September 26, 2013

Interior Canvas: The Enduring Child's Room

The newest blog on Interior Canvas's website features one of our very talented designers Catherine Walters, along with works from some of our other designers, entitled "The Enduring Child's Room".  Catherine's attention to detail has known to aid in the creation of crisp, clean interiors.
Catherine Walters

This particular blog discusses some of Catherine's ideas on how to timelessly design your child's space, avoiding having to redecorate their room every few years until they move out.  Being a mother herself, she learned to do this by looking at the initial furnishings as pieces that can be adapted into older children's spaces over time. Some of her favorite pieces are revealed in the blogpost, such as an inexpensive crib.  Catherine uses timeless colors to avoid lots of color changes, but brings in color through accessories and toys. For more sensible tips on how to decorate, as well as inspirational pictures, check out Interior Canvas's blog:

 The above picture is in the home of one of our designers, Heather Smith.


September 24, 2013


You may have noticed the big red letters hanging outside: SALE, and wondering what it is all about.  If that is the case, here is the scoop.  Not only is our Fall custom upholstery sale still going on, but we also have some upholstered items in stock that are 15% off.  The upholstery sale includes taking an extra 10% off Lee custom upholstery orders, and an extra 5% off hickory chair casegoods and custom upholstery, in addition to our customer discounts of 20-30% off retail, we proudly offer all year. If you place an order before October 16th, it will be here for Christmas!

The following upholstered chairs, sofas, and ottoman are included in the 15% off sale.  Come in and take a look for yourself- the pictures do not do their beauty justice.  Call the store for more details or pricing questions.

September 18, 2013

Traditional Home

If you have run across the October issue of TraditionalHome, I am sure you did not miss the major article towards the back of the magazine entitled “Dreamy Indulgences”.  This article takes you room to room throughout the gorgeous Adamsleigh Estate in Greensboro, North Carolina, unveiling visions of the finest in furniture and design.  Adamsleigh, a 22 room mansion lying on 13.5 acres, is one of the largest and most famous homes in the city.  It was designed by Winston-Salem based Luther Lashmit in 1929.  Today, “it is considered to be North Carolina’s second most impressive house, behind Biltmore in Asheville.” (


On page 121, you will come across a sophisticated and rustic “Gentleman’s Retreat” on the lower level, designed by our very own Patrick Lewis and Cindy Smith.  “It would have been an impossible task to lighten the windowless room, so we chose to embrace the dark vibe,” Cindy says.  For more on the house and the various seating areas in the Gentleman's Retreat, grab your own copy of the latest Traditional Home.     



September 11, 2013

Lampshades Galore!

Circa just received a huge shipment of lampshades in this week!  From silk to linen, box pleat to plain, and an assortment of sizes and colors.  Fun lamps with pretty lampshades are a great way to spruce up your house for the Fall! Come in and take a look!  The shop girls would be more than willing to help you find the perfect shades for your new or existing lamps!

September 9, 2013

Upcoming Festive Evenings at Belk


If you are from either the Charlotte or Raleigh area, you can't miss out on these upcoming events!  On the evening of September 12, Jane Schwab will be a special guest at the Belk in Raleigh, along with Garden & Gun, celebrating modern, Southern entertaining.  (Cindy Smith will be on buying trip). Come grab a cocktail and a bite to eat, while getting your own signed copy of The Welcoming House.

The following week, on September 19th, both Jane and Cindy will be signing books at a similar Belk event, in the South Park location in Charlotte.  All are welcome to come!

September 3, 2013

The Book Signing Has Not Slowed Down!

Last week, the fabulous Jane and Cindy spent the night in Linville, NC at the beautiful home of Jim & MA Rogers for yet another book signing party.  They have countless supporters up there, many of whom were eager to not only grab a signed book, but to see Cindy’s incredible talents throughout the Rogers new home in the tree tops.  The owners did not have a completely smooth drive up the mountain, as one of their car’s wheels had a blowout while they were driving up the curvy mountain roads! Fortunately, Jane's husband was right behind them to come to the rescue, and they made it just in time for the party to begin! 

The Roger's cozy back porch
The Welcoming House on display
A many thanks to all who attended and made the event such a success!
The following morning, they drove up to Cashiers for yet another book signing in Interior Designer Francie Hargrove's shop.