Thursday, September 25, 2014

Antique & Design Center Tastemakers

by Carmen Natschke

This fall the Antique and Design Center of High Point is delighted to welcome, to our Fall 2014 Lecture Series, an esteemed group of industry experts who will be sharing their experience, knowledge, inspiration and style savvy with you. This diverse group of speakers will be presenting on a range of interesting, timely and educational topics. In addition to presenting their informative talks, we invited each of the presenters to participate in the Antique and Design Center's Tastemaker Program to share their favorite style finds and give us a little glimpse into what moves them about antiques and design. We think you'll be moved and inspired by the very beautiful images and words they shared.

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INNOVATIONS IN INTERIOR DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE

Presented by Leslie Carothers of The Kaleidoscope Partnership



What Moves Me
Spending summers at my grandparents' beautiful, historic home on the Delaware River in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, led to my love of antiques. What moved me, though, was not the beauty of the pieces themselves, but the stories embedded in them, the stories that I heard them whispering to me about my family's long ago history.

My imagination was ignited, as I thought about who had created these beautifully made items, who had used them, what they'd seen unfold, and who had loved these items and handled them with such care that they had survived their unique journeys and ended in my grandparents' home.

To be moved by, and live with, fine antiques, is to understand, at a deep level, what a valuable transmitter they are of the stories, memories and aesthetic values we hold dear and want to pass down to future generations. Leslie Carothers

My Favorite Antique & Vintage Discoveries

  1. Antique gilt wood chairs covered in linen slipcovers - Pandora de Balthazar
  2. 20th Century Italian Sunburst Mirror - Lola & Bess
  3. 1880s English Bamboo Decoupage Bookcase - Fireside Antiques
  4. 1880s English Bamboo Drop-Side Table Decoupaged with Polychromed Butterflies - Whitehall Antiques
  5. 18th Century Engravings from Antique Books in Gold Leaf Frames - 20th Century HKFA
  6. Italian Lyre Back Chairs with Swan Head Arms, Hand painted on Silk Chinoiserie Textile - Nancy Price Home

Join Me for My Presentation



WHAT: Innovations In Interior Design + Architecture: Buildings that heal themselves, expanding small home experiments, new design tools beyond augmented reality... come and learn via video clips, what innovations in architecture + interior design are coming down the pike in the next five years, and what they might mean for your manufacturing, retailing and/or interior design business!

WHEN: 10:30-11:30am, Saturday, October 18th, 2014

WHERE: Lecture Room / Historic Market Square/ Mezzanine Level
WHO: Leslie Carothers is the CEO and founder of The Kaleidoscope Partnership, branding consultancy and social media agency for the furniture and interior design industry. Social media clients have included Cargill's BiOH Polyols division, the Meredith Corporation, publishers of Better Homes and Garden magazine, Traditional Home magazine and many others, The Curtain Exchange, Olioboard, The New Traditionalists, Hadley Court, New Canaan Kitchen Design, owned by Kitchen Design Network co-founder, Rebecca Reynolds, Susan Serra, The Design Network, Mitzi Beach and many others.

SPONSOR: The Kaleidoscope Partnership

REFRESHMENTS: A light breakfast will be served compliments of The Antique & Design Center.

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iChannel: BUILDING AN INFLUENTIAL AND POWERFUL COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING PLATFORM

Presented by Carmen Natschke of The Decorating Diva, LLC

 


What Moves Me
I fell madly in love with antiques when I was a teenager living in Europe. My Spanish grandparents had wonderful pieces from various periods, but my favorites were the Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern furniture and decor. As I got older, my passion for antiques expanded beyond furniture to art, books, photographs, fashion, jewelry and documents. As a matter of fact, one of the biggest thrills in antiquing came when I was 17 and shopping a French flea market nestled along the border with Germany. I had the incredible fortune to acquire several 18th century land deeds at that market. Decades later that moment of sheer joy still moves me in ways that little else possibly can. To hold in my hands something that allows me reach back into history on such a personal level is absolutely priceless. Carmen Natschke

My Favorite Antique & Vintage Discoveries

  1. Posing Model Oil Painting by Enrique Borla - Nancy Price Home
  2. 19th Century Chinoiserie Cabinet on Stand - Lola & Bess
  3. 18th Century Italian Candlesticks, Electrified - Caroline Faison Antiques
  4. Mid-Century Philip Enfield Swivel Chair - DeLoach Modern
  5. Art Deco Rug - Vintage Persian Rugs

Join Me for My Presentation



WHAT: iChannel: Building an Influential and Powerful Communications and Marketing Platform via Social Media & Blogging: Possessing a powerful and influential platform was once the domain of mega stars like Oprah, and Martha Stewart. They owned communications channels to broadcast their messages to the masses. With the advent of social media and digital influence, you too can be a star in your niche. We are in the era of micro-fame - meaning that each of us can build powerful and influential platforms that benefit our businesses through the power of digital content marketing, and blogging - that in many cases rival Martha's & Oprah's platforms. To help you build a successful platform, Carmen will be sharing her experience in building her blog and social media platform into a powerful and influential player in the home and decorating industry. A few topics that will be covered: Editorial & Social Media Calendars, Developing your own Channel & Branding, Measuring your success, Blogging Tools & Social Media Applications. Carmen will be answering your questions about specific issues business owners have related to this subject.

WHEN: 1:45PM - 2:45PM, Saturday, October 18th, 2014

WHERE: Lecture Room / Historic Market Square/ Mezzanine Level
WHO: Carmen Natschke is a writer, speaker, new media entrepreneur and the founder of the internationally acclaimed design portal The Decorating Diva. Her passion for beautiful design enables her to travel the globe as a lifestyle and design expert as she shares her love of art, architecture, design, and trends with her large and enthusiastic audience of Decorating Diva fans around the world.

SPONSOR: The Decorating Diva, LLC

REFRESHMENTS: An afternoon pick-me-up of Gelato and Coffee will be served compliments of The Decorating Diva, LLC.

