Thursday, November 5, 2015

A Few Fall '15 Highlights

DeLuxe Inc

 Thank you to all of the exhibitors at The Antique & Design Center for making our 5th Anniversary show the best yet.  They continue to raise the bar by making each High Point Market more beautiful than the last.  
Thank you to The Scout Guide for sponsoring the Refresh & Recharge Lounge, Troy & Sons Whiskey for sponsoring the Boiler Room Bar and to Milieu Magazine for co-hosting our 5 Year Anniversary Party!
And... a big thanks to all of the speakers that so generously gave their time to talk or lead a tour this Fall!  You are definitely part of the magic here at the ADC.  

 Dolce Antiques
 Hank Kozlowski
 Antiques On Holiday
 Tuesdays On The Boulevard
 Darrell Dean Antiques
 Vintage Fabrics & Etc
 Lola & Bess
 Davon's Antiques
 Rue Auber
 Nico the bartender
 Craig Ringstad & Don Fields
 DeLuxe Inc
 Barn On Sweetwood
 The Silk Purse
 Living Brush Studio did a wonderful job painting our two models for the big party!
 We were honored to have Lauren Leiss speaking and signing her new book Habitat and many thanks to The Barn On Sweetwood for hosting.
 The Barn On Sweetwood
 Craig Ringstad & Don Fields
 First time exhibitor Kim Faison jumped right in and was instantly part of the ADC Family.
 DelRay & Associates
 Kevin Perry
 Art and Antiques Hunter
 Nancy Price Home
Brenner Valdez Antiques

 Punch Jones
 Alhambra Antiques
 Carol Pollard
Peridot Antiques
Be sure to follow us on instagram for more highlights from the show.  And congratulation to our Instagram Contest Winner Parker Kennedy for receiving the most votes for their photo of Craig Ringstad and Don Fields booth at the Antique & Design Center!  They won $1000. to spend at the ADC next market.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Educational & Social Events This Fall

Educational Events
All events take place at The Antique & Design Center

Friday, October 16
The Antiques Diva Happy Hour Tour of The Antique & Design Center

The early bird gets the worm at the ADC with Toma Clark Haines, owner of Europe's largest antiques touring and buying service company, as she takes you on a tour of the major antique periods and styles to identify their key characteristics utilizing modern day metaphors and featuring inventory found at the Antique and Design Center in High Point.  No passport required.   Focusing on the antique trends in Europe- The Antiques Diva(R) is taking antiques out of the past and bringing them into the future of design. Visit for details.

Saturday, October 17
"East Coast to West Coast Design via High Point Market with Jeanne Chung, Jennifer Mehditash, Paloma Contreras and Robin Baron"
Hosted by Luisana Designs, MS M 68 ADC

From NY to LA, America's top Designers, Bloggers, & Editors discuss their latest projects, inspiration & what's hot in their part of the world today.
-Jeanne Chung is an interior designer based in Pasadena, California and the founder/editor of design blog. She's known for her classic yet fresh and modern design aesthetic.
-Jennifer Mehditash is a bi-coastal interior designer based in Newport Beach, California & Larchmont, NY who's style blends traditional with contemporary.  She blogs at and is an editor at California Home + Design Magazine
-Paloma Contreras of is an interior decorator, & award winning blogger based in Houston, Texas, with a modern take on traditional style.
-Robin Baron, is the interior designer and lifestyle expert behind Blog, and is the President-Elect of ASID NY Metro Chapter.

Saturday, Oct 17
"The Narrative of Wallpaper" with Melissa Mittag of Fromental
Hosted by 20th Century by HKFA, MS G 34 ADC
Melissa Mittag is the Managing Director for North America for Fromental, a global luxury brand specializing in scenic wall coverings and fabrics.  With over fifteen years of experience in luxury textiles, Melissa has had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the most successful and talented Designers of our day.  The Narrative of Wallpaper will offer a brief overview of the history of wallpaper and focus on the use of antique and reproduction papers in today's interiors.

