Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Catching up with Joe Ruggiero


This week, we sat down with Joe Ruggiero, a man who has done it all in the design industry. From broadcaster to pitchman, marketing guru and product designer, Joe's career has touched on all facets of the industry and it was fascinating to hear how he was always ready to seize the opportunities as they presented themselves. We discussed his beautiful collections of furnishings, casegoods, outdoor furniture and Sunbrella fabrics (which he uses indoors and out).







       

                       
   
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Getting "Faux Real" with designer Jamie Drake


Last week, Megan and Linda held our first ever in-person interview when we sat down with interior designer Jamie Drake in the press office at the High Point Market. Jamie had just addressed the press breakfast, discussing upcoming trends in interior design, melding his own work with the trend forecasting of event sponsor Swarovski Elements. We chatted with Jamie about his background and how he came to be known as the "King of Color".  We discussed in detail the rooms shown below so you'll be able to follow along.





       

                       
   
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    We missed Joni on this trip, but had a lot of fun doing an in-person interview - background noise and all!