According to designer Laura Kirar, “There’s nothing worse than feeling uninspired and un-original.” And while I certainly would agree with this statement, I can’t imagine that Laura would ever put something out there that is uninspired. As a furniture designer for Baker Furniture and the Kohler Company, Laura is in a constant state of creativity — allowing it to hit her at any given moment.

Laura Kirar is a multi-faceted designer who clearly moves to the beat of her own drum. Never a trend follower, she is known for the unique motifs, angles and textures in her work. This is most evident in her recent collection for Baker Furniture. Getting tapped by Baker Furniture to do a furniture collection is no small feat, but having four Baker collections on her resume is indicative of the depth and breadth of Laura’s creativity and talent.

After meeting Laura at High Point Market, I was intrigued by how introspective and analytical she is. When talking to her, you…

If motifs were entering a popularity contest, the Greek key — sometimes referred to as the Greek fret -would win every time. Even today we see the Greek key everywhere in design — on the lead edge of a drape, on the border of throw pillows, on a bathroom listello. But how has the Greek key symbol managed to remain the coolest kid on the block for thousands and thousands of years?

No one knows for sure why this motif has stood the test of time, but there are a few things that make it highly seductive to the masses…

Salon Sofa, Roma Nesting Tables, Salon Lounge Chair, Shield Drink Table — Laura Kirar Collection

HICKORY, N.C. (April, 2018) Baker, the premier luxury furnishings manufacturer and designer, is pleased to introduce inventive and elegant new furniture, upholstery, and accessories by acclaimed designer Laura Kirar. The new 28-piece Laura Kirar Collection for Baker, which includes dramatic new mirrors, superbly crafted occasional tables, voluptuous sofas, and handsome armchairs, was presented at the Spring 2018 International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, N.C., from April 13–18, 2018.

Laura Kirar’s perfectly calibrated new group is her fourth collection for Baker. It was designed and…


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HD Expo is the industry’s leading hospitality conference and trade show. Presented by Hospitality Design magazine, it offers an unmatched level of new products and services, inspiration, idea sharing and networking for hospitality professionals. HD Expo is dedicated to creating longstanding industry relationships between hoteliers, commercial designers, architects, developers, purchasing firms, and product suppliers.

On Wednesday I had the pleasure on interviewing the talented Rajni Alexa at Rajni Alex Design. She is such a talent the video revealed some great design tips I had never heard of before.


Rajni Alex is the founder and principal of Rajni Alex Interior Design. Rajni draws her inspiration from a myriad of cultural influences that throughout her life have made a deep impression on her aesthetic. After six years of working at a successful New York City design firm, where she worked on several high-end residential projects, she decided to take the plunge and launch her own Interior…

Celebrating 41 years of building brighter futures…

The San Francisco Decorator Showcase is widely considered to be the West Coast’s premier design showhouse event, renowned for featuring the work of the region’s top interior and landscape designers. All the funds raised through the Decorator Showcase go directly to support the San Francisco University High School Financial Aid Program.

An actual boating atelier, throughout the years Sanlorenzo has introduced a new way of conceiving boating design, developing a groundbreaking model over the years, acclaimed by people worldwide, which has allowed it to earn many important achievements.
As a result, 52Steel SEVEN SINS, the first 52-metre metal superyacht, was honoured at the 14th edition of Asia Boating Awards, set up every year by such renowned Asian magazines as China Boating and Asia-Pacific Boating, which honour the best brands in the field of international boating. The ceremony took place on 11 April at the stylish ONE 15° Marina in Singapore.


One of the best things about this High Point Market will be Laura Kirar new collection for Baker Furniture. I am a huge fan of her work and Karina will be checking it out first hand. Here is a little bit about Laura and some of the pieces she has done for Baker that blew me away.

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