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Palm Springs Redux: Modernism week here we come!

Check our pulse! We are SO absolutely thrilled to have been chosen to be a part of The Christopher Kennedy Compound Modernism Week Show House for a second year in a row – and this time to do the master bedroom no less!

The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House is the only decorator showcase house in Palm Springs and has been named the “#1 Must-See Event of Modernism Week” by The Hollywood Reporter. Each year, Christopher re-imagines a classic Palm Springs property, using the best of modern of technology and bringing together about 20 of the country’s most prominent design talents. The Christopher Kennedy Compound is published in Traditional Home and California Homes magazines, and raises approximately $100,000 for architectural preservation, education, and neighborhoods in Palm Springs.

Last year, we were lucky enough to design the Teen Bath which directly adjoined the Teen Bedroom designed by Carson Kressley – it was a wonderful experience filled with fun, excitement and lots of laughs with an amazing group of Tastemakers!

This year, the venue is Villa Golightly, the Palm Springs digs of Kelly Lee (aka Kelly Golightly) sought-after style expert, writer, creative director, social media influencer and tastemaker who has topped the Vanity Fair Best Dressed List and been named Rachel Zoe’s blogger crush. Kelly, whose life goal is to live in a Slim Aarons photo, splits her time between Beverly Hills and Palm Springs, the latter of which she calls the happiest place on earth. She lives and works with her “Fred Baby,” husband and photographer Fred Moser, whom with she co-created the Slim Aarons Poolside Gossip reunion photo, Poolside Reunion, which was featured in The New York Times.

So imagine our thrill when hearing that we have the chance to design her bedroom (GASP!). And, what’s even better than that? We are partnering with the absolutely fabulous Bay Area based furniture company, Selamat designs.  They are known for accent furniture and accessories made with the finest materials and the highest production values and design quality for the price. Original designs are executed by artisan wood workers, weavers, stone cutters and other craftsmen and women, some of whose families have been plying their trade for generations. The results are unique and enduring products of far greater value than mass-produced, off-the-shelf imports. Each piece has a story to tell about origins and resources, about meticulous hand work, about sustaining communities.  One of their newest and most exciting lines is their collaboration with the Florence Broadhurst estate – bringing to life the essence of the inimitable Australian design maven melded with distinctive, classic Selamat authenticity.  



Both in our Master Bedroom design and in our showroom in Hingham, we are working with Selamat introduce the line and help “Florify America” – as Florence’s legacy storms its way from the Bay Area to the East Coast.   The pieces are fresh, exciting, colorful with a Pacific twist to them.  Since Broadhurst was at her peak during midcentury design’s heyday, her aesthetic and the vibe of the collection fits perfectly into our vision for the space.



Many of these pieces are either already in our Hingham showroom or available online at We will also be having a Florify America pop up shop experience in Hingham in the Spring and can’t wait to bring all the goodness back to the East Coast.  In the meantime – we are SO excited about bringing it all together for Villa Golightly and The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House!!  Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram for more sneak peeks – and if you are planning on coming to Palm Springs for Modernism Week, there are still tickets left for the Show House tours and even some of the celebration parties – so check it all out at:

We are in awe to be in the company of such talented Tastemakers for this year’s Show House – keep your eye out, it’s going to be amazing!





From High Point to your Home

We think it’s time to talk about something beautiful after all of the back and forth of the last week – sooooo, let’s talk about our trip to High Point! Our heads are spinning with all of the fabulous new introductions and incredible products we saw.  We are sharing some of our fave finds.  Let us know what you like! We can work with you to bring these fabulous pieces into your own home as well as many of the other offerings from these great resources.

In the spirit of coming together, check out some of the fab collaborations we saw – when the right folks come together, lightening strikes and great things happen.  From Justina Blakeney and Selamat, to Michelle Workman and Pyar & Co, to Cotton and Quill and Travertine Home we saw some great partnerships blooming.


