5 Favorites and A Great Seminar from The 2014 Architectural Digest Home Design Show

New York’s Architectural Digest Home Design Show is always a wonderful event filled with new designers and a curated selection of creative design minds and this year’s show was another grand success!

Here are 5 of our favorites!

Lori Morris of Canada’s The House of LMD floored us with her spectacular floral art installation at the shows entrance! An enchanting design that had us yearning for Spring to come and stay once and for all!  Floral’s performed by Preston Bailey.

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First time exhibitor, but long time creator Austrian based Gaisbauer Furniture, known for their Biedermeier style, displayed a number of their beautiful reproduction designs along with this impeccably crafted round chest of drawers!

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We loved seeing Faribault Woolen Mill Co. as we are big fans of their gorgeous wool blankets, throws and scarves all woven in their Minnesota based mill.  With over 100 years of experience, a wonderful heritage story, and a new generation of family owners on a mission to revive the tradition and machines that had recently lain dormant for two years, Faribault is truly the ultimate source for wool blankets!

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Interior designer, hand blown Murano glass lamp designer and PORTE-COCHÈRE member Carolyn Cartwright displayed her beautiful collection of Cartwright lamps! Her booth featured a video of the lamps being made which masterfully exhibited why her lamps are SO special!

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We first saw Asher Israelow at ICFF in 2013, then at the premier edition of the WestEdge Design Fair last October and we loved seeing him again at AD – especially his new and technically complex storage cabinet design composed of wood and inlaid brass!

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To top off our day of visual delights we joined the packed seminar room at the show for a discussion on The Business of Design with Architectural Digest’s Editor-in-Chief Margaret Russell and AD100 designers Alexa Hampton and Jamie Drake. They held an engaging conversation focused on the ins and outs of managing a design business for growth and success—a topic PORTE-COCHÈRE is rooted in!  Watch the video here.

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