Local Morganton, North Carolina, furniture design house Chaddock is recognized for its customizable furniture, upholstery, cabinets, hardware, and lighting that can be crafted in weeks and will last generations. Its most recent collaboration with interior designer Mark D. Sikes, well known for beautiful interiors, textiles, women’s fashions, and books, resulted in a furniture collection rich in options, colors, and style. With a classic sensibility and an all-American aesthetic, Sikes’ collection of thirty-seven pieces spans the spectrum of form and function, all of them beautiful. Twelve handpicked Farrow & Ball paint colors are also available to customize any piece, chosen by Sikes and curated for his color-rich and timeless approach. From button tufting, box pleats, and trim to paint selections, finishes, and multiple combinations, the possibilities are endless.

Distinguished designer Kara Mann has teamed with McGuire to create a twenty-four-piece furnishings collection and a twenty-eight-piece fabrics collection. Marrying a vintage West Coast vibe with a highly textured, modern-yet-cozy aesthetic, the collection features heritage proportions, low seating, and relaxed but solid forms. “My goal was to create a thoughtful line that added a vintage perspective and unexpected materiality to McGuire’s modern furnishings, while still encompassing the essence of timelessness and natural luxury that the company is renowned for,” Mann says.


Renowned for her architectural take on classic lighting designs, award-winning interior designer Marie Flanigan brings an elevated simplicity to all of her pieces. Up next, she’s teaming with Visual Comfort to offer twelve lighting designs full of timeless appeal and original forms. “As such an energetic force, [lighting] is my favorite aspect of a space to consider,” Flanigan says. “I’m delighted to debut my inaugural collection with Visual Comfort, who has exquisitely realized the designs I have long envisioned.”


Designer Katie Ridder’s newest book, More Rooms, is 240 pages of tireless inspiration in the form only her unique aesthetic can take—imaginative designs defined by the key elements in the room. From furniture plans, room layouts, and lighting, to finishes, layering, and scale, Ridder covers it all. The level of ingenuity is apparent from page one, and what follows holds attention with each new tangent.



Rachel Lambert Mellon, or Bunny Mellon, as she was called, may be best known for designing the White House Rose Garden, but what few may realize is that her love affair with gardening was selftaught. In the book Garden Secrets of Bunny Mellon, discover her most beautifully designed and planted gardens displayed alongside extracts from her writings and many never-before-seen photos. “It was as if she were creating her own garden photo album, replete with her own words from her garden journals—a true treasure,” says co-author Bryan Huffman, Charlotte-based interior designer and friend of Mellon. Her philosophies and standards by which to garden are woven seamlessly throughout, with her number one being: spend time in the garden.

S Is for Style: The Schumacher Book of Decoration BY DARA CAPONIGRO




Glamorous Living BY JAN SHOWERS




de Gournay: Hand-Painted Interiors BY CLAUD CECIL GURNEY


A Home for All Seasons: Gracious Living & Stylish Entertaining BY DANIELLE ROLLINS