homearama 2015: furniture scoop! plus giveaway!

I am soooooo behind with the HomeArama 2015 scoop, but if you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen more than a few sneak peeks.  And did you notice the really big hint I dropped last week??

Ethan Allen Matisse Chic Living RoomWith construction quickly drawing to a close, I’ve been firmly focused on the decorating selections — and I am beyond delighted to share that I’ve partnered with Ethan Allen to furnish the home!  (If you weren’t at last week’s Muses event in Pineville, you missed a great time and the big announcement.)

Ethan Allen Quincy Bed in TurquoiseHave you seen the new Ethan Allen?  Over the last twenty or so years, Ethan Allen has been reinventing itself  into the modern global design brand that it is today.  Long gone is the over-emphasis on early American and colonial styles.  Today’s Ethan Allen reflects design diversity ranging from classic to modern and incorporating international influences.  They’ve coined the term “The Next Classics,” which fits their style perfectly.

Ethan Allen Baldwin Settee in Hot Pink with Nailhead DetailPlus, in the wake of the Great Recession, Ethan Allen recommitted to its American workshops and manufactures approximately two-thirds of its product line domestically.  Proof in point?  Ethan Allen is selling “Made in the USA” to the Chinese market.

Rosette Wall MirrorEthan Allen is a favorite resource for my Double Day Design clients, and it’s because the Ethan Allen “value proposition” is so strong — timeless style, excellent custom service and accessible pricing.

Ethan Allen Monterey Skirted SofaI’ve highlighted just a few of my favorite products in this post, and you can believe that you’ll be seeing them at HomeArama 2015.  And now for the giveaway!  Muses, the new Ethan Allen coffee table book, is beautiful, and I have one copy to send a lucky reader.   Simply comment here or on any of my Ethan Allen-related posts on social media (Twitter, Instagram or Facebook), and you’ll be entered to win.

In the meantime, be sure to mark your calendars!  HomeArama 2015 opens July 18, 2015 and closes August 2, 2015.  You won’t want to miss the beautiful Cheval development and four brand new, fully designed custom homes.

All photos via Ethan Allen. 

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muses launch party on wednesday!

Attention, Charlotte friends and fellow style aficionados!  Will you join me this Wednesday, May 20?
Ethan Allen Muses BookEthan Allen is hosting an event at the Pineville store to celebrate the launch of their new book, Muses.  If you were at Design Bloggers Conference in Atlanta, you’ve already gotten a sneak preview!  All attendees will receive a copy of the book.
Ethan Allen InvitationIn addition to hors d’oeuvres and wine, there will be a silent auction to benefit A Child’s Place and also a preview of the latest fashions from Sloan boutique.  Fashion + decor + help for homeless kids … all in one place?!  Be still my beating heart.  Quite a few of the auction items are gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, but perhaps the most exciting is seven days’ lodging, including breakfast, in London.  Now that’s the best excuse for a summer vacation that I’ve ever heard!!
Ethan Allen Invitation 2I’ve attached the invitation with all of the details, including RSVP information.  Please drop by if you can!  Hint, hint — I’ve partnered with Ethan Allen on an exciting upcoming project, and I’ll be sharing a few words with all the details!
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