See Gabby's blog posts on decorating with transitional furniture, eclectic furniture, and antique style furniture.

Selecting the Perfect Accent Table for Transitional Spaces

Selecting the Perfect Accent Table for Transitional Spaces

No matter what you call it – end, side or accent table – it’s all about the selection. And whether it serves as an occasional table for cocktails or bookends a bed or sofa, this little table is perhaps one of the most utilitarian pieces in a room. Born out of necessity, the end/side/accent table can deliver a powerful punch to any interior. Here are a few considerations when making your choice. Size It Right If the tables are going to flank a sofa, make sure the height and depth are similar to the sofa arms. And … read more

Gabby High Point Showroom Features Distinctive Design

Gabby High Point Showroom Features Distinctive Design

Tens of  thousands of designers and retailers converged on High Point Market, known as the furniture capital of the country, October 14-18 in search of inspiration and the newest furnishing trends to pass along to their clients. This highly discerning group covers nearly 11.5 million square feet of showroom space to curate thousands of new products to find the freshest resources for their clients. And the Gabby showroom did not disappoint as designers, editors and retailers got a look at more than 100 new introductions reflecting sophistication and style. Style Spotters Several High Point Market … read more

Fresh Decor Trends Featured in High Point Showroom

Fresh Decor Trends Featured in High Point Showroom

Gabby’s High Point Showroom this October market will be filled with a hint of the unexpected. “We really like to use materials in unique ways,” says Gabby Designer Hillary Park. “In each of our new introductions, we use organic forms to add interesting dimensions to rooms.     Rattan will be a big material used in the High Point Showroom. “Since it’s a very organic and natural material, we’re able to do unique things with it—softer lines than what we can achieve with furniture,” says Hllary. “More than what we have, linear and straight lines. Being … read more

High Point Survival Secrets: A Designer’s Perspective

High Point Survival Secrets: A Designer's Perspective

High Point survival secrets––on your mark, get set, go! Since I don’t get many days at High Point, I have to be very efficient with my time, so the first thing I pack is …. my plan.  I divide  up my plan by vendors that I currently work with first, then I go to vendors that I need to source for my clients and my business.  I lay out where they are all located so I can knock out a building at a time. I  do have to admit, I  have been known to plan … read more

Gabby Introduces a Classic Favorite to High Point: Rattan

Gabby Introduces a Classic Favorite to High Point: Rattan

As a cousin to wicker and raffia, the durably consistent material has often taken a back seat, opting for a spot in the sunroom and covered back porch. Just in time for the new fall market introductions at High Point, Gabby introduces  new rattan pieces – chairs, bar and counter stools- and reinvents a few bestsellers with an attractive facelift. First, a quick history lesson. This material has been around since the dawn of mankind and first introduced to America during our nation’s early days by colonists who brought chairs and baskets upon their arrival. Originally … read more

Transitional Style: Tips from Kate Marker Interiors

Transitional Style: Tips from Kate Marker Interiors

Fresh linen fabrics baked in neutral colors paired with geometric lines, natural finishes, and touches of greenery embody the sleek and timeless style of the transitional space. Transitional style takes the timeless elegance of antique pieces and juxtaposes the look with contemporary elements that creates something eye catching and unique. Gabby furniture fits perfectly into Transitional style by marrying the elements of classic design and fresh looks. Between the design elements of faux shagreen, eglomise, horn, and reclaimed wood, transitional style has never looked so good. While Gabby pieces clearly embody the transitional design, capturing the true … read more

Take A Glimpse Inside This Year’s Garden Party

Take A Glimpse Inside This Year's Garden Party

Previewing the newest products and gathering with industry leaders to discuss what’s next in the marketplace was a highlight of this year’s Garden Party. Gabby joined the event, a longtime tradition of sister company Summer Classics, for the first time this year, hosting customers at the Alabama headquarters Show & Tell The lure of beautiful materials continues to influence the Gabby design team to create the most compelling transitional pieces, and this proved to be true for introductions that arrived in our showroom just in time for Garden Party. Gabby customers got a first look … read more

Gabby Makes Its Debut at Summer Classics’ 16th Annual Garden Party

Gabby Makes Its Debut at Summer Classics' 16th Annual Garden Party

Gabby will join luxury outdoor furniture brand and sister company Summer Classics this year in celebrating the 16th Annual Garden Party. Designers and dealers from all over the country will arrive in Birmingham for the event to be held at the corporate headquarters August 8-10. This year’s theme, “Illuminate,” is a nod to Gabby’s Garden Party debut. “Garden Party is our favorite event because it gives us a chance to show our customers how much we appreciate them,” says CEO Bew White. “And because both the Summer Classics and Gabby brands appeal to the same dealers … read more

