Artist Spotlight: Mark McDowell

Mark McDowell lighing and furniture as seen on www.CourtneyPrice.com

Every surface of the room is McDowell’s canvas, and he’ll even provide the lighting.

Mark McDowell’s case good pieces are sculptural, his choice of materials inspired, and his style always evolving. This award-winning designer is surprisingly modest for his level of talent. He is not one to look back on his breathtaking accomplishments in a self-congratulatory way; his focus is always about eighteen months into the future, onto the next collection. As he designed this latest collection and considered how his pieces will play out in a room, he visualized and then actualized paintings to complement the pieces. Five of his paintings graced the walls of the John-Richard showroom during April High Point market, and those very five paintings sold immediately.  Giclee reproductions are available for purchase.

Mark McDowell’s latest collection ushers in a new wave of luxury penthouse style with warm woods, textural finishes, Moroccan patterns and Asian influences (which are a nod to his Japanese heritage). Seduced by the beauty in the details, his innovative style respectfully pushes traditional and contemporary boundaries. His handsome collection appeals to a discerning collector –  with form that graces function using metals and sensuous finishes which include antique brass, pebble shagreen, stunning woods. His latest collection for John-Richard includes over 75 floor and table lamps, 50 furniture items, and 15 chandeliers and sconces.

Let’s take a look at some of my favorites:  [Read more…]

Interview with Orlando Soria of Get It Together!

Book preview and Interview with Orlando Soria of GET IT TOGETHER! on www.CourtneyPrice.com

Get it Together! is hands down the funniest, most entertaining design and lifestyle book ever. Anyone who wants to lighten up and live a beautiful life will devour Orlando Soria’s hilarious, conversational style of writing- and likely feel like he is your new best friend. You may already be familiar with his blog Hommemaker – or have seen him on HGTV, or follow him on social media. His fan base is enormous and vocally appreciative of his authenticity.  Soria shares the good and bad of his personal and professional journey with an honest transparency-  in a relaxed way that makes him seem so familiar and human that readers may feel like they actually know him in real life. His light-hearted approach evokes a page by page LOL, inviting us to rethink how seriously we take ourselves.  [Read more…]

Artist Spotlight: Carol Benson-Cobb

Carol Benson Cobb paintings on www.courtneyprice.com

Dallas native Carol Benson-Cobb is singing the blues and we love what she is doing. Her latest collection offers a soothing range from the cooler soft pale blues to deeper, more vibrant indigo tones. We had a chance to catch up with her in the magnificent John-Richard’s High Point showroom. [Read more…]

Social Media Algorithm Updates

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Keeping current with the latest Social Media ALGORITHM updates, in case you are wondering why your social media feeds are different than they used to be. Whether your use of social media is personal or professional,  this is news you can use to better understand the platforms: [Read more…]

Pop Artist Spotlight: Gieler

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Pop Artist Spotlight: Gieler

Michiel Folkers, who goes by the artist name of Gieler, was born in 1982 in the Netherlands. In the late 90’s he began experimenting with graffiti in Amsterdam. For years Gieler remained active with spraying letters on walls but as he got older, graffiti evolved into street-art, where he started to experiment on canvas with pulled street posters, spray paint, acrylic and lacquer. This emerging talent of the art world is worth keeping an eye on… [Read more…]