Thursday, September 25, 2014

Antique & Design Center Tastemakers

by Carmen Natschke

This fall the Antique and Design Center of High Point is delighted to welcome, to our Fall 2014 Lecture Series, an esteemed group of industry experts who will be sharing their experience, knowledge, inspiration and style savvy with you. This diverse group of speakers will be presenting on a range of interesting, timely and educational topics. In addition to presenting their informative talks, we invited each of the presenters to participate in the Antique and Design Center's Tastemaker Program to share their favorite style finds and give us a little glimpse into what moves them about antiques and design. We think you'll be moved and inspired by the very beautiful images and words they shared.



Presented by Leslie Carothers of The Kaleidoscope Partnership

What Moves Me
Spending summers at my grandparents' beautiful, historic home on the Delaware River in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, led to my love of antiques. What moved me, though, was not the beauty of the pieces themselves, but the stories embedded in them, the stories that I heard them whispering to me about my family's long ago history.

My imagination was ignited, as I thought about who had created these beautifully made items, who had used them, what they'd seen unfold, and who had loved these items and handled them with such care that they had survived their unique journeys and ended in my grandparents' home.

To be moved by, and live with, fine antiques, is to understand, at a deep level, what a valuable transmitter they are of the stories, memories and aesthetic values we hold dear and want to pass down to future generations. Leslie Carothers

My Favorite Antique & Vintage Discoveries

  1. Antique gilt wood chairs covered in linen slipcovers - Pandora de Balthazar
  2. 20th Century Italian Sunburst Mirror - Lola & Bess
  3. 1880s English Bamboo Decoupage Bookcase - Fireside Antiques
  4. 1880s English Bamboo Drop-Side Table Decoupaged with Polychromed Butterflies - Whitehall Antiques
  5. 18th Century Engravings from Antique Books in Gold Leaf Frames - 20th Century HKFA
  6. Italian Lyre Back Chairs with Swan Head Arms, Hand painted on Silk Chinoiserie Textile - Nancy Price Home

Join Me for My Presentation

WHAT: Innovations In Interior Design + Architecture: Buildings that heal themselves, expanding small home experiments, new design tools beyond augmented reality... come and learn via video clips, what innovations in architecture + interior design are coming down the pike in the next five years, and what they might mean for your manufacturing, retailing and/or interior design business!

WHEN: 10:30-11:30am, Saturday, October 18th, 2014

WHERE: Lecture Room / Historic Market Square/ Mezzanine Level
WHO: Leslie Carothers is the CEO and founder of The Kaleidoscope Partnership, branding consultancy and social media agency for the furniture and interior design industry. Social media clients have included Cargill's BiOH Polyols division, the Meredith Corporation, publishers of Better Homes and Garden magazine, Traditional Home magazine and many others, The Curtain Exchange, Olioboard, The New Traditionalists, Hadley Court, New Canaan Kitchen Design, owned by Kitchen Design Network co-founder, Rebecca Reynolds, Susan Serra, The Design Network, Mitzi Beach and many others.

SPONSOR: The Kaleidoscope Partnership

REFRESHMENTS: A light breakfast will be served compliments of The Antique & Design Center.



Presented by Carmen Natschke of The Decorating Diva, LLC


What Moves Me
I fell madly in love with antiques when I was a teenager living in Europe. My Spanish grandparents had wonderful pieces from various periods, but my favorites were the Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern furniture and decor. As I got older, my passion for antiques expanded beyond furniture to art, books, photographs, fashion, jewelry and documents. As a matter of fact, one of the biggest thrills in antiquing came when I was 17 and shopping a French flea market nestled along the border with Germany. I had the incredible fortune to acquire several 18th century land deeds at that market. Decades later that moment of sheer joy still moves me in ways that little else possibly can. To hold in my hands something that allows me reach back into history on such a personal level is absolutely priceless. Carmen Natschke

