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Interior Empire: Transform Your Interior Design Business with These 12 Expert Tips

Interior Empire: Transform Your Interior Design Business with These 12 Expert Tips

Here at Gabby, we love to see our clients succeed––scaling their businesses and filling their portfolios with dream projects––which is why we jump at opportunities to promote ongoing education and meaningful conversation. Last month at High Point Market, we invited LuAnn Nigara, host of top-rated podcast A Well-Designed Business, to moderate a panel on interior design business tips, growth and development. Flooded with positive feedback, we want to share the event’s juiciest insights and lessons! Below, we’ve rounded up twelve of the most poignant takeaways for transforming you interior design business from this design-centric discussion. … read more

Bless This Mess: The Gabby Guide to Stain-proof Fabrics

Bless This Mess: The Gabby Guide to Stain-proof Fabrics

Life is a beautiful mess. Between kids’ crafts, spaghetti dinners, muddy paws, and birthday parties, no home is safe from occasional spills and stains. How can homeowners minimize the mess and prevent permanent damage? Ask around, and you’ll discover that many designers offer the same sage advice: white, cream, and other light-colored textiles are among the easiest fabrics to clean. Of course, choosing the right upholstery takes a little research and preparation. Seeking expert advice for stain-proof fabrics, we turned to interior designer Marie Flanigan of notable Houston design firm Marie Flanigan Interiors. Stain-proof Fabric … read more

New 2019 Product Announcement

New 2019 Product Announcement

For many of you, your friends and family ask about High Point Market the minute you return home from the “Super Bowl” for furniture. They are curious about this twice-a-year pilgrimage to North Carolina to see the latest and greatest in home furnishings. Sometimes it’s hard to translate everything you saw in the in almost 12 million square feet of inspiring showrooms. So, to make life a little easier, we put together a Gabby High Point Market trend guide covering all the latest finds in our new furniture line. Find your favorites and see which … read more

Around the Home with Gabby: Stylish Kids’ Bedroom & Nursery Ideas

Around the Home with Gabby: Stylish Kids' Bedroom & Nursery Ideas

Bedroom Design Tips for Infants, Kids & Teens Every parent desires a safe and peaceful environment where their child can play, learn, and grow. When designing youth, kids’ bedrooms, the furniture and decor options can range from colorful and creative to downright darling! The only problem is…small children don’t stay small for very long. As they spring up (sometimes overnight) their needs, desires, and tastes develop to match their growing bodies. So, how can style-savvy parents upgrade their kids’ bedroom space without overhauling the entire room? Katie McFarlan, studio manager of Chicago-area design firm North Shore Nest, explains: “We love changing … read more

High Point Furniture Market Sneak Peak

High Point Furniture Market Sneak Peak

High Point Furniture Market brings more than 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina in search of the latest furniture market trends and finds. For Gabby, it is an all hands-on deck event full of hustle and bustle. With market only a few days away, our design team is putting their final touches to our new product introductions. “It’s been exciting to see all of our new products arriving,” says Gabby Designer, Kai-ning Huang, “We love the new finishes we are introducing and can’t wait to see how our customers at High Point react to … read more

How to Clean Acrylic Lucite Furniture

How to Clean Acrylic Lucite Furniture

  Q: How do I clean acrylic? A: Acrylic care consists of no more than normal wipe-cleaning to keep it looking new. Chemicals should never be used, and care should be taken to avoid scratches. Q: How can I remove scratches from acrylic? A: Removing acrylic scratches (ones that you can see or feel by passing a fingernail over them) can be accomplished by using Novus2 or Novus3 cleaner, depending on the severity of the scratch. If your acrylic piece is scored or gouged deeply, contact us for more detailed options that include sanding and … read more

The History of Acrylic Furniture

The History of Acrylic Furniture

Furniture with a Clear Future Acrylic, also known as lucite, is a material often associated with either Hollywood Regency glamor or Disco-era, but 80 years after it was first created, it is still a versatile and a beloved material in interiors. Let’s take a look at the history behind this acrylic material, as you will see it used often in Gabby furniture and lighting: History Timeline of Design Lucite is actually a brand name for a kind of acrylic resin that is basically the same thing as Plexiglas; the Kleenex of acrylic   The material … read more

Customize Your Upholstery Quick!

Customize Your Upholstery Quick!

Introducing Gabby’s Tailored Quick-Ship Essentials The most consistent feedback Gabby has received from our customers is that they love our Quick-Ship Essentials program so much; however, they wish that there were more options for tailored items. With our NEW quick-ship tailored program we are offering you just that! You will now have the option to select from over 20+ of our stocked fabrics; including 4 leather options, in any one of our frames to create your own unique, custom upholstered piece that will be made in three weeks plus delivery time. Schon Duke, Vice President … read more

Life’s Best Moments…Furnished High Point Market Photo Content

Life's Best Moments...Furnished High Point Market Photo Content

What does “Life’s Best Moments…Furnished” mean to you? Everyone will be different, that is the beauty of this concept! With High Point Market right around the corner we are launching our Life’s Best Moments…Furnished social media campaign with Steelyard where you will have the chance to share with us what this concept means to you.   At Gabby, we believe that many of life’s best moments happen in and around the most intimate place in our lives…within what we call home. Our home can reflect us – not just our individual style but our overall lifestyle. … read more

Around the Home with Gabby: Home Office Decor Idea’s

Around the Home with Gabby: Home Office Decor Idea's

A home office can be a place to be productive as well as a place to inspire a flow of creativity and allow you to get down to business. Whether you work from home or simply enjoy having a space for reading and crafting, a home office should feel warm and inviting without all of the work-load mess! To help update or create your own productive space, follow along as we give you the best home office decor idea’s for a stylish and functional space that will allow to get down to business. 7 Home … read more