Gabby Returns to Las Vegas Market July 30-August 3

Gabby Returns to Las Vegas Market July 30-August 3

Gabby is excited to return to the Las Vegas Market to be held July 30-August 3. Gabby will share space with sister company, luxury outdoor line Summer Classics in showrooms C-1396 and C-1388. “Summer Classics had a record-setting Las Vegas market in January,” said CEO Bew White. “As we evaluate our customer base, there is a great deal of crossover between Gabby and Summer Classics. Putting both brands the same vicinity leverages this and allows our sales representatives to support both brands effectively.” The return to Las Vegas provides a distinct opportunity to expose Gabby … read more

Sophisticated Simplicity Abounds Inside the Gabby Atlanta Showroom

Sophisticated Simplicity Abounds Inside the Gabby Atlanta Showroom

At Gabby, we know that our customers are designing rooms that are livable while maintaining an elegant, sophisticated style. Our design team continues to stay ahead of the trends to create fresh looks with beautiful forms and timeless pieces that you’ll see July 11-18 at Americasmart. “One of the biggest design shifts you’ll see in our products that we’re bringing to market now is that everything has really clean lines” says Gabby Designer Hillary Park. “And because we’re using really pretty materials and combinations, we’re creating a lot of classic forms and unique materials.” You’ll … read more

The Places Atlanta Designers Say To Visit When You’re In Town For AmericasMart

The Places Atlanta Designers Say To Visit When You're In Town For AmericasMart

Since Atlanta is such a big city with lots to see and do, we asked several Atlanta designers to pick some of their favorite spots for everyone headed to Atlanta for Americasmart. From great restaurants to great shopping––and even some places to relax––they narrowed down some of the best things to do in town.   Lance Jackson and David Ecton, Parker Kennedy Living We highly suggest visiting Scott’s Antique Market—all the vendors will be there and it will be like Christmas. Scott’s will be well stocked and prices will be lean. It always gives you … read more

What Every College Freshman Needs to Know About Dorm Room Style

What Every College Freshman Needs to Know About Dorm Room Style

Now that all the festivities surrounding high school graduation have officially ended means it’s time turn the focus to college life and create a dorm room style that reflects the way you live. Gone are the days of arriving on campus with a few suitcases and taping posters to cinderblock walls. “Dorm rooms today are fancier than ever before,” says Sarah Jernigan, owner of Sarah Jernigan Interior Design and Remodeling. “And every mom wants their child to feel like they are at home in their new space.” “The newer dorm rooms are amazing and don’t … read more

StyleMaker Jennifer Prock’s One Room Challenge (round two)

StyleMaker Jennifer Prock's One Room Challenge (round two)

 Twice a year, designers bubble to the brim with butterflies, excitement and an eagerness to begin the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling it Home with media partner House Beautiful. The event challenges 20 bloggers to completely renovate a room in their home over the span of six weeks. Along the way, they are to share their journey by posting real-life progress pictures, secret tips, and sources for their goods. Our StyleMaker Jennifer Prock recently completed her second challenge. With her first challenge, Prock took on one of her guest bedrooms and left us in awe with a … read more

Gabby StyleMaker Lori Paranjape Shares her Favorite High Point Trends. . .and More

Gabby StyleMaker Lori Paranjape Shares her Favorite High Point Trends. . .and More

Gabby StyleMaker, Lori Paranjape (an Indian name pronounced puh-RON-juh-pay), from Nashville, TN, who owns mrs.paranjape, says that the first thing she does when she arrives at High Point Market is visit the Gabby Showroom to see all the new introductions.  One of her favorite trends she’s seeing this year is cerused oak––she simply loves how the metal inlay mixes so beautifully with the cerused oak of the the Kenway Coffee Table recently introduced at High Point this spring. It’s the perfect material for transitional interiors. See Lori’s favorite piece in the Gabby showroom and where she gets her … read more

How to Choose the Perfect Gabby Sofa

How to Choose the Perfect Gabby Sofa

The sofa is one of the most important functional features in your room and it’s also one of the biggest design decisions you can make. It’s the place where we lounge, snuggle up with our loved ones, watch TV, and share conversations. These days, most every room in the house has one: playrooms, dens, living rooms, and even bedrooms and dining areas. With more than 30 styles to choose from in Gabby’s Tailored Collection and customization galore, Gabby answers the call for every sofa in the house and every style you are looking for. Sectional? … read more

