High Point Spring 2016 -Color is Primary! 

Spring High Point Market displayed bright plush greens with non-stop fun themes to bring your spaces to new places .   There were parties, panel discussions and showrooms filled with color.  Green was a go-to choice and gold was glittering everywhere.  Pink is also hot! While the greige (gray/beige) trend is still alive and “neutral ready”  we can’t help but love the freshness of color.   We saw many wonderful trends including tropical delights, Moroccan shapes, nature themes, lucite, brass and much more.   It’s always a joy to see designer friends launch their new lines and to hang with colleagues who share in their inspiration and energy.  It’s one big party for sure.  ALSO- WE ARE DELIGHTED to announce that we will moderate a panel next Market in October of super talented designers!

Duralee displayed an award winning welcome at the Interhall (main floor where Market starts) with their John Robshaw collection.  

This sumptuous bed upholstered in John Robshaw fabric is ready for you to dive in!  Fresh sheets are ALWAYS awesome!


There was no shortage of tropical flower arrangments!   John Robshaw textiles are just plain fun!

I was excited for my dynamo friend Tobi Fairley who recently launched her Duralee fabric line with this CR Laine furniture collection!


Then it was Party time(I love this part) at Leathercraft where HGTV Designer Corey Jenkins(second from left) launched his new line! Posing with Corey for this photo op from left to right are Mary Douglas Drysdale, Interior Desiger Extroadinaire; Ann Maine, Editor and Chief of Tradtional Home and a the lovely blogger Kimberly Ward of @PinkEggShell.

Corey’s new Sofa and Ottomans are stylin below with serious dressmaker details and saturated complimentary colors!   This look created a storm for sure!  Think Gone with the Wind. You know – the  Quite Frankly Scarlet I don’t give a damn line!

Traditional Home Editor Tori Mellott interviews friend and tv celebrity Libby Langdon below to talk about the latest launches for this amazing showroom.  Notice the nail heads on the green leather cabinet behind them!

Henredon displayed my favorite blue and green combinations below and I can’t get enough tortoise – so this mirror against this wallpaper really gives a natural effect – think jungle meets modern.  Please don’t look in the mirror haha and go straight to the geometric stylin shelves which us stageaholics can’t get enough of.

Green plush themes continue.  Black furniture never fails.

We weren’t kidding about glittering gold ….think  Auntie Mame.  And if you haven’t seen this movie you are missing out -it’s a must for decorating enthusiasts!

Also at Global Views showroom the Emma Fuschia Vase from Williamsburg Brand which embraces the nature theme in the most delicate way with beautiful complimentary colors.

Blue and Green, Gold and Fresh continue at Port 68


I spotted this mirror from Carvers Guild, an outstanding mirror maker based in Massachusetts made with high quality original molds.  This striking round frame  is modern and classic all at once.

Gold, Pink and Orange combine well to bring on super stylish vignettes!

Some cool new lights we love!



Beds in Lucite, Gold, Chrome and more!

Giggling is allowed at Market!  Bernhardt Girls!

Purple and Green, complimentary and stylish all at once!

Bathroom vanities ready to go at Worlds Away showroom!

Outdoor Furnitue options with stylish Celtic details at the Lane Venture Showroom. Be sure to check the “back of the chair” detail out below.


Thibaut time with fresh options of color! Plus the blues – the most popular color in the USA!

Blue Green stylish bedroom furniture from Vanguard


Plush Pillow Crush!

Nautical Theme sets the stage


Chatting with Eddie Ross-The Master of the Modern Mix!

Thank you for joining our trip to High Point!  Come and see us again soon!

Marina Case is the Principal and lead designer of The Red Shutters in Warwick, New York. She is the third lead designer in the company’s long, prosperous history. Marina was born in Manhattan, and has always lived in greater New York. She attended Baruch College and New York University, and then received her BA and MA degrees from the University at Albany. As her interest in design and decorating grew, Marina returned to the city to study at the New York School of Interior Design. Marina believes in telling her client’s stories in their spaces—and always in great taste. Marina is fluent in all four decorating styles: traditional, modern, tribal and fun. She is an enthusiastic Associate Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), has been named one of the “Top 50” New York designers by New York Spaces Magazine and won national attention for her design of the Spa at Glenmere Mansion. Marina participates in a leading collaborative national network of designers, sharing ideas in both the creative and professional aspects of the decorating business. She hosts The Style Show on live and internet radio, interviewing many prominent guests in the trade, and teaches a popular course about Historic Textiles and Wallpaper at the D&D Building for the New York School of Interior Design. Her blog, called The House in Good Taste provides an inside look to her inspirations and travels. Finally, she has been featured on Houzz for her design creativity and style. Marina resides in the Village of Warwick, is the mother of two boys, has served on many important boards and committees—including service for Tuxedo Park School, Tuxedo Park Library and Warwick Grove—and has been active in fundraising for these organizations and others. Her strengths include a compelling knowledge of taste and style, a gift for collaboration, a flair for color and an impeccable respect for her clients.

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