Sunday, Oct 18
"Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating" discussion and book signing by Lauren Liess
Hosted by The Barn On Sweetwood, MS G 22 ADC

Lauren Liess, an interior designer and founder of the popular blog Pure Style Home, fuses her love of design and the great outdoors into all her work. In Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating, her first book, Lauren invites readers to bring nature inside by mixing the textures of natural elements such as wood and stone with eclectic groupings of modern and quirky vintage pieces. Readers will be inspired by the unique style of these rooms, which include lovely framed botanical prints and Liess’s own textile patterns inspired by wildflowers and weeds. A book signing will follow Lauren's talk.

Sunday, Oct 18
"Turning Relationships and Resources into Dollars" with Victoria Sanchez
Hosted by Nancy Price Home, MS G 35 ADC

You’ve heard a million times you can’t run a business by yourself.  It takes a team. 
But who’s your team?  Learn why your relationships with your vendors and
resources should be a part of your team and how they can be an invaluable asset to your business. Victoria is a highly sought after interior designer, retailer and college professor based in Alexandria VA.

Monday, October 19
Timeless, Elegant & Tailored Tour of the Antique & Design Center with Rivers Spencer
Join Rivers Spencer of Rivers Spencer Interiors as she guides you through the Antique and Design Center here at High Point Market. Rivers will be leading a group through how she finds amazing treasures which she not only uses in her design but also in her store on Magazine Street in New Orleans Louisiana. This will be a can't miss tour as she shares her secrets of choosing everything from antique mirrors to Louis XIV chests. Rivers looks forward to seeing you for this timeless, elegant and tailored tour. Visit for more details.

Monday, October 19
Cari Cucksey partners with Laura Ashley for a fun and informative re-upholstery demo.
Hosted by 20th Century by HKFA, MS G 34 ADC

Find out what really happens when you send a piece off for recovering.  Cari Cucksey is an Antiques Matchmaker who gives dusty relics a new lease on life. Energetic, entrepreneurial and fun, she’s the host of the network television hit show Cash & Cari, she runs RePurpose Estate Services, operates the RePurpose Shop, and refurbishes just about anything she can get her hands on. From antique furniture and vintage toys to retro electronics and classic luxury cars, she's always on the lookout for obscure treasures as she combs through basements, attics and garages. 

Monday, October 19
"Design Trends – Looking A Year Ahead" A discussion with Bill Indursky of Design Life Network and Gary Inman of Baskervill"
Hosted by The Scout Guide MS-M Above Boiler Room Bar

Bill Indursky is an award winning designer, architect, and one of the country's leading trend experts. He is founder of the Design Life Network (DLN), a site that promotes inspiring design from all eras on-line and on TV.
Gary Inman, a former High Point Market Style Spotter, is an award-winning designer of fashion, furniture, fine homes and luxury hotels. He is V.P. of Hospitality with Baskervill, named an Interior Design Top 20 Hospitality Giant for more than a decade, and one of America's most enduring firms.  Baskervill's luxurious and trend forward designs set the highest standards coast to coast.

Tuesday, October 20
Tour of The Antique & Design Center with World Traveling Design Duo, 31 Westgate

World travelers Colin Blanchard and Kenneth McRobbie of 31 Westgate take you on a tour of the Antique and Design Center. Colin and Kenneth travel through Europe, the Americas and Asia searching for the pieces that take an interior to the next level of design. This taste-making duo will share that same international shopping know-how they learned from Paris flea markets and Mexico street fairs that has made both of their design locations in Halifax, Canada must see's for design enthusiasts.

Social Events

"Antique & Design Center  Celebrates 5 Years at High Point Market with Milieu Magazine"
Saturday, October 17th
Location: Antique & Design Center - Market Square Ground and Mezzanine
You're Invited to a special affair at The Antique & Design Center as we celebrate our First Five Years at High Point Market! There will be delicious food and drinks along with some unexpected entertaining surprises, and of course... fabulous antiques shopping! Co-hosted by Milieu Magazine.

