Gabby’s Container Opening Party reveals French Antiques for 2013 Dramatically lit French antique style and a sneak preview of Gabby’s latest transitional furniture struck a pose in B&A warehouse’s loft-meets-museum-like setting. Locally invited buyers and guests were able to truly judge the unique details of the curated pieces, magically displayed with live music and hors d’oeuvres. “Remarkable, truly remarkable,” stated Paul Bentley, Gabby Sales Representative for Alabama and surrounding states. “The Gabby team has really upped the ante this time.” A flowing bar and bourgeois-Southern, bite-size catering, and a raspy singer/songwriter kept the conversation endless for guests in this … read more
Summer Classics’ interiors division catches the attention of the design world. Gabby High Point time lapse 2013 All eyes were on the fabulous handcrafted furniture offerings from Gabby, the three-year-old Summer Classics venture, as decorators and designers from across the country gathered in North Carolina this April for the annual spring market. Displaying the same commitment to quality as its Alabama based parent company, this latest division stole the show with its unique line of furniture and accessories that beautifully blends classic styles with modern flair. Don White, National Sales Manager for Gabby, has been attending … read more
Transitional style decor has taken the spotlight in the design community in recent years, but for many there is still confusion regarding what Transitional furniture actually is and how it can be incorporated into a home. At Gabby, we bring antique and transitional styles together with effortless sophistication, and our Gabby home furniture can transform any room into a Transitional design masterpiece. In essence, Transitional furniture takes a fresh new approach to classic designs. It incorporates a mix of traditional and contemporary furniture pieces, finishes, materials and fabrics, and relies on a clean, minimalist color … read more
Gabby continues to explore the use of unique materials in transitional and antique style furniture design: Gabby’s products are appealing not just because our products are trend setting and narrative, but because we’re made of good stock. Inside and out, our material selections are unique, which stems from our core philosophy, a commitment to innovation. A new Chapter from Gabby, her 6th, is one of Sophistication: meaning highly developed, elaborate and produced with a high degree of skill and knowledge, having worldly knowledge of refinement. Gabby has created a new antique style furniture aesthetic from … read more
Gabby adds a sophisticated touch to each home furnishing created, and the spring 2013 line is no exception. Inspiration from retro, mid-century modern and antique style furniture, alongThe line’s sophistication is created through combining inspiration with a unique use os to create exceptional home furnishings. New occasional tables are one example of how Gabby combines these design standards and creates products that exemplify an unsurpassed style. Through captivating geometric patterns created using wood veneer, the new occasional tables add a unique and sophisticated style to the home. To understand more about the level of work … read more
Chapter 6: Sophisticated Sophisticated is the title chosen as the name of Gabby’s 6th catalog chapter, and it describes our new home furnishings perfectly. At the 2012 Fall High Point Market, Gabby introduced dozens of new home furnishings. The new products feature unique finishes, inspiring details, captivating combinations of materials, and transitional styling. The photo above shows the diversity of styling, finishes, and function with in the line. In January, Gabby’s new catalog will be available, and until then visit our website for a closer look at each new home furnishing. Metals highlighted … read more
To know a little more about Gabby, and our fabulous home furnishings, we decided to share another post about our wonderful Dealers across the United States! Alabama Furniture Market- Calera, Alabama Alabama Furniture Market opened on October 5, 2006 in Calera, Alabama, and the owners of this family owned business want every customer to walk in and have a unique shopping experience. The owners search furniture shows to provide customers with the most stylish and highest quality home furnishings. Part of Gabby’s mission and the mission of this family-owned company, is to deliver the utmost … read more
In August Traditional Home presented the 2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse to showcase the work of talented designers and to benefit the Southampton Hospital. For the past 10 years The Hampton Designer Showhouse Foundation, Inc. has supported the Southampton Hospital in its mission to provide accessible, quality healthcare to Long Island’s South Fork. This year, New York based designer Libby Langdon incorporated items from several sources in her design for the Hampton Designer Showhouse’s Fun Room. One of Langdon’s design sources was English Country Antiques, in The Hamptons, where she discovered Gabby’s Nathan Cabinet. This … read more
Gabby has amazing dealers across the United States and Canada, and from time to time we get a chance to see photos of our home furnishings in their stores. Since the pictures look so fantastic, we thought we’d take a moment to share some with you. Argent Antiques- Birmingham, Alabama. Argent Antiques is a home furnishings store in Birmingham, Alabama that sells Gabby’s decor. This week they shared photos of their new Gabby arrivals on their Facebook page. The Ella Coffee Table looks great in the store! The texture of the Edward Ottoman‘s tufted linen … read more
These past few months Gabby’s Antique Style furniture has been featured in blogs and articles by some of the best writers in the furniture industry. Beginning in January with Gabby’s new expanded showroom at AmericasMart Gabby’s introductions have been a huge hit at every market since. Furniture Today, listed Gabby’s reclaimed wood products in their, “Atlanta Bestsellers,” article. The Edward Ottoman has been a hit since its introduction at the Spring 2012 High Point Market. The Edward Ottoman, introduced in the spring of 2012, won editors, bloggers and customers over with its classic quatrefoil shape … read more
Drawing inspiration from both classic and modern styles, the Gabby family has an eclectic approach to design that is accentuated with vast confidence. Our home furnishings are often crafted by hand using a variety of unique materials that tell a wonderful story. Gabby focuses on having each one of our home furnishings and accessories make a statement and inspire conversation. Gabby, a family owned company and division of Summer Classics- a leader in the outdoor furniture industry, debuted at High Point Market in 2010. From garnering its name from the owner’s Grandmother, and delivering … read more
