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High Point Wrap Up

Wow, where does the time go? We’ve been so busy here at Vintage Scout, that it’s been almost a month already since we attended the High Point Furniture Market. Sarah and I came back inspired by all the wonderful new things we saw. Let me share a little of it with you.Bowl

Brass is back whether you want to believe it or not. I love it! It’s not the tacky brass you’re remembering from cheap hardware and light fixtures. Lee_Dining_Chair

The details on this Lee dining chair are fabulous.Lee-Stools

And these fur & lucite stools? GAH!!!!!!Loop-Stools

More stool cuteness.Mitchell-Black

I fell in love with Mitchell Black and their modern way of displaying art. Stanley

Stanley’s new collection inspired by midcentury modern is fantastic! You’ll see brass again here in the desk base.Vanguard-Stool

It was our first time visiting the Vanguard showroom and we were not disappointed.Wearstler-Vis-Comf

If you follow along on Instagram you saw we met Kelly Wearstler. She was at market promoting her new line of lighting and it is amazing! It will be available next summer, and yes, you see brass again.

There was so much more! I always feel like attending market is so important as a designer. It keeps our interiors fresh and evolving. It is motivating and inspiring. It is so important to know what resources are available as each client’s style and taste is different. If you’d like to update your space with the newest and coolest, give us a call- we’d love in inject your home with some of what we saw and experienced.

Cabin Bathroom

Some of you may know we have been in a long battle to honor my Dad’s wishes to keep his beloved mountain cabin as a family retreat. Well, that day has finally come and we now have a wonderful property in the North Georgia mountains for the whole family to enjoy. While the property was empty, there was a water leak that went undetected for some time. Needless to say, we have some renovations that need to happen. One of those spaces is a small bathroom that basically needed gutting. What could be considered a pain in the rear, is a blessing in disguise, as the whole home needs a little updating. These are the inspiration vanities:c0390d2381f96e23c1dc7cade3347096002da70bcaa0 600983d97d520cbaf1f1e1a8beb484f3

The floors in this part of the cabin are 12″ Georgia pine, unstained. They naturally yellow over time. They were in the original cabin and cover the floors, walls, cathedral ceilings, so we will not be messing with those. Even though I’d rather see them less yellow, there is just too much square footage to try to change it.

We will create a pine countertop to match the floors. Here is the sink and faucet combo I’ll use:Cabin sink & faucetThe sink is Kohler and the faucet is Newport Brass. And thinking about these light fixtures:CHD2933AI-CGPossibly this wallpaper from Duro of Sweden:d7d23236cf97f63ac24e677f1596986d

I’ll probably toss in a vintage mirror so I’m on the lookout for the right one. Maybe this one:SAM_0190

Anyone have any wonderful cabin inspiration out there? We’ve got lots of spaces to do and I look forward to sharing the process with you! We are shooting to spend our Thanksgiving holiday there, so I’ve got to get busy.

On another note, we leave this weekend for High Point market. Can’t wait to see what’s new out there. Look for our finds on Instagram. You can find me at @scoutdeb and Sarah at @sargibs Happy Monday everyone!

Light Fixtures

There are very few rules I follow in my design process. One of them is when it comes to lighting, don’t skimp. Light fixtures are one of those things where you get what you pay for.

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Here are a few we just specified for a special someone who just happens to be a curly red haired girl moving to Nashville. These gorgeous pieces paired with some vintage finds will make Dana’s home the envy of Franklin.

It’s no lie, at Vintage Scout we’re all about good light fixtures. Call us to update, upgrade, or just freshen up yours.

Think Pink

I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since High Point market and I haven’t even filled you in on what I took away as incoming trends. The consensus among designers was that it was a really good market. I think the reason is that there was color, color, and more color! After several seasons of “gray being the new black”, I know I for one, am excited to see some bright yet approachable colors in the next few seasons. The color that really stood out for me in all elements was PINK.

Pillows, walls, rugs, lighting, accessories, artwork and more!