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MODERNIQUE: BLENDING OLD WITH NEW TO REVEAL UNEXPECTED BEAUTY

Presented by Julia Buckingham of Buckingham Interiors + Design and Material Girls Blog

 


What Moves Me
My whole design philosophy and what I've built my business on revolves around the intersection of contemporary design and antiques. My trademark style is called "Modernique" and it blends the best of the past with new and emerging trends of the present for a contemporary look. I'm always on the hunt for fabulous antiques and vintage design so it goes without saying that nothing moves me more than discovering the perfect piece that I can either use in its present condition or re-envision with contemporary fabrics, colors or textures. I love to find a piece, give it a new life and a new home, and pass it on as an heirloom to someone else. - Julia Buckingham

My Favorite Antique & Vintage Discoveries

  1. Vintage Alabaster Grapes - The Barn on Sweetwood
  2. Maurice Cockrill Raís "Secret Heart" Painting - Lola & Bess
  3. Mid-Century Modernist Ceramic Lamp from Luisana Designs - Luisana Designs
  4. Midnight Blue Tufted Velvet Settee - DeLoach Modern
  5. 1920s Greek Slate Top Garden Table - Metro Interiors
  6. Collection of Antique Leather Bound Books - A Vincent Antiques and Interiors

Join Me for My Presentation



WHAT: Modernique: Blending Old with New to Reveal Unexpected Beauty: Julia will discuss her trademarked aesthetic "Modernique" and show you how to blend the old with the new to reveal the beauty and delight in unexpected interior design pairings.

WHEN: 1:45PM - 2:45PM, Sunday, October 19th, 2014

WHERE: Lecture Room / Historic Market Square/ Mezzanine Level
WHO: Julia Buckingham has earned a reputation for her award-winning interiors which create a window into the past and a bridge to the future. Julia's signature style is designing interiors that are interesting, warm and curated; where old and new sit comfortably near high and low; and where the rare helps punctuate the real in every room.

SPONSOR: Buckingham Interiors + Design and Material Girls Blog

REFRESHMENTS: An afternoon pick-me-up of Gelato and Coffee will be served compliments of Nancy Price Home.

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FASHION AND HOME DECOR: EXPLORING CREATIVE LINKS

Presented by Gary Inman of Glave' & Holmes Architecture



What Moves Me:
The Antiques & Design Center is always a highlight of my High Point Market. I always go early as the most stunning pieces go quickly (John Roselli has an amazing eye and moves quickly!) and I return at least a few times during market. I invariably notice items on my second and third visit that I missed on my first jaunt through the showrooms. Some of my favorite dealers, such as Caroline Faison, Ben Cochrane, Kenny Ball, Lola & Bess, Madcap Cottage, and many others always have artifacts that excite my eye and stimulate me as a design historian. I particularly love the exquisite couture pieces by Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, and the important collection of Judith Leiber handbags from Maxine Wolff Shapiro Antiques and Estate Jewelry. I love using vintage couture as objet d'art.

Antiques add instant character and depth to interior designs and can also convey wonderful stories based on their provenance. In my opinion there should be at least one antique in each room if a house is to have the 'soul' that only comes with fine craftsmanship and survival over time. The ADC has an incredibly broad range of options from the past four centuries. There are also some wonderful paintings in the mix. The Antiques & Design Center represents a great learning opportunity for young designers. - Gary Inman

My Favorite Antique & Vintage Discoveries

Join Me for My Presentation

WHAT: Fashion and Home Decor: Exploring Creative Links: Explore the dynamic synergy between the worlds of couture and home fashion with an emphasis on the global aesthetic influence of fashion icons such as Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Yves St. Laurent, Valentino, and Diane von Furstenberg.

WHEN: 10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, October 20th, 2014

WHERE: Lecture Room / Historic Market Square/ Mezzanine Level
WHO: Gary Inman, a celebrated designer of furniture and interiors, began his career as a 7th Avenue fashion designer, working with such luminaries as Zandra Rhodes, Mary McFadden, and Vivienne Westwood. Like many interior designers and architects he continues to be inspired by fashion.

SPONSOR: Glave' & Holmes Architecture

REFRESHMENTS: Champagne Brunch will be served, compliments of Fletcher/Copenhaver Fine Art.

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HOME DECOR AND DESIGN TRENDS - A YEAR AHEAD

Presented by Bill Indursky of Design Life Network



What Moves Me
When I land in High Point, I rush straight from the airport to the Antique & Design Center--first stop--before designers and the trade can claim the best finds.
As a home decor/design industry insider and trend expert I review tens of thousands of products and antique finds each year, many of which can start to look the same from show to show and showroom to showroom. I get a giddy rush when I pass through the doors into the Antique and Design Center-knowing that I will see some of the most unique and well-priced items of the antique season. For work I attend most of the major antique & design shows around the United States and none have as high a concentration of one-of-a-kind items for picker-type pricing.

It is truly the only show I ever buy anything at to keep for my own private antique collection. As a professional antique dealer that is the highest compliment. - Bill Indursky

My Favorite Antique & Vintage Discoveries

Join Me for My Presentation

WHAT: Home Decor and Design Trends - A Year Ahead: Discussion of new trends in the home decor and design market.

WHEN: 1:45PM -2:45PM, Monday, October 20th, 2014

WHERE: Lecture Room / Historic Market Square/ Mezzanine Level
WHO: Bill Indursky is an architect, trend expert, and digital entrepreneur. He is the former founder of V&M (Vintage & Modern (2006-2013)) and the current founder of Design Life Network (DLN). DLN is a MAGAZINE + DESIGN AGENCY + MARKETPLACE + TV CHANNEL promoting inspiring design of all eras online and on TV.
SPONSOR: Design Life Network

REFRESHMENTS: An afternoon pick-me-up of Gelato and Coffee will be served compliments of†the Design Life Network.

