Style, Fresh, Unique – High Point Market Spring 2023


We wanted to take a moment to express our sincere gratitude to all who  visited our showroom at High Point Market. We were thrilled to see both familiar and new faces and enjoyed discussing all things design.
Here is a recap of the beautiful products our team worked tirelessly to introduce for spring 2023. The new collections received rave reviews, inspired by a mix of Art Deco and Japandi styles. If you were unable to attend April market, here are the new styles introduced this spring. We look forward to seeing you all next October in Interhall IH602!
For more information on our new products, read here!

Gabriele Bed, Alais 2.0 daybed, Gobi Chair
Dali chair, Freya sofa, Rocco chair, Boxxo ottomans
mylan ottoman
Mylan ottoman
michel sectional
Michel sectional
alais chair
Alais chair
mylan sofa ottoman alais chair
Mylan sofa + ottoman, Alais chair + ottoman, Hela swivel chair
ca roll settee
Ca Roll settee

We hosted a very well-attended and informative panel discussion entitled: Designers Guide to Customizing Upholstery and Avoiding Costly Errors

We addressed topics like: The expensive fabric your client bought while traveling abroad isn’t suitable for the sofa; the extra deep sectional can’t be delivered in the building’s elevator; and the 4-inch custom leg height has altered the seat depth. These are a few of the potentially costly errors interior designers can make when ordering custom upholstery for clients. We were excited to have influential interior designers Kesha Franklin and Reginald Dunlap share their experiences. The attendees also enjoyed some  tips and tricks from Tina Nicole, Nathan Anthony co-founder and developer of the brand’s peerless design concierge service- with Courtland Sciortino, Brand Ambassador and veteran interior designer. The panel was moderated by popular keynote speaker, author and podcast host, LuAnn Nigara.

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Tina Nicole presenting, Kesha Franklin of Halden Interiors
Popular Author, Keynote Speaker and Podcast host, Luann Nigara
Attendees for our event

Top Tip:

  1. Know your space’s dimensions and challenges. Make sure to measure the space, doorways, elevators and hallways. Mark off the space with painters tape if needed. Our concierge service will work with you and guide you to ensure the large items you’re ordering will not only fit, but also can be delivered into the space!
Brand Ambassador, Courtland Sciortino discussing our designer program with visitors

Let us know what you think of the event and of the new designs. Keep up with the latest happenings at Nathan Anthony through our social channels.

Connect with us directly on InstagramFacebookTwitter and Pinterest, and check out our latest videos on YouTube. Or follow the hashtags #nathananthony, #nathananthonyfurniture and #uphlstryart. We’d love to engage with you online!

Modern Organic Upholstery Intros for Spring High Point Market

Spring High Point Market is here and we are so excited to announce the debut of our new Art Deco-inspired frame designs and high-performance fabrics in our InterHall showroom, space IH-602, April 21-26.

Our newest modern organic forms will feature exposed wood frames finished in washed and warm tones, says our Creative Director Tina Nicole, while upholstery covers draw from a palette of green shades.

“At the high end, we’re seeing a return to exposed wood framing and beautiful finishes to complement soft curves in upholstery,” says Nicole. “We’re excited to showcase these new looks along with luxe and high-performance fabrics in fresh colorways for our High Point Market presentation.”

Three upholstered frames with outstanding wood features are included in this season’s introduction; each is fully customizable. We also have a very special chair inspired by a Prada high top called RIPPLE which has heads turning, take a look below.

Ripple Chair

Ripple Chair
Ripple chair in Gala Beach

Lorenzo and Gabriele Beds

Lorenzo bed

Gabriele bed

Gabriele bed Headboard/Rails
Gabriele bed Headboard/Footboard

Lorenzo is a new benchmade upholstered platform bed from Nathan Anthony, featuring an exposed wood frame with gently curved edges and a light finish; balanced with wide-set horizontal channel stitching on the headboard and base. Its sister-style, Gabriele, features vertical channel stitching for a modern interpretation of this new classic.

Mathéo Sofa and Chair

Matheo white sofa & chair + Origami Pouf
Matheo sofa white
Matheo Chairs

The Mathéo sofa and chair frame and its sloping arms juxtapose line and curve in harmony with the exposed wood base featuring hand carved feet which are also gently rounded. Two-cushion-seat-sofa adds comfort to the tight back upholstered frame.

Mylan Sofa, Chair, Bench and Ottoman

MYLAN sofa+chairs+ottomans

Mylan chair
Mylan ottoman

Japandi expression meets Art Deco-inspired form in the Mylan bench seat sofa, set on a gently curved platform base. Each arm face features a solid wood inset and leather strap detailing.

A fourth upholstery introduction takes its cues from the modernist movement.

Monterosso Sofa (aka Monte)

Monte sofa in lifestyle setting
Monte sofa

Harkening back to the sexiest automobiles of the 1930s, the new Monte collection explores exaggerated and shapely curves on a modern, low-profile tight seat/tight back sofa which is set upon two angled wood feet for added interest.

