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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Europe 2014. First Stop…

Paris and Maison & Objet.

 Paris…ok so we know that you know this is the capital and most populous city in France and that it is situated on that famous Seine River. It is also where twice a year Maison Objet & Paris Design Week happen allowing designers from allover the world to view the most awesome home products…

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Did you know… Maison & Objet translates to “House Object”? The actual tag line for this Amazing Show in France that takes place two times a year (January & September)..is “trade fair reserved for professional dedicated to lifestyle, decoration and design”. Hey, I think that includes so many of us designers; so here is a sneak peek to tempt you… Enjoy! -Nancy

NEXT… Color!

THEN… Graphic Prints!

2014 Color of the Year

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