Traditional Home Shares What They’re Loving in the Gabby Showroom Right Now

Traditional Home Shares What They’re Loving in the Gabby Showroom Right Now

With so much to uncover at High Point, there’s nothing better than a visit with the editors of Traditional Home to discover their take on the latest design trends and what they love right now. Thanks to Jill Waage, Editor in Chief, Krissa Rossbund, Senior Style Editor, Tori Mellott, Senior Design and Market Editor, and Clara Haneburg, Associate Style Editor, for stopping by the Gabby showroom to chat with us. “As a design enthusiast, I feel like it’s important to be open to different styles,” says Krissa. “I’m a Louie girl so I love things … read more

Gabby Wraps Up a Busy High Point Market

Gabby Wraps Up a Busy High Point Market

2017 is predicted to be one of the best years the furniture industry has seen in decades, and that trend was certainly proven in the Gabby High Point Showroom this year. Despite the rainy, cold weather, our retail and design partners and the design trade media filled into our showroom to see the more than 100 new product releases Gabby showcased at High Point.  “The Gabby brand had another very strong High Point market,” says President William White. “Our merchandising and product development teams always strive to present a vast array of beautiful new products in a … read more

New Design Trends Featured At the Gabby High Point Showroom

New Design Trends Featured At the Gabby High Point Showroom

It should come as no surprise that the weeks leading up to High Point feel a little bit like Christmas Time around Gabby. “It’s been exciting to see all of our new products arriving,” says Gabby Designer Kai-ning Huang. “We love the new finishes we’re introducing and can’t wait to see how our customers at High Point react to them.” Because reclaimed wood has trended well for Gabby, the design team has added some new pieces with simple lines and shapes with unique characteristics that transition well into a variety of design aesthetics. “Our new line … read more

Designer High Point Survival Secrets

Designer High Point Survival Secrets

High Point. It might just be a designer’s slice of heaven––more than 2,000 vendors in one place showcasing thousands upon thousands of new products. And, the possibilities for inspiration and great project finds can be endless. And while we love to hear designers dish on the latest trends of High Point and what they hope to see, we really wanted to know their High Point survival secrets. We wanted the inside tricks on how they spend days going from showroom to showroom and still keep on their toes! So here’s a little of what we discovered from … read more

The Three Expert Tips You Need to Know for A Well-Lit Home

The Three Expert Tips You Need to Know for A Well-Lit Home

Architect Taylor Plosser Davis, who specializes in residential construction, creates lighting plans all the time and says that they can do wonders for your space. “I tend to consider three key elements when I am working on lighting plans for clients,” she says. Type of lighting: Gone are the days of shelves of incandescent, soft white bulbs – there are lots of choices today available to homeowners and designers.  New LED lighting can provide energy cost savings of up to 80% over incandescent bulbs, and can last up to 25 times longer. Unlike other types of … read more

StyleMaker Cynthia Rice Shares Her Design Secrets and Some of Her Favorite Things

StyleMaker Cynthia Rice Shares Her Design Secrets and Some of Her Favorite Things

Cynthia Rice works together with her husband Alex to run Old Seagrove Homes in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, where they build inspiring homes from conception and design to construction and custom finishes. She describes her style as polished traditional with a relaxed bohemian vibe. Inspiration Cynthia gets her inspiration from her surroundings––the natural landscape, colors and texture from the beach and ocean, gardens, all of the great wildlife I see every day. “Before I became an interior designer, I was a fine artist and made large scale paintings,” she says. “So, when I imagine a space, … read more

Defining Home Blends Timeless Tradition with the Unexpected

Defining Home Blends Timeless Tradition with the Unexpected

Defining Home, located in Homewood, Alabama, was born through Adams Gerndt Design Group, an architectural design firm founded by Tom Adams and Adam Gerndt.  The store was opened in 2013 and has since been offering a huge library of resources to independent Interior Designers, as well as taking on in-house design projects and providing an elevated level of product and service to the retail consumer. Coty Hall, Gallery Manager, Janet Clifton, Interior Designer, and Marie Noojin, Interior Designer, share a little background on what makes Defining Home so unique. Tell us a little about your … read more

7 Decorating Trends Designers Say Are Out for ’17

7 Decorating Trends Designers Say Are Out for '17

Let’s face it. Overstaying your welcome can be a big faux pas. And that holds true for decorating trends too. And we know designers couldn’t agree more that sometimes decorating trends have hung around just a little too long and it’s time for them to fade away. As we begin 2017 and have just finished the first markets of the year, we talked to a few designers to see what design trends they hope don’t make it far into the year. Chevron Printed Fabrics “We are sick of chevron printed fabrics of any kind!” say Lance Jackson and … read more