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COLOR AND PAINT IN ENVIRONMENTS FOR THE AGING

Presented by IDS & Lauryn Preller of Benjamin Moore

 


What Moves Me:
Science maintains that we dream in black and white, but I distinctly remember not only dreaming in color, but dreaming about color. Color is my home; I love the way it wraps you up and transports you to another frame of mind. For me, design is about finding that unique balance between what the client needs out of the space and what that space dreams of being. I'm drawn to fusion of the old with the new, the classic with the edgy, and the dependable with the whimsical. My favorite spaces aren't rooms, they're emotions! - Lauren Preller

My Favorite Antique & Vintage Discoveries

  • Wish Wall Paint - Benjamin Moore
  • Polar Coordinates by Frank Stella at the Tate Museum.
  • Antique Gold Louis Chair - Not on High Street Victorian Chairs- I've always loved the lines of Victorian furniture. There's something proudly feminine about it. I love this classic mixed in with its modernized cousin, the Victoria ghost.
  • Ghost Chair - Kartell
  • Dutch Highboy in Black
  • Kendall Charcoal Wall Paint - Benjamin Moore
  • Silver Tea Kettles - Ancient Point
  • Pin-up art by Gil Elvgren - Pinups and Kustoms

Join Me for My Presentation

WHAT: Color and Paint in Environments for the Aging (Mature Audiences Only): This presentation will provide an overview of the changes in color perception among the elderly as a result of aging or disease, with discussions of appropriate color use and application. This event is sponsored by IDS and is worth 0.1 CEUs through CQRID and IDCEC.

WHEN: 10:30AM -11:30AM, Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

WHERE: Lecture Room / Historic Market Square/ Mezzanine Level
WHO: Lauryn Preller grew up with an extensive background in art and an innate love for all things color. In college, she honed her analytical, drawing, and design skills, graduating with a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Maryland in 2011. She was fortunate enough to study abroad in the U.K. to expand her knowledge of garden design, architecture, and interior design. After graduation, she moved on to freelance work in the residential sector, creating construction documents and getting the respective permits for a small contractor. It was then she met a local color consultant and began working in-store with clients, mixing paint, and learning about Benjamin Moore's extensive palette of over 3500 colors.

Eventually, Lauryn branched off to run her own color consultation company. She took on the mantle of entrepreneur in 2013. That same summer she also enjoyed an internship at the capital office for Aecom, where she followed a 2 million dollar project in the Justice Studio from initial concept to bid. With her diverse work history in hardware retail, architecture, and the unique field of color consultation, she developed a very sensitive eye for color acuity and an appreciation for quality paint. These experiences, coupled with her deep passion for the transformative power of color have led to her current position as Design Program Specialist with Benjamin Moore.

SPONSOR: IDS & Benjamin Moore

REFRESHMENTS: An afternoon pick-me-up of Gelato and Coffee will be served compliments of the Antique and Design Center.

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FRAMING HISTORY IN DESIGN: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF THE FRAME OVER ITS 600 YEAR EVOLUTION

Presented by Heather Karlie Vieira of 20th Century by HKFA


What Moves Me 
What moves me at the Antique and Design Center of High Point is what moves me in the world of vintage and antique design - the thrill of the hunt! There is something to be said of the idea of surprise. Walking into the premier antique and vintage showroom at High Point, the Antique and Design Center, one finds surprises at each and every turn. Whether it is the rare, the sublime, the unique - the thrill of the hunt always leads me to be moved!

Once again this fall market, I have the pleasure of setting up and selling among a vetted group of well over 80 top dealers in antique and vintage finds. Each market since my debut in April 2013, I've found myself marveling at the treasures in the booths of my colleagues. Inspired by their eye and view, I am constantly moved by what I see at the Antique and Design Center. Let the thrill of the hunt move you at the Antique and Design Center! - Heather Karlie Vieira

My Favorite Antique & Vintage Discoveries

  1. Abstract Shaped Painting - 20th Century HKFA
  2. Monumental Ceramic Camel Garden Seat - 20th Century HKFA
  3. Vintage Aldo Tura Lacquered Goatskin and Brass Bar Cart - 20th Century HKFA
  4. Brass Iron Mid-Century Fireplace Tools - 20th Century HKFA
  5. Pair Of Mid-Century French Chairs - 20th Century HKFA
  6. Pair Of Late 18th / Early 19th Century Santos - 20th Century HKFA

Join Me for My Presentation


WHAT: Framing History in Design: A Historical Perspective of the Frame over Its 600 year evolution. To frame or not to frame?: Heather will be discussing the current importance of picture frames as a design element in interior space. The picture frame has long been an integral design element to both the work of art it contained as well as to the space in which it was displayed. It was often even created by the artist to be an integral part of the completed work of art! The design of these frames was a reflection of the prevailing taste of the times. The initial works had ties to benefactors, usually being the church, and were designed to recreate the architecture of their surroundings. The frame truly came into its own during the reign of Louis XIII as an ornament, a jewel. Fast forward to the late 19th and early 20th Centuries and the frame is now truly part of the overall space being crafted by the designer. Today's architects and designers have an unlimited resource in the picture frame. Choosing the correct one can elevate the value of a piece or devalue the piece, depending on choice.

WHEN: 1:45PM - 2:45PM, Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

WHERE: Lecture Room / Historic Market Square/ Mezzanine Level
WHO: Heather Karlie Vieira is a noted antiques dealer and expert on pictures frames whose effervescent energy and passion for antiques, fine art and frames has garnered her industry-wide admiration among dealers, collectors and designers.

SPONSOR: 20th Century by HKFA

REFRESHMENTS: An afternoon pick-me-up of Gelato and Coffee will be served compliments of 20th Century by HKFA.

