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Furniture Design

S24 E1 – High Point Market Fall 2019: Retail Isn’t Dead and Nick in the Lounge

Patina Vie's storefront
Setting the Space's storefront
Leon & Lulu's storefront

The Chaise Lounge is back from High Point Market. This week brings with it two episodes packed with everything Nick got up to at High Point Market. The episode is one part Nick’s panel featuring successful independent retailers, Retail Isn’t Dead, and one part classic Nick in the Lounge. 

Nick’s guests on the panel include Sarah Willett of Patina Vie, Mary Liz Curtin of Leon & Lulu, Anne Rainey Rokhar of Trouvaille Home and the SnobShop, and Blair Hamaty from Setting the Space. Each of these business owners work in different parts of the industry and country, but they all have something to say about how running a store works for them. 

In the second portion of this episode, Nick kicks it in the Universal Designers’ Lounge with Hilary Farr from “Love It or List It,” home stager Bobbie McGrath of Successful Staging, DMc ID’s Drew McGukin, and furniture designer Regan Hayes.

"If you buy an 18th century chair, we've already stripped it down, made sure it's completely solid, we've reupholstered it, and made it so it can go straight into your house."

Chaise Lounge Updates

Welcome to the week of High Point content! Stay in the loop for more on our Instagram and Facebook pages and keep an eye our for our upcoming market events!




Upcoming Markets

BDNY – Nov. 10 11, 2019

KBIS – Jan 21 – 23, 2019

Wrap Up

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S23 E8 – Die-hard Designer John McClain

On this new week of the Chaise Lounge, Nick talks with John McClain of John McClain Design about passion, the power of marketing by being on TV and the value retail locations can add to a design business. 

S22 E18 – Erinn Valencich

On this Independence Day weekend episode of The Chaise Lounge, Nick visits with Erinn Valencich, a consummate entrepreneur who runs a full-service design firm, designs and sells furniture and is even behind an app that helps designers run their businesses. Valencich takes Nick through her journey growing up on a farm where her grandfather made custom cabinets to testing out of high school to dive into work to her vast career as it exists today.

S22 E9 – Going Big and Getting Bigger with Jimmy DeLaurentis

Welcome! Today in The Lounge, Nick sits down with Jimmy DeLaurentis of Jimmy DeLaurentis, a Philadelphia native with an Italian heritage. He has a big spot in his heart for his family, his dogs, and loves to go big or go home. Even when he goes big with his projects, he’s always looking to go bigger in the future. Jimmy not only envisions a sleek space for interior design but creates his own furniture for not only people but their four-legged companions as well.

254 – Franco Crea: Thoughtful Design

Welcome! Today in the Lounge Nick is joined by Franco Crea, an Australian furniture designer and owner/director of FrancoCreaTM. Franco creates high quality and thoughtfully designed pieces which interact with the environment around them. During the interview, two discuss how Franco gained his interest in design, the difficulties that come with running a furniture design business, and much more.