Mary Glenn Culp

Mary Glenn Culp

Designer Tori Alexander Shares Her Favorite Finds from AmericasMart

Designer Tori Alexander Shares Her Favorite Finds from AmericasMart

“Southern style is all about honoring the past while embracing design trends of today … that’s more important now than ever,” explains interior designer Tori Alexander, owner of Alexander Interiors . A Nashville native, Alexander’s design aesthetic has evolved in tandem with the rapidly growing city she still calls home. Preserving classic Southern elegance with a transitional twist, Alexander designs for a new generation of stylish Southerners. This July, Alexander traveled to Atlanta for one of the summer’s hottest interior design events: the International Home Furnishings Market hosted by AmericasMart Atlanta. Never missing an opportunity … read more

10 Trends to Watch in West Coast Design

10 Trends to Watch in West Coast Design

Season after season, we’re consistently impressed by the rising tide of design influence emanating from the west coast. With breathtaking beaches, soaring mountain ranges, and culture-rich cities, there is no shortage of aesthetic inspiration driven by design centers from Seattle to San Diego. This week, as we follow the summer sunshine to Las Vegas Market, we’ll also take a closer look at 2018’s design forecast. Ahead, we dive into ten of today’s most intriguing trends in west coast design. 1. Golden Age Glamour: Originated by silver screen starlets in the 1930’s, Old Hollywood glamour is … read more

Gabby Returns to Summer Classics’ 17th Annual Garden Party

Gabby Returns to Summer Classics' 17th Annual Garden Party

Gabby will join luxury outdoor furniture brand and sister company, Summer Classics for the 17th Annual Garden Party. Designers and dealers from all over the country will arrive in Birmingham for the event to be held at the corporate headquarters July 24-26. This year’s theme, “Design,” will be a celebration of Life’s Best Moments Furnished, for the indoors and out. Exclusive Previews Our customers will be the first to preview the newest Gabby introductions, which include relaxed, natural looks that can go into modern transitional designs. The Gabby designers are taking a look at how … read more

Gabby is Ready for Its’ Close-up!

Gabby is Ready for Its' Close-up!

While it is an intriguing plot line or a favorite actor that usually draws me to the movies, often the real reason are the interiors. Recently an intriguing pair of rattan chairs caught my eye at the new film Book Club, starring four women at various stages of their lives who meet over wine and discuss books, love and life. Starring Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candace Bergen and Mary Steenburgen, the “rom-com” is the ultimate chick-flick and fun for all ages. Fonda plays a wealthy single hotelier, Steenburgen a married restauranteur, Bergen a perpetually single … read more

Relaxed & Refined Style Abounds Inside Gabby Atlanta Market Showroom

For the Gabby team this may be one of the busiest times of the year as we head into Atlanta Market! With market only a week away, our design team is putting their final touches to nearly 100 new product introductions.

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At Gabby we are constantly shifting our designs to accommodate the eclectic and transitional style that defines our customers. Gabby’s Atlanta showroom will be filled with nearly 100 new introductions that reflect this with a beautiful mix of designs, a hint of the unexpected and furniture that offers a relaxed and refined look…furniture that mimics the lifestyle our customers live.

Conversation Starters

Dinner discussions and family gatherings flow easily over a round dining table, while a long, rectangular table can play up the room’s length and make it look longer. Regardless of the size, Gabby recognizes the need for beautiful dining tables that are timeless in design, yet transitional in style.

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Feminine curves arrange in 4 legs on the Kendleton dining table. Beautifully proportioned, this round dining table is finished in a whitewashed wood with brass metal accents atop the pie patterned table top.

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A transitional take on the classic Parsons table, the Sonoma Dining Table has a subtle groove detail on the dark walnut finish top, antique brass accents on the legs, and a rectangular metal stretcher. The mix of wood and brass, adds a formal, yet refined style to any room.

Woven in Time

A major trend that we have seen in the industry is the use of natural materials in and around the home. Rattan offers just that as it brings a relaxed touch of sophistication to any space, adding an extra touch of texture and warmth.

 

 

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A graceful waterfall silhouette in two tone rattan wraps around the frame of the new Bennet Stool.

Gabby will introduce over 10 different pieces composed of rattan. Each piece is thoughtfully made special by mixing tone-on-tone colors made from the unique skin of the rattan stalk, attributing to the more natural appearance of each piece. We’ve added an interesting twist to several of the pieces by introducing a mix of leather and rattan, making a bold statement to any space.

 

Great Things in Store

Chest and cabinets are designed for style and function. Big or small, storage pieces add an element of purposeful and functional design to every space. Our designers understand how important these pieces are to everyone’s home, which is why we continue to introduce new styles and designs.

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Rustic styling meets refined functionality in the recycled wood and metal Lowell Bar Cabinet. A new design for Gabby, this Bar Cabinet opens to reveal a mirrored interior with wine racks and ample storage space.

This market you will see a shift as we will be introducing a number of larger chest pieces, perfect for any bedroom.

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Our new Leona Dresser offers the perfect amount of storage. The beautiful pairing of soft cream, natural sea grass covered drawers, and brass accents makes for a great bedroom dresser.

Join us!

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It’s Island Time: Gabby’s Best Kitchen Island Lighting

It's Island Time: Gabby's Best Kitchen Island Lighting

It appears that almost every new home or kitchen remodel these days has that one item your kitchen can’t live without – an island. While these must-have additions provide a great space to prep food and double as a spot to eat or serve as an extra buffet table when entertaining, they are the most perplexing when it comes to lighting. Slim yet stylish in nature, the ubiquitous pendant can do it all – provide illumination for kitchen tasks, accent a certain area or when put on a dimmer, set the mood for dining. When … read more

5 Simple Ways to Show Your Guest Bedroom Some Love

5 Simple Ways to Show Your Guest Bedroom Some Love

Summer days are finally here, providing a great opportunity to travel. And if you’re hosting traveling family and friends this season, you want to make sure that you have a cozy and inviting place for them to rest. That’s why we share with you our top ideas for getting your guest room ready for those out-of-towners.   Pictured: Gabby Aria Bed, Marilyn Chest, Rosie Chest, Cohen Table Lamp, and Joseph Bench Guests should be able to enjoy a relaxing stay in an inspiring space that lets them feel rested and loved. We’ve collected our top … read more

Gabby High Point Market Trend Report

Gabby High Point Market Trend Report

Over 75,000 designers, retailers and editors joined together at High Point Furniture Market, also known as the largest furniture market in the world, April 13-18 in search of inspiration and the latest trends and finds the industry has to offer. With the first High Point Furniture Market for 2018 behind us, the Gabby team looks back at a few market highlights and top design trends showcased this market season. High Point Showroom The Gabby showroom did not disappoint this year as our creative team put together a beautiful showroom design filled with over 60 new … 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 week 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 them.” … read more

Wendy Jane by Gabby High Point Market Preview

Wendy Jane by Gabby High Point Market Preview

Infused with happiness, energy, and colorful prints, Gabby is thrilled to welcome a new sister-company, Wendy Jane by Gabby, to the family. With the official launch just around the corner, our new High Point Showroom will feature this new curated collection of indoor and outdoor performance pillows, comprised of more than 600 pillow options, each handcrafted in the USA using fashion forward fabrics durable enough to withstand weather, pets, and whatever else life brings to the table! The innovative pillow line is the inspiration of Wynne White Martin, daughter of Summer Classics founder Bew White, … read more