Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Eleven Rooms In Two Days. "This Old House."

Twenty years ago when I was doing "This Old House" we had to stick to a rigid television schedule and we put together 11 rooms (FURNITURE, DRAPERY, BEDDING, DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES ETC.) in record time...two days. It was a great project and I remember the secret: detailed pre-planning and a marvelous staff. What a great project.

Joe Ruggiero "Made in America" hand crafted wood furniture.

For those who have asked for a complete catalogue of my furniture pieces now you can down load the collection for your "ready reference."

Now You can see my complete line of wood furniture pieces made here in America

Monday, February 27, 2012

The New "Kid Friendly" Furniture Video.

This is our second decorating video. Make sure the kids enjoy every room in your home.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Joe's Kid Friendly Furniture Video, Posts Monday Feb. 27th

Look for Joe's second decorating video: "Kid Friendly Furniture." This will post on Monday Feb 27th. Make every room a living room.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Joe Ruggiero New Decorating Videos Every Week.

The New Joe Ruggiero Decorating Videos are completed and will be posted each Monday or Tuesday on the internet and the Joe Ruggiero/YoutubeChannel.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Our New Sunbrella Collections Mix Well With Our Existing Line.

The New Introductions for the Joe Ruggiero/Sunbrella Collections mix beautifully with the existing line. There is a nice selection of Textures, Stripes, Small Geometrics and Subtle Patterns. The tightly edited collection is available at Miles Talbott. Look for the American Lifestyles Collection to debut this April at the International High Point Furniture Market.

The Joe Ruggiero Showroom
Miles Talbott
1690 English Road
High Point, North Carolina

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sneak Peak At Spring 2012 Fabric Intro. Men's Suiting.

This Spring, June 2012, Joe Ruggiero will introduce one of his most comprehensive fabric collections. The looks include exotic patterns inspired by foreign lands, textures, bold stripes, the look of hand embroidery and a bright new color palette. One of the groups will be Menswear and the look of a Savile Row pinstripe. This pattern is called Astor and it has the look of worsted wool. Amazing! Look for this new collection in June, 2012.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Our latest Video. Decorating with Pillows.

This is the first of many new Decorating Videos that Joe Ruggiero and Sunbrella have produced. Look for more as they will cover just about every part of the home with "loads" of great ideas; Tips for making Home more inviting, decorative and a place to live without a care about the fabrics you decorate with in your own home.

A Child's View Of The Garden. Delightful

I love following my grand daughter as she explores our garden. What a joy to watch her grow right in front of my eyes. I am so proud to be a grand parent.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

More New Fabrics For Spring Introduction. The Naturals.

Soft weaves. Almost "homespun." These patterns will be part of Joe's American Lifestyles collections for April High Point Introductions. Look for The Naturals at Miles Talbott as part of the new offerings of the Joe Ruggiero Sunbrella Collections.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Le Cabinet de Curiosities at the French Heritage Society.

Marvelous exhibit of French Avant Garde at the French Heritage Society in New York City. Marvelous styled displays.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Soft Colors For the JR/Sunbrella Collection Spring 2012

A soft palette of colors will prevail as designer Joe Ruggiero celebrates American Lifestyles this April at the High Point International Furniture Market. Ruggiero's Sunbrella collection will showcase colors such as mist, dove and wren as he presents his Total Home Collection at Miles Talbott Furniture. April 19th, 2012.

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Palm Beach home of Lars Bolander

Lars and his wife Nadine Kalachinkoff live in this wonderful home in Palm Beach filled with delightful collectibles and things from "all over the world." Both are world travelers and both have amazing style. Had to share this with you.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

This Morning In My Garden

A cool sunny morning here in southern California. The cyclamen are blooming away. They love these cool mornings and so nice to see this beautiful color in the green garden. The fountain is reflecting the morning sun.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Myra Hoefer's wonderful California home.

Had to share the story in the March issue of House Beautiful. This is the charming home of designer Myra Hoefer. Her transformation of a modest property is quite spectacular and inspirational.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Flowers In New York. Hint of Spring

The New York Conservancy gave its' annual Orchid Event in Manhattan and the designers certainly contributed some wonderful designs for the tables. Always a beautiful event.

And in another part of the city.
Large bouquets of spring blooms at Michaels Restaurant bring a breath of Fresh Air.

Photos: New York Social Diary

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Fresh Start Benefit. Joe Ruggiero Hosts Event.

A worthy cause that helps women find jobs by giving them the proper clothes. This event at LaMaison, Kierland, Arizona (Scottsdale) benefited those who can be helped.

Thanks to our sponsors, Sunbrella and Miles Talbott.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Children'Art. The Most Expressive Gift.

My grand daughter presented this piece of art to me as a gift. She is intrigued by mermaids and I love the way she has captured the wet hair and expression. She is just 5 years old. I was delighted with this creative expression.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sneak Peak At Spring 2012 Fabric Intro.

As we prepare for our spring 2012 theme American Lifestyles we begin to prepare our showroom with new fabrics and upholstery frames. Here are several of the new JR/Sunbrella fabrics. Venice/Brass, Embargo/Dove and Textures/Dove. Look for an exciting showroom at Miles Talbott.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Bill Heacox of Inside/Out Scottsdale, Arizona showroom.

Bill Heacox at Inside/Out showroom designed this marvelous hanging for his showroom. He used snow camouflage which he then painted and I believe this is one of the most delightful pieces I have seen in a showroom. Bravo Bill!!

Sunbrella Hand Bag Fashion Show. Scottsdale

What a great "turn-out" to support Fresh Start and benefit this organization with a JR/Sunbrella hand bag fashion show. The bags were raffled to support the charity and we had a wonderful time with the models who donated their time and Sunbrella who donated the "one of a kind" bags. Thanks to the staff of LaMaison for making this happen.

The partners of La Maison Interiors, Alan and Davinder with myself and Greg Rosendale, JR/Sunbrella brand manager.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Designer Lunch At La Maison Kierland, Arizona

Designers Mary Emmerling and Tina Lewis Rowe join me at La Maison Interiors to see my new Sunbrella and Miles Talbott Collections. What a lovely store to have an opportunity to meet Arizona designers.