See Gabby's blog posts on decorating with transitional furniture, eclectic furniture, and antique style furniture.

Around the Home with Gabby: Dining Room Ideas with Definition

Around the Home with Gabby: Dining Room Ideas with Definition

It’s been said the kitchen is the heart of the home. But we’d argue that where you eat is just as important as what you serve. Eating and entertaining is about coming together as family or friends, and whether it’s a breakfast table, kitchen counter, or table set for 12, every meal deserves a beautiful spot to enjoy it. So clear those crumbs, break out your favorite china, and revitalize your dining spaces with the inspiration here. 7 Dining Room Ideas That Make Us Swoon: 1. Scale Appropriately   View this post on Instagram   … read more

5 Tips for Creating Antique Style in the Home

5 Tips for Creating Antique Style in the Home

Antique Style: Mixing the Old and the New Every successful interior should have one thing in common – a mix of the old and new. Not every budget can accommodate an “antiques only” museum look. Adding modern furniture provides a balance and a fresh touch. Seamlessly blending antiques and transitional furniture creates something we like to call antique style. Here are 5 tips for creating an antique style: First, decide on what type of style. If it’s modern, then you can add a touch of chinoiserie or if you favor French interiors, add an ornate Louis … read more

10 Tips for Family-Friendly Holiday Decorating

10 Tips for Family-Friendly Holiday Decorating

As a working mother with a busy schedule and full household, Lauren Clement is an expert at making the most of her time and energy. Her secret? Keep it simple, and create impactful moments that make a strong visual impression with the least amount of stress. We asked her to share her best ideas for making any space stylishly – but practically – festive. “Christmas comes and goes quickly,” she says. “Make it magical!” Here, her top 10 tips for family-friendly holiday decorating: 1. Start early! Clement always starts decorating the weekend after Thanksgiving. “We … read more

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

The Gabby Guide to Stain-proof Fabrics

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

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