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SIMPLE RULES FOR AUTHENTICATING ANTIQUES

Presented by David Lindquist of Whitehall Antiques

 


What Moves Me 
A stroll through the Antique and Design Center is incredibly awe-inspiring! Being surrounded by a marvelous variety of period antiques ranging from Industrial to Mid-Century Modern, I can't help but think how each piece conveys its story to me. Each vintage or antique object, in a way that no new object can, tells an enchanting history of creation and ownership, a passion for design and a pride of workmanship unique in each and every item. I am truly moved on an emotional and mental level when in the presence of a storied piece. Emotionally, I'm touched by the object's aesthetics. Mentally, I am transported through history to a time and place in which the object came to life and was used. - David Lindquist

My Favorite Antique & Vintage Discoveries

  1. 1880s English Bamboo Dressing Chest - Whitehall Antiques
  2. Delft Garniture Set - Whitehall Antiques
  3. Bookcase Created from a Clinker Built Scull - Whitehall Antiques
  4. French Art Deco Marble Top Commode - Whitehall Antiques
  5. Charles X Burl Ash Marble Top Commode - Whitehall Antiques
  6. Country French Enfilade from Brittany - Whitehall Antiques

Join Me for My Presentation



WHAT: Simple Rules for Authenticating Antiques: Come with your great sense of style and educated eye for proportion and David Lindquist, Whitehall Antiques, will show you how those attributes are the keys to the authentication of antique furniture. This hands-on working session teaches the simple rules you need to know to advise clients with confidence, as well as a rejuvenated confidence in your sense of fine style. As he says, "Every major designer is returning to classic antique furniture in their work, judiciously mixed with mid-century modern and soft contemporary, as evidenced in the shelter magazines and online buzz. Make sure you ride the crest of the wave!" Power point and hands-on presentation will ignite your imagination and increase your confidence as you advise your clients. Q&A follows and CEU credit will be awarded.

WHEN: 3:00PM - 4:00PM, Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

WHERE: Lecture Room / Historic Market Square/ Mezzanine Level
WHO: David Lindquist, the owner of Whitehall Antiques, is a noted author, lecturer and expert in the field of antiques. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser at the American Society of Appraisers, has written a series of books on antique furniture, served as president of The National Association of Dealers, and along with his daughter, Elizabeth, he has produced several articles on antiques that have appeared in various prestigious antiques show catalogues and publications.

SPONSOR: Whitehall Antiques

REFRESHMENTS: Happy Hour to follow compliments of Troy & Sons.


The Antique & Design Center is excited to welcome Carmen Natschke as a guest writer for our blog!

http://highpointantiquecenter.blogspot.com/2014/08/be-moved-antique-design-center.htmlCarmen Maria Natschke is a freelance writer, speaker and the founder of the internationally acclaimed blog, The Decorating Diva. Her passion for design has her traveling the globe as a lifestyle and design expert sharing her love of art, architecture, design, and trends.
 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall 2014 Exhibitors: Antique & Design Center of High Point... Part 4

by Carmen Natschke

Looking for that special something for your home decor shop or the perfect piece to finish an interior design project? Look no further than the fabulous Antique and Design Center of High Point (ADC). The ADC is the only location in which over 70 of the best dealers in the country gather twice a year to offer an exquisite and beautifully curated selection of antiques, vintage, and new designs. So, whether you're looking for something a little glam, chic, continental, artisan made, industrial, glorious or garden inspired, set course for the ADC, and be prepared to Be Moved, for what is sure to be an inspiring journey of discovery!

Tuesdays on the Boulevard

www.hpadc.com

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About: Known for a signature style that is bold and fearless, the designing women of Tuesdays on the Boulevard are masters of pushing and challenging design boundaries. Fearlessly decorating with vintage and antique furniture, decor and art, these design partners and antique dealers mix a diverse range of furniture styles with an impressive implementation of scale and texture finished with an exquisitely honed editing process. Their design process results in a dramatic and powerful presentation that leaves buyers wanting for more, and anticipating what this team of talented women will create next.
Design Styles: Glorious, Chic, Glam
Booth: G38


Parham & Company


www.hpadc.com

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About: A tasteful experience for an eclectic eye!, the tagline for Parham and Company succinctly, and, with just the right touch of whimsy, captures the essence of this 80 year-old antiques business. Parham now helmed by third-generation owners, Batu and Ashley, offers an experience like no other with its well-edited eclectic collections of vintage and antique furniture and decor with the occasional oddity thrown in to surprise and delight buyers.
Design Styles: Chic, Continental, Glorious
Booth: G58
Website: Parham & Company
Connect: Facebook


Added Oomph!

www.hpadc.com

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About: Known for its enchanting and charming collection of vintage and antiques that are unusual, eclectic and even a tad bit quirky, Added Oomph! is the go-to destination for designers looking to, well, add a little oomph to their projects. Owned by antiques dealer, Barbara Plott, Added Ooomph! has been delighting buyers with its unique and interesting pieces at the High Point market for over 35 years. Barbara sources her furniture, decor and art from a variety of European countries including France, Belgium, England and Holland. At the spring market she had several fantastic architectural elements from France and Belgium as well as vintage Pub signs, and garden dÈcor and statuary from England. Buyers are definitely looking forward to her design finds for the fall market!
Design Styles: Continental, Garden, Chic
Booth: G45
Website: Added Oomph!
ADC Spotlight: Added Oomph! Spring 2014, Added Oomph! Fall 2010
A little ADC Trivia: Barbara was the first antiques dealer to show at the High Point market, and, in fact has a showroom at 500 N. Wrenn. She also is one of the dealers that have been with the Antique and Design Center since they opened!


Andrew Harley Antiques

www.hpadc.com

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About: Antiquarian, Andrew Harley, is on a tireless mission on a quest through Europe hunting for interesting and unique Biedermeier, French Country and Decorative Arts furniture and decor to bring back to sell at this eponymous business, Andrew Harley Antiques. Andrew also sources an eclectic collection of antique styles to fit any design project: Baroque, Louis XVI, Neoclassical, Louis Phillippe, Early Third Republic, Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Sheraton, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco.
Design Styles: Continental, Chic
Booth: G5
Connect: Facebook


The Barn on Sweetwood

www.hpadc.com

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About: Dynamos, neighbors and best friends, Stephanie and Denise have so much in common. They're designers, painters, vintage and antiques dealers, and moms to great kids, so it was no surprise when the two teamed up to launch, The Barn on Sweetwood. With their inherent knack for design, endless style, and captivating creativity, the ladies at The Barn on Sweetwood have assured themselves a stylish and commanding presence in the vintage and antiques markets. They are known for their chic, glamorous, elegant, yet rustic style direction and for their eclectic mix of 1960s, Mid-Century Modern, and antique furniture and decor.
Design Styles: Glam, Chic
Booth: G22
Website: The Barn on Sweetwood
Connect: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram
ADC Spotlight: The Barn on Sweetwood Spring 2014


