We Were Excited to Kick Off the Fall 2019 High Point Market featuring our ‘Showhouse in a Showroom’ as well as ‘Dining by Design’ in partnership with Replacements, Ltd. During the Fall 2019 High Point Furniture Market the Alden Parkes ‘Showhouse in a Showroom’ featured six world class designers. Each designer transformed an area of the showroom while showcasing Alden Parkes Furnishings.

Meet The Designers

Shannon Ggem | Casual Living

Shannon Ggem, Principal of Ggem Design Co, an award-winning Los Angeles Interior Design firm creating fresh, highly personalized interiors for discerning clients. Shannon specializes in remodel and full furnish of historic/architecturally significant homes and creating heirloom estates from typical houses. As a trend reporter, Shannon loves to travel and soak in design with #designhounds, and is a huge fan of #LVMKT. Some of her adaptive reuse work won the prestigious Custom Home Builder award, she’s participated in rewarding programs such as the Pasadena Showcase house with Mystic Water Gardens, The Wattles Mansion for LA City Parks and was honored to be selected to participate in a redesign of the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House with evidence based design concepts. Shannon Ggem has spent over a decade serving the world’s best clients, providing the backdrop for lives.

Shannon Ggem selected Casual Living from Alden Parkes’ collections to draw her inspiration for her Showhouse. For her dining room, Shannon chose the Clearwater Dining Table as the feature and included the casual Kimberly Dining Chairs. She created drama with the pop of red color on the fireplace and elegant lighting from Wildwood and tableware provided by Replacements, Ltd. Her bedroom featured the Shelter King Bed in Taos Fossil leather, with bedding by Wildcat Territory. The bed was flanked by the Naples Chest in walnut with brass and the Hobbs Chair. The Suffolk Workstation provided a perfect work area. Shannon created drama in her bedroom with the wallpaper designed by Jackie Von Tobel through Leftbank Art and sconces by Wildwood. The living room was inviting with its soft neutrals highlighting the Wentworth Sofa flanked by the Indonesian Water Drum Tables. The Bit chairs in Taos Fossil leather offered comfortable seating accented by the Harrington Spot Tables in hand-hammered brass. The Joinery Cocktail Table, made from rough sawn oak, was shown in a Newton finish. Also featured in the living room were the Albers Etageres with decorative bindings by Juniper Books and the stunning Albers Buffet finished in Desert with artwork by Jackie Von Tobel. The beautiful rugs anchored each setting and were provided by Capa Home.

Philip A. Gulotta Jr. is an interior designer based out of Greenwich, Connecticut. Philip creates timeless design with attention to detail, sophistication and elegance without formality. His keen sense of style has been honed by his experience working for some of the most prominent firms in New York City; Tsao & McKown Architects, Brian J. McCarthy Inc, and Baker, Knapp & Tubbs. His broad experience includes high-end residential interior design, visual display and showroom design. His refined aesthetic includes traditional designs with a modern sensibility. He uses a mix of new and vintage pieces that marry clean lines, strong forms and beautiful finishes with a touch of glamour. He creates warm, personal and real homes that are designed to reflect the lives of the people that live in them. Philip has worked with many discerning clients in Fairfield County as well as New York City and the Hamptons. Philip has been featured in many notable publications.

Philip Gulotta chose sophisticated subtle colors for his Modern Glamour style for his Alden Parkes Showhouse.  For his dining room Philip selected the Etna Dining Table and Fretwork Dining Chairs in Kona. The wallpaper added ambiance to his Showhouse, which he designed and was made by Trowl and Paper by Heidi Holzer, the chandelier by Zia-Priven created drama over the dining table, and the elegant tableware was provided by Replacements, Ltd.  The inspiration for the living room came from the Italian fabric Philip selected for the back of the Bunbury Chairs and accent pillow on the Madison Sofa upholstered in a rich, herringbone COM.  The Yin Cocktail Table, with its beautiful hand-painted birds, added interest to the design.  Anchoring  the background was the Triangles Sideboard in black with gold and silver accents and vibrant color from the artwork by BIX Art Group.  The walls of the home office showcased the Etna Etageres with their easily adjustable shelves, the Tiffany Desk in gold with white wash, Victoria Chair and Wellington Ottoman both upholstered in COM. Philip’s bedroom featured the Cachet King Bed and bedding by Wildcat Territory, with two Galaxy Chests for storage accented by two Portrait Mirrors in solid brass. At the foot of the bed is the La Frenz Double Bench in COM.  The wallpaper created a sultry, sophistication and was designed and custom-made by Trowl and Paper by Heidi Holzer .  The beautiful rugs anchored each vignette and were provided by Capa Home.

