In Search of Inspiration!
April 23, 2017
Kelli, Stacie and I are finishing up our Spring trip to High Point Market. And as always we are in pursuit of the inspiring things that we can bring back to the home store.
And as you can see...we have a lot of ground to cover over four long days. The question that often gets posed to us is "Is it so overwhelming to know what to buy with all the options that you will see?" Our answer is always "No". What is difficult is finding the inspiring things that Kelli thinks are worthy of being in your home.
Kelli's buying style is purely emotional. She loves it or doesn't.
Our buying decisions (led by Kelli) are driven by what we love and find interesting, beautiful, and timeless. We are also in pursuit of new lines that you won't be able to find anywhere else.
Two markets ago, Kelli and Stacie, were among some of the first to see a new line being introduced by Kelly Hoppen (who happens to be one of Kelli's favorite celebrity designers).
Just who is Kelly Hoppen? She is a designer, entrepreneur, author and educator. Her design philosophy? One that is very similar to ours at K. Renee Home... clean lines and neutral tones, blended with charming warmth and sumptuous opulence.
"A home should be where you feel joy and happiness. It should feel like your own space, reflective
of the spirit, life and loves of the people who live there."
With 40 years experience at the forefront of the design industry, Kelly Hoppen is one of the most celebrated and sought after interior designers in the world and K. Renee is representing her line of furniture exclusively in the state of Iowa.
What just arrived in the store last week?
The KH sofa has oversized arms and graphic sledge legs lend a more masculine aesthetic to this sofa, while soft, loose pillows offset the clean-lined profile, and capture an essence of relaxed glamour.
The occasional chair is a statement piece in Kelly’s collection. It features luxurious mohair upholstery with intricate button detailing. A sturdy frame features stainless steel legs in a rose gold finish, and oak arms in Kelly’s signature taupe features, which fuse together with interlocking finger joint detail.
Kelly’s update on the classic, round coffee table incorporates a mirrored top with rose gold trim detailing, accented with a statement, off-centre stainless steel band finished in rose gold. Legs are crafted from contrasting resin with wood effect finish in a taupe oak.
This line was inspiring two markets ago when it was ordered and it is really something to see! So, just what is inspiring us at this market? Lots...but here are some of our favorites.
An awe-inspiring sectional that screams comfort and elegance.
Impressive dining tables meant for family gatherings...
An extra large lighting fixture that is truly amazing and a statement piece.
And so much more... more art, pillows, rugs, accessories, chairs, tables... you name it, we are finding all the special things you will continue to see at the store each and every day.
As you can imagine, we have been pounding the pavement on our treasure hunt. And that requires comfortable (and stylish) shoes. I have been wearing the wedges and sandals that I purchased at last years Andre Assous Spring and Summer Trunk Show and they have been a life saver!
And the good news is that this Thursday through Saturday, we will be having our 2nd annual Andre Assous Spring and Summer Trunk show.
So stop by and check out our Kelly Hoppen furniture line as well as look at all the different styles and colors that Andre Assous has to offer!