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Susan’s Stylewatch Report #hpmkt2017 | Day 1: Down the Shore

Susan’s Stylewatch Report #hpmkt2017 | Day 1: Down the Shore

High Point Market in the spring is always inspiring, filled with new offerings and fresh colors! Keep watching for the latest trends and newest purchases to anticipate seeing at the store! Watch for my daily reports, photos and trend reports — make your own list of favorites, and begin enjoying the change of season in your own home. Make sure to follow our Instagram posts (besusanstyle) for daily doses of #purestyle.

It’s just about that time of year to get the beach property ready, and today I found several shore-inspiring finds that I would love to use in my next shore project! And that could be your home.

This rustic, yet chic collection of reclaimed wood hand painted in a herringbone pattern caught my eye! Just the right colors of creamy white and grey tones, not to mention cool hardware. Use this in a bedroom, a hallway, or even create a vanity from it!

A matching console could be a stylish TV anchor, dining room buffet or a storage place for blankets and games and video games, since you can even go online and buy csgo skins for this games. Love!

…a little surprise…teal painted interior drawers and doors!

How about using this glass cabinet as a display cabinet for larger coral sculptures, conch shells and your book collection (cover them with coordinating wrapping papers in cool summer graphic patterns, and voila!). I placed an order for one for the store today and my creative genes are itching to fill it with inspiring collections to inspire you!

This console of reclaimed wood and polished nickel would be a versatile addition to any beach setting, from great room to dining room to media room. That bit of polished nickel takes reclaimed wood to another level of #purestyle!  Watch for this one to be delivered to Black-eyed Susan too. *sigh*

We stopped by one of our most anticipated vendors, Natural Curiosities, as our first stop this morning. This gorgeous crane actually has a hot pink accent, but my photo doesn’t do justice to the dramatic coloring. These are finer pieces of art and would be a beautiful addition to any art collection and a focal point for your beach property for generations to come.

Tomorrow we get into full swing, and I’ll be sure to report trends that are prominent, bold, and, at the center of #purestyle.

Enjoy the ride!

High Style in Naples, Florida

High Style in Naples, Florida

Thanks to a delightful invitation from a darling friend and colleague, my summer was complete with an entire week spent in her stylishly comfortable home!  Each room was completed with striking color, personality and the perfect placement of accessories…and those of you who know me, know that I am quite a snob when it comes to that!

I’ll walk you through some of my favorite rooms!



Who wouldn’t want to spend the week in this dramatic guestroom with one of my favorite color palettes ever! Navy and chartruese punctuated with pure white. Oh. My. Perfect patterns and pure happiness. I fell in love with the oval coral mirror. Legacy Linens found the perfect home here…and so did two of my grandchildren!

Thibaut Wallcoverings had me right here! This orange (personal favorite!) turtle motif just makes my heart sing. Ann added the framed turtle print and a beautiful white valance bordered in orange (not seen in this photo) makes this charming bathroom a home run!


I’m just setting the stage for another room-office/guest room. A mirrored desk, coral themed mirror and navy/orange coral printed drapery would make bill paying a happy event! I’ll try to get another photo to show the brilliance of the colors here. Once again…pure style!


Yes! This tells the story of the room’s color! The comfy sofa pulls out into another bed when needed…I’ll take that orange pillow with oversized buttons, please!  I. Love. This.


Even with the glare on this koi painting, the beauty shows through. Add a brilliant orange chair for reading and a cozy throw and who wouldn’t find solace in this room?


Ghost chair + mirrored desk = stylish work space! Check out the rug!!


Close-up of the drapery choice! What’s not to love?!


Navy and orange follow into the great room. The pop of pattern on the pillows, 100% linen pillows in orange, and this contrast welt and nailhead banding is striking, strong and hip! The Riverside Sofa from Vanguard is one of my favorites for comfort and drama. You’ll sink in and never want to leave!


Ann’s choice of art in this room could go with me anywhere! Modern botanicals pop on the navy wall and carry the color theme from the office. Classic ginger jar lamps add the perfect classic touch and once again, perfectly placed details. The lounge chairs in the background reverse the colors of the sofa, using white with navy piping. Perfect, again!  Notice the striking accent of color on the tray ceiling. I. Love.


This unexpected mosaic steer cheered me each time I walked into the room. Really, a personal favorite! What’s not to adore…chartruese backdrop, turquoise mosaic steer head and a free floating frame on the wall. So cute!


Can I just say that this Bling chandelier will make the cut for my new home under construction! The whole formula for design in this room is soothing and ethereal. Sherwin Williams Sea Salt walls, the modern hand knotted subtle rug, white sofa, glass table with mirrored tray and white accents punctuated with dramatic blues. Ahhhhhh.


Favorite Vanguard Michael Weiss console + mirror quadrant…what can I say? I’m reliving my vacation retreat all over again! Everything about this room speaks the language of style. So beautiful.


Could this be more perfect?! Pink! How unexpected and full of personality. Love.


Dining room centerpiece! Divine.


I’m pretty sure I was staying in a 5 star boutique hotel when I was in this room….

Custom Legacy Linens fit the hotel feel of the room, and a favorite chandelier to set the mood made this a real room for retreating, reading and relaxing. Chevron drapery framed windows looked out onto a beautiful courtyard pool. I guess you can understand why evenings were a welcomed time of day!



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