I wait for this show anxiously every year, planning and creating my list of the exhibits I would love to see. Why, so anxious; you might say…to ask the many questions; to indulge in what’s new, up and coming!
Many of the representatives are returning from earlier years, so I’ve gotten to know them pretty well. So it’s always great to see how they’re doing.
I’d arrived on Friday, so teased with the beautiful weather, for the day was 72 degrees and returned on Saturday; a comfortable 52 degrees! I and many of the attendees were so pleasantly happy to attend the show; browse and touch!
Upon entering, there was such a buzz. All types of people, from designers, artists to mothers with their baby strollers; trying to get ideas and perhaps get a moment of relief to have a moment to finally sit down.
The Home Show has everything that you could want in your home, an entourage of sponsors to choose from. You name it, it could be found! Broken into categories, the attendee would find:
- Antiques & Mid-Century Furnishings
- Building Products
- Carpets & Rugs
- Design Services
- Fabric & Trimmings
- Kitchen & Bath
- Outdoor Furnishings
- Stone & Tile
Even down to having the perfect orchid! There is no way that I could show you everything, but here are a few of my favorites! Ok, let’s begin!
If you are looking for a unique style, please stop by The Paris Apartment Boudoir; they specializing in French Lucite & mirrored furniture, very European!
Très chic et beau! Looking afar, the wallpaper looked like silk, it wasn’t; this shows you how a beautiful pattern can be just as fabulous! To see how this beautiful exhibit was transpired from beginning to the result and to also read about the owner’s, Claudia Strasser’s vision; please go to http://parisapartment.wordpress.com. AND so you know, I will be inquiring about that vintage working phone!<on desk!!>
Drake Design Associates, showed that color if you like it, display it. Yellow, turquoise and black, yes it can be brought into your space. Why? Because you want it. Located on the upper East side, this group of designers gave me a lot of ideas and gave me smiles. As for the owner, thee Jamie Drake, he can pick out a fabric for me anytime! http://drakedesignassociates.com/
Foundry, the most intriguing beautiful chandeliers a woman could die for! If you looking for something different, this is the place! Located in New York and LA. www.foundrylighting.com
Lillian August, one of my favorites for product choice! they have just opened up a Lillian August NYC on West 20th St. A magnificent store, where you can get great ideas and be introduced to the many styles from Art accessories, window treatments to floor coverings. A must, www.lillianaugust.com
Looking for great china for your wedding registry. I saw this beautiful set, there were Swarovski crystals on the charger, plate trims and around the cups <or you can pretend their diamonds!>.
I waited quite awhile for the sale representative to come back to get some information, no luck! However, I did take a photo to give you some ideas!
Then there’s DINING BY DESIGN New York, premier fundraising event for DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, always gives the designers and students a treat, requesting them to design based on their own imagination and vision, No restrictions! I love it when a plan comes together!
Then…… I ended the day by going to City Lights Diner. All I can say it’s everything a diner should be! Not overpowering, not fancy at all…just comforting food made with care!
I had an open-faced reuben sandwich with french fries and a side plate of onion rings! All accompanied with the best orange soda a girl could ever have! Everyone was so nice; an hour just flew by. I left there happy; happy! They are on Facebook, who isn’t! www.facebook.com/ciddiner.
Architectural Digest’s Home Show was quite extraordinary! Hope you can get some ideas. And don’t forget there’s always next year to attend! Enjoy!
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