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Best of 2008!

The countdown is on and it is roughly 12 hours before Design Lines rings in the new year!

Below are just some of the accomplishments and memories we’ve created that will surely last well into 2009.

10-Toured the manufacturing facilities of MCraig and the South Carolina State Capital Building in Columbia, S.C.

9-Staked our claim at Lake Gaston with the designs of several client properties.

8-Hosted our first ever sidewalk sale! The Pear Square Event

7-Waltzed down the aisle- well some us did-Ashley said “I do” in June and Lauren tied the knot in August.

6-Collaborated with our favorite builders on 3 Parade of Homes, including one Silver Award winner!

5-Became a member of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

4-Expanded our design capabilities into commercial avenues thanks to local architecture firms.

3-Created four dazzling spaces in the 2008 ASID Showhouse at Ramblewood of North Hills.

2-Blogged into our first birthday. Our blog is ONE! We recently opened comments, and we’re even getting visitors from far off places- from Hilton Head to New Delhi, India.

1– Broke a few records on our way to 2009-Design Lines 30th year!

Happy New Year!

Pear Square Event going on now- Be there or be square!

We just wanted to say thanks to our clients, who have made our first ever sale a huge success. The Pear Square Design Event began on Saturday and we will be open 9-4 daily till this Saturday, November 8th. There are still some great finds like: furniture, lighting, art, & accessories.

These wooden stools would be perfect paired in front of a fireplace

Who doesn’t love this white enamel etagere?

Be sure to check out the lovely glassware collection, perfect for holiday parties.

I love this group of vases for a table centerpiece

Feel free to bring your holiday shopping lists here, too. All of the designers will be in this week to answer your questions & the sale is open to the public– so be sure to bring a friend.

Also as a bonus and in the spirit of all things pear: check out this amazing Pear & Gorgonzola Crostini recipe from my friend Bradley’s cooking blog. Yum!
See you at the sale!

I adore OLY Studio.

This postcard from OLY Studio came in the mail today with the rest of the High Point Fall Furniture Market teasers. They are really piling in now, we keep them in a beautiful porcelain container on the transaction counter near Laurie’s desk and peek at them during lunch (see photo below) The styling of the postcard caught my eye, but let’s be honest, so does anything from OLY. Their collections are eclectic & clean, with some pieces looking very Hollywood Regency and others looking rustic and earthy with hand hewn qualities.
For instance:
I just specified the Elisabeth Buffet for a client’s Dining Room. I love the details on this piece.

The pieces below will be at our first ever sale- The Pear Square Event the first week in November. (You can call the studio if you’re interested in them, now though)

The Christine Cocktail Table would look so great with piles of big books underneath it.

A pair of Bella sonces could break up a photo arrangement in a gallery hallway.

This,albeit, huge, is the. perfect. mirror.

I would hang it on a wall in my bedroom & tape just a few b & w photos on it a la The Diving Bell & The Butterfly (which I also love) to make it a little less stuffy.

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