Inspiration from Salone 2017 + Spring News April 21 2017, 0 Comments

Salone di Mobile 2017

From space-defining pieces by top designers to practical storage solutions, here are a few favorites from our manufacturing partners' showcases in Milan.

Wegner CH23 by Carl Hansen & Son 1      Fritz Hansen Lune Sofa by Jaime Hayon 2-Seat2

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January 2017 Design News January 20 2017, 0 Comments

A Thousand Thanks

In this New Year, amidst so much change, our thoughts turn to all those who have made our progress possible over the past year. For that we'd like to say...

Thank You!

We love what we do. You inspire us to work our hardest every day to provide furniture and decor that is timeless and modern, beautiful and functional, with an unwavering commitment to the highest quality and personal service.

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Fall is for new art and furniture September 16 2016, 0 Comments

Engage your senses with great design: Touch, See, Listen


CH22 and Via 57 are here! We love bringing you the latest launches from our Danish partners Carl Hansen & Søn and Fritz Hansen, both of whom have manufactured furniture at the pinnacle of Danish Design for more than a century. Run your hands over the curves and feel the craftsmanship.

Hans Wegner CH22 Lounge Chair in Walnut Fritz Hansen Bjarke Ingels Via57 Chair in Light Grey

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Better Know a Furniture Maker...Fritz Hansen February 19 2016, 0 Comments

Republic of Fritz Hansen Pinnacle of Quality and Design

Danish furniture maker Fritz Hansen represents the pinnacle of quality, craftsmanship, and design.

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Welcome, 2016! January 08 2016, 0 Comments

Beautiful new authentic modern furniture at Palette and Parlor in 2016

Thank you for your business and friendship this past year. 2015 was amazing, and we are grateful for every opportunity we've had to work with you.

We've got so many beautiful things in store for you in the year ahead!

Stop by our showroom and visit us online as we continue to build our offerings to become the premier resource for authentic modern furniture and design in the South.


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Scandinavian Market + October Design News October 20 2015, 0 Comments


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September Design News + Knoll Annual Sale 2015 September 18 2015, 0 Comments

Shop the 2015 Knoll Annual Sale at Palette & Parlor

Launching from the Knoll Archives: Saarinen's
Womb Settee

HOT off the press, just in time for the Knoll Annual Sale, we are pleased to share that the Womb Settee has just been relaunched from Knoll's design archives!

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Scandinavian Summer Dreams + Sample Sale August 02 2015, 0 Comments

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Better Know a Furniture Maker...Carl Hansen & Son April 10 2015, 0 Comments

Better Know a Furniture Maker: Carl Hansen and Son at Palette and Parlor
Better know a furniture maker! Meet century-old furniture maker Carl Hansen & Son. Browse these exquisite Hans Wegner designs as shown in their new Los Angeles showroom and get inspired; it's Danish Design at its most beautiful.

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March Design Madness March 17 2015, 0 Comments

Vitra's furniture collection features cheerful yellow upholstery options to add Spring sunshine to your home.

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February News and 2015 Knoll Classics Sale February 21 2015, 0 Comments


Stop by to thaw out and select a Knoll Classic


All furniture by Bertoia, Schultz, Saarinen, Mies van der Rohe, Platner, Risom,...

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January Design News from Palette & Parlor January 27 2015, 1 Comment


Lacquered Wegner Wishbone Chairs at new 2015 price: $599
US-Made, modular, modern, beautiful Besh Cabinets
Limited Edition 60th Anniversary Series 7 Chairs
and more...

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Happy New Year from Palette & Parlor January 01 2015, 0 Comments

LZF Cloud Pendant from Palette and Parlor

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December News from Palette & Parlor December 10 2014, 0 Comments

Save the Date: Thursday December 18th
5:00 - 7:00pm Holiday Happy Hour and Artist Reception

Mark your calendar and join us for a fun and festive celebration!

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New in November, Thankful November 27 2014, 0 Comments

Thanksgiving is here...

...and we're so full of thanks. Six months since launch, we never could have predicted the profound enjoyment we would feel from interacting with all the wonderful clients, friends, designers, architects, artists, makers, and business partners we've met along the way. Building a business, this business, in this community, with "local roots and global branches" as the fine folks at SCAD would say, is the best decision we've ever made.

