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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!







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.


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!


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!


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.


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.


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!







Instagram Inspiration: Sneak Peek at New Designs

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This week has been one for the record books for me! I just wrapped up the High Point Market – the largest furniture trade show in the world – where I introduced designs from all 4 of my licensing partners! Wow! The Instagram photo above really captures this major event for me because it showcases every partner: the Hayden sofa for my CR Laine collection, my Hudson Stripe fabric in blue from my Duralee line on the ottoman, the Brunell side table from my Woodbridge Furniture collection, and art from my line for Soicher Marin. I thought I’d give you a few more sneak peeks from my Instagram feed – these products won’t be on retail floors for weeks, so you’re among the first to see them!

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This is also the first time my Duralee fabric collection was featured on furniture and pillows, and I had so much fun showing them to the retailers and designers who were in High Point. I am so proud of these bright and bold fabrics and loved how they looked in the CR Laine and Woodbridge showrooms.

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For my new Soicher Marin artwork, I was feeling a little dotty this spring! I love the gorgeous colors in these pieces – they’ll have you seeing spots, in a good way.

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The coral color and the scalloped base on my new Channing chair and ottoman were so pretty at CR Laine, and they really know how to do comfort at CR Laine, too. These beauties were an irresistible temptation at the end of a long day at market!

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My friend and fellow designer Scot Meacham Wood spotted my Tucker entertainment console that I designed for Woodbridge for the High Point Market “Style Spotters” program. It’s featured here with my Helen chairs for CR Laine and 2 pieces from my art collection for Soicher Marin.

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You know I love color, and I had so much fun creating this palette in the CR Laine showroom. Here is CR Laine’s great Chloe chairs all dressed up in the Hamilton stripe fabric from my Duralee collection. They are paired with my Marguerite banquette and Alexander chairs from the Tobi Fairley for CR Laine collection. The Denise table from my Woodbridge collection, and my Soicher Marin “What Do You See?” art help create a great mix of navy-and-black in this vignette.

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I debuted a brand new and luxe Mink finish this market on my Denise dining table from Woodbridge, along with the new Grant arm chair and side chair with Greek key detailing.

It’s a LOT of work, for months and months, to bring one collection to market. And it’s even more work to have 4 of them take a bow in High Point all at once! Whew! I couldn’t have done any of it without the hard work and collaboration of my absolutely amazing partners and team. I can’t wait for you to see these designs in a retail store near you soon. Let me know what you think about the behind-the-curtain peek at what will soon be in stores near you, and keep following along with me on Instagram where I’m @tobifairley!







To Market We Go!

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It’s only two weeks until a very important date! No, not tax day – it’s two weeks until the opening of High Point Market, the largest home furnishings trade show in the U.S. And I’m especially excited this time around because all four of my licensed lines will be represented with new products!

I love the excitement just before the big show – setting up the showrooms, unpacking all the gorgeous new pieces, and anticipating everyone’s reactions! It’s so much fun! And I thought since we’re so close to the big date that I’d give you a little sneak peek at what I’ll be showing in High Point.



I’m so excited about the Zoe chair from CR Laine! It’s a great little club chair that can work at a dining table, as extra seating, or at a game table.

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Speaking of game tables – I can’t wait for everyone to see the Lily Game Table from Woodbridge. It is unbelievably chic with a shagreen top and mink finish!

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My new series of “dotty” art from Soicher Marin is colorful and fun – including the one above called Orbit. I have close to 20 new pieces for you to see in this category!

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As for my new Duralee fabrics, this is the show where they make their BIG debut! You’ll see them all over market, including in CR Laine and Woodbridge. And you’ll also see them on me! My fun dress above was custom-made from my fabric called La Petit Roche.

If you’re able to shop the High Point Market, come see me in any of the fantastic showrooms during market – CR Laine is on the 2nd floor of 310 N. Hamilton, Woodbridge is just down the block on the 1st floor of 320 N. Hamilton, and Soicher Marin is on the 1st floor of the C&D Building.

Also, join me as I head a panel titled Secrets of Creating Curated Interiors with amazing designer Mary Douglas Drysdale, Susan Jamieson of Bridget Beari, and the Antiques Diva herself Toma Clarke Haines. The panel will be held at 2:30pm on Saturday, April 16, at the Antique & Design Center Lecture Room, on the Mezzanine Level of Historic Market Square.

I hope to see you in just a few short weeks!







Instagram Pix: A Dream Come True

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My Elle chair from CR Laine on the retail floor at ME Home in Oklahoma City, OK

It’s amazing how much hard work goes into designing products. It starts with an idea or inspiration, then drawings, schematics, material selections, tweaks and changes, and then finally production. I have loved seeing each one of my designs become reality with my partner companies: CR Laine, Duralee, Woodbridge, and Soicher Marin.

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My Tobin table from CR Laine on the floor at Harper Howey, Fayetteville, AR

But do you know what is REALLY a dream come true? When you see those designs on retail floors all around the country or in people’s actual homes! That is AH-MAZING! And I love it even more when retailers and designers share those photos with me on Instagram. With all the variations and customizations available from each of my partners, there are some fabulous looks being created with my designs.

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My Marguerite sofa from CR Laine looks fresh in green at Sapphire Pear in Rocky River, OH

For example, look how amazing my Marguerite sofa looks in my favorite color! And then it looks completely different (and just as FAB) in bright orange below!

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Marguerite again, this time in orange wool at IBB Design in Dallas

It’s really special when a retailer gets so excited that they can’t wait to show you what they’ve unwrapped, like when the retailer posted the photo below on Instagram.

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Traditions Interiors in Charlotte unwraps their new Sarah chests from my collection with Woodbridge Furniture

And then there are the designers who have put my products into their clients’ homes – it is SO exciting to see what they choose and how they use them.

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Laurie Acree used my Olivia chair from CR Laine in a brand new client installation.

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The team from Pineapple House takes a break during an installation of my Hampton chaises from CR Laine.

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A custom green color makes my art for Soicher Marin the perfect fit in my own client’s home.

Once my Duralee fabrics are officially on the market next month, I can’t wait to see how retailers, designers, and consumers will want to use them for their own projects and designs!

So to everyone who has supported me and my partner companies – thank you for making my dream come true! And keep showing me your fabulous photos on Instagram by tagging me with @tobifairley!