Sedgefield Country Club Residence

Hi from Stephanie & Patti at Allen & James Interiors! We were honored to be chosen to redecorate the owner of Furnitureland South’s home. Here’s an in-depth look at our process for this amazing project!

The Dining Room:

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We chose to keep our client’s existing dining table because they still love it, and used Chaddock dining chairs for a transitional look. The Marge Carson sideboard added depth to create a reflective quality for a small dining room. Fine Art lamps were chosen for the chandeliers and sconces, to maintain the European elegance that the homeowners envisioned while custom-building their estate. They were the right choices to keep!

The Foyer:



We wanted to give height & continuation of the look, which is why we chose to bring John Richards art into this space. Stools from Emerson provided a functional way to add extra seating to any room during holiday gatherings.

The Living Room:


We wanted a good scale and changed our client’s current layout to make their beautiful view a priority .  Additionally, we wanted to add height to balance the gorgeous architectural fireplace. We used a Huntington House sofa to carry the room, John Richards art over the fireplace, and a Hickory Chair glass bookcase filled with white accessories to brighten the room and overcome lighting challenges.

We used large wing chairs by Century Furniture and an Emerson Bentley art deco chair. The Lillian August tufted cocktail ottoman was a must-have! They loved this piece.  The Baby Grand Piano would be a statement in any room, but was best displayed on the other side of the room to appreciate when you entered this palatial space.

We used Surya rugs and Arteriors floor lamps to add a lighter feel to the room, and incorporated white shades to assist in both lighting & adding ambiance.

There were niches beside the fireplace to add Lillian August metal-framed & antiqued mirrors. Global Views and Arteriors added elements of accessories.

The Kitchen:

Our clients were accustomed to a round kitchen table, but we wanted to add more seating. A custom Lorts dining table allowed for seating 8-11 people! The Currey chandeliers gave another element of metal to the room. An Artitalia sideboard gave an old, antiqued feel to incorporate ambiance and storage at the same time, and Lorts barstools gave an old & textured but fun vibe to blend old and new.

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The Family Room:


We wanted a comfortable but flowing look from the breakfast room. I think we were able achieve this feel & combine these rooms well. We used a Chaddock sofa, Taylor King chairs, a Hooker Furniture cocktail table, Lorts stools at the fireplace, and an Arteriors floor lamp.

The Lillian August sideboard is a great place to house all of this family’s media!

We chose a Jaipur rug to give the area a patterned touch, and Hunter Douglass silhouettes for all the 8 windows in the room, so that our clients can raise their window treatments to see the stunning view!

The Back Hallway:

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This was a niche area with a large arch, but it needed to add interest as guests travel throughout the home. We chose a wallcovering from Philip Jeffries and sideboard from Curations, with lamps were from Arteriors.

The hallway runners were from Stanton rugs and all draperies were custom creations from Allen and James Interiors. Theodore Alexander, Kravet and Duralee provided all of our luxurious fabrics.

We were so grateful for this opportunity, and are so proud to share this insider info with you. Let us show you what we can do to completely transform your existing space!

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Design Trend: Avant Garde

Modern home furnishings are taken to a new level with the avant-garde. Clean lines and funky accessories are just a small part of this style. You can utilize an avant-garde look on anything from accessories to furniture pieces! Avant-garde will surely add glamour, intrigue, and a modern look to your home!

The modern movement began because consumers were opposed to decorative arts styles, such as Victorian and Art Nouveau. As tides changed around the world during the 19th century and new technology was introduced as well as new influences on architecture, furniture changed too. Avant-garde is all about unique shapes and sleek finishes. There are so many ways that this trend can be used, and there are always new pieces being created!

Check out a few of our favorite avant-garde pieces, found here at Furnitureland South!


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Citrus and Amethyst: An Unlikely Pair

Citrus and amethyst are a great color combination, but can be very bold. While it can have a “retro” or vintage look, it also proves to be sophisticated. Whether you use yellow or lime green, either can pair with amethyst on just about anything!