French Bleu

www.hpadc.com

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About: Elegant, classic and always refined, French Bleu offers a splendid array of antique French furniture with some pieces sourced in other European countries. The husband and wife team who own French Bleu, Tammie and Brian, also like to throw in a design surprise or two in their vignettes. Last spring they added a touch of the unexpected - Spanish Gaudi-esque doors set amongst more traditional French furniture. It was a huge success, and evidence that their always very well-edited vignettes draw quite a bit of attention.
Design Styles: Continental, Chic, Garden
Booth: G37


Embellish Antiques

www.hpadc.com

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About: Akin Kolawale has a passion for antiques, vintage furniture and lighting. Antique and vintage lighting have been an enduring interest for Nigerian-born, North Carolina-based, Akin.  It started over 20 years ago while he was in college in Massachusetts where he worked for a local antique lighting store. Soon thereafter, Akin launched his own antiques business in the historic Beacon Hill area. Embellish Antiques specializes in antique lighting, English and continental furniture. Akin sources his products from the United States and Europe. He's known for his well-trained eye for ascertaining what is fine in many styles, and time periods.
Design Styles: Chic, Glam, Industrial
Booth: G34a
Website: Embellish Antiques
Connect: Facebook

The Antique & Design Center is excited to welcome Carmen Natschke as a guest writer for our blog!

http://highpointantiquecenter.blogspot.com/2014/08/be-moved-antique-design-center.htmlCarmen Maria Natschke is a freelance writer, speaker and the founder of the internationally acclaimed blog, The Decorating Diva. Her passion for design has her traveling the globe as a lifestyle and design expert sharing her love of art, architecture, design, and trends.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fall 2014 Exhibitors: Antique & Design Center of High Point... Part 3

by Carmen Natschke


Looking for that special something for your home decor shop or the perfect piece to finish an interior design project? Look no further than the fabulous Antique and Design Center of High Point (ADC). The ADC is the only location in which over 70 of the best dealers in the country gather twice a year to offer an exquisite and beautifully curated selection of antiques, vintage, and new designs. So, whether you're looking for something a little glam, chic, continental, artisan made, industrial, glorious or garden inspired, set course for the ADC, and be prepared to "Be Moved" for what is sure to be an inspiring journey of discovery!

 

Stout's Great Stuff

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What Moves Us: The antiques business moves us the way music makes us want to dance. They both have been a significant part of our lives since we were married 44 years ago. As we get older, we find that our passion for antiques as well as our love of music that touches the spirit and makes us want to get up and dance are two very strong factors that keep us strong and always moving!

The fantastic cycle of our antique's business: the shopping, making a find, getting it ready for sell and then experiencing the joy that comes from someone loving it as much as we do is so moving on many levels and it fuels our passion for this business.  Exhibiting at the Antique and Design Center show has been a wonderful experience. We have been deeply moved by everything related to the show from the family of dealers, the support and guidance provided by Karen, Amanda, Chandra and the team, and all of the wonderful people visiting the show that we've met. We never want that feeling of being inspired and moved by passion to end. We hope that you can come by and visit us, and perhaps you'll be moved, too! George & Kitty

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About: George and Kitty, owners of Stout's Great Stuff, are as well known for their fun, humorous, innovative and edgy booth designs as they are for being Shag Dance champions traveling the country showing off their choreographed dance moves. Their love of antiques and dance intersect in a melodious setting in which George creatively pairs up Industrial, Art Deco, and Mid-Century pieces with original art and sculpture, always eliciting a double-take by those walking by his booth. Captivating, original, and still keeping it fresh after 35 years in the business; Stout's Great Stuff is definitely the place to visit when you're seeking something out of the ordinary or the unexpected.
Design Styles: Chic, Industrial, Glam
Booths: G40 & G41
Website: Stout's Great Stuff


 

String Theory Home

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What Moves Us: Color, pattern and texture in textiles with a rich history steeped in Indian craftsmanship and artistry moves us. We are thrilled and deeply moved to be sharing our new Kantha color collection of sumptuous orchids, intense blues and vintage rust textiles with visitors to the Antique and Design Center show this fall.  Steve Sorrow & String Theory Home

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About: Discovering and bringing antiques, art, primitive furniture and the exotic, deeply hued, and magnificently patterned textiles of India to US markets is a passion for Steven Sorrow the owner of String Theory Home. String Theory Home offers a beautiful selection of rugs, home textiles, and other home furnishings including pillows, storage, bags, area rugs, accent rugs, Kantha quilts, Kantha pillows, Kantha throws, Kantha blankets, Kantha scarves, Kantha shawls, Kantha bags, and more.
Design Styles: Artisan Made, Chic, Continental
Booth: G43
Website: String Theory Rug & Textile
Connect: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram


 

Sleepy Hollow Antiques

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About: Terry Kolsrud travels the globe in search of unique and interesting furnishings, and is driven by the thrill of unearthing unusual and unique antiques to bring back to his antiques shop, Sleepy Hollow Antiques. Terry's booth is a splendid mix of architectural elements, primitive pieces and industrial decor from India, Asia and Europe sitting alongside his own original design collection of Earth-friendly vine balls, harvested from vines pulled from trees, that he has fashioned into sconces, sculptures and hanging pendants.
Design Styles: Artisan, Chic, Industrial
Booths: G49, G50, G51
Website: Sleepy Hollow Antiques


 

Carol Pollard

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About: Renowned in antiques and vintage circles as the dealer other antiquarian and vintage dealers flock to, Carol Pollard never fails to impress with her flair for creating spellbinding, dramatic vignettes furnished with eclectic pieces from varied periods, styles and provenance. Her exhibit is among the best in show, and her pieces are quickly snatched off the floor by savvy buyers.
Design Styles: Chic, Glam, Glorious
Booth: G28
Connect: Facebook


 

Catiques

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About: Cathy Sexton of Catiques deftly breathes new life into vintage jewelry creating a resplendent and sublime contemporary collection of repurposed baubles and bejeweled accessories that are sure to mesmerize with their elegant allure.
Design Styles: Artisan Made, Chic, Glam
Booth: G63
Website: Catiques
Connect: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram
ADC Spotlight: Catiques Vintage Jewelry Spring 2014, Catiques Vintage Jewelry Fall 2013