So what are your thoughts on pink? Would you go for a pink wall covering in a room other than a girls’ room? I think pink can be very sophisticated and flattering when the right tone is used and in the right context. If you think you want to go pink, give me a call. I’d love to find the right place for it in your home.

Kerrie Brown Furnishings

We’ve got an exciting find from “Down Under”. Not even sure how we came across this loveliness, but somehow we did and we’re super glad. Our Kerrie Brown fabric arrived today!

We’re making two custom lampshades for a salon project. Because doesn’t that print scream “HAIR!”?Are you all familiar with Kerrie Brown?  From her website:

Renowned designer and Academy Award nominated set decorator Kerrie Brown has launched a dramatic soft furnishings collection.

Drawing from 25 years cinematic experience as a set decorator on acclaimed international productions, the KERRIE BROWN design studio has created a limited edition range of cushions, lamp shades, table ware and window blinds that mix a modern aesthetic, a luminous colour palette and Kerrie’s passion for the art and design of centuries passed. The result is a very original mix of whimsy, sophistication and fun.

Yeah, we might be in love.

The Madness That Is Our Design Space

Well, if you’ve been into Vintage Scout anytime in the last week or so, you’ve been met with a mess. Our sincerest apologies. What we thought would be a quick weekend project exploded into full-fledged mayhem.

It is a desperately needed update. We painted and are adding new lighting.

Always important for a designer to be able to see color; ya think? The space is slowly coming back together, so be ready for a new exciting design space at the studio. And to let you in on a little secret… new inventory is coming soon. Stay tuned!

High Point- Day One Wrap Up

We arrived in High Point, NC yesterday for the International Furniture Market and hit the ground running.

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We stopped by our favorite lighting showroom to see what’s new and look at a few details for some clients.

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We’re not sure why, but we were both lovin’ this print of a target.

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Your Scouts are always on the lookout for what’s cool and new out there. We found Chris Bruning and Groovy Stuff. These peace signs are made from old barrels. Loved his line!

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Of course we had to get ourselves a little treat. A Glenda Gies handbag should do the trick.

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Well, it’s time to get ready and get out there again. Day two and all it’s treasures awaits us. Make sure you are following us on Facebook and Twitter to get up to the minute peeks at what we’re seeing and doing.

Atlanta Market

Hi y’all! I’m doing a quick breeze through the Atlanta Home Furnishings Market.

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Picking out a few things for the store and finding some goodies for clients. Here’s a little sneak peek of what was out there today.

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I love this lamp. Yes, I love lamp. Does anyone else out there feel the same?

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What an amazing pattern on this oversized chest. Its 55″ wide and 48″ tall. A statement piece if you have a home for it.

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Lots of bling and sparkle. Ooh la la

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I’ve got the perfect placement for this bench in mind. Now I’ve just got to make it happen.

There’s more to come, but for now I’ve got to lay my little head down to rest because tomorrow’s another big day. You see it’s off to Scott Antique Market to scout for more treasures. If you see something here you’re interested in, give us a call 937.312.9461 or email info@vintagescout.com for more information. And be sure to visit our website and shop at www.vintagescout.com

PS: Blogging for the first time from my new ipad. Playing with instagram, too. So forgive any boo boos and if you have any helpful hints for me, feel free to leave them in the comments.

It’s Just Paint

“It’s just paint.” Yep, if you’re a client of mine, you’ve heard me say that before. Well I just saw a project by Nicole Cohen of the Sketch42 Blog that drives this phrase home. I’ve got to share it with you.

She painted those Keith Haring-esque walls herself.In her blog about the project, she mentions her back up plan was to paint the walls black if the design went awry. She created this space for a bachelor client and all I can say is WOW! I love the West Elm chandelier she placed over the classic tulip table. I absolutely can’t wait to see the rest of the living room when she finishes that.

In the words of Goose “Gutsiest move I ever saw.” After all… it’s just paint.

If you feel like getting creative but need the nudge or the advice on pulling it all together, drop us a line or give a call; we’d love to work with you.

