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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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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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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