Philip Gulotta | Modern Glamour

Andre Hilton | Modern Glamour

The astounding principal interior designer on the rise, Andre’ Jordan Hilton is well known for his tailored curated style. Infusing each space, he designs with heavy textures and quiet layers, he carefully marries each unique piece to the next, forming extraordinary fashionably elegant, bold and eclectic retreats. With his background studies in Architecture, Hilton possesses a bold and creative eye for exploring the unknown. His pension for fashion is a priority when tailoring rooms to fit the bodies that reside there. He believes being timeless is key when infusing fashion into his clients homes. Hilton was recently awarded as one of the TOP 20 African American Interior Designers in the country.  He has worked as the design consultant for HGTV’s hit series “Flipping Virgins” helping the show transform numerous homes into show stopping investments.

Andre Hilton selected Modern Glamour as his inspiration for his Alden Parkes’ Showhouse. He added a twist making the glamour nautical…..as in yacht!  His design embodied the elegance of a luxury yacht.  Andre chose the Peyton King Bed in truffle as the anchor for his bedroom with bedding by Wildcat Territory.  The bed is flanked by the Allegra Nightstands in Tiffany White with artwork by Jackie Von Tobel from Leftbank Art.    

Also shown is the Oceana Dresser in Crotch Walnut with the Oceana Mirror above.  The chandelier was provided by Ro Sham Beaux. At the foot of the bed is the Hampton Desk in silver eggshell with the Victoria Chair in Durham Bluejay leather and the Stiletto Bench.  Also shown is the Whitley Wingback Chair in Mr. Cheetah Flannel and the Tiffany Etagere in Amaretto.  The dining room included the Kendal Table Bases in parchment with brass accents with a linen fuzed glass top.  For seating, Andre chose the classic lines of the Victoria Chair with a Durham Bluejay leather back and COM seat. The elegant tableware was provided by Replacements, Ltd. The Monaco Sideboard in Truffle and brass flanked by Canberra Mirrors in parchment and brass. Artwork courtesy of Wendover Art Group. The Vero Bar Cabinet was shown with the Portrait Mirror in brass above it.  The Oceana Console with waterfall glass carries the nautical feel through the dining with the boat model from Authentic Models.  The living room reflects the nautical theme and showcases the Raphael Sofa with two Starward Accent tables on either side, paired with the Moderna Swivel Chairs in Durham Citrine and two Stiletto Benches in Dynamic Taupe. The chandeliers and sconces were provided by Ro Sham Beaux, the artwork courtesy of Wendover Art Group, and the rugs by Capa Home.  Accessories in each vignette from Arteriors provided by J Douglass 

Principle of Patti Johnson Interiors, an multi award willing and full-service interior design firm, Patti Johnson is a member and former Chapter President of the Interior Design Society and the National Kitchen and Bath Association. With a studio based in the Cincinnati Ohio area, she specializes in full home renovation and interior design throughout the Midwest. Expert in “Transforming Spaces into Beautiful Places™️”, Patti is acclaimed for her exceptional service and design. The recipient of many home design industry awards, she was most recently named as one of the Top 50 Innovators in the Kitchen and Bath Industry for 2019. As a creative entrepreneur, Patti enjoys custom product design and incorporates custom furnishings into her unique designs for each of her clients. Inspired by travel, Patti has been a part of multiple Blog Tours as well as a “Designhound” and uses her blog; “Chatti Patti Talks Design” along with her social media platforms to educate readers  on current design trends and lifestyle products to create luxurious surroundings and improved environments.

Pattie Johnson drew inspiration for her Showhouse through Alden Parkes’ Casual Living.  For her bedroom Patti selected the Hudson Bed in the soft pink Durham Slipper leather with bedding by Wildcat Territory.  She chose the Gallery End Tables in Alden White and the Elliott Double Bench in Alden White as well.  Artwork by Robin Pedrero.  Patti carried over her soft color pallet in the sitting room with the Bit Chairs in the same Durham Slipper pink, the Cubist Chair in Nuance Vanilla, and the Abby Sofa in Durham Moonrock.  The Spencer cocktail and end tables in brass and the Bamboo accent table finished the setting.  The feature wall showcased Doug Frates Glass.  Patti’s dining room featured the Curtis dining table in walnut with four Divine Dining Arm Chairs in Picadilly Blue Mood leather, the Elliott Sideboard in walnut and the Laurel Etageres in Antique Spa Blue.  The chandelier was provided by CMJS Creative and the artwork by Robin Pedrero.  The living room featured the Ava Sofa in Nuance Vanilla, the Cubist Chair in COM, the Whitley Wingback Chair in COM, the Eliott End Table in French Grey, the Albers Rectangle Cocktail Table in Desert and the Elliott Desk in Weathered Walnut.  Throughout Patti’s Showhouse, the walls featured wallpaper from Vahallan Papers and the rooms were anchored by the beautiful rugs from Capa Home.