These Little Scouts Went To Market

We’re finally home from North Carolina, and barely had a chance to breathe. Here’s the last of our market round up and some of our rants and raves about High Point International Home Furnishings Market

Saw this great photograph of Barbie and Ken. The vendor promised to send us more information on the artist. He does a series of these.

Awesome reproduction sign will be in the studio this December. Other signs included “Drive In” and an arrow. We are also getting a lit Eiffel Tower.

What a fabulous swing arm lamp. We visited one of our favorite vendors, Visual Comfort, to see what was new. Not disappointed! Make sure to call us for your lighting needs; we’ve got the best sources!

This was the feel good story of market. A line called “Goods Made Good”. Goodwill industries of Wisconsin employing people to make construct ah-maz-ing textiles from mens shirting and suiting that didn’t sell at the Goodwill store. We loved it and ordered some pillows for the shop. We know you will love it too!

On to rants and raves: Snaps to the people that put on the market. It was well run and the transportation was timely and dependable. More snaps to the restaurants both in the market and the outlying areas. We had really good meals. And best of all, we met some really great people. It is always fun to network with designers and reps from other parts of the country. OK, now for our rants. Hotels: the consensus is hotels in the area are overpriced and not so great. Just a thought: there are probably several dozen designers who would barter some work for a stay at market. Our other gripe is vendors and reps who think they are just too good for the people they don’t recognize. You have no idea who we are and what we might become someday. Yes, we might write smaller orders than some of the “whoody whos”; but that’s today. Treat everyone with respect. Seriously, what’s the fun of having a blog if you can’t jump on the soap box every now and then?

We are looking forward to new merchandise coming in soon! Stop by soon or if you’re not in the area, check out our new online shop

Day Two- High Point Market

Another fun, successful day, exploring at market. So far, I think this is my favorite find. Acrylic antlers. Hot, hot, hot!

 

We had a little mini love affair at Bobo. Check out this dining table. Also available in round.

 

Planters from reclaimed wood, again from Bobo.

 

We are racking our brains where we can place this sconce from Bobo. It is amazing.

 

This is the kind of taxidermy Dana approves of. We love the bull. Once again, Bobo.

 

We found a great new source for some nice priced chandys and tables. 

 

We noticed a trend toward deep seating. Seems every new chair or sofa sat a little deep for shorties like us. Hi Edith Ann!

 

Removable and repositional temporary wallpaper. Perfect for apartments or those of you afraid to commit.

 

Lots of antiques to look at here. This vintage train seat was really fun.

As soon as we post this, we hop the shuttle for another day of discovery. We come back to the hotel each night completely exhausted, but there is so much to say about the inspiration we draw just from being here. We’re excited to get back to the Store and start designing! Stay tuned…

Our Favorite Market Finds- Day One

Woo Hoo, We’re at High Point this week, home of the largest home furnishings market. Wanted to share some of the fun things we’ve seen so far.

We love this stone table in the foreground of this picture. Indoors or out. In the background is a large basket with French stenciling. It would be a great laundry hamper. Think we’ll be bringing these back to the shop.

Pretty sure you know about our infatuation with Jonathan Adler. Sink your teeth into this shark. Every week can be Shark Week if you had this.

We saw lots of green. And not wimpy green; good green. Like the color of life green. We might be spending some green on some green.

Here’s Dana signing our life away on our new pillow line. Seriously, you will love these linen pillows and poofs. You can design your own with different colors of linen, trim and personalize with a monogram.

There was a chorus of angels singing when I saw this fixture. I believe it may be going over an island in a cabin. True Love!

 

We both immediately thought of Fifi when we saw this moss installation at Natural Curiosites. One of our favorite vendors we saw yesterday.

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, after dinner and drinks at our upholstery vendor, Lee, we headed back to catch our shuttle to the hotel. An oldie but goodie was playing at the concert series, so we got to hear Starship (sans Grace Slick- so does that really count?) They sounded good and we jammed to some “Find Your Way Back” before actually finding our way back to our hotel and collapsing for the night. Stay tuned for more of the Vintage Scout Market Experience.