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 email@example.com.
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!
In the spirit of the holiday season we wanted to highlight some of our favorite design blogs from the past year. There are so many great bloggers in the interior design industry, and here are just a few that keep us reading.We’ve included portions of recent posts from the blogs, and once you read them you’ll see why their some of our favorites. coco+kelley: Blogging from Seattle, Cassandra LaValle posts everything from her favorite fashion trends to home inspiration. She melts over her favorite products and gives useful ideas for how to use them in … read more
Gabby traveled to High Point, NC for our third show at the International Furniture Market October 22-27. Over the past few years Gabby has become a more recognizable brand, and the changes we’ve made in our products and showroom display have not gone unnoticed. This market, we debuted our new Gabby Tailored custom upholstery collection that featured a variety of colorful linens. Gabby also introduced several new transitional accent pieces, mixing materials such as rattan, stone, recycled wood, and painted fabrics. We also expanded our accessory collection with several antique reproductions and concrete pieces. Not … read more
Here at Gabby, we are getting inspired by Hollywood icons from the 40s and 50s. One of the actresses whose charisma, beauty, and style that inspires us is Rita Hayworth. Many know her from her break out role in, Cover Girl, where she danced along side Gene Kelly, and from her sensational appearance as the lead in the 1946 film, Gilda. Hayworth’s talents as a dancer and singer, combined with her Spanish and Irish heritage solidified her as a Hollywood glamour star in the 40s. Her presence on and off screen is still an inspiration … read more
Image from Tongue in Cheek Blog. The Inspiration behind the Whitfield Wall Table The French are known for their cuisine and the loving effort that goes into every dish served. A baker’s day starts early in the morning before the rest of the city awakens, and he works for hours to create beautiful pastries and breads. The breads and pastries cool on his baking rack as they await customers. Gabby takes the functionality from the baker’s rack and designs a multifunctional table. Through our attention to detail, such as the fabric covered shelves and iron … read more
We are hosting a Meet -n- Tweet October 22 & 23 from 4-7pm to show off our spectacular 2012 introductions! What is a Meet -n- Tweet? Well, it’s a traditional showroom cocktail social, but the Gabby team and all of our visitors will be Tweeting about our new products. We’re creating products that are different than anything Gabby has done before, and we want everyone that’s coming by the showroom to share in the fun. What if I don’t have a Twitter or don’t know how to Tweet? That’s okay, creating a Twitter account is … read more
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This summer, Gabby is upholding our mission to give back to communities through the charitable efforts of Gabby dealers and our dedicated team of sales representatives across the country. On August 11, Gabby gave back by donating a Nancy Cabinet and Jane Mirror to support Luxe Home Interiors’ raffle at their event, Extraordinary Tablescapes in Wilmington, NC. The event was for the benefit of Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. To view photos of the event, see the album from Focus On The Coast Magazine. Along with the raffle to win home decor, Extraordinary Tablescapes featured … read more
At Gabby, we’re not a typical home decor company, and we’re not centered around what everyone else is doing. That’s why our approach to being eco-friendly isn’t the same as other companies. Here are a few of the products from our new line that are created using recycled materials. For every order Gabby receives, we make a donation to plant a tree.
Here are a few questions we are often asked, and they can serve as background on how Gabby works. 1. Do you sell directly to the public? Our products are available to the trade only, but are sold to the public through reputable retail stores (dealers) and approved designers. To find a store in your area visit, Find a Dealer. For the trade, find one of our dedicated Sales Representatives in your area or visit one of our Showrooms. 2. Where can I see your products? Pictures of all of our Products are available on … read more
Bloggers keep Gabbing about Gab, and Gabby can’t keep from sharing it with you. Smart Deco July 22, 2011. Friday Finds: Multifunctional Ottomans We love the Voltaire Tufted Ottoman by Gabby Home. This beautiful French ottoman is incredibly versatile: it would work well as a coffee table, seating, or placed at the foot of a bed. Unexpected textiles such as linen and burlap make this piece one-of-a-kind. We’re pleased to say this lovely ottoman will be available at www.smartdecohome.com in August, so stay tuned! Read the entire post from Smart Deco. From July 11, … read more
Follow my blog with Bloglovin How many times do you sit down with a home decor magazine and think, “If only my house could look like that?” Well, often it’s so discouraging to think that your house couldn’t ever be “magazine ready” or feel like a French chateau. The truth is, you probably don’t live in a chateau nestled in the French country side. That’s okay, because with some inspiration, your home decor can evoke the same tranquility and beauty of magazine photos, still be a reflection of your personality, and be beautiful and liveable … read more
An antique mirror and white finish on weathered poplar legs, evoke an elegant yet glamorous personality for the Martine Demilune table. The table alone is enough to spark conversation, but encorporated into an entryway or living room would bring unique details into the story of your home. The Hollywood glamour and the vintage antique chic appeal of the Martine Demilune table uses the appeal of accent mirrors in a unique and practical way. Simplifying decor by using several elements; from antique mirror to weathered elegantly curved legs, this one table accomplishes so many design tasks … read more
Plant-It 2020 is a non-profit organization that plants trees across the world in areas where they will not be harvested. Last year, as part of our continual efforts to give back to communities across the world, Gabby partnered with the organization. For every product Gabby sales, a tree will be planted through Plant-It 2020. The organization also funds a cooking stove initiative that provides fuel-efficient stoves in countries in Central America. Providing educational services for teachers and communities on how to be more conscientious of the environment, and how to improve the world around is … read more
Antique reproductions are commonplace in the furniture market these days. Manufacturers seek out unique pieces of furniture to replicate, bringing them to market to show their “copies.” This is not a very novel concept. At Gabby, we are constantly striving to change the way our customers think about furniture. Yes, we are often inspired by antique or found pieces but we like to go one step further. We often add materials such as antique mirror, iron accents, fabric, giving our products unique details that separate them from the masses. Take the Kate Linen Table for … read more