Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Jefferson Hotel

A few weeks ago I was in Washington, DC to attend a weekend meeting.  Without question the highlight of the weekend was the incredible Hotel I had the fortune of staying at.  The Jefferson Hotel takes refined elegance and quiet sophistication to a whole new level; to a work of art!

The Hotel recently underwent an exhaustive restoration into what is now the incredible Jefferson Hotel.  We, as designers, often talk about how design and the interiors we live in and play in can elevate our spirit and provide a sense of beauty and awe.  The Jefferson Hotel performs magnificently.

Forrest Perkins lead this transformation and provided the vision and design for this transformation.  I cannot say enough of how excellent they executed their task.  Design can make us wonder, awaken our spirit and provide a haven in which to enjoy the life we are living.  I thank the Jefferson Hotel for providing such wonder...


If you have a chance to visit the Jefferson Hotel please do so, you will not be dissapointed!

Monday, October 25, 2010

S&A @ Market with Suzanne Kassler!

Last week we traveled to High Point, North Carolina for our bi-yearly visit to the High Point Furniture Market. This Fall market was a terrific market and an exciting time, not to mention the fact that the temperature was in the 80's. Not bad at all for fall in North Carolina!

We toured many terrific showrooms and viewed the latest and greatest in furniture, fabrics and finishes. Hickory Chair was hot on our list especially since they have moved locations at market and were unveiling their brand new showroom. Our hats are off to Jay and his team at Hickory Chair for creating a new and exciting showroom.

One of our favorite "celebrity designers" Suzanne Kassler was on hand at the Hickory Chair showroom debuting her latest pieces manufactured by Hickory Chair. Marlene and I caught up with her and shared a few stories.

Please check out her line at Hickory Chair and all the other incredible pieces from this manufacturer.  And of course it is all available through Schelfe and Associates.

Happy Trails,


Tim, Suzanne and Marlene

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Washington Design Center

OK so it's been awhile but I am back! Earlier this week I spent two days at the Washington Design Center in Washington DC. The DC Design Center is an incredible 7 story building full of fabrics, furniture and furnishings for the interiors world. The Center is open to Trade Professionals, is easily accessible on the DC Metro-line and is a easy 35 minute drive from our DC Design Studio.

The DC Design Center is like an old friend that I haven't visited in a few years. It's where I "got pinned" when I received my Professional Certification from ASID and where as a design student at the University of Maryland I won a design competition back in 1986!

The DC Design Center will allow our firm to offer more selections of fine furnishings and fabrics to all our clients including those in the DC market, the Raleigh Durham area and beyond.

I look forward to using this "new" resource for our clients and our design projects.


The Washington Design Center, 300 D St. SW

Lines like, Donghia, Highland House, Baker, Scalamandre, Schumacher, Kravet, J. Lambeth and many others fill the halls of this building.