The boldness of this color combination can be toned down so easilyanother reason it is so great to use! To tone it down, use white or grey colors for the larger space and use citrus and amethyst as accents. This bright duo is perfect for accent pillows on a sofa or chair, or accessories around your living room. This Bernhardt Haven Collection Upholstered Platform Bed is the perfect neutral color to use with the citrus blanket and amethyst pillows. The combination and pop of color is fun, but sophisticated.

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If you want to be really bold, try the colors as accent walls in your home with larger white walls. This would be perfect for a bathroom or kitchen! Stick to a neutral base and you will have a pop of color that adds a springtime feel to your home.

Combining citrus and amethyst in a pattern on an accent wall, throw pillow, or accent chairs is a great way to play with these colors in your home or not get overwhelmed with the combination’s bold look. This amethyst-patterned Lillian August accent chair complements the Lillian August white sofa with amethyst and citrus throw pillows,and even includes the rug! This color combination can be used so many different ways, and it makes for a simply beautiful living room!

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If this color combination is too bold for your home on furniture pieces, you can add it in with artwork. Try bringing a painting, decorative plates, or even flowers into your space with these colors and the added pop will make your space come alive!

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Out Of The Blue: Pieces to Make Your Space Pop!

One of the biggest trends during April 2015′s High Point Furniture Market was deep, rich blue huesparticularly denim & navy shades. Some style spotters are even calling navy blue the “new neutral”!


Here are just a few of our favorite true-blue items from right here at Furnitureland South:

sarreid blue setteeuttermost blue lampdesigners guild beddingfour hands blue chairjohn richard blue wall artarteriors blue lamptheodore alexander blue desksurya navy blue rughickory chair blue side tabledesigners guild blue pillowlexington navy blue chairtheo alexander blue lamp

A few pro tips to renew your space with blue:

  • Blues look fabulous mixed together. Don’t be afraid to mix teal, navy & sky blues for a fresh, current take on your space!
  • Try turquoise for coastal looks, denim tones for a casual feel, and deep navy with golds for a classic look.
  • Cobalt blue is a great backdrop, especially when paired with a transitional or mid-century interior.
  • Consider the natural light in your room when choosing blue pieces, as deep blues look brighter when highlighted by natural light.
  • Blue is timeless. Classic styles in blue will have staying power. Try moving pre-existing blue pieces into another room, or refresh an old piece by repainting it with your favorite blue shade!
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I LOVE my adjustable bed!

I love EVERYTHING about my adjustable bed. It relieves all of the stress in my body after a long day. I can’t wait to get into bed at night!

The adjustable base has zero gravity capabilities—which means that your feet & head are elevated, eliminating lower back pressure & allowing your muscles to relax! The increased circulation & blood flow to all the muscles in your body enables you to enjoy a deeper, more restful sleep.

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As if this wasn’t cool enough on its own, adjustable bases are also known to reduce snoring! You can adjust the position of your head to open airways of your nose & mouth, allowing snorers to breathe more productively. An adjustable base has been proven to provide relief from acid reflux disease, multiple sclerosis, back & neck pain, as well as other breathing issues.

I personally love to read & watch TV in bed. Now I don’t have to pile pillows behind me—I can simply elevate the head & watch or read in TOTAL comfort. My base even has a USB port, which allows me to charge my phone without having cords all over my nightstand. Some bases even have Bluetooth capabilities that allow you to play music through built-in speakers!

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Now, I get such a good night’s sleep on my new adjustable base that I don’t even have to use an alarm clock anymore! It’s incredible how wonderful I feel every morning. I wake up with no pain, ready to take on the day. I cannot say enough wonderful things about my adjustable base, and can’t imagine life without it! My wish is that everyone should experience the difference.

Contact me at Furnitureland South to hear more about how an adjustable base can change your life, too!