Selamat is always a favorite stop for us at High Point.  This market they launched their collaboration with Justina Blakeney,  which was Jungalow chic!  We just wanted to curl up in this amazing tent and stay forever. sigh, so much fabulousness in one place!



Also a favorite with Selamat is the Florence Broadhurst collection.  We snatched up this incredible Jade raffia and wood credenza with Kabuki inspired hardware for the showroom – Swoon!!  In fact, we have a LOT of Florence Broadhurst goodies heading our way – stay tuned for more info on this TO DIE FOR collection, which includes furniture, home accessories, mirrors, and art, all inspired by Florence Broadhurst’s groovy yet sophisticated patterns from the 60’s!



Wallpaper is making a big comeback, and there are so many great choices out there, but THIS collection just might take the cake!  Designs inspired by Julianne Taylor’s  (founder of Taylor Burke Home) time abroad living in Asia, the colors and patterns in this collection are fun, bold, and charming.  Come visit the Hingham showroom to see this fabulous book of patterns for yourself, or email us to see samples – they are truly amazing!  We couldn’t pick just one favorite, but here is a snapshot:




When we heard that some of our favorite design pals were working together, we truly could not WAIT to see what they created – and Blair and Kristen from Travertine Design and Mary Catherine from Cotton + Quill have pulled off some pretty stunning looks!  We got a sneak peek at the upcoming Travertine upholstery collection at the most fun designer dinner when we were at High Point.  My what they have done. We were swooning over the lucite and upholstery bench covered in Cotton + Quill’s tortoiseshell fabric, and those “Casablanca” swivel chairs with performance velvet backed by C+Q’s magnolia print. LOVE it all.   The Travertine gals are moms like us and they know how life can get in the way of fancy upholstery, not only are their pieces available in fabulous Cotton + Quill fabrics, but they also have a whole line of performance fabrics available or COM as well.  We loved it all!!


Not only did Travertine have fun new stuff to show off, Mary Catherine Folmar debuted Cotton + Quill’s new equestrian inspired collection entitled The Hunt.  It has the same elegance and whimsy that we love from her, but we can see some of the fabrics gracing a men’s study or country house.  We will have the new fabrics in the showroom soon – can’t wait to find the right project!


Paula Queen, our dear friend and aptly named design sovereign behind accessories company Pyar + Co has teamed up with the inimitable Michelle Workman to create a lush, feminine, and fresh trim collection.  Named “The Queen’s Conquest”, we are transported back to times of ruffle collars and beaded bodices all reinterpreted in a contemporary and groundbreaking way.  Truly inspiring!



Highland House has been a standout over the last few markets with collaborations with designers like Barrie Benson and Barclay Butera.  Their beautiful showroom at High Point continued to impress with the clean and classic, yet modern silhouettes in the assortment – their collaboration with Bungalow Classics Collection by Mr. & Mrs. B is just a stunner.  We love the lines of these pieces – fresh, yet somehow a throwback to sumptuous interiors in the 40s, but with a contemporary feel.  The “Courtney” bed was a jaw dropper.  A bed fit for Auntie Mame, our style inspiration!

As we talked about above with the new Pyar + Co collection, trims are a big thing this year.  The bigger the better.  We are loving the throwback tassel fringe on this sofa.

Not only do we love the lines of the Highland House furniture, but their use of fabrics has impressed us each time we visit.  The Stella fabric by Tulu textiles on those chairs is a favorite of ours, and the floral on the daybed feels nostalgic for summer days in Maine, reading a book.  Again, there is something both invigorating yet familiar in their sense of style at Highland House.


We had such a productive trip to market this Fall and we are excited to bring what we found into our Hingham showroom and into your home! So if you are looking for upholstery pieces for your home, be sure to visit us in Hingham or call/email us and we will be happy to show you more fabulous pieces from this line.

If you don’t already do so, please follow us on Instagram, we will be posting all of our new arrivals as we start to get in some of these exciting new products.

Now on to the holidays….if you can believe it?!