 

Acanthus Studios Inc

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What Moves Us: Is our enduring love of the outdoors. We both grew up on St. Simons Island, Georgia and spent our childhood exploring paradise. As children, we weren't allowed to sit inside and vegetate in front of the television set. We both spent countless hours trekking through the woods, playing on the beach and in the water. We feel that our business, Acanthus Studios, is a culmination of our lifelong love affair with the outdoors. We aren't your typical, run of the mill antiques store. We are greatly inspired by nature and take beautiful antique and vintage furniture and accessories for your home and give them a twist with surprising finds from nature. We draw inspiration from the savannas of Africa, to the oceans of the world or even your own backyard. - Jess & Gayle

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About: Acanthus Studios offers a very diverse selection of hand-picked, attention-getting antique and vintage pieces sourced from exotic destinations the world over, all combined with touches of nature inspired elements. Their natural world products run the gamut from shells and coral to horn sconces and zebra skin rugs. They also design custom lamps made from quartz crystals, amethyst and petrified wood.
Design Styles: Artisan Made, Chic, Continental
Booth: G24
Website: Acanthus Studios
Connect: Facebook
ADC Spotlight: Acanthus Studios Spring 2014, Acanthus Studios Fall 2013


The Antique & Design Center is excited to welcome Carmen Natschke as a guest writer for our blog!

http://highpointantiquecenter.blogspot.com/2014/08/be-moved-antique-design-center.htmlCarmen Maria Natschke is a freelance writer, speaker and the founder of the internationally acclaimed blog, The Decorating Diva. Her passion for design has her traveling the globe as a lifestyle and design expert sharing her love of art, architecture, design, and trends.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fall 2014 Exhibitors: Antique & Design Center of High Point... Part 2

By Carmen Natschke

Looking for that special something for your home decor shop or the perfect piece to finish an interior design project? Look no further than the fabulous Antique and Design Center of High Point (ADC). The ADC is the only location in which over 70 of the best dealers in the country gather twice a year to offer an exquisite and beautifully curated selection of antiques, vintage, and new designs. So, whether you're looking for something a little glam, chic, continental, artisan made, industrial, glorious or garden inspired, set course for the ADC, and be prepared to Be Moved!, for what is sure to be an inspiring journey of discovery!

Sandy Luther Antiques & Architecturals




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About: Sandy Luther Antiques and Architecturals offers an artistically styled mix of classic 18th and 19th century French and Italian furniture, mirrors and accessories as well as architectural elements. Sandy is known for her distinctive style combining classic pieces with found objects, her elegant attention to details, and for her use of a sublime greige, gilded palette which serves to highlight each of the beautiful pieces in her booth. Her market displays are truly works of art that will take your breath away. Sandy resupplies daily as she sells out, so keep coming by to see what's new!
Design Styles: Continental, Glam, Glorious
Booth: G48


The Pink Door




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About: Powerhouse father and son team, and owners of The Pink Door, Glenn Lavinder, celebrated interior designer and prolific antiques dealer, alongside his son Cameron add an inimitable, polished style to their posh antiques and design offerings. Whatever style you're seeking the odds are pretty good that you'll find what you're looking for amongst The Pink Door's selection of fine antique and vintage furniture and decor from various periods - some dating back to the 18th century.
Design Styles: Continental, Glam, Glorious
Booths: G16a & G16b
Website: The Pink Door
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Wunderley




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About: Enchanted by the exotic furniture, decor and textiles they discovered while vacationing in Morocco, Glen and Ellen Wunderley decided to bring back some of the beautiful treasures they found to share with others and in the process their import business, Wunderley was born. Wunderley offers fine artisan crafted delights from Syria, Morocco and various other Middle Eastern countries.
Design Styles: Artisan Made, Chic, Continental
Booth: G62
Website: Wunderley


Lola & Bess




What Moves Me: "Be Moved coincides very well with our company's tagline which is "live with things you love". We are moved so often in this business which enables us to be surrounded by items which have a history - a life that can only be imagined through the study of origin and period of the piece. We encourage our clients to live with items that move them. It's a good design gauge: If you fall in love with something, it will marry well with the things already in your home.î -Bess Halstead Lee

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About: The mother and daughter team of Martha Halstead and Lola Halstead Lee are the elegant and talented design mavens behind the splendid Lola & Bess shop. With a passion for beautiful art, antiques, design and craftsmanship the duo curate a divine collection of beautiful art, and antique and design pieces they've thoughtfully sourced throughout the markets of Europe, Asia and the United Kingdom.
Design Styles: Continental, Glam, Glorious
Booth: G61
Website: Lola & Bess
Connect: Facebook, Pinterest


DeLoach Modern




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About: DeLoach Modern, helmed by siblings and interior designers Candace and Michael DeLoach, offers 1970s vintage and Mid-Century Modern furniture, decor and art. When the creative duo aren't showing their amazing vintage decor in perfectly designed vignettes that transport you, oh, so stylishly in time, at the Antique and Design Center they can be found pursuing their love of interior design. Candace divides her time between designing interiors and running a Charlottesville, Virginia bed and breakfast while Michael practices his design magic in New York City. And, a little design trivia for those of us who love movie set design! Candace's partner was one of the set designers on the Oscar winning movie, Lincoln. Fun!
Design Styles: Glam, Chic, Artisan Made
Booth: G55
Website: DeLoach Modern


Nancy Price Home




What Moves Me: Be Moved is the perfect tag line for the Antiques & Design Center and it is my desire for each person that walks the aisles. I am moved and inspired by the curated collection of pieces found at the ADC. As both a designer and an antiquare, I live in the anticipation of that moment when I spot that perfect piece that will either complete or begin a design project. The piece that I know will enrich the entire design experience for my client. I feel this type of anticipation from other dealers here. I am thrilled to be a part of this unique group of collectors and to share with the buyers my passion for design, art, and procurement of that piece that will be their perfect piece. Nancy Price


