Susan Ray

Susan Ray

Walk A Day In a Designer’s High Point Market Shoes

Walk A Day In a Designer's High Point Market Shoes

As editors, designers and furniture lovers from around the globe ascend on the Southern city of High Point, North Carolina (aka Furniture capital of the world), for the biannual spring market April 13-17, you may think the talk will be about the latest new launches and furniture designs. But, here, in the Gabby showroom, we know the truth––it’s all about the High Point Market Shoes! Admit it. When you’re walking the halls and catch a glance at a designer walking effortlessly in a pair of stilettos, you do a double-take, and wonder how in the … read more

One of Gabby’s First Customers Shares Her Gabby Style

One of Gabby's First Customers Shares Her Gabby Style

Designer Kristin Capel of a Bit of Britain in Kingsport, Tennessee has been with Gabby from the company’s beginnings. Kristin grew up in the design business, as her mother owned a shop with the same name in Virginia, and Kristin would often work in the shop while her mother would travel to Europe in search of new antiques. And that’s one of the things that Kristin loves so much about Gabby, the products remind her of the antiques she loved growing up. Kristin also loves how the Gabby pieces all mix and blend together so … read more

Atlanta Designer Beth Johnson Shares Her Favorite Gabby Finds

Atlanta Designer Beth Johnson Shares Her Favorite Gabby Finds

  Beth Johnson of B Interiors in Atlanta, Georgia always loves the chance to visit the Gabby showroom to see what’s new. While some of her favorite, go-to pieces are the Seth Coffee Table, the Arnold Chandelier, and the Percy Chandelier, she shops at Gabby because of the amazing mix of case goods and she knows that she can find products that are always on trend. We were glad to have a chance to talk with her this past Atlanta market to hear a little more about her design style, how she pulls a room together … read more

An Inside Look at Gabby’s Quick-Ship Essentials Program

An Inside Look at Gabby's Quick-Ship Essentials Program

The most consistent feedback Gabby has received from our customers is that they love our products so much that they wanted quicker delivery. Our goal then became to create an in-stock program for Gabby in styles that we feel are “Gabbycentric,” representing what the line is all about. We selected  55 casegood skus and 9 tailored frames to be part of our Essentials Program, which is a quick-ship program that we keep in stock so that they will be ready to ship to our customer quickly once the order is made and credit is approved. … read more

West Coast Style Abounds in the Gabby Las Vegas Showroom

West Coast Style Abounds in the Gabby Las Vegas Showroom

Gabby returned to Las Vegas Market this past July in a shared space with sister company Summer Classics in showrooms C-1396 and C-1388. Our designers have even more introductions planned for the winter market to be held January 28 -February 1 that have a hint of the unexpected and a sophisticated, casual feel. Visit our Las Vegas Showroom to see great West Coast Style. Rattan will be a big material used for Gabby this market. Since it’s a very organic and natural material, we’re able to do unique things with it–softer lines that we can … read more

Gabby Showcases the Latest Looks for 2018 at AmericasMart

Gabby Showcases the Latest Looks for 2018 at AmericasMart

More and more, consumers want their homes to be comfortable spaces where they can relax and express their own sense of style. They want their homes to be an experience. Gabby’s Atlanta showroom will be filled with new introductions that reflect this with a mix of beautiful designs, a hint of the unexpected and furniture that elegantly mimics the way people live today.     One-of-A Kind Rattan Designs We’ve reinvented this 1970s trend in fresh, modern new ways that still has a laid-back feel but adds a sense of style to current designs. Many of our Atlanta … read more

Five Designer Holiday Decorating Ideas

Five Designer Holiday Decorating Ideas

Usher in the holidays with decorations and traditions in your home to create memorable moments that will last long after the torn wrapping paper and ripped bows have been discarded. Follow five designer holiday decorating ideas for inspiration to creating your own unique holiday designs.  A Well Dressed Home, Dallas, Texas The first of our designer holiday decorating ideas comes from Carolyn Hrncir and Liz Villarreal of A Well Dressed Home. They love having a mixture of textures to add a festive sparkle, but a warm, comfortable vibe is their goal. “You can do this by mixing burlap and … read more

Gabby Shares Hope with the WellHouse

Gabby Shares Hope with the WellHouse

Gabby was founded on the belief that Life’s Best Moments happen around your home––and that the spaces where you live should be filled with beauty and things that you love. That’s why when Birmingham Designer Jan Ware approached us about a new design project she was undertaking for the WellHouse, we knew that we wanted to be involved. The WellHouse, begun by Tajuan McCarty, exists to extend God’s grace to victims of human sex trafficking. The WellHouse was born of her vision to create a home for women who have been  victims of exploitation. It’s a place where … read more

Gabby High Point Showroom Features Distinctive Design

Gabby High Point Showroom Features Distinctive Design

Tens of  thousands of designers and retailers converged on High Point Market, known as the furniture capital of the country, October 14-18 in search of inspiration and the newest furnishing trends to pass along to their clients. This highly discerning group covers nearly 11.5 million square feet of showroom space to curate thousands of new products to find the freshest resources for their clients. And the Gabby showroom did not disappoint as designers, editors and retailers got a look at more than 100 new introductions reflecting sophistication and style. Style Spotters Several High Point Market … read more

Fresh Decor Trends Featured in High Point Showroom

Fresh Decor Trends Featured in High Point Showroom

Gabby’s High Point Showroom this October market will be filled with a hint of the unexpected. “We really like to use materials in unique ways,” says Gabby Designer Hillary Park. “In each of our new introductions, we use organic forms to add interesting dimensions to rooms.     Rattan will be a big material used in the High Point Showroom. “Since it’s a very organic and natural material, we’re able to do unique things with it—softer lines than what we can achieve with furniture,” says Hllary. “More than what we have, linear and straight lines. Being … read more