Home Decor Trends — High Point Part 1

I’m not sure if there’s anything that could have prepared me for the experience of High Point Market. Having been to a trade show or two in the past I figured I’d see lots of fancy looking people wearing lanyards and a very large open space filled with booths — WRONG! High Point is basically a downtown area plus 2 massive buildings with like 8 floors each and multiple wings full of furniture. Each brand has a showroom…some small…some larger than the square footage of my house.

The Uber driver pulled up to the 2 main buildings, and he turns around and says, “Where to?”. Ummmmmm, dude, you’ve been driving people here all week…was kinda hoping you’d know. I hopped out, looked at him and said, “Wish me luck!”…he chuckled. This whopper of an event was 20 million times more massive than I thought it would be, and I was super thankful I flew in the day before the Design Bloggers Tour.

My first stop before the tour was Consort. An in person meeting with co-founders Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone…FANGIRLING ALERT! The colors and curves of their newest collection was lit. Also, they are 2 of the sweetest guys you’ll ever meet. Oh, and we also decided to make sconces out of my vintage earrings. If they ever come to fruition, mark my words, they will be in my master bathroom and hallway and dining room and well, everywhere.

Consort Furniture Co-Founders Brandon Quattrone and Mat Sanders

Ok, so let’s talk trends and home decor eye candy. I mean, that’s why you’re here, right?


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Attention all Chicagoans!!! If you missed it last year, you don’t want to miss it again. And if you made it last year and thought it was bonkers, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet! Marianne of The Savoy Flea and I are teaming up for the 2nd Annual Pop-Up Tag Sale. We are purging like we’ve never purged before. It’s gonna be one whopper of a sale.

How low can we go? We promise to have $1, $2, and $5 tables full of vintage goodness. This is going to be the mother of all vintage sales, and it’s all priced to sell.

The Savoy Flea
2621 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL
Entrance is on the side of the parking lot

April 29th, 9AM – 3PM

We’ve both got a ton of stuff with your name on it. Bring cash (that’s right, cash only), a truck, van or trailer, and get there early ‘cuz once it’s gone, it’s gone. The Savoy Flea (Marianne) and I will be slinging vintage at 9AM sharp. Regular priced items in The Savoy Flea’s studio will not be available for purchase. Sunday is for tag sale items only…sorry for any inconvenience. See you soon!


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Skinny Makeover — The Dining Room Rug Debacle

When we bought the new house, the dining room was the first space I started decorating. In fact, the Girl in a Chemise Picasso painting (BTDubs…so not real…yes, I’ve been asked…I ain’t that fancy) was the first piece of home decor we brought into the house on closing day, and she might just be the only thing that’s never been moved to date.

Dining Room Skinny Makeover


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High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour

High Point Market…it’s the largest furniture trade show in the world. It’s basically like Fashion Week for furniture…and this year I’m going! All the latest furniture launches (I mean you should see the Rumba Crescent Sofa from Adriana Hoyos…srsly, woah! I can’t wait to sit my bum in that sucka), the newest trends, industry spotlights…yep, I get to experience it all. And lucky for you, I’m sharing all the deets here and on Instagram.

Rowe FurniturePhoto Rowe Furniture


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Lulu & Georgia’s Friends And Family Sale — Send Help

Did anyone else miss the memo that Lulu & Georgia was having a Friends and Family sale??? Yep, you read that right…25% off everything with the promo code SPLURGE. Here’s a few things that I may or may not have in my shopping cart right now…shhhhh don’t tell The Boy.

Sarah Sherman Samuel's wallpaper for Lulu & GeorgiaWallpaper by Sarah Sherman Samuel   /   Photo by Monica Wang


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