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About: Coming full circle the renowned interior designer Nancy Price transitioned, a few years ago, from customer to exhibitor at the Antique and Design Center. Her booth's vignettes are as beautiful as the interiors she so skillfully designs. With a keen eye for color and composition, Nancy creates an ethereal design experience that sets the stage for showcasing her unique and exquisitely curated collection of antiques, vintage furniture, custom jewelry and fine objects.
Design Styles: Glam, Artisan Made, Chic
Booth: G35
Website: Nancy Price Interiors
Connect: Blog, Facebook, Pinterest


The Antique & Design Center is excited to welcome Carmen Natschke as a guest writer for our blog!

http://highpointantiquecenter.blogspot.com/2014/08/be-moved-antique-design-center.htmlCarmen Maria Natschke is a freelance writer, speaker and the founder of the internationally acclaimed blog, The Decorating Diva. Her passion for design has her traveling the globe as a lifestyle and design expert sharing her love of art, architecture, design, and trends.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Troy & Sons brings the Boiler Room Bar to life each High Point Market

Troy & Sons brings the Boiler Room Bar to life each Fall & Spring at High Point Market

by Bob Haack

Poised in the deep dark hollows and forgotten dusty corners of what was among the original [circa 1900] industrial revolution factories and the heartbeat of The Furniture Capital of the World, a behemoth furnace – the power source of a once burgeoning industry - lies fallow and cold.
By virtue of the Energy supplied by the Antique & Design Center of High Point North Carolina, and fueled with the Spirit of Troy & Sons Whiskey of Asheville, North Carolina, what was once a forgotten relic steams back to life, reincarnated as: The Boiler Room Bar!
Each Spring and Autumn, more than 80,000 buyers and sellers from around the globe converge on High Point to engage in the largest furniture market of its kind in the world, High Point Market.
 
 Thanks to the Antique & Design Center, and the generous contribution of Troy & Sons, The Boiler Room Bar has become a focal point and gathering destination for a diverse array of guests, local and international, eager to hear the story of the origin of Troy and & Sons Whiskey.
Creating a new heritage with locally grown heirloom white corn dating back to the 1800s, old fashioned hard work, and the special handmade touch that renders Troy & Sons whiskey so uniquely savory and smooth, the weary of foot are delighted to relax, create new friendships, reminisce, and share the taste and afterglow of this fine whiskey surrounded by the ambiance and historic treasure of The Boiler Room Bar.
We are grateful for the generous sponsorship of Troy & Sons which allowed us to raise almost $1000. in the tip jar last market, that was donated to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Hospice.  

You can visit Asheville Distilling Company, home of Troy & Sons premium handmade small batch whiskey at 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville, North Carolina, 28803
828.575.2000
www.ashevilledistilling.com

Special thanks to Bob Haack who graciously serves as the bartender of The Boiler Room Bar during High Point Market, generously donates his tips to charity and thankfully wrote this great story for us.
Robert A. Haack, MBA

Following 10 years in the corporate world as a supply side product manager and then district manager for distribution of industrial safety equipment and supplies in Chicago, Illinois, Bob relocated to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania where he earned his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. Over the course of 15 years, he held administrative directorships over several departments in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center including; Clinical Epidemiology, Family Medicine, Neurology, Clinical Research in Behavioral Medicine, and the Center for Clinical Pharmacology.

Bob now resides in Winston-Salem North Carolina where he is actively involved in the Biotechnology and Life Science renaissance underway at the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, serving in an advisory and consulting capacity focusing on organizational management, strategic planning, tactical implementation, logistics, branding and marketing, and business development with emerging enterprises in the Biotechnology and Life Science arena.

In his free time Bob enjoys building, balancing on two wheels, blues harmonica, and collecting unique treasures.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Be Moved! Antique & Design Center Exhibitors Share What Inspires Them

by Carmen Natschke ~ The Decorating Diva


Nearly 500 years ago the intrepid explorer, Ferdinand Magellan wrote,

The sea is dangerous and its storms terrible. But these obstacles have never been sufficient reason to remain ashore.

Unlike the mediocre, intrepid spirits seek victory over those things that seem impossible.

It is with an iron will that they embark on the most daring of all endeavors, to meet the shadowy future without fear and conquer the unknown.

Those words by Magellan kept floating in and out of my thoughts as I listened to Karen Luisana, co-owner of the Antique and Design Center of High Point, share her heart-felt, inspiring and quite compelling story of the Antique and Design Center show’s early days as well as the significance of their tagline, “Be Moved.”

It was all but impossible to not see how each line in Magellan's now famed and oft quoted passage perfectly aligned with Karen’s tale of inspiration, passion, and faith as she too embarked on a journey that would take her and her business partner, Amanda Lane Kinney through a voyage into unknown territory teeming with untold obstacles. Like Magellan they pushed aside their fear, fueled by their passion for antiques and the inspiration to see a better future for antiques dealers – they took a leap of faith, and made their dreams come true while lifting others so they could live their dreams, too and in the process the “Be Moved” campaign was born.
Now in their ninth High Point Market, Karen confides that the “Be Moved” movement all started thanks to a turn of unplanned and unforeseen events that unfolded a mere two days before the closing of the 2010 High Point fall market. Karen and Amanda, ebullient after having a very successful inaugural Antique and Design Center show held in the former Maitland Smith building which had been transformed into an elegant venue housing over 50 antiques exhibitors, were informed that their lease would not be renewed and they would need to move. That day they experienced the amazing highs of producing a very successful first show, and the gut-wrenching disappointment of being told that this would be the last show in that building. Karen asked Amanda one poignant and powerful question, “Do we want this to be over?” Walking away with a triumphant first show to their name would have been easy. But it was more than just about the financials and the success; they were consumed with passion for antiques and for helping other antiques dealers survive what had been several years of financial turmoil in a depressing landscape that had seen antiques dealers across the country closing their businesses forever. Gratefully, both agreed to keep going on their journey and took another leap of faith when they leased space in Market Square ( the Antique and Design Center show's home for the last four years) and added even more antique dealers to the show. Shortly thereafter, talented interior designer and office manager, Chandra Young brought her magic to the team with her endearing spirit. During that unplanned move, they came up with the “Be Moved” campaign to capture the essence of each of the following: the physical move, moving past fears, letting inspiration and passion move you and the idea to keep moving forward and staying true to your personal journey in life.

