Wednesday, December 31, 2014

"Come in, We're OPEN"

Our brick and mortar is open, folks.  This seems like an appropriate blog post for New Years Eve, since opening this location was a SERIOUS accomplishment this year.  Our studio showroom opened for local shoppers and pickups just before the Christmas holiday (!!!).  I've been so busy with work/motherhood that I never posted the good news on the blog (but, I did announce it on Instagram @kellyrobson, and you can follow High Street Market @highstreetmarket). 

When we moved to this location, the 2,000 sq. ft. office was purely functional.  As time went on (and our business expanded), we decided to turn our front room into a studio/showroom that would be presentable for local shoppers and accommodating for local pickups.  So, this summer, we slowly began the renovation process which included new flooring, new paint, new ceiling, new lighting, new trim, etc etc etc.  We also began designing and ordering custom furniture and adding new exclusive products to our collection.  It was a tremendous amount of work (and, that's saying something since we are seasoned DIYers).  But now that the space is finished, I can happily share some dramatic before & after pictures with you!  Take a look...


This section of the showroom is located near our back door.  You can see a combination of new and vintage pieces here.  Some of the larger pieces are available for local delivery or pickup.




Near the front door.  Again, a combination of our own collection with vintage items mixed in.  The larger pieces are available for pickup and local delivery.  Also, our son William running through the shot.  :)

And, here are some additional pictures that I recently snapped over the holiday week.  It's still decorated for Christmas.  Also, we are waiting on a few key pieces (rugs! rugs!), but, Dave and I are very happy with the way the space turned out.  

On a personal note, I've been writing this blog since 2009 (how was that 5 years ago?).  As a small business owner, and half of a husband-and-wife team, I can say that opening a brick and mortar location has always been a dream of mine (although, it felt impossible in the beginning).  When Dave and I decided to open our doors this year, we quickly learned that this was a completely different experience to our online business.  Exciting, but so different!  I very much look forward to growing and evolving as the months and years go on.  Thank you so much for reading my blog and following us along on this journey (renovating our house, growing our business, and growing our family!).  Sorry to sound so cheesy, but it is New Years Eve.  :)  I'm just thankful for all the "likes", the encouraging emails and messages on Facebook and Instagram.   Your support means so much to us.  We are truly a family-run business, so the cheerful words are taken to heart.  Thank you, friends.

If you're ever in the area, please stop in and see us!  We are located at:

103 North 2nd Street
North Wales, Pennsylvania  19454

We will be open Tuesday - Friday 11am to 5pm, and on Saturdays we will be open from 11am to 4pm.  If you're interested in anything you see above (that may or may not be in our online store) please email us at

And, with that, Happy New Year!!!  Cheers to a happy, healthy, and love-filled 2015.



Monday, December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday Giveaway!

Happy Cyber Monday, everyone!  With the holiday season upon us, Dave and I have been busier than ever.  If you follow our shop, you'll know that we don't host frequent sales during the year.  But, we do host many exciting sales during the holiday season (and today's giveaway is our biggest sale yet).  We're busy little elves in the store, fulfilling orders and helping customers.  :)  But, we are also opening our office/showroom for local pick up and Philadelphia shoppers...  so, there's little bit of extra workload this year.  I am hoping to get the showroom photographed this week, and open for shoppers by the weekend.  As soon as it's ready, I will post pictures for all of you who are too far away to visit.  And, if you're local, please stop by!  We would love to meet you!  In the meantime, here's a little sneak peek of our store (via Instagram @highstreetmarket)...

But, today is the annual CYBER MONDAY GIVEAWAY! This year, the gifts are better than ever. But, quantities are limited. So, we suggest you shop early to grab your favorite things! Also note: keeping items in your cart will not hold them for you (as much as we wish we could change this, we cannot). So, it's best to know what you'll buy ahead of time. That way, you're sure to get what you want!

 Click HERE to find your free gift!

Happy Cyber Monday!


Monday, November 10, 2014

Surprise Free Giveaway

I know it's been a very long while since I posted to this blog.  Dave and I have been wonderfully busy with the store (so busy!  And, I have lots of exciting updates to share soon.  Our showroom is finished and we're hoping to open to the public by the end of the month.  Stay tuned for more-- can't wait to share photos with you all).  In the meantime, I wanted to share a fun surprise giveaway that we are hosting TODAY for our friends and followers...

