Wednesday, October 27, 2010


This past weekend I was able to make it up to DC for a good friends birthday and I had a blast. I have never been to D.C. in A- when it's not snowing and B I have never been with friends. It was pretty much the perfect weekend. How could that image not make you smile? I also found this cool needlework picture on our way home, they had so many great colors but I think yellow was the best choice. Now I just need to find the perfect frame for it.

I hope everyone in the area goes outside for a little bit today, it is beautiful outside!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lee Jofa + Oscar de la Renta = Perfection

Fashion guru Oscar de la Renta recently launched an exclusive parternship with Lee Jofa where he brings runway inspired textiles to your home. Each specially designed fabric is created by hand in the de la Renta atelier, and feature superior quality & workmanship his clothing line is known for. Each and every pattern is simply stunning!

In honor of his new collection, Mr. de la Renta has offered nine floor length skirts & one caftan up for auction with proceeds benefiting his children's charity, Casa de Nino. For more information or to bid please visit

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Soggy Morning...Sunshine Afternoon

The weather can be so unpredictable in North Carolina.  My relationship with the weather is indeterminable.  Therefore, I find the best way to deal is to enjoy and look for the good in every experience.  
Driving into work yesterday there was a pleasant sprinkle of rain drops.  Rain can become such a vessel for conceptual images, ideas and design.  Take for example 3Form - an unique material company. This company uses its surroundings to bring us some of the coolest materials in the market while allowing us to do almost anything we want with it!
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"Bubbles Poured" is a cool new material that can be used in many unique applications. 
image from 3Form
Corporate or Residential Application
Check out the many more cool designs and styles from 3From!

While the day went on so did the rain.  Driving home was a breezy sunshine ride!
The sunshine in the fall can bring out the most spectacular colors of the season.  For instance these bright colorful pillows would lighten and liven up almost any space. They seem so happy!
OR how about brightening up a space with some funky and happy fabrics...
Schumacher's printed fabrics run the gamete of fun with so many color way options to please any color palette.

Inspiration is everywhere, from a soggy morning to a sunshine afternoon!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Trend: Book Covers

Highpoint Furniture Market is currently in full swing and I have seen a lot in my past two trips this year. This year I really enjoyed seeing all the different ways the book cases were done.I have noticed books taking on a whole new part of decorating lately. The new Barns and Noble Classic Leather Bound Collection would look great all together.
Although there is something to be said about having actual old books and not just books that are supposed to look old. Eventually I would love my book case to look like this with the titles written on the side.

Except with these bookcases:

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

To market to market we go!

The Virginia Gail Team has been busy spotting trends and finding the latest & greatest to have in the showroom. I spotted just a few preppy inspired trends on our first day last week!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


This little (or not so little) chair came in today from Pearson! It's a great statement piece and would look great as host/hostess chairs in a dinning room, or even next to a fireplace.

Only two days left until market! send us anything you are interested in seeing.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

SERENA & LILY is Here!

New to the Virginia Gail Collection family, Serena & Lily bedding! Come in to see our new stylish bedding options. Designer duvet covers, with accent color borders. With this serene and simple look it is easy to accessorize, add bright colored bed sheets or take it up a notch with accent pillows. Offered in various sizes and colors, the embroidered frames helps match different styles anyone desires.

Also carrying the Gobi Embroidered Sheets made to match the duvet and pillows. 300 thread count with pure-cotton sateen, extremely comfortable and machine washable. Plenty of colors to choose from!

New Fall Products Are In!

Recently in, Company C's colorful and stylish fall pointillism quilt! Containing 100% cotton and a 200 thread count, easy to wash and maintain with its tons of colors. If you aren't in the mood for the cheerful dots, the reverse side flips to rainbow pieced stripes. Come by to check out it all out; quilts, shams, pillows, throws, and rugs.

Company C has also put out a couple colorful throws and pillows to match perfectly with the bright colors in the quilt. They are very lightweight wool throws and available in various colors.

Throws Shams

We are thrilled at The Virginia Gail Collection to launch our new products, so take time and come by the store to check out all the fall products in person and get inspired this season by Company C's new lines!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall: Not So Dull!

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Having lived in North Carolina for going on ten years now, I know that the fall is a very exciting time. The State Fair is one of my favorites of the season, it brings together so much of our great culture, food, and residences. All the lights, colors and smells of the state fair embody the word "fall", and the state fair is anything but dull.

At the Virginia Gail Collection we have the same feeling. There are many new things for fall happening in our show room which are full of life and color.

First we have our artist opening this Friday, October 8th. Our artist this month is Cathy Martin from Chapel Hill. Her paintings have been in our showroom the past few weeks and have been very popular. One of the first paintings she brought in, and a staff favorite, is this beautiful painting:

This, along with many of her other great pieces will be on display this Friday. Come and see her work and enjoy some delicious treats!

Coming soon to the store will be this stunning quilt from Company C.

We are very excited to get our new shipment in from Company C. This pointillism sham has many different bright, vibrant colors which would make it great for any season. The "pumpkin" trim however makes it just perfect for this fall. Stop by our showroom soon to see what other great rugs, throws, and pillows Company C has to offer.

Lastly I can't help but share these great new pillows from Dwell Studio that I stumbled upon this morning. The colors are so bright, they would really give life to any space.

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Happy Fall everyone!