Knowing Karen, Amanda and Chandra's, “Be Moved” movement I was curious as to what inspires and moves some of the very best antiques and vintage dealers in the country so we asked six of the fabulous Antique and Design Center exhibitors showing their wares during the 2014 fall High Point Market what moved them. The answers they gave us will surprise and delight you, but above all they will touch you so deeply and inspire you so completely that you will “Be Moved”, too!

Luisana Designs & Antiques

What Moves Me: “I think what really moves me on a personal level, is the combination of beauty and passion inherent in the discovery, for instance, of an exquisite handcrafted plaster bust of a young woman, done by an unknown student or in an artfully created and composed dish, presented by a cook or chef who loves every aspect of that creation. I’m also fortunate that my business provides me with such inspiration on so many levels. I love co-producing the Antique and Design Center Show along with Amanda and Chandra, and that moves me more than anything. The opportunity to bring together so many diverse, talented people with their own personal passions in such a way that accentuates and highlights them all is the ultimate adrenalin rush! It is quite challenging at times, but, WOW----when the vibe is on, and everyone feels the pulse of this place- there’s nothing better!”Karen Luisana


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About: Luisana Designs & Antiques offer a beautifully edited collection of pieces from various periods. This fall, the collections will include a 1940s life-sized cement hand-sculpted “"diver" sculpture of a young man from the yard of a New York estate, a 1970s steel abstract wall sculpture created by Arnold Feingold commissioned by a Massachusetts bank, and an 18th century Italian gypsy cart, repainted in the 1950s by a Walt Disney designer.

Design Styles: Glam, Chic, Continental
Booth: M77
Website: Luisana Designs
Connect: Facebook, Twitter
A&DC Exhibitor Spotlight: Luisana Designs and Antiques






Antiques on Holiday

What Moves Me: "I am moved by color and texture...an old painted piece of architecture from the South of France stops me in my tracks. A farm table that has been worn by breadboards and wine baskets is finer & thrills me more than a museum quality dining table. Heavy, a palm-sized crystal on an iron chandelier above a worn table makes me smile." - Ann Miller Hopkins

What Moves Me: "Patina of any kind moves me; Antique, well-loved furnishings paired with vintage art create an eclectic venue. Treasure-sourced merchandise from the South of France, Paris, and Belgium fill my shop with a layered patina that keeps me constantly motivated." - Misty Fowler


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About: Antiques on Holiday is a direct importer of European antique furniture and décor, architectural elements, artwork, fine china, textiles, estate jewelry and vintage clothing.

Design Styles: Continental, Chic, Glorious
Booth: G11 & G13
Website: Antiques on Holiday
Connect: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest






20th Century by HKFA

What Moves Me: "What moves me in the world of vintage and antique design? The thrill of the hunt! There is something to be said of the idea of surprise. Walking into the premier antique and vintage showroom at High Point, the Antique and Design Center, one finds surprises at each and every turn. Whether it is the rare, the sublime, or the unique, without fail, at each Market since my debut in April 2013, I've found myself marveling at the treasures in the booths of my colleagues. Inspired by their eye and view, I am constantly moved by what I see at the Antique and Design Center.” Heather Karlie Viera



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About: 20th Century by HFKA offers a beautifully curated selection of important 20th Century designs from furniture to décor to art.

Design Styles: Chic, Glam, Glorious
Booth: G34
Website: 20th Century by HKFA
Connect: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn
A&DC Exhibitor Spotlight: 20th Century by HKFA




Craig Ringstad & Don Fields Antiques

What Moves Us: "What moves us in life, antiques, friendships, and decorating, is to live by the philosophy –that less is more, more is better, and excess is best! We love life to its excess- the antique and design show lets us live out this indulgence to its fullest! Beautiful antiques set amongst colorful artfully displayed booths and best of all welcoming dealers that within minutes become friends, and soon family! We do shows all over the country- but this show leaves us feeling revived, refreshed and most of all inspired.” Craig Ringstad & Don Fields


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About: Don and Craig are planning on setting up our new container from France at this show- and are sure to have wonderful things for all that walk in the door.

Design Styles: Continental, Glorious & Artisan Made
Booth: G52 & G53
Website: Craig Ringstad Antiques (Craig) and Morning Glory Antiques Inc. (Don)
Connect: Facebook




Caroline Faison Antiques

What Moves Me: "What moves me the most is getting a phone call at 8:00 in the morning and the person on the other end starts off, "My parents bought some things from you and I was wondering if you might be interested in buying them back.” I cannot control myself and have to hop in the car at that exact moment and rush over to the house before they change their mind. I would say aside from shopping in Italy and France, my favorite thing is buying back beautiful early antiques that I had sold 20 or 30 years ago.” Caroline Faison


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About: Caroline Faison Antiques is a direct importer or of exquisite 17th, 18th and 19th Century Continental antiques.

Design Styles: Continental, Glorious, Garden
Booth: G42
Website: Caroline Faison Antiques
Connect: Facebook




Vintage Persian Rugs by Jubin Tavakol

What Moves Me: "What moves me is seeing the intense passion and appreciation my clients have for the art form of antique hand woven rugs and textiles.” Jubin Tavakol


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About: Vintage Persian Rugs by Jubin Tavakol is a purveyor of the finest quality antique and vintage decorative rugs.

Design Styles: Artisan Made, Continental
Booth: G60
Website: Vintage Persian Rugs
Connect: Facebook, Twitter




What Moves You?

We’d love to hear from you! Let us know what moves you and fills your life with inspiration and passion.

The Antique & Design Center is excited to welcome Carmen Natschke as a guest writer for our blog!

http://highpointantiquecenter.blogspot.com/2014/08/be-moved-antique-design-center.htmlCarmen Maria Natschke is a freelance writer, speaker and the founder of the internationally acclaimed blog, The Decorating Diva. Her passion for design has her traveling the globe as a lifestyle and design expert sharing her love of art, architecture, design, and trends.