My Favorite Antique & Vintage Discoveries

  1. Posing Model Oil Painting by Enrique Borla - Nancy Price Home
  2. 19th Century Chinoiserie Cabinet on Stand - Lola & Bess
  3. 18th Century Italian Candlesticks, Electrified - Caroline Faison Antiques
  4. Mid-Century Philip Enfield Swivel Chair - DeLoach Modern
  5. Art Deco Rug - Vintage Persian Rugs

Join Me for My Presentation

WHAT: iChannel: Building an Influential and Powerful Communications and Marketing Platform via Social Media & Blogging: Possessing a powerful and influential platform was once the domain of mega stars like Oprah, and Martha Stewart. They owned communications channels to broadcast their messages to the masses. With the advent of social media and digital influence, you too can be a star in your niche. We are in the era of micro-fame - meaning that each of us can build powerful and influential platforms that benefit our businesses through the power of digital content marketing, and blogging - that in many cases rival Martha's & Oprah's platforms. To help you build a successful platform, Carmen will be sharing her experience in building her blog and social media platform into a powerful and influential player in the home and decorating industry. A few topics that will be covered: Editorial & Social Media Calendars, Developing your own Channel & Branding, Measuring your success, Blogging Tools & Social Media Applications. Carmen will be answering your questions about specific issues business owners have related to this subject.

WHEN: 1:45PM - 2:45PM, Saturday, October 18th, 2014

WHERE: Lecture Room / Historic Market Square/ Mezzanine Level
WHO: Carmen Natschke is a writer, speaker, new media entrepreneur and the founder of the internationally acclaimed design portal The Decorating Diva. Her passion for beautiful design enables her to travel the globe as a lifestyle and design expert as she shares her love of art, architecture, design, and trends with her large and enthusiastic audience of Decorating Diva fans around the world.

SPONSOR: The Decorating Diva, LLC

REFRESHMENTS: An afternoon pick-me-up of Gelato and Coffee will be served compliments of The Decorating Diva, LLC.



Presented by Julia Buckingham of Buckingham Interiors + Design and Material Girls Blog


What Moves Me
My whole design philosophy and what I've built my business on revolves around the intersection of contemporary design and antiques. My trademark style is called "Modernique" and it blends the best of the past with new and emerging trends of the present for a contemporary look. I'm always on the hunt for fabulous antiques and vintage design so it goes without saying that nothing moves me more than discovering the perfect piece that I can either use in its present condition or re-envision with contemporary fabrics, colors or textures. I love to find a piece, give it a new life and a new home, and pass it on as an heirloom to someone else. - Julia Buckingham

My Favorite Antique & Vintage Discoveries

  1. Vintage Alabaster Grapes - The Barn on Sweetwood
  2. Maurice Cockrill RaĆ­s "Secret Heart" Painting - Lola & Bess
  3. Mid-Century Modernist Ceramic Lamp from Luisana Designs - Luisana Designs
  4. Midnight Blue Tufted Velvet Settee - DeLoach Modern
  5. 1920s Greek Slate Top Garden Table - Metro Interiors
  6. Collection of Antique Leather Bound Books - A Vincent Antiques and Interiors

Join Me for My Presentation

WHAT: Modernique: Blending Old with New to Reveal Unexpected Beauty: Julia will discuss her trademarked aesthetic "Modernique" and show you how to blend the old with the new to reveal the beauty and delight in unexpected interior design pairings.

WHEN: 1:45PM - 2:45PM, Sunday, October 19th, 2014

WHERE: Lecture Room / Historic Market Square/ Mezzanine Level
WHO: Julia Buckingham has earned a reputation for her award-winning interiors which create a window into the past and a bridge to the future. Julia's signature style is designing interiors that are interesting, warm and curated; where old and new sit comfortably near high and low; and where the rare helps punctuate the real in every room.

SPONSOR: Buckingham Interiors + Design and Material Girls Blog

REFRESHMENTS: An afternoon pick-me-up of Gelato and Coffee will be served compliments of Nancy Price Home.