This new Small Alabaster Tray is really chic and super versatile.  It just arrived in the store and it's honestly one of my favorite things (I would use it to hold earrings on a bedside table, office supplies at my desk, or fancy soap in the powder room-- it's terrific).  So, grab it for FREE today (and tomorrow, 11/11) with any $25.00 min order.  :)

 Be back soon with regular posts.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Current Inspiration: Sawyer Berson

The July issue of Architectural Digest featured a stunning project that I has really inspired me.  The architecture, interiors, and landscape of this Southampton home were all designed by one single Manhattan firm called Sawyer Berson.  Being unfamiliar with their work, I did a little digging (since I wanted to see more).  Well, the portfolio of this multi-talented group does not disappoint... in fact, it's completely breath taking.  I love their fresh perspective on timeless design-- this group mixes classic architecture with comfortable, livable, and modern interiors to create what I call PERFECTION.  Really.  Go look at their portfolio here.  And then spend the next hour of your day pinning inspiration images to your Pinterest board.  :)

While the Southampton home in this month's AD is phenomenal (it is), I think that my favorite Sawyer Berson project lies in Wainscott.  Take at look at this beauty...

Stunning beach property with a dream driveway of pea gravel, surrounded by greenery.

 Love this contrast between the crisp white paneled walls and dark flooring.

 This entry is so gorgeous.  I love how edited it is...  while so many people would add an area rug, they let the simplicity of the table and hardwood work on it's own.  And instead, your eyes are drawn the to that beautiful fireplace.

 Note: the mix of textures in the room is flawless-- woven rug, hide on the ottoman, bright white linens, sheer drapery, glass...  Also, THE VIEW.

 Note: tongue and groove ceilings, AMAZING hardwood flooring, glass cabinet doors, dutch door...


And, the most fabulous part of this property... 

This backyard cannot be improved.  It's completely perfect.  From the crisp hedges to the bright white umbrellas,the gorgeous decking and THAT VIEW.   This is the stuff beach house dreams are made of.

The Sawyer Berson portfolio is so worth a look-- lots of incredible inspiration there.  Enjoy!


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Mary McDonald Wallpaper (Chinois Palais & Park Avanue Python)

Mary McDonald's fabric and trim collection for Schumacher is so beautiful, it will make your eyes pop out of your head.  :)  But now, that collection is even BETTER because two of her most popular prints-- Chinois Palais and Park Avenue Python--are now available in wallpaper panels.  Hooray!!! 

For me, it doesn't get any better than this green colorway...

The "blush" version is equally stunning.  Just gorgeous.

And, one of my absolute favorites-- the Park Avenue Python-- is now a wallpaper.  I love this...

I have samples shipping to my office as we speak.  Very excited to use them in upcoming projects.

As a refresher, here are some of my favorite images from the Mary McDonald collection.  The appliques and trims are seriously in a class of their own (if you ask me).  Bravo, Miss Mary.



Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Grey is the New Black

The throw pillows we carry at High Street Market are completely custom made.  So, when these pleated beauties came back from our fabricator last week, I screamed a little in excitement.  :)  They're gorgeous.  Available in either grey or charcoal, our new Pleated Pillow is a wool/poly blend (with down insert included) and features the most fantastically tailored pleats.  The two shades of grey are really good (think prep school uniform or men's suiting), and the colors complement just about every color scheme.  I absolutely love the subtle texture these pillows bring to a room. The pleats are so classic, this pillow goes in modern spaces just as easily as it highlights traditional interiors.  LOVE this new addition to the store.

just a little close up shot (love that detail!)

We currently have two sizes in stock: a 15" x 20" lumbar, and the classic throw 19" x 19".  


Friday, May 2, 2014

Current Inspiration: Buttoned Up Bohemian

There are some designers that do bohemian style really well.  And while I love that relaxed, chilled-out, hippie vibe (dude, I'm from California) my version of bohemian design is a bit more "buttoned up".  And, I think the unexpected mix of boho and super traditional is where it's at.  :)  Think fancy, glossy, traditional furniture and tailored upholstery mixed with eclectic textiles and natural elements like horn, seagrass and animal hide.  The combo tends to feel relaxing, unpretentious, and a little easy-breezy (as any bohemian vibe should), but the unexpected element of "fancy" makes the space feel a little more polished.

I just finished a project for a local Philadelphia client, and the vibe was very much "buttoned up bohemian".  So, these are some of the inspiration images that are covering my desk this week.  I love how these rooms seem to tell a story.  Such an interesting mix...

 Nathan Turner

 Betsy Burnham

Betsy Burnham

Nathan Turner

Kristen Panitch

 Kristen Panitch

 Kristen Panitch

Kristen Panitch

Thom Felicia

Thom Felicia

Peter Dunham

Thom Felicia

I think the trick to achieving this look is by combining textures and finishes, adding layers of pattern, and unexpected shots of color.  Here is a modified version of that design board from my recent presentation (with a few links down below)...

master bedroom - 

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