FURNITURE DESIGN

Lights Fantastic! Gabby Favorites + 2018 Introductions

Lights Fantastic! Gabby Favorites + 2018 Introductions

Some designers say that lighting is the jewelry of the home. With Gabby, it’s the finishing touch to the perfect Gabby home design. Lighting is a statement maker. It’s that eye-catching detail that is both artistic and personal. And, like jewelry, it may be the last thing you put on, but it should be one of the first things you consider. Gabby lighting designer Jill Harlan makes it easy with a wide variety of transitional lighting meant to be mixed and matched to create personal style. Chandeliers, sconces, lamps, oh my! Like Gabby’s collection of furnishings, Gabby lighting … read more

Tiny Table Trend Alert

Tiny Table Trend Alert

Design is not only about the aesthetic. It is about how we live. And never has it been more about the flexibility in how we live than it is today. Our entertaining style has changed; therefore, we cannot afford to waste precious square footage and we want to feel comfortable in our spaces. Which is why the tiny table trend, also known as cocktail tables, is hot in the design industry! As long as they can hold a cocktail glass (or water), these tables add function and style to your space. And, not only are they … read more

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

Designer Profile: Mia Belotti and Maison Warehouse

Designer Profile: Mia Belotti and Maison Warehouse

Mia Belotti, the designer behind Maison Warehouse, an interior and exterior design store and licensed Summer Classics and Gabby dealer in Sterling, Virginia, shares info about how she got her start, what the shop offers, design tips and current trends. Q. How did you get your start? Mia: My family opened Maison Warehouse as Maison et Jardin, Ltd. in 1998. My mom and dad originally started the store to help furnish and complete my dad’s amazing landscape designs. We used to travel to my dad’s home country of France to bring back antiques and accessories to … read more

Gabby’s 2016 Spring High Point Market Wrapup

Gabby's 2016 Spring High Point Market Wrapup

This Spring High Point Market has been a wonderful and rewarding time to see old friends, meet new people and learn from the top interior design thought leaders. Located at IHFC W-168, the Gabby private entrance on Wrenn Street continues to be a great landmark for clients to be able to find us, as well as a convenient drop off point. But most importantly, it allows us to stay open a little bit late to shop, party and have a cocktail. We’re a little smaller, so we work harder for you. Here’s the intel we gathered while putting in late nights: Many manufacturers introduced … read more