Presented by Gary Inman of Glave' & Holmes Architecture

What Moves Me:
The Antiques & Design Center is always a highlight of my High Point Market. I always go early as the most stunning pieces go quickly (John Roselli has an amazing eye and moves quickly!) and I return at least a few times during market. I invariably notice items on my second and third visit that I missed on my first jaunt through the showrooms. Some of my favorite dealers, such as Caroline Faison, Ben Cochrane, Kenny Ball, Lola & Bess, Madcap Cottage, and many others always have artifacts that excite my eye and stimulate me as a design historian. I particularly love the exquisite couture pieces by Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, and the important collection of Judith Leiber handbags from Maxine Wolff Shapiro Antiques and Estate Jewelry. I love using vintage couture as objet d'art.

Antiques add instant character and depth to interior designs and can also convey wonderful stories based on their provenance. In my opinion there should be at least one antique in each room if a house is to have the 'soul' that only comes with fine craftsmanship and survival over time. The ADC has an incredibly broad range of options from the past four centuries. There are also some wonderful paintings in the mix. The Antiques & Design Center represents a great learning opportunity for young designers. - Gary Inman

My Favorite Antique & Vintage Discoveries

Join Me for My Presentation

WHAT: Fashion and Home Decor: Exploring Creative Links: Explore the dynamic synergy between the worlds of couture and home fashion with an emphasis on the global aesthetic influence of fashion icons such as Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Yves St. Laurent, Valentino, and Diane von Furstenberg.

WHEN: 10:30AM - 11:30AM, Monday, October 20th, 2014

WHERE: Lecture Room / Historic Market Square/ Mezzanine Level
WHO: Gary Inman, a celebrated designer of furniture and interiors, began his career as a 7th Avenue fashion designer, working with such luminaries as Zandra Rhodes, Mary McFadden, and Vivienne Westwood. Like many interior designers and architects he continues to be inspired by fashion.

SPONSOR: Glave' & Holmes Architecture

REFRESHMENTS: Champagne Brunch will be served, compliments of Fletcher/Copenhaver Fine Art.



Presented by Bill Indursky of Design Life Network

What Moves Me
When I land in High Point, I rush straight from the airport to the Antique & Design Center--first stop--before designers and the trade can claim the best finds.
As a home decor/design industry insider and trend expert I review tens of thousands of products and antique finds each year, many of which can start to look the same from show to show and showroom to showroom. I get a giddy rush when I pass through the doors into the Antique and Design Center-knowing that I will see some of the most unique and well-priced items of the antique season. For work I attend most of the major antique & design shows around the United States and none have as high a concentration of one-of-a-kind items for picker-type pricing.

It is truly the only show I ever buy anything at to keep for my own private antique collection. As a professional antique dealer that is the highest compliment. - Bill Indursky

My Favorite Antique & Vintage Discoveries

Join Me for My Presentation

WHAT: Home Decor and Design Trends - A Year Ahead: Discussion of new trends in the home decor and design market.

WHEN: 1:45PM -2:45PM, Monday, October 20th, 2014

WHERE: Lecture Room / Historic Market Square/ Mezzanine Level
WHO: Bill Indursky is an architect, trend expert, and digital entrepreneur. He is the former founder of V&M (Vintage & Modern (2006-2013)) and the current founder of Design Life Network (DLN). DLN is a MAGAZINE + DESIGN AGENCY + MARKETPLACE + TV CHANNEL promoting inspiring design of all eras online and on TV.
SPONSOR: Design Life Network

REFRESHMENTS: An afternoon pick-me-up of Gelato and Coffee will be served compliments of†the Design Life Network.



