Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For the Kids

Dec 18

Gift Guide 2014 kids

We are in the holiday shopping home stretch and Pulp Design Studios is working to get all those kiddos in your life taken care of! We’ve pulled together our favorite gifts for the little ones, nephews, nieces, sons, daughters, and god-babies in your life… Happy Shopping!


ONE:  Giraffe Artwork  |  TWO:  Build-your-Own Radio Flyer Wagon  |  THREE:  Modern Child Table & Chairs  |  FOUR:  “Design Your Own Superhero Cape” Kit  |  FIVE:  Mason Jar Light  |  SIX:  Safari Wood Puzzle Set  |  SEVEN: Children’s Literature Set  |  EIGHT: Polka Dot Throw  |  NINE:  Hannah Anderson Graphic Basket  |  TEN:  Vintage Stripe Elephant  |  ELEVEN:  Baby Piano   |  TWELVE: Silver Racecar



Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Under $50

Dec 11

Gift Guide 2014 budget

Pulp Design Studios has you covered from High to Low! We’ve pulled together our favorite gifts for under $50. Have fun perusing our affordable selections!


ONE: Cheetah Travel Wallet  |  TWO:  iPhone Case  |  THREE: You Rock Mug  |  FOUR: Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker  |  FIVE: Heart Canvas Tote  |  SIX: Sugar Lip Ritual  |  SEVEN: Smartphone Projector  |  EIGHT: Evergreen Herb Shop |  NINE: Celestial Drop Earrings  |  TEN: Cast Iron Fondue Pot  |  ELEVEN: Cashmere Gloves with Faux Fur Trim  |  TWELVE: Toms for Target Throw


Showroom Tour: French Heritage

Dec 10

French Heritage High Point Showroom

High Point Furnishings Market ended in October, but for our Pulp Design Studios designers it’s always in the forefront of our minds because it doesn’t just end at attending market. We get to bring back all the information and new vendors we’ve found, incorporate them into our design libraries, interior design projects, and share them with you!

This past fall, one of our favorite experiences was visiting the French Heritage showroom. First of all, it was a new-to-us showroom. It’s always exciting for us to find new vendors and resources. When we first found out that French Heritage was sponsoring our visit to High Point, we were excited to look closely at their line and see how we could incorporate what they do so well into our more modern design work. We were so pleasantly surprised to see how fashion forward and fresh their take is on traditional pieces!

French Heritage High Point Showroom

French Heritage High Point Showroom

Upon entry of the showroom and meeting the owners, the first thing that struck us was their hospitality and family-owned feel. For such an established company, we were surprised to see that the owners were so involved. And, let me tell you, that shows in their product, their service, and in their design. The warmth that we received from the owners exuded throughout the showroom and throughout their product. Every detail had a story behind it and every detail was thought through. And, as designers, the service and knowledge we received was unparalleled.

French Heritage High Point Showroom

French Heritage High Point Showroom

So, about that impeccable detail we mentioned… The quality in the hardware, the wood inlay, the fabric selections, the upholstery, and the stunning finishes was exceptional. Our design team ooh-ed and ahh-ed throughout the entire showroom tour.

French Heritage High Point Showroom

French Heritage High Point Showroom

French Heritage High Point Showroom

French Heritage High Point Showroom

From French Heritage’s in-stock pieces, to their customizable pieces, to their completely bespoke capabilities… We were in designer heaven.

You can read more about French Heritage in our first post about them! But, for our designer friends and for our clients who get excited by fashion-forward classics, there are three things we want you to know:

1. French Heritage stocks a broad range of product right here in the US.

2. Much of the French Heritage line can be customized!

3. French Heritage can build completely custom pieces to our design specifications. Your own atelier with the same quality French Heritage is known for. As designers, that excites us!

Even though you’ve likely seen French Heritage products in some big retailer’s windows, we are so excited to be sharing them with you from our perspective – the designer’s perspective.

Thanks again to French Heritage for bringing us to High Point this fall… We are fans!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Luxe Gifts

Dec 9

Gift Guide 2014 luxe

We’ve got your splurge shopping covered this holiday season, as well as a little luxe for less… If you’re shopping for that someone special or even for yourself, see the stunning gift ideas we’ve rounded up for you!