Patti Johnson | Casual Living

Hannah Toney | Traditional

Hilton Head Island-based Hannah Fulton Toney of J. Banks Design Group is known for her classic taste combined with a deep understanding of current trends.  This allows her to envision and execute stunning residential interior designs that can be found in high-end and resort communities across the SE. With a detailed knowledge of the construction process, Hannah is able to coordinate vendors and other professionals masterfully and her vast understanding of fine linens, dinnerware and the latest in decorative accessories allows her to complete her clients’ vision down to the last detail. Hannah recently won a 2019 ASID First Place Design Excellence Award for Best 3500+ sq. foot Residence and for Kitchen design. Hannah has been with J. Banks Design Group for 16 years and, in addition to her role as Designer, she is the primary buyer for the J. Banks Design retail store.

Drawing from her experience designing for resort and vacation homes, Hannah chose Alden Parkes’ Tradition Redefined as her style choice for her Showhouse.  Using bold colors and traditional pieces, she created an inviting sitting area showcasing the Tiffany Curved Front Chest and Emma Mirror both in Tiffany White  and the Victoria Chairs in a rich green velvet with artwork by Kathleen Jones.  The living room featured the Reinhart Sofa in Durham Evergreen leather with two Octagonal Tea Tables in 18th Century, the Bunbury Chair in COM by Kravet, two Wellington Ottomans in COM by Kravet, and the Tiffany Cocktail Table in gold with white wash.  Artwork was provided by Wendover Art Group.  The focus in Hannah’s bedroom is the Cachet Bed accented with Mr. Cheetah Cognac.  Shown at the foot of the bed is the Basia Bench in Durham Amethyst leather and the Bamboo Chests offer storage.  Bedding was provided by Wildcat Territory, artwork was provided by Wendover Art Group, and the rug was provided by Capa Home.  The feature wall highlights the Fretwork Etageres in Kona.  Artwork was by Kit Porter.

Keita Turner is an award-winning interior designer who creates Enduring Fashionably Classic Designs. Born in Houston, TX and raised in St. Louis, MO Keita is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Her full-service interior and product design studio, Keita Turner Design, offers expertise in residential and commercial interior design and has produced environments for numerous high-profile clients across the country. Named an African American Top 20 Interior Designer by the Black Interior Designers Network, an award recipient from New York Cottages and Gardens Magazine Annual Innovation in Design Awards, the International Design Awards (IDAs), the Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute’s Prettiest Painted Rooms in America, and inducted into the African American Design Archives at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Keita’s contributions to the field of interior design have not gone unnoticed.

Focusing on classic design, Keita selected Tradition Redefined for her Alden Parkes’ Showhouse style.  Highlighted in the first image is the Hampton Chest with walnut veneers in a truffle finish.  Artwork was provided by Leftbank Art and wallpaper courtesy of Thibaut.  The living room embodies traditional and featured the Raphael Sofas in COM by Fabricut, the Victoria Chairs in COM by Fabricut.  The six Brass Bunching Tables created a rich, functional cocktail table. Shown under the window is the Elise Desk in rosewood veneers.  Lighting provided by Currey & Company, wallpaper by Thibaut, artwork was provided by Leftbank Art.  The beautiful rug was provided by Capa Home.  Keita’s sitting area featured the Cheshire Abby Love Seat and Bardmoore Chair in COM by Fabricut.  The Rosewood Lamp Tables flank the love seat and the Lesley Accent Table with brass legs and mystic umber finish.  Keita selected three Triangles Tables in Satin Black for her cocktail tables.  The Basia Bench was shown in COM by Fabricut.  The lighting was provided courtesy of Currey & Company.  Artwork was provided by Leftbank Art and the rug courtesy of Capa Home.  The bedroom featured the Tiffany King Bed with a gold with white wash finish with 2-Stiletto Benches at the foot of the bed both in COM by Fabricut. Bedding courtesy of Wildcat Territory.  The Virginia Chests in Grey Linen finish flanked the bed.  The Raphael Chair  and Triangles Table in Rosewood were featured against the back wall.  The Provencal 2-Drawer Commode in French Grey was featured on the back wall with the Laurel Leaf Mirror in Tiffany White and two Devlin Arm Chairs in 18th Century with Mr. Cheetah Flannel fabric.  Artwork provided by Leftbank Art, lighting by Currey & Company, and the rug by Capa Home.

Keita Turner | Traditional