the bedroom into the bath.

I love a bold graphic wallpaper, and this black-and-white pattern was a perfect complement to the bedroom’s decor. I also used the same drapery fabric and Greek key detailing that you can see on the bedroom windows.

The final result was a room that guests will love, featuring a big luxurious bed with fabulous Eastern Accents linens to lounge in! I was so honored to be given this project, and I even wrote a letter to the guests who will stay here in the coming years.

The designers who were involved in the home with me are Alexa Hampton, Barclay Butera, Celerie Kemble, Thom Filicia, and Madcap Cottage – here we all are on the steps of Pandora’s Manor in our special Eastern Accents PJs! To see their rooms and to learn more about the home, click here to read the feature on Traditional Home‘s website!

If you’re in High Point, N.C., for the upcoming High Point Market, be sure to stop in and tour this gorgeous B&B. It’s a great place to stay, with an amazing staff!

xo,

 

 

 

 

 

What Is That Color? Grey Matters

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When I design a room, I always start with fabrics. And that was no different in this master bedroom I did a while back for the Hamptons Showhouse, where I was lucky enough to kick things off with a gorgeous orange toile from Duralee! Once I selected the fabric, I knew I wanted to coordinate it with a more masculine print to balance the room. So I went with a Phillip Jeffries wallcovering in a bold geometric. But what paint color could coordinate with all of that boldness?

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I went right to neutral territory with a beautiful grey from Farrow & Ball called Mole’s Breath – isn’t that a great name?! It was perfect for the major wood surfaces in the room, like the mantel and the bookshelves here on one side of the fireplace.

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On the other side of the fireplace, I built in a coffee/wine bar for the home owners, perfect for starting or ending their day! And the grey is such a great complement to the fabrics, patterns, and art in the room! I love grey as a neutral, but what do you think? Is it a go-to color for you? Let me know in the comments section below!

Colorfully yours,

Tobi-Signature

 

 

 

 

 

Instagram Pix: Countdown to High Point

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screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-9-58-28-am It’s that time of year – a time I love! I’m not talking about fall (although I love that, too), but the countdown to the High Point Market. It’s so much fun to get together with my partner companies to show you new designs we’ve created together, like my Thomas desk above from Woodbridge Furniture.

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If you’ve been paying attention on my Instagram account, you’ve see some of those inside looks, including the Blair Bar Cabinet I designed for Woodbridge, with their fun and funky stools covered in my fabric from Duralee!

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Speaking of my fabric line with Duralee, I found another fan on Instagram, too – this adorable little Benny at @bennylove, who seems to love green and yellow especially!

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It’s fun to launch brand new designs – and I have some amazing ones to show you in a few weeks – but it’s also exciting to reimagine products I introduced at past markets. Or to see what other people do with them – like the gorgeous stripes that Lovelace Interiors put on my Marguerite sofa from CR Laine.

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My Lucy bed and Alexander chair from CR Laine look so different depending on the colors and fabrics that we wrap them in – like the navy and fuchsia in this guest bedroom.

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My collection for Soicher Marin always looks spectacular – like here at the recent Atlanta Market – but wait till next April when we launch a MASSIVE new collection! Can’t wait!

And I have an exciting new launch in October with Woodbridge – my new outdoor collection of furniture! I can’t wait to show you the line next month!

So let’s start the countdown to High Point Market – the most wonderful time of the year!

xo,

Tobi-Signature

 

 

 

 

On the Road Again!

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I can’t believe it’s almost July! The last couple of months have been a whirlwind of travel for me, which has made the time really fly by. And as much as I want to be home working on my interiors, I do find lots of inspiration from my travels and fabulous finds for client projects! And aside from the amazing inspiration in the cities I visit (like Chicago last week), the events I’ve held and attended have introduced me to incredible people and let me visit with longtime friends.

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In May, I held my Designer MBA class at ADAC in Atlanta, where the Duralee team (above) hosted a fun cocktail reception for my attendees and my new fabric launch. Atlanta is so much fun, and the ADAC group was fantastic to work with, too!

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Then I got to meet up with my great friend Barry Dixon in Dallas and Houston as we hosted a presentation on the business of design, and also talked about his new line with Fabricut and mine with Duralee. I always love catching up with Barry!

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In Chicago, my Mastermind group met at the Eastern Accents headquarters, which are amazing! The Eastern Accents team also gave us an incredible tour of their factory where we were able to see their stunning designs under construction, like the pillow above with its pattern template. So cool!

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The group also heard from successful designers about how they do business, and I’m so thankful to Denise McGaha and Tiffany Brooks for being so open and sharing so much with the members. We also had fun doing a little shopping in Eastern Accents from their samples. And designer Rachel Cannon Lewis even spotted her client’s order, waiting to be shipped!

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And while I was in the Chicago area, I also hosted consumer and designer presentations at two Toms-Price retail locations in Lincolnshire and Wheaton. It was so much fun to meet everyone who came out to hear me talk about color and the business of design- and to see my CR Laine designs on the retail floor and get a glimpse at my Woodbridge collection hitting Toms-Price locations this summer.

Whew! It’s a good thing I’m heading to the beach this weekend. Yes, it’s more travel, but this time with family and friends so there’s a lot of relaxation waiting for me at the other end of this trip! And just for a week I am leaving work, my house and dog, plant watering, my home renovation and punch list and all my daily responsibilities to my fabulous team, sub-contractors, house-sitters and friends back home.

Happy Summer!

xo,

Tobi-Signature

 

 

 

 

PS – If you’re interested in becoming a member of my Mastermind group, just click here! This amazing group of designers is serious about elevating their businesses with me, and I’d love to do the same for you! Click through this link, or email me at info@tobifairley.com to get started today!

Instagram Inspiration: Behind the Scenes with Duralee

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I love the national ad that Duralee produced for my new licensed fabric collection! It’s just hitting now and the fabrics have only been available for a few weeks, and it’s been amazing to see the reaction to them! But that one fabulous shot above takes an awful lot of work behind the scenes – so I thought I’d give you a look at what it took to get to that final photo.

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The amazing Meri and Allison from Duralee helped develop the direction and look of the ad, and we used my fabrics to create a ton of pillows, drapery, table linens, and more.

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We even found a fabulous antique settee to cover in my Rivers faux bois velvet, which you can see above. It worked perfectly at the historic Terry Mansion in downtown Little Rock.

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You can see above how we used my fabrics for everything from napkins to placemats to tablecloths to cushions for the wicker seat in this shot.

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I was able to include a series of my art from the Tobi Fairley for Soicher Marin collection in the perfect shades of pink!

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And I even had a gorgeous skirt created from the cobalt version of my Isabella fabric. You can see me wearing it above as my fabulous photographer Nancy Nolan sets up that final shot you see in the ad.

It was two crazy-busy days – including torrential downpours – but the results are amazing! I hope you’ve enjoyed the behind-the-scenes look. Let me know what you think about the fabrics in the comments section below!

xo,

Tobi-Signature