"Adele Sypesteyn Interactive Art Show"
Saturday, October 17th
Location: Nancy Price Showroom – Antique & Design Center MS-G 35
Join us for an interactive art  show featuring the work of renowned artist Adele Sypesteyn.  Visit with the artist and enjoy cocktails and crudités and watch as Adele creates her latest work of art.

“Sip and Scout with The Scout Guide at The Antique & Design Center Refresh & Recharge Lounge”
Sunday, October 18
Location: The Scout Guide Refresh & Recharge Station at The Antique & Design Center -Mezzanine level above the Boiler Room Bar
Please come and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, pick up Guides to your favorite cities, and mingle with The Scout Guide Co-founders and Editors. The Scout Guide is a network of 50+ city guides that highlights excellent artists, artisans, entrepreneurs, and independent businesses in print and online. Through beautiful print publications and inspiring and informative online editorial, The Scout Guide showcases experts in categories including architecture, design, home furnishings, and more.

Antique & Design Center Happy Hour
Daily 4-7pm
Whiskey Tastings compliments of Troy & Sons Distillers in the Boiler Room Bar and complimentary Hors D'oeuvres & Live Music throughout the Antique & Design Center on Ground & Mezzanine of Historic Market Square, including everything from Bluegrass to Latin Jazz to French Favorites on Accordion to accompany your Happy Hour shopping. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Antique & Design Travels - Alhambra Antiques

As we gear up for Fall, it's a great time to reflect on our Antique & Design Travels over the warmer months.  This summer I traveled to Miami for an all too short weekend getaway.  If you love Miami, it's a great time to go because it's not crowded, you feel like your in Europe or South America, with languages other than English spoken everywhere, and the hotel rates are at an all time low.  I love Miami but we'll save that for another post. 

 While there, I made my way over to Coral Gables to visit with one of our Antique & Design Center exhibitors, Ignacio Granda of Alhambra Antiques.   Walking into this shop is like stepping into a treasure trove of beautiful objects.  It's filled with lovely antique lighting, accessories, garden pieces, furniture, fine art and religious art.  Following are a few pics from my visit.  You can see more over on our Instagram feed
As stated on Alhambra's website...  "We're not a big company (but we have big ideas).
When we began, our ideas centered around our passion for great style, distinction, and authenticity. Our search for objects that fit these criteria drove us all over the world. Through the years (twenty-two and counting) our offerings have broadened, and the pieces that “fit” have taken on different shapes and forms. But everything we offered then, and everything we offer now, is hand selected, piece by piece. And our dedication to that idea will never waiver.
Today we offer an ever-expanding, yet curated, collection of beautiful furniture, unusual objects and revolving exhibitions. Our hope is that you like what you see and that you appreciate each items' “story,” whether long or short. We also hope that you'll stop in and visit us, whether in person or online, for a bit of inspiration, if nothing more."
Alhambra Antiques imports a variety of Italian Murano Glass antique chandeliers.They  find antique lighting and antique chandeliers in a variety of styles from Murano and Venice, including manufacturers such as Seguso, Toso, Venini, Capellin and Barovier. Each of our antique chandeliers is carefully cleaned and rewired for U.S. standards.


You can visit Alhambra in Coral Gables 2850 Salzedo Street. Monday-Saturday, Noon-6pm and at The Antique & Design Center during High Point Market in space MS-G 14 ADC.  In addition to their shop, between markets you can also shop their latest acquisitions at The HighBoy! (which happens to be founded by Ignacio's daughter & son-in-law, Olga & Douglas Scott.)  Be sure to check it out, as several other fabulous ADC dealers sell there as well, such as Arcanum, Caroline Faison, Craig Ringstad & Don Fields, Nancy Price, French Bleu, Lola & Bess and Fletcher Copenhaver Fine Art.