ONE: Jonathan Adler Menagerie Baboon Limited Edition Giclée Print  |  TWO: Edgar Brass Decanter  |  THREE: Faux Fur Throw  |  FOUR: Tom Ford Tote  |  FIVE: Matrix Side Table  |  SIX: Baroque Antique Gold Box  |  SEVEN: Gigi New York  |  EIGHT: Leather Sun Ray Pillow  |  NINE: Gold Barnacle  |  TEN: Kelly Wearstler Tic Tac Toe Set  |  ELEVEN: Marco Bicego ’Siviglia’ Linear Earrings  |  TWELVE: iPhone Six Plus


Beth’s 5 December Must-Haves

Dec 2

Top 5 Must Haves - Dec 14 - Beth

Can you believe it’s December already? I have my five must-haves and new discoveries to share with you…


1. Holiday candles abound this season! light your candles in style with these precious apothecary matches. Apothecary Matches, $16 

2. I love these new gold nuggets from Pulp Home! If Santa leaves a piece of coal that looks like this, I’ll take it! Gold Nugget, $55

3. Wrapping gifts may be one of my favorite things about gift giving. I am totally smitten with photographer Gray Malin’s wrapping paper. Wave Gift Wrap, $12.50 

4. I recently discovered The Pursuits of Happiness through one of my dear friends and her pottery is just amazing! When it comes to gift giving, it’s a ‘one for you, one for me’ kinda shop. Small Porcelain Tray, $55

5. I’ve been in the market for a new modern wreath! I spotted this gorgeous wreath while browsing Pinterest and I think I need to have it. Large Himmeli Wreath, $185


Happy December!


Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For Him

Nov 28

Gift Guide 2014 for him

Men are surprisingly hard to shop for! I’ve put together a gift guide that I used while shopping for my incredibly stylish, yet urban, husband. Hopefully, you’ll find some helpful ideas for the men in your life! Happy hunting…


ONE: Ultimate Ears BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker  |  TWO: Copenhagen Carafe  |  THREE: Cashmere Knit Cap  |  FOUR: Black Playing Cards  |  FIVE: Schoolboy Leather Satchel  |  SIX: Pendleton Throw  |  SEVEN: Men’s Minimergency Kit  |  EIGHT: Party On Bottle Opener  |  NINE: The World’s Drinks and How to Mix Them  |  TEN: Wood Cube Alarm Clock  |  ELEVEN: Blanton’s Single-Barrel Bourbon  |  TWELVE: Fleece Shawl Collar Pullover


Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For Her

Nov 26

Gift Guide for Her

If you’re shopping for the friend, mom, wife, co-worker or sister in your life, this is the gift guide for you! And, you may even find a few things for yourself. Nothing says happy holidays like cashmere and diamonds, but we’ve got you covered for the tech savvy lady, as well… Happy Shopping!


ONE: Clare Vivier Clutch  |  TWO: J Crew Ladybug Necklace  |  THREE: F is for Frank Stud Earrings  |  FOUR: Diamond Pendant Necklace  |  FIVE: Polaroid Z2300 Camera  |  SIX: Pink Tool Set  |  SEVEN: Snakeskin Tote  |  EIGHT: Friends with Benefits Headphones  |  NINE: Purple Agate Box  |  TEN: Nespresso Maestria Espresso Machine  |  ELEVEN: Nordstrom Cashmere Scarf  |  TWELVE: Ugg Slippers


The Pulp Family Thanksgiving Table

Nov 24

This Thanksgiving, our Pulp Design Studios interns put together a thanksgiving table scheme to emulate the styles of each of the senior members of Pulp’s design team. It was so fun to see how they saw us and our tastes. And, it was a great exercise for the interns to learn to understand the style of their ‘clients’. See what our interns, Alissa and Tara, pulled together for our Pulp family Thanksgiving table…



Co-Owner + Principal Interior Designer

Pulp Table - Carolina

Carolina’s table is full of gold and cream with that layered look that she does so well. Pattern on pattern, with approachable style, that’s perfect for the boho sophisticate.


Clockwise: Ingrid Flatware  |  Gold Patterned Tumblers  |  Kelly Wearstler White Gold Plate  |  Ikat Lattice Napkin  |   Wood Napkin Ring




Co-Owner + Principal Interior Designer

Pulp Table - Beth

Beth’s table is quirky and modern with tons of contrast and metallic accents. This thanksgiving table would definitely be a showstopper and conversation piece!


Clockwise: Mr & Mrs Muse Napkin Rings  |  Kelly Wearstler Dots Napkin  |  The Perfect Coupe Glass  |  Gold Flatware  |  DKNY Urban Graffiti Dishes




Project + Purchasing Manager

Pulp Table - Tracy

Tracy’s table is for the fun-loving prepster in us all. Think Kate Spade, picnics in the park, and bubbly. This look would brighten any day, especially Thanksgiving.


Clockwise: Boxwood Placemats  |  Tour Champagne Glass  |  Key Flatware Set  |  Border Stitch Napkins  |  Kate Spade Dinnerware






Lead Interior Designer

Pulp Table - Abby

Abby’s table is glamorous, yet down to earth. A perfect reflection of country glam… and, Abby for that matter. This table feels like something special without being too fussy.

Clockwise: Stemless Wine Glass  |  Linen Napkin  |  Crystal Bracelet Napkin Ring  |  Jeweled Gold Charger  |  White Dinner Plate  |  Gold Flatware


Happy Thanksgiving from the Pulp team!