Tracy Dunn | Design Consultant
Office 336.822.3366 | Fax 336.822.3930

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Christopher Guy: A Contemporary Mood with Classic Values

Elegant, sophisticated, sexy… these words best describe this collection, which includes furniture, art, lighting, mirrors, and accessories. Distinctive forms that are curvy and feminine will stand the test of time, just like Coco Chanel’s Little Black Dress. The quality and craftsmanship of Christopher Guy pieces is very high end. You may have already seen creations by CG if you have visited the Bellagio, Ritz Carlton, or some of the finest residences, hotels, and resorts in the world. Once you discover CG, you will understand its global appeal.

Born in England on September 3, 1960 and raised in France and Spain, Christopher Guy Harrison enjoyed an upbringing rich in culture and innovative designs. His business venture into design began in 1993 when he formed Harrison & Gil, which specialized in high-end modern mirror frames. In 2005, the company was renamed Christopher Guy and expanded to include a full line of furniture. The company employs over 1400 craftsmen within their own manufacturing facility in Java, Indonesia.

The signature crisscross leg, designed and globally patented by CG, was inspired by a ballerina’s crossed legs.
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The sensuous, uninterrupted curves on this settee are accented by fluted legs and balanced by the irregular shape of the cocktail table.CG #3 A mixture of shapes, materials, textures, and scale creates a stunning room. Individual mirror panels enable ease of entry and installation. CG has one of the world’s most sought after framed mirror collections. Many of the mirrors in the CG collection were inspired by beautiful jewelry. Most mirrors are available in 4 -5 sizes and various finish options.
CG #4Classic, timeless, elegant. This bergere chair has a reinterpreted shape and scale… ooh la la!
CG #5This sweeping reverse camel back sofa with varying width channel detail looks elegant when paired with the Art Deco inspired chair.
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The first thing I see in this mirror is happiness… such a delightful dressing table.
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This sumptuous tufted headboard with outreaching cabriole-styled arms whispers luxury. It is available in Queen, King, and California King.CG #8
This exquisite statement executive desk balances power and femininity.
CG #9Modern, yet classic. Elegant, yet playful. I love the Lucky 8 lamp and the texture of the wall sculpture.
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The end of 2014 was punctuated with a grand expansion and redesign of the 3500 sq. ft. Christopher Guy gallery at Furnitureland South.

I hope you will book your trip to see for yourself. There is nothing like being here.

Take advantage of our Fabulous February promotional pricing on Christopher Guy items. Add some CG to your home and enjoy the luxe life!

For more Christopher Guy images, see:

Barbara Schaver
Prof pic | Design Consultant at Furnitureland South
Office: 336.822.3339    Mobile: 336.215.9850

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Our Home Works

Co-Author: Christina Garrison

The Space Off challenge in episode 6 was to design a work space for a work-at-home female blogger. Her room was too large for just a place to work and she wanted to incorporate a Zen-like area where she could not only meet with clients,but also recharge, relax, and inspire.

We imagined our female blogger to be a modern day Dear Abby –a family therapist that has a practice and blogs about issues surrounding today’s families. We provided comfortable and practical seating to sooth and relax her clients,and color that provides a sense of calmness, happiness,and energy.

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The credenza is a great storage area and is a perfect place to stash all the home office equipment, such as a printer and scanner.The bookshelves not only have displays and storage,but also give a perception of balance. The positioning of the leather swivel chairs is a great use of space and more than meets the criteria of sensible seating.These chairs can be angled towards the desk, reversed to the sectional, or facing each other for more directional conversation. The sofa with chaise provides a comfy place to relax and recharge!

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The end tables provide additional storage and the mirror fronts give warmth and reflection. The artwork continues to add depth and calmness.But what would a home office be without the main items–the desk and chair! We loved the distressed finish and lightweight feel of the desk and the adjustable chair also has a swivel feature.

