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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!







The High Point of the Year

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The High Point Market is an incredible trade show for designers and retailers – showcasing the best of home furnishings and marking the new trends that you’ll see in your home in the coming months. I have loved shopping at the show every April and October for the past 15 years, and it is such a dream come true to now be showing my own furniture designs, like the pieces you see above in the CR Laine showroom!


Last month, I had a brand new collection launch with Woodbridge Furniture, another amazing partner that produces beautiful, high-quality furniture. That’s my London drop-leaf table in the showroom above, part of my new collection! It’s great as a console and opens into a 58″x78″ dining table. Plus it looks gorgeous with the art above which is from my Soicher Marin collection. And check out the fabulous brass claw holding an acrylic ball on that table!

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Woodbridge also perfectly created my design vision in the brushed brass Pierce table with a custom logo motif in the center. I loved it when I designed it, but it’s just so much better in real life! This was my very favorite piece from my collections this market.


I had an amazing time with color and pattern in the CR Laine showroom, too, particularly with my “catty” version of the Elle chair in the fabric “Cattitude”. I launched the Elle last April but I think it looks completely different in this glamorous fabric. What do you think?


And I loved using my Soicher Marin collection of art to complement the vignettes in CR Laine, like the one below that features my Taylor sectional and the stunning Stella screens with my exclusive logo motif in nailhead trim.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this peek into some of the new products you’ll see soon in stores and design studios! Let me know what you think in the comments section below, and stay tuned for more photos in future blog posts!








My Art in Restoration Hardware!

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I was so thrilled to see my art collection for Soicher Marin featured in the new RH Modern catalog from Restoration Hardware, which just dropped! It’s amazing to be included in a catalog that’s shipped to so many around the country – and my art is also featured in Restoration Hardware’s flagship stores in New York, Beverly Hills, and Tampa!

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I recently talked about how I love to mix modern art, like the series I designed above, with traditional furnishings, but obviously they are the perfect complement to Resto’s modern furnishings.

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The large framed piece above is one of my favorites! I recently used it in the Woodbridge showroom at the High Point Market, too.

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If you had sharp eyes, you also saw the art I designed above in the CR Laine showroom at the October High Point Market, paired with a partner piece that goes with it.

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The series of art I designed above on the left is a fun free-form series that I created especially for the Restoration Hardware launch. And of course the geometric series above right is one that I have also created in pink and blue. But I really love it in the classic B&W!

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I’m so excited that my designs are beginning to hit retail floors, catalogs, and people’s homes! There’s more to come soon, and I can’t wait to share it with you!








My New Partner: Woodbridge Furniture

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9000-00B_Sofa_805-05_81-07_Ottoman_DTL02A Tobi Fairley for Woodbridge table that we tested last market

I am so happy to announce that I will have a new furniture collection with Woodbridge Furniture that will debut at the October High Point Market! The Tobi Fairley for Woodbridge line will launch with a great introduction of 10-12 pieces this fall, and a larger collection will be introduced at the April 2016 Market. The Tobi Fairley for Woodbridge Collection will include a selection of case goods from side tables and dining tables to desks, chests, consoles and dining chairs.


The Ellison Cocktail Table from the Tobi Fairley for Woodbridge Collection

This may not be a big surprise to some of you if you were at the High Point Market last April. We tested a couple of my designs with Woodbridge, like the blush and charcoal Ellison cocktail table with the gold leaf border that you can see in the photos above. Isn’t it gorgeous? And how about the table I designed below with the green top and curvy legs? This fun piece with a matching console and cocktail version will be available in a variety of colors. The best part is Woodbridge allowed me to bring my creative vision to pieces I couldn’t find out in the marketplace. And I think Woodbridge really knocked it out of the park creating them for me, don’t you? 

You know I love to work with partners who are collaborative and share a vision that we’re both ready to work hard to execute – and the Woodbridge team is exactly that type of partner. Co-founders Watts Humphrey and Kevin Hinshaw are fantastic guys to work with, and their young company is really a hidden gem that offers incredible quality and expertise! The vision I’ll bring to our partnership is fashion-forward design that fits the way people want to live today. It’s a win-win!


Another of my “test tables” that I designed with Woodbridge.

The Woodbridge designs will also coordinate fantastically with my upholstery collection for CR Laine and my artwork for Soicher Marin. And the wood pieces will really round out my licensed lines. It brings my dream of a full Tobi Fairley licensed home group closer to coming true! Stay tuned for more!

And come see me at the High Point Market this fall – we’ll have a lot to show you!








Bring the Drama!

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So far, I’ve shown you my new collections for CR Laine and Soicher Marin that were in my Blushing Beauty and City Sophisticate color schemes. Now it’s time to bring the drama with my bold and bright Drama Queen group! I’m known for color, and these bold splashes of orange, magenta, and green were probably what most people envisioned my collection would be.


I also love to mix patterns, so this area showcased stripes, faux bois, and Greek key to put even more POW into the display! My Taylor sofa was actually low-key here (remember it as a sectional in tweed?), and the fabulous CR Laine swivel chair and ottoman highlighted the color story of orange and magenta. Love that stripe on the chair! And the simple circle of black on a white ground in the art is also mine – from my Soicher Marin collection.


I also love anything with function, so I designed the fully-upholstered Tobin table so an ottoman can tuck right up under it. Then you can pull it out when you need extra seating for guests. And there is that great starburst pattern in nailhead on the side of Tobin, like it was on those gorgeous Stella screens.


Can you believe that’s my Wells wing chair again? You saw it last week in the City Sophisticate group in that luscious mint velvet with an embroidered nonogram on the back. Here it takes on a whole new personality in a grey and orange Greek key patterned fabric with pale grey legs. It really pulls out the color in the Soicher Marin art I designed, too.


Speaking of drama, these Alexander chairs really make a grand entrance, don’t they? That magenta fabric was so fabulous against the Greek key pattern on the back of each chair. And in the background you can see one of the most popular pieces from my new Soicher Marin collection, the huge pink wash art that’s propped against the wall. The blue version of that art was a top seller, too!


My Marguerite armless sofa really is one of my favorites in the whole collection! The orange wool was a big hit, and was the perfect background for the starburst nailhead trim and those fantastic acrylic legs. The bolster is strapped and can be removed, or moved on the sofa so you have an armrest wherever you need it. Another fantastic thing about this piece is that it is sized for dining – so you can use it as a banquette, too! The orange inkblots on the wall are part of my Soicher Marin collection, and they are available in orange or black. I love the name: What Do You See?


Last, but certainly not least when it comes to the DRAMA quotient, is the Hampton chaise, which was a HUGE hit at market! It was also a great place to collapse after a long day in the showroom – especially on that soft snakeskin velvet in platinum, which I named Hissy Fit! These are built for snuggling and are incredibly comfortable. My favorite comment about these from the entire market was that someone thought they should be called the Binge Watching Chaise because you would be comfortable in them for a whole weekend of Netflix!


So did that group bring the drama, or what?! I have to say that working with CR Laine and Soicher Marin was far from a drama, though! They are dream partners and really did make a dream come true for me. And again, I’m so appreciative of partners who allowed us to use their products to finish off our looks – like Woodbridge, Tritter Feefer, Currey & Company, Barbara Cosgrove, Times Two Design, Colleen & Company, Mirror Image, Chelsea House, and Surya.

Did you see any that were favorites for you? If you are interested in anything you’ve seen here, just go to CR Laine’s website here, or Soicher Marin’s site here. And leave me a comment below to tell me what you think about my new collections! Can’t wait to show you even more in October! WHEW!