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5 Must-Haves for the Home: Carolina’s November 2014 Picks

Nov 13

face planter, vetiver oil, la cruset, bourbon candle, quartz bookends purple

I’m sharing some of my favorite items that will make your November splendid around the home…


1. These bookends are the perfect little jewel on your bookshelves or sculptural enough to stand on their own. They caught my eye immediately when we saw them at High Point and we couldn’t wait to get them in the shop (and in my home). Purple Geode Bookends, $348

2. I love this essential oil especially around this time of year. It is calming, grounding and soothing. Plus, it has an exotic woodsy scent perfect for the cold weather. doTerra Vetiver Essential Oil, $40  

3. It’s about that time to bring all the plants indoors. Since I love a jungle-style look, I enjoy having a cheeky way to house all of those plants I bring in for the winter. We’ve got one in the Pulp Design Studios office and it’s just adds so much character. Blind Planter Small, $270

4. A French oven is a must-have for Thanksgiving, any great dinner party, and of course for all those chilly weather recipes. It’s an investment for your kitchen that will last a lifetime. Le Creuset Oval French Oven, $275

5. One of the sexiest smelling candles around! Perfect for those chilly nights. I like to keep an extra on hand as gifts for the hosts of those fabulous fall dinner parties you end up attending. Jonathan Adler Bourbon Pop Candle, $42


Happy November!


Showroom Tour: Global Views & Studio A at High Point

Nov 12

Pulp Design Studios - Global Views Studio A Showroom

Since our Pulp designers have returned home from High Point Furnishing Market we’ve been busy finding ways to incorporate all the latest goods and trends into our designs and seeing how we can bring the best value to our clients through those vendor relationships.

Global Views and Studio A, in particular, sponsored part of our trip to High Point this Fall. It makes sense, since we’ve been using their products on Pulp Design Studios’ projects for years! This market, we got to scope out all of their latest goodies and they did not disappoint. They are not just ‘on trend’, but they are setting the trends. Take a look at what we saw…

Global Views always presents an exceptional showroom and this fall the showroom was quite impressive. They really showcased this ink and copper trend impeccably! The new product introductions breathed new life into metallics, introducing copper unapologetically and contrasting it with rich ink blue colors. The result was a nod to vintage, but modern and warm enough to hold it’s own for today. The silhouettes of their pieces, especially the Anvil chair, was really something special and complimented the rest of their line beautifully. We were blown away!

Pulp Design Studios - Global Views Studio A Showroom

Pulp Design Studios - Global Views Studio A Showroom

Pulp Design Studios - Global Views Studio A Showroom

Pulp Design Studios - Global Views Studio A Showroom

Pulp Design Studios - Global Views Studio A Showroom

Pulp Design Studios - Global Views Studio A Showroom

Anvil Chair

And then we have Global Views’ counterpart, Studio A. They are the sister to Global Views, owning some of the same dramatic qualities but unique in it’s own way. Studio A does neutrals, textures, and artifacts beautifully bringing a unique earthy-glam quality to all their pieces. This market, they introduced color. Muted tones of turquoise and orange complimented their existing line beautifully and gave it a refreshing vibrance.

Pulp Design Studios - Global Views Studio A Showroom

Pulp Design Studios - Global Views Studio A Showroom

Pulp Design Studios - Global Views Studio A Showroom

Pulp Design Studios - Global Views Studio A Showroom

We we’re so excited to visit the Global Views and Studio A showrooms and have already begin incorporating our finds into our interior design projects!

A big thanks, again, to Global Views and Studio A for bringing us to High Point. We couldn’t be more pleased to have partnered with a company we work with so closely.

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5 Must-Haves for the Home: Beth’s November 2014 Picks

Nov 11

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I’m rounding up some of my favorite things to make my life at home a little more enjoyable this November, and I’m sharing them with you!


1. With the time change in full effect, we could all use a stylish way to brighten up our spaces. These bad boys are set to be featured in a national magazine later this year, so get your hands on them while they’re hot! Dalton Brass Lamp, $416 

2. One of my very favorite buys from High Point Market this fall was my cozy new throw. You can find me snuggled up by the fire in mine and enjoying a good cocktail this fall. Plus, it makes a great gift! Charcoal Herringbone Throw, $138

3. I never claimed to have sophisticated taste in reading… But, a Pulp Design Studios client recently recommended the All Souls Trilogy to me and I can’t put it down. I think it falls under the ‘paranormal teen romance for grown-ups’ genre, and it’s a must-read! Don’t judge. Discovery of Witches, $11 

4. The holidays are an amazing time, but can also be filled with stress! My massage therapist recently recommended this flower essence remedy to me for stress. Hey, I’ll try anything once… and, so far, it seems to be helping! Either that or it’s all in my head- but, I’ll take that, too. Rescue Remedy, $14

5. We just received some of the new goodies we purchased from High Point in the office and I’m in love with our new accessories. This brass sculpture is a favorite, and now available in our shop! Intersecting Brass Sculpture, $98


Enjoy and Happy November!