Your home office should be a happy place, not just functional, but soothing and inspiring. Now that’s something to blog about…

Sharon Barnhill and Christina Garrison | Design Consultants at Furnitureland South or
Office: 822.3000 ext 3372 or 822.3000 ext. 3455






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Trend Report: Brass

Brass isn’t going anywhere. The reemergence of brass within interior design began a few years ago and has continued to gain in popularity. At the most recent High Point Furniture Market, we saw the brass trend in full swing, from dining tables to drawer knobs!
Edwardian Brass BookshelfLewis Floor LampLattice Entertain You ChairWhat is making brass so appealing right now? Well for starters, this isn’t your grandmother’s brass. When many people think of brass, they may only remember the heavy, uniform look of 1960’s-1970’s pieces, but oh, how times have changed!Grand Tour Cocktail TableOxblood Table LampMany of today’s brass pieces are made with updated forms and sleeker silhouettes. This allows brass décor to be easily mixed in with a variety of design styles.

Brass Hex Wire Side TableCalvin ChairThe versatility of brass can also be attributed to the many different finishes that are now available to the home decorator. With options like polished, antique, satin, or shiny, the look of brass is easily customizable. This also allows brass to be easily mixed in with the gold and silver that have previously dominated interior design.
Mandarin Writing Desk
Pedestal Dining Table
The M307 Brass Chest

No matter how you choose to style it, brass is a timeless look that brings a warmth and glow to even the smallest of spaces.

Are you ready to do some redecorating now? Contact one of our Design Consultants today!

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How to Pick a Pillow

The days are shorter and temperatures are getting colder.  More than likely you have been enjoying the daylight in the morning and have struggled with coming home from work in the dark in the evenings. Due to changes in weather and sunlight, many people find that it is difficult for them to sleep well during this time.  Many people, particularly early risers, experience disruptions in their sleep cycle that can lead to them feeling unrested during this transitional time. In order to obtain quality sleep, it is no surprise that finding the right mattress is key. What many people overlook is the importance of finding the correct pillow to pair with the perfect mattress. Your pillow plays an equally important role in allowing you to obtain quality sleep. It works in tandem with your mattress to correctly support your neck and spine and alleviate pressure points in the body.  Here are some helpful hints to help you choose the correct pillow. Sleepland #1 Come check out our Sleepland mattress gallery to see our full selection of top-name mattresses and pillows! Contact Sleepland Manager Rachel Sturm for more information.

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Dinner is Served!

Fall is here and before you know it, the holidays will be too! For many of us, the holidays are a time for family gatherings, parties, dinners and entertaining.

What better time to be thinking about your dining and entertaining areas and creating the perfect atmosphere for your guests! I recently competed in an episode of Space Off on The Design Network. My design challenge was to create a dining room space for a recently retired couple who loves to entertain their many friends, but also wants a place to have intimate dinners for just the two of them. They described their style as classic and timeless.

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When I was first given the challenge and saw the space I had to work with, I knew that I was going to have to divide it into multiple functional areas. *Design Tip* Use rugs to visually define and ground different areas within a space.

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While my couple considered their style to be classic and timeless, I really wanted to create an eclectic space that mixed different collections and created the feeling that the pieces in the room had been collected throughout the years. *Design Tip* Use host and hostess chairs at your dining table to add visual interest.  You can use the same fabric on the side chairs to tie it all together.

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I wanted the dining and entertaining areas to flow easily together. I pictured our client having dinner with friends at the dining table, and then transitioning over to the sofa and chairs for after-dinner drinks.  *Design Tip* Use a bench or ottomans in-between main areas. It helps to define your spaces, allows for extra seating when needed, and also keeps your space open.

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In great designs, function is everything! And if you find pieces that can function in multiple ways, all the better. While this client loves to entertain, every couple needs some time for just the two of them. I created an intimate dining area by the window – a cozy spot with a great view! *Design Tip* Putting two chairs with a small round table—which can be used for dining on the edge of a sitting area—creates dual purpose. This additional space can be used by guests to be part of the conversation.

To see more of this space check out the “Dinner is Served” episode on The Design Network!

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I love helping my clients bring their spaces to life! For help with your own space, contact me!

Meg McMillan




Meg McMillan | Design Consultant
Office: 336.822.3307  |  Mobile: 336.213.0513

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