Presented by IDS & Lauryn Preller of Benjamin Moore


What Moves Me:
Science maintains that we dream in black and white, but I distinctly remember not only dreaming in color, but dreaming about color. Color is my home; I love the way it wraps you up and transports you to another frame of mind. For me, design is about finding that unique balance between what the client needs out of the space and what that space dreams of being. I'm drawn to fusion of the old with the new, the classic with the edgy, and the dependable with the whimsical. My favorite spaces aren't rooms, they're emotions! - Lauren Preller

My Favorite Antique & Vintage Discoveries

  • Wish Wall Paint - Benjamin Moore
  • Polar Coordinates by Frank Stella at the Tate Museum.
  • Antique Gold Louis Chair - Not on High Street Victorian Chairs- I've always loved the lines of Victorian furniture. There's something proudly feminine about it. I love this classic mixed in with its modernized cousin, the Victoria ghost.
  • Ghost Chair - Kartell
  • Dutch Highboy in Black
  • Kendall Charcoal Wall Paint - Benjamin Moore
  • Silver Tea Kettles - Ancient Point
  • Pin-up art by Gil Elvgren - Pinups and Kustoms

Join Me for My Presentation

WHAT: Color and Paint in Environments for the Aging (Mature Audiences Only): This presentation will provide an overview of the changes in color perception among the elderly as a result of aging or disease, with discussions of appropriate color use and application. This event is sponsored by IDS and is worth 0.1 CEUs through CQRID and IDCEC.

WHEN: 10:30AM -11:30AM, Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

WHERE: Lecture Room / Historic Market Square/ Mezzanine Level
WHO: Lauryn Preller grew up with an extensive background in art and an innate love for all things color. In college, she honed her analytical, drawing, and design skills, graduating with a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Maryland in 2011. She was fortunate enough to study abroad in the U.K. to expand her knowledge of garden design, architecture, and interior design. After graduation, she moved on to freelance work in the residential sector, creating construction documents and getting the respective permits for a small contractor. It was then she met a local color consultant and began working in-store with clients, mixing paint, and learning about Benjamin Moore's extensive palette of over 3500 colors.

Eventually, Lauryn branched off to run her own color consultation company. She took on the mantle of entrepreneur in 2013. That same summer she also enjoyed an internship at the capital office for Aecom, where she followed a 2 million dollar project in the Justice Studio from initial concept to bid. With her diverse work history in hardware retail, architecture, and the unique field of color consultation, she developed a very sensitive eye for color acuity and an appreciation for quality paint. These experiences, coupled with her deep passion for the transformative power of color have led to her current position as Design Program Specialist with Benjamin Moore.

SPONSOR: IDS & Benjamin Moore

REFRESHMENTS: An afternoon pick-me-up of Gelato and Coffee will be served compliments of the Antique and Design Center.



Presented by Heather Karlie Vieira of 20th Century by HKFA

What Moves Me 
What moves me at the Antique and Design Center of High Point is what moves me in the world of vintage and antique design - the thrill of the hunt! There is something to be said of the idea of surprise. Walking into the premier antique and vintage showroom at High Point, the Antique and Design Center, one finds surprises at each and every turn. Whether it is the rare, the sublime, the unique - the thrill of the hunt always leads me to be moved!

Once again this fall market, I have the pleasure of setting up and selling among a vetted group of well over 80 top dealers in antique and vintage finds. Each market since my debut in April 2013, I've found myself marveling at the treasures in the booths of my colleagues. Inspired by their eye and view, I am constantly moved by what I see at the Antique and Design Center. Let the thrill of the hunt move you at the Antique and Design Center! - Heather Karlie Vieira

My Favorite Antique & Vintage Discoveries

  1. Abstract Shaped Painting - 20th Century HKFA
  2. Monumental Ceramic Camel Garden Seat - 20th Century HKFA
  3. Vintage Aldo Tura Lacquered Goatskin and Brass Bar Cart - 20th Century HKFA
  4. Brass Iron Mid-Century Fireplace Tools - 20th Century HKFA
  5. Pair Of Mid-Century French Chairs - 20th Century HKFA
  6. Pair Of Late 18th / Early 19th Century Santos - 20th Century HKFA