Gabby will unveil our new Las Vegas Showroom during market from July 30-August 3, 2012 on the first floor of building B in Space 106. “We are very excited to be showing Gabby for the first time at the Las Vegas Market,” said Don White, National Sales and Marketing Manager for Gabby. For 2012, Gabby introduced dozens of new products featuring a unique combination of new darker and gilded finishes and mixed materials including metal, stone, recycled wood, glass, rattan and mirror. Several new lighting, accent tables, storage options and accessory have also been added … read more
Gabby donated thousands of dollars worth of the company’s home furnishings to the American Cancer Society’s Smith Mountain Lake Discovery Shop in Moneta, Va. The Smith Mountain Lake Discovery Shop is the only Discovery Shop in the country that is specifically focused on home furnishings, and is operated entirely by volunteers. The shop is open six days a week, and sells high-quality home furnishings to raise money for the fight against cancer. In addition to offering merchandise, the Shop provides information on cancer and treatments for the disease. It is also a place for … read more
Gabby is so honored to have been asked to write a post about our unique home furnishings for the Decorated Life. It’s a great blog, and we’re so excited to share our new products with all of its readers! The Katherine Chest and Claire Mirror At the April 2012 High Point Market, Gabby introduced dozens of new home furnishings and accessories. We’ve added new tables, chests, lamps, mirrors, and so many other exquisite products. Our new products featured several unique finishes and mixed materials. The Lewis Chandelier, Melanie Mirror, Marian Table & Frederick … read more
This year Gabby, Summer Classics and Summer Classics Stores joined ASID as Industry Partners. Interior designers are a very important part of the home furnishings industry, and all three companies are very excited to be able to support them through this wonderful organization. The American Society of Interior Designers was founded in 1975, and is the oldest, largest and leading professional organization for interior designers. ASID is a community of people driven by a common love for design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design … read more
Earlier this month, the team from the Summer Classics Pelham Store decorated the patio, dining room, and living room in the Decorators’ Showhouse in Vestavia, Alabama. The showhouse benefited the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and showcased different outdoor and indoor furnishing companies and designers in the area. The Pelham designers used Gabby’s unique indoor furnishings in the dining room. Gabby’s Verona Chairs, Works Dining Table, and Leon Cabinet were used to add awonderful styling to the space. Gabby’s Duncan Cabinet graced the corner of the dining room with it’s beautiful quatrefoil pattern made of iron … read more
Caring for the linen on the furniture in your home is the best way to ensure their longevity. Don’t fret over spills and stains, there are simple ways to clean your furniture’s upholstery. For stains, try the following: Ink: Soak in milk, or in soap-and-ammonia mixture, and rub the spot. Blood: Rinse immediately in cold water. Fruit, coffee, tea and chocolate: Rub with alcohol, white vinegar and ammonia. Candle wax: Scratch off dried wax, absorb residue with blotting paper and warm iron. Greasy Stains: Rub with ammonia. Red Wine: Rub immediately with sparkling water or … read more
At Gabby, we celebrate the mysterious and beautiful nature of imperfections. For us, the charm is found the the unexpected details. Watch the video below to get a closer look at the hard work that goes into creating our handcrafted furnishings. The difference is in the details. At Gabby, we believe truly exceptional furnishings and decor have a story to be shared. We hoped you enjoyed our video.
The Duncan Cabinet has an eclectic decorative quatrefoil pattern made of iron that floats on top of the glass doors. This captivating cabinet’s natural mindy wood body contrasts with a black iron frame. Use it as a wine or bar cabinet or an entertainment cabinet for a flat screen television. Like the popular Nathan Cabinet, the Duncan Cabinet creates its eclectic charm by mixing iron and wood for a unique pattern. The cabinet is versatile and goes well in any room. It is the perfect place to display your favorite home accessories and photographs. … read more
Chapter 4: Refined Watch the video to see how this photo was created! Visit our website to see more photos of our new furnishings!
Gabby has chosen Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham as their charitable partner of the year. To begin this partnership, Gabby recently donated several thousand dollars in home furnishings to Habitat for Humanity’s Restore program. Habitat’s Restore shop is located in Irondale, Alabama, and sells donated furnishings, building materials, gardening tools, and appliances. The funds generated by the store helps sponsor several homes for Habitat and partner families. Many of the items in the store are also used in the homes built by Habitat. The store promotes conservation by diverting materials away from … read more
Chapter 4: Refined Featured throughout Gabby’s new catalog are definitions of words that define our unique furniture. These details share Gabby’s story, and as you read we hope you understand what sets Gabby a part from other furniture companies. Refined: Elegant and cultured in appearance, manner, or taste. Refined reflects Gabby’s mission as a company to create furnishings that reflect beauty and elegance. Eclectic: deriving ideas, style, or taste from abroad and diverse range of sources. Gabby’s furniture is inspired by unique and beautiful places from all over the world. When combined our furnishings create … read more
The Gift of Gab Gabby wants to hear your story! Share the story of your favorite piece of furniture or accessory and you could win a set of 4 cafe chairs! Perhaps your favorite chair has been passed down for generations, or it was bought in an interesting place. Whatever the item, whatever the story, we want to hear it. Submit a photo along with the story of why your piece is so special to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gabby’s introductions for 2012 include over 35 new accessories. European inspired candlesticks, architecturally inspired lamps, and bowls and hurricanes inspired by the beauty of nature are just a few of the new additions. Accessories are one of the best ways to add your personality to your home decor. Gabby has also expanded our seating options to include more transitional styles and materials such as rattan. These new designs are versatile in function and mix well with any home decor. Upholstered seating, like the Cooper and Conrad Barstools, mix up decor by contrasting dark woods with … read more
Be sure to check our site for specials! In January the site will be updated with a new look and new products. Continue to check in here for more news and announcements! Don’t forget to visit our new showroom in AmericasMart! Gabby hopes you all have a great holiday season!