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Shop My One Kings Lane Sale, Today Through Saturday!

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I’m so excited that today is the launch of my fourth Tastemaker Tag Sale with One King’s Lane! Not sure what that means? Imagine being able to shop my personal collection of furnishings and accessories for just 72 hours. You’ll find items that I’ve handpicked and ordered custom for staging, photo shoots, and MORE. Let me give you a sneak peek of what you’ll find on my sale this week.

By now you’re probably pretty familiar with my formal living room. But now you can purchase some key pieces that will give your own space the same mood of feminine power and grace:


Remember this bold guest bedroom? Now you can get the look!



And on the sale you’ll find some dramatic pieces that will help you recreate this warm and playful design, from my former family room:


famrmoklThere are also some gorgeous and functional furniture pieces that will serve your family beautifully, like this hydraulic table that can be coffee or cocktail height, depending on what you need at the time. Perfect for families who do a lot of entertaining!



And check out some of the hot black and white items and then pair them with a color punch!



I just know that everyone will find something to LOVE! So go shop NOW, before the goodies are all gone!


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Designer MBA Day Three: Lightbulb Moments with Lamps Plus

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[This post is sponsored by Lamps Plus, in conjunction with our #DesignerMBA event that’s wrapping up today! Follow the event on Twitter with me @tobifairley and @TeamTobi .]

Wow! What a fun session of Designer MBA this has been! These designers, who are all at different places in their lives and businesses, have really taken-on my challenge to push themselves out of their comfort zones and into their profitability zones!

My favorite part of every event I lead is hearing the takeaways from each attendee just before we conclude the session. The content is one thing, but hearing what people have absorbed and why one thing meant more to them than everything else they learned is why I love my job! These are the light bulb moments that make everything else come together. Like finding one piece of a puzzle that shows you how the whole thing fits together!

Lamps Plus is one of our great sponsors for these events, and the whole idea of enlightenment makes a lighting company a PERFECT partner for us. I love how gorgeous lamps and light fixtures are BOTH tool and design inspiration, which is exactly how I like to think of the Designer MBA training. Yes, you get nuts and bolts for building a booming design business, but what really brings people to life is tapping-in to their real vision for their businesses.

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Ok, I’m off to hear today’s takeaways and then I’m sending these powerful designers back out into the world with their lights all ON!


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p.s. One way that I help get people (designers and enthusiasts) inspired for design is my signature event, Design A-to-Z! Learn more about the next session, HERE. And if YOU think #DesignerMBA sounds like the event for you, our next session is going to be held in November, so stay tuned for our announcement of those dates soon!





What’s Your Style?

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As I think more about how to create spaces that are authentic to my client’s personalities, wants and needs, but bring the best of what I have to offer to the table, I thought I would pose a question to all of you…

Do you know your personal style? And is it consistent from your wardrobe, to your home, to your hobbies, parties, or lifestyle activites? Do you have a signature style in all that you do and can you describe what it is?

Here are 3 fun photos that I found on Pinterest that I think tell a similar story and might just get you started in defining your Authentic style in all areas of your life. They could just be the work or style of the same person, don’t you think?

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They are all fun, flirty and don’t take themselves too seriously, right? Oh, and let’s not forget the daring use of color and pattern.

Can you be consistent in your own style? Do tell!


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Preparing for Getting Published! Some Photo Styling Inspiration!

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Team Tobi has been all abuzz with final preparations for this week’s Camp Tobi Fairley event, The Journey to Getting Published! Tobi has shared lots of the details of the camp, but if you want to know more about our amazing special guests and exciting content, visit the event site, HERE.

To get us in the mood, I thought it might be fun to have a look at some examples of stunning photo styling! All of the images in this post were pinned by Tobi to her Pinterest Board called Photo Styling Tips. All images are linked.

Let’s see what the bosslady has been digging lately…

I hope you enjoyed these fabulous shots! Tobi arrives stateside today, and she will be back with you tomorrow. She has planned to bring you exciting behind the scenes glimpses of what we’re doing all throughout The Journey to Getting Published, so don’t miss it!

Happy Sunday,




Counting the Days to Ronda Carman’s Book Launch!

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I am thrilled to say that we are now less than two weeks away from the US launch of Ronda Carman’s amazing new book, Designers at Home!


I cannot even begin to say what a highly-anticipated publication this is! Of course, I’m personally excited because my home is among those featured, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg of what all there is to love about this book!

You’ll also get a peek into the homes and lives of Ashley Hicks, Hutton Wilkinson, Nicky Haslam,  Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Kevin Sharkey, Suzanne Rheinstein, Rose Tarlow, Jay Jeffers, Jan Showers, Alex Papachristidis, Madeline Stuart, Colette van den Thillart, Malcolm James Kutner, Ken Fulk, Bunny Williams, and MORE! Talk about good company, right?


Woops! How did that happen? That photo just popped right up, and it’s supposed to be kept tightly underwraps! Shhhh. (Did you notice that even sweet Harley made the shot?!)

So, in addition to the many gorgeous homes featured, Ronda’s writing is also just as brilliant and inspiring in this book as on her blog, and she will make you see how you too can have a beautiful home that expresses your own sense of style. Read more about the book: HERE.

Ronda has planned the launch of this book to align perfectly with her appearance at my upcoming Camp Tobi Fairley event: The Journey to Getting Published. And what that really means is that I have one VERY BIG celebration to plan!

If you’re going to be in the area for this exciting launch, please join us for one of Ronda’s signings at Cobblestone & Vine:


Yay, Ronda! Mwah to you! Congratulations!!


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p. s. There’s a special offer for The Journey to Getting Published that runs only until April 1st (Yep, April Fools’ Day!). Learn more about the event itself, including all of our amazing guests, and the exciting no-holes-barred content you’ll get on how to make it in the publishing world! Just click here. Oh! and if you buy a ticket to camp, you get a FREE copy of Ronda’s book and she will sign it for you!