Womb Chair in Knoll Luxe Worth Mist at Palette and ParlorOne particularly fond memory we're thankful for is the first Womb Chair we sold this summer to a delightful couple in Durham. Married for more than 50 years, they used to import furniture directly from Copenhagen in the 1960s via an old tobacco trading route. They spoke with pride about their furniture that had stood the test of time, including an original Hans Wegner Credenza with roller shutter doors. The Womb they selected, adorned in the most beautiful upholstery called Worth Mist by Proenza Schouler for KnollLuxe Textiles, was a birthday gift from the husband to his lovely wife. We are so privileged to have met and befriended them.

Since then, we've had many more reasons to be thankful as our business has grown. We've recently added some great new products and beautiful artwork in our studio. Here's what's new, and what's in store:

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Better Know a Furniture Maker.....Vitra October 18 2014, 0 Comments

A 64-year-old Swiss family-owned company, Vitra is a top international furniture manufacturer headquartered in Birsfelden, near Basel, Switzerland. They also have an exquisite design campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany featuring buildings designed by renowned architects Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando, and Zaha Hadid and Herzog & deMeuron. Known for collaborating with many of the world's top designers and architects past and present, Vitra has won numerous design awards throughout the years. The following are some (but not all) of our favorite Vitra products.

1. Sweet, sweet Suita!

Suita sofas by Antonio Citterio are a supremely comfortable place to watch the game with friends, take in a movie with the kids, or curl up and read your favorite book all by yourself. Available in a variety of configuration options including 2-seat, 3-seat, sectional, and chaise. Select from Vitra's beautiful fabric and leather options to make it distinctly your own.

 Suita Sofa   Suita Sofa with Alexander Girard Pillows    Classic Suita Sofa  Suita Chaise  

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October News from PALETTE & PARLOR October 14 2014, 0 Comments

What a fabulous Fall so far. We're looking forward to more crisp air, changing leaves, and the hum of activity that Fall brings. Here's what we've been doing the past few weeks:

Getting published! 

Palette and Parlor in Eide Magazine A Marriage of DesignWe are thrilled to be a part of Eidé magazine's gorgeous October Cerebral Issue. Many thanks to author Brooke Hutchins and photographer David Winton for portraying us in such a beautiful light. We are beaming. Click photo for direct link to article.

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September News from PALETTE & PARLOR September 19 2014, 0 Comments

Happy Fall! 

We've got some great things in store, like the Knoll Annual Sale September 19-30, a Meet-the-Artist event with featured artist Martha Neaves on Thursday October 2nd, and new selections from Salone Del Mobile and ICFF 2014.


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Have you been to Hunt Library? August 18 2014, 1 Comment

It's sublime.  Truly a design-lover's paradise.  Opened in 2013, the library is on NC State's main campus, and was designed by renowned Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta. The exterior is exquisite, and the light-filled interior, with over 80 different types of iconic modernist chairs and beautifully-designed collaborative spaces, will make you want to stay forever.


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TriangleHome TV premiere features our studio July 26 2014, 0 Comments

Our Chapel Hill studio was featured in the premiere episode of TriangleHome TV today!  Check out these segments, where you'll see Susan Prochnow in our Womb Chair from Knoll by Eero Saarinen, along with our Tulip Side Table in Calcatta marble, Haand's beautiful cloudware mug, DwellStudio's Mansfield Etageres, Fritz Hansen's Kaiser Idell Luxus Table Lamp, Vitra's...

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Welcome to our blog! May 31 2014, 0 Comments

PALETTE & PARLOR is a tale of entrepreneurship, reinvention, and a growing love of great design.


Living in Copenhagen on an international assignment years ago, my husband and I were struck by the heritage, quality, craftsmanship, and elegant simplicity of Danish Design. We loved to walk around the city at night and see all the Danes having dinner on beautiful furniture by candlelight. Joining them at the table was even better.

Hygge (pronounced "hue-gah"), the Danish term for coziness and conviviality with friends and family, lived on for us as a daily aspiration long after returning to the US. For me it was also inextricably linked with Danish Design.

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