Join Me for My Presentation

WHAT: Framing History in Design: A Historical Perspective of the Frame over Its 600 year evolution. To frame or not to frame?: Heather will be discussing the current importance of picture frames as a design element in interior space. The picture frame has long been an integral design element to both the work of art it contained as well as to the space in which it was displayed. It was often even created by the artist to be an integral part of the completed work of art! The design of these frames was a reflection of the prevailing taste of the times. The initial works had ties to benefactors, usually being the church, and were designed to recreate the architecture of their surroundings. The frame truly came into its own during the reign of Louis XIII as an ornament, a jewel. Fast forward to the late 19th and early 20th Centuries and the frame is now truly part of the overall space being crafted by the designer. Today's architects and designers have an unlimited resource in the picture frame. Choosing the correct one can elevate the value of a piece or devalue the piece, depending on choice.

WHEN: 1:45PM - 2:45PM, Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

WHERE: Lecture Room / Historic Market Square/ Mezzanine Level
WHO: Heather Karlie Vieira is a noted antiques dealer and expert on pictures frames whose effervescent energy and passion for antiques, fine art and frames has garnered her industry-wide admiration among dealers, collectors and designers.

SPONSOR: 20th Century by HKFA

REFRESHMENTS: An afternoon pick-me-up of Gelato and Coffee will be served compliments of 20th Century by HKFA.



Presented by David Lindquist of Whitehall Antiques


What Moves Me 
A stroll through the Antique and Design Center is incredibly awe-inspiring! Being surrounded by a marvelous variety of period antiques ranging from Industrial to Mid-Century Modern, I can't help but think how each piece conveys its story to me. Each vintage or antique object, in a way that no new object can, tells an enchanting history of creation and ownership, a passion for design and a pride of workmanship unique in each and every item. I am truly moved on an emotional and mental level when in the presence of a storied piece. Emotionally, I'm touched by the object's aesthetics. Mentally, I am transported through history to a time and place in which the object came to life and was used. - David Lindquist

My Favorite Antique & Vintage Discoveries

  1. 1880s English Bamboo Dressing Chest - Whitehall Antiques
  2. Delft Garniture Set - Whitehall Antiques
  3. Bookcase Created from a Clinker Built Scull - Whitehall Antiques
  4. French Art Deco Marble Top Commode - Whitehall Antiques
  5. Charles X Burl Ash Marble Top Commode - Whitehall Antiques
  6. Country French Enfilade from Brittany - Whitehall Antiques

Join Me for My Presentation

WHAT: Simple Rules for Authenticating Antiques: Come with your great sense of style and educated eye for proportion and David Lindquist, Whitehall Antiques, will show you how those attributes are the keys to the authentication of antique furniture. This hands-on working session teaches the simple rules you need to know to advise clients with confidence, as well as a rejuvenated confidence in your sense of fine style. As he says, "Every major designer is returning to classic antique furniture in their work, judiciously mixed with mid-century modern and soft contemporary, as evidenced in the shelter magazines and online buzz. Make sure you ride the crest of the wave!" Power point and hands-on presentation will ignite your imagination and increase your confidence as you advise your clients. Q&A follows and CEU credit will be awarded.

WHEN: 3:00PM - 4:00PM, Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

WHERE: Lecture Room / Historic Market Square/ Mezzanine Level
WHO: David Lindquist, the owner of Whitehall Antiques, is a noted author, lecturer and expert in the field of antiques. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser at the American Society of Appraisers, has written a series of books on antique furniture, served as president of The National Association of Dealers, and along with his daughter, Elizabeth, he has produced several articles on antiques that have appeared in various prestigious antiques show catalogues and publications.

SPONSOR: Whitehall Antiques

REFRESHMENTS: Happy Hour to follow compliments of Troy & Sons.

The Antique & Design Center is excited to welcome Carmen Natschke as a guest writer for our blog! Maria Natschke is a freelance writer, speaker and the founder of the internationally acclaimed blog, The Decorating Diva. Her passion for design has her traveling the globe as a lifestyle and design expert sharing her love of art, architecture, design, and trends.

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