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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

New Designs and 30 Year Veranda Celebration Are Highlights of Atlanta Market

New Designs and 30 Year Veranda Celebration Are Highlights of Atlanta Market

More than 7,200 brands in all categories of gifts, home décor and furniture showcased breaking trends for 2017 at AmericasMart January 9-16. In addition to experiencing the newest lines for the year ahead at Atlanta Market, guests had the opportunity to attend design seminars and other exciting events. One of the highlights of Atlanta Market was the design panel celebrating 30 years of Veranda magazine that included Interiors Editor and moderator Carolyn Englefield with designers Suzanne Kasler, Susan Ferrier, Bill Peace and John Oetgen. A celebration immediately followed in the Gabby showroom where the panel … read more

Fresh Takes on Style Found in the Gabby Atlanta Market Showroom

Fresh Takes on Style Found in the Gabby Atlanta Market Showroom

As a trendsetter in the home design industry, our Gabby team listens to what our customers want and provides them with fresh new products that reflect their design styles. Atlanta Market, to be held January 10-17, provides us with the opportunity to do just that as we showcase our latest line for 2017 with an innovative approach in our showroom. “Gabby is such a unique mix of furniture that flows well together,” says Creative Director Chris Hutchens. “That’s why we wanted to create themes in each of the rooms in our showroom to present all the … read more

Celebrate 30 Years of Veranda with Us

Celebrate 30 Years of Veranda with Us

For thirty years Veranda magazine has been known as one of the premier publications for interior design and inspiration. Gabby will help celebrate by hosting a reception following the 30 Years of Veranda Design Panel Discussion to be held on Friday, January 13 at 2 p.m.  at AmericasMart in Building 1, Floor 15, Designer Workspace, 15-D-11. Mingle with Interiors Editor Carolyn Englefield, who is moderating the panel, and designers Suzanne Kasler, Susan Ferrier, Bill Peace and John Oetgen in the Gabby showroom following the presentation.   Suzanne Kasler This principal of Atlanta-based Suzanne Kasler Interiors … read more

Define Your Design Style

Define Your Design Style

Articulating your design style is the key to creating a home that reflects it. And Gabby has furnishings and lighting to fit every look so that you can be a bold curator of your own personal aesthetic. One thing we hear designers say time and again is that they love Gabby furnishings because they mix so well with any style. Here’s a look at some of our favorite styles––and don’t forget to take our quiz at the end to discover your own style! Coastal A look that brings light, bright looks to interiors, clean lines … read more

Mixing Old and New: Argent Antiques Meets Gabby

Mixing Old and New: Argent Antiques Meets Gabby

Argent Antiques in Homewood, Alabama started as an antique silver, tabletop, and antiques store almost 20 years ago. Today, owners Staci and Drew Parker continue to focus on the hallmarks of their business, but when Gabby furniture caught their eye, they decided it was the extra element they needed to create a fresh, well-blended look for their clients. Why Gabby? Drew, Argent Antiques: After a buying trip to France, I walked into our personal home and thought we definitely needed a fresh look. We began to look for some new lines that would blend well with country … read more

Style Maker Jennifer Prock’s One Room Challenge

Style Maker Jennifer Prock's One Room Challenge

The One Room Challenge sponsored by Calling It Home with media partner House Beautiful, in its tenth season, challenges twenty bloggers to transform a space over a span of six weeks. The designers share weekly updates, including sources and their design secrets.  Style Maker Jennifer Prock gave her guest room a fabulous makeover in the most recent challenge, and gives us a behind-the-scenes look. How did you get involved in the One Room Challenge? I have always enjoyed working on a project from conception to completion. I had been wanting to completely make-over my guest … read more

Design Profile: Pineapple Park in Woodstock, Georgia

Design Profile: Pineapple Park in Woodstock, Georgia

Pacita Wilson, founder of Pineapple Park in Woodstock, Georgia, an extension of Pacita’s decorating and design taste providing the highest quality home decorating and furnishing products, shares a little background on her business and design style.    Q: How did you get your start in design? PP: I was blessed to start my first business at 17 when I opened my own hair salon. I always enjoyed decorating my own home and had so many friends and family asking who my designer was that I finally decided to take a leap of faith to start a new … read more

Here’s a Sneak Peek of Gabby’s New High Point Introductions

Here's a Sneak Peek of Gabby's New High Point Introductions

  Each High Point Market the Gabby designers are driven to create high-quality pieces using the materials that our customers fell in love with at the previous market. “The spring market was flooded with reclaimed wood and a casual and relaxed feel, and products like the Arthur and August tables were extremely popular,” says Gabby Designer Hillary Park. “We’ve gone back and used reclaimed wood in a cool, new form.” Reclaimed Wood and Resin Since then Gabby has expanded reclaimed wood into case goods, such as larger occasional tables and mixed it with different materials, mostly metal. “From … read more

Design Profile: IBB Design Fine Furnishings in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

Design Profile: IBB Design Fine Furnishings in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

Shay Geyer, partner and designer at IBB Design Fine Furnishings, a full-service interior design firm & fine furnishings store known for creating beautiful livable spaces, in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, shares a little background on IBB, some of the shop’s best offerings and her suggestions for must-have Gabby pieces. Q. How did IBB get its start? IBB: IBB Design Fine Furnishings founder, Beth Rafferty, started her interior design business more than 30 years ago and has since grown into an award-winning firm encompassing a 40,000-square-foot fine furnishings store and design center. Q. Tell us a little about your design team. IBB: We have … read more

Gabby Shops France for Incredible Antiques

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If you’ve ever felt the thrill of the hunt, you know there’s nothing else like it. For antiques dealers, the adrenaline rush they get when they find that perfect, one-of-a-kind piece is like going over the edge on a roller coaster and knowing there’s no going back. It’s the ah-ha moment that stops you dead in your tracks. It’s the mind-racing panic of “How much is it? I don’t care! I have to have it NOW!” It’s what drives Gabby owner William White, and Gabby creative director, Chris Hutchens, to pack their bags for the South of … 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

Atlanta Market Wrap-Up: Gabby’s New Designs this July

Atlanta Market Wrap-Up: Gabby's New Designs this July

Atlanta 2016 Every July, Gabby is thrilled to showcase hundreds of new products at Atlanta Market. We enjoy spending time with coworkers, customers, and friends while debuting our eclectic designs. Besides Friday’s wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres, one of the most exciting parts of market is seeing visitor’s reactions to our new products. This year, we introduced several alabaster items, including a side table with an interior light. Guests also got to see our renovated showroom, refurbished with a bold lattice floor pattern and a dynamic curved archway. As always, we strive for an overall bold and transitional … 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