Fusion of Fashion and Home – Bill Evans

Often at Design Works International we talk about “The Fusion of Fashion and Home”. Recently, at The High Point Furniture Market, I had the pleasure of interviewing a colleague of mine, a gentleman who is somewhat of a Renaissance Man; Mr. Bill Evans of Charlotte, North Carolina. Currently Bill is designing fashion pieces from home furnishing fabrics. He admires these types of fabrics and loves the vintage sensibility he can bring to fashion. His many “One Of’s” fashion pieces, including vintage tweed jackets with button details can be acquired through him in Charlotte.

He began his career at The Bell Telephone Company after he studied at Wake Forest University on a Football Scholarship. After 4 years at Bell, he realized that his passion was design and started to design furniture case goods for Kewaunee in North Carolina. His passion for design grew and Bill turned to the automobile industry and he worked for Jaguar for many years before finally committing to fashion design full time. He too is a true believer in “The Fusion of Fashion and Home” philosophy.

Connect with Mr. Evans on FACEBOOK

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Photos by Nancy Fire

High Point Market – Global Views

Global Views is a home decor wholesale company with collections that blend various styles to make pieces that are elegant, exotic and refined.

I am never disappointed with their style and sensibility. They are the task masters in reinventing beautiful styles by updating their collections constantly! From textiles to furniture and decorative accessories, Global Views is on trend in print, pattern and product style… at Design Works International these are known as the “3 Perfect P’s”!!

photos by Nancy Fire

photos by Nancy Fire

High Point Market – “Dovetail”

One Company… so many different personalities… A fantastic mix of quilted leather,  mixed fabric tufting details and updated classics with old world charm!

I love seeing so many variations on chairs this market in many fabrics and shapes.

Designers were more daring in mixing styles this market especially within each chair silhouette combining raw finishes with elegant fabrics.

Photos by Nancy Fire

Photos by Nancy Fire

High Point Market – HGTV HOME

    After spending the past week at the High Point Furniture Market -The World’s Showcase for Home Furnishings with more than 2,000 furniture, home decor and accessories exhibitors with over 75,000 attendees from 100+ countries, my focus this week on designworkstyle.com will be dedicated to sharing these great styles and sensibilities with you!

    Funny how I never feel overwhelmed shopping at The High Point Furniture Market…so many different styles and sensibilities to see.

    So much talent in one location focusing on the most innovative new products, very unique merchandising concepts and updated trends that keep this wonderful industry exciting.

   Speaking of exciting…..At HGTV HOME  “Fresh Modern” is the newest style with “The City Center Collection”,  an updated take on classic design. Mixing textured fabrics, woven geometrics and melange twists, “City Center” creates a new and inspiring lifestyle through updated furniture pieces that are current on trend and classic in theme.

Photos by Nancy Fire

Photos by Nancy Fire

Fashion as Inspiration as seen at FrontDoor.com

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Nancy Fire of Design Works International attended Maison Objet and Paris Design Week and snapped this candid photo of a stylish yet relaxed pair.

“Our friend Nancy Fire, founder of Design Works International, takes inspiration from every part of life and integrates those experiences into her work. Whether it is the creamy foam of a cappuccino with its brown crust or the blush of a young woman’s cheek, Fire is a collector of details. This approach creates designs that are unique and completely original for each client.

Fire recently attended Maison Objet and Paris Design Week and snapped some candid photos of locals lounging around in the Marais area of Paris. This inspired us to seek design inspiration in the everyday things – people and their fashions.”

to read more, go to frontdoor.com

#TBT Throwback Thursday!

NOT!

Throwback Thursday… happening in Amsterdam; vintage inspired furniture and accessories.

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photos by Nancy Fire

#tbt #throwbackthursday

Throwback Thursday!

NOT!

…Happened last week in Paris..still stylin’ after all these years! Priceless!!!

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photo by Nancy Fire

#tbt #throwbackthursday

Amsterdam Custom Rides

 Amsterdam is an international hotspot for Creative Industries in advertising, fashion, design and culture.

One very hip difference noted immediately is how “Custom Cool” everyones bicycles are…showcasing their creative personalities.

From metallic gold, to neon yellow, spots and dots as well as print and pattern…..Amsterdam gives a new meaning to “your custom ride”!

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