May 17, 2012

the best products i didn’t style-spot, part ii — chelsea house


Time for another round of the best products at High Point Market that I didn’t style-spot!   Really, you have no idea how hard it was to hand out only twenty-five “Style Spotter” cards — so I’m consoling myself by highlighting my other favorites right here.  Check out this crazy fabulous seahorse cocktail table from Chelsea House!

I have to admit that this table is pretty far outside my personal comfort zone — but isn’t that how you know you’ve found something fabulous?  When it totally isn’t “you,” but it speaks to you anyway.   I chalk this up, at least partially, to Sarah‘s influence and my heightened appreciation of Palm Beach chic!   Now, it’s not something I would use for my clients with infant twins — the unframed glass top would be asking for trouble — but once you get out of the “danger zone” in terms of childproofing, I adore glass for its easy clean-up!

Chelsea House was a “new to me” vendor, but I can tell you it won’t stay “new to me” for long!  I could have happily brought home artwork …

any number of occasional tables …

and accessories galore.  In quite a coincidence, I had been searching everywhere — fruitlessly — for a large lavender tray.  I need it for my own house!  

There’s going to be even more to look forward to during October’s High Point Market, because designer Lisa Kahn-Allen is going to be unveiling a new product line with Chelsea House.

Lisa creates gorgeous rooms like this, so you know her line will be unbelievable.  I will absolutely be headed that way to “style-spot” in the fall, so stay tuned!

Last but not least, a huge thank you to everyone who voted in the Circle of Moms contest.  With your incredible support, I was among one of the Top 25 Home Design Moms, and I couldn’t be more delighted.  Merci beaucoup!

What do you think of the seahorse cocktail table?

Photos by moi.  


  • Nancy
    May. 17, 2012
    Love all your style cards! Congratulatiions on the Top 25 award!! well deserved! I do like the seahorse unique! Nancy
  • Liz Hughes
    May. 17, 2012
    Another great post Traci! And Congratulations on the Style Spotter award!
  • Lisa Mende
    May. 17, 2012
    I love that seahorse table and I love Chelsea House. I have been buying Chelsea House for years. I love Ginny Ratchford and the Cains. Congrats on your award, I posted it on my personal Facebook and my design biz page and asked my contacts to vote for you and I know several did! See you soon in NYC!
  • Amy Vermillion- Martineau Vermillion Interior Design
    May. 17, 2012
    Oh I LOVE that seahorse table…Sarah and you both have great taste…looking forward to NYC! Hugs
  • Sarah
    May. 19, 2012
    Congrats!! Love love love the seahorse table. And we love the Cains, too!
  • Holly
    May. 21, 2012
    I'm not sure the seahorse table is my taste but I certainly would want to use it in someone else's home. That's what I love about design too is finding new items that are exciting and different to use in a project.

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