This signature collection is fully customizable and available for purchase as an NFT on the Nathan Anthony Digital Collectibles page.

To learn more about the new styles, or to set a High Point Market showroom appointment, buyers may contact

Thank you for reading. Let us know what you think of the new designs. Keep up with the latest happenings at Nathan Anthony through our social channels.

Connect with us directly on InstagramFacebookTwitter and Pinterest, and check out our latest videos on YouTube. Or follow the hashtags #nathananthony, #nathananthonyfurniture and #uphlstryart. We’d love to engage with you online!

Nathan Anthony End of Year Round Up!

The year is off to a great start! We wanted to reflect on 2022 in order to pave new ways in 2023; We are feeling grateful! From Market, to collaborating with exceptional artists, to cryptocurrency, to award ceremonies our hearts are full! 

The year started out with the design + art collaboration with Sahara Novotna and the introduction of the ÆTHR chair  and Alais collection.

Tina Nicole and Sahara Novotna, behind the scenes at our Los Angeles atelier
Sahara Novotna and Tina Nicole, ÆTHR chairs, #HPMKT
Creative DIrector TIna Nicole + multimedia artist Sahara Novotna

For our ÆTHR capsule collection, Novotna incorporated 24K gold bitcoin, shredded $100 bills from the U.S. mint, and hand applied gold leaf, graffiti paint, and resin to wood panels. Tina Nicole designed the chair with these signature resin artworks in mind to bring something truly special for interior designers wanting something for their clients that no-one else has.

Tina Nicole states “Blurring the line between furniture design and art, and to create new products that help to distinguish interior spaces is what I strive to do. The high-end design client is primed to invest in these objects for their homes.”

Aethr Satellite dining chair
Æthr Butterfly wings yellow lifestyle
ÆTHR CROPPED Crypto Graffiti Group

ÆTHR Graffiti Doodles
ÆTHR Digital Green
ÆTHR Marble Bubbles group

At High Point Market Spring 2022 we dropped the first NFT ever which started the metaverse and crypto web3 convo. Always on the leading edge, we created digital artwork of these original designs and minted them as NFTs (non-fungible tokens) — a High Point Market first — available here!

Now Showing: Elements by Diane Keaton

Back in February of 2022, we were contacted by Creative Director Jodi Finer of S.Harris Home and selected by Academy Award winning actress Diane Keaton as the company with the distinctive silhouettes to showcase the new textile collaboration and launch for October, 2022. We worked closely with their team to assist in selecting fabrics to pair with our furniture.

They chose “Goodbar” for our ROCCO chair

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Diane Keaton x S. Harris

“Annie Wool Manhattan Black” for our EMELIE barstool

diane keaton chair
Diane Keaton x S. Harris

“Mrs. Los Angeles Ignatius Black” for our MODA barstool

Seating introductions included the beautiful and shapely ALAIS collection, which received overwhelming praise by customers. ALAIS includes a fully upholstered daybed, a plush sofa, bench ottoman and a sculptural accent chair — each are distinguished by handcrafted, ball feet produced in resin. Our creative director Tina Nicole designed the upholstery frames while Novotna crafted the 8-inch spheres, using an artisanal process she developed in her Los Angeles studio. Each resin ball bears the artist’s unique stamp.

Alais chair, velvet cover, resin ball legs by Sahara Novotna
Alais chair, velvet cover, resin ball legs by Sahara Novotna

Adding to ALAIS, is the ALAIS 2.0 style which offers a different style to the orb foot, with a new leg shape inspired by adventurous designers Faye Toogood, Pierre Yovanovitch, and Roman Plyus. The new leg form of hand-turned alder wood adds softness with curved edges that evolve the traditional block shape.

Alais 2.0 daybed
Alais 2.0 chairs
Alais 2.0 Bed + side table
Alais 2.0 Sofa

EARTH – GREEN DREAM In the New Year, we remain committed to our climate-positive, as members of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, our sustainability-driven goals included adding eco-friendly performance fabrics to our offerings and we became a One Tree Planted (OTP) Business Partner, donating profits for planting trees. 

Thank you to everyone who made 2022 a special year and to those who supported us in the media and on social media! When you support a family owned business, you’re supporting a dream. Thank you also for reading our blog. Keep up with the latest happenings at Nathan Anthony through our social channels. Connect with us directly on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, and check out our latest videos on YouTube. Or follow the hashtags #nathananthony, #nathananthonyfurniture and #uphlstryart. We’d love to engage with you online!

Now Showing: Elements by Diane Keaton



You’ve seen her in classic films like The Godfather and Annie Hall. Writing her own love story in Something’s Gotta Give. And plotting her revenge in The First Wives Club. Diane Keaton has graced the silver screen in countless movies that have earned her icon status. And while you can stream this leading lady into your home via your TV screen, now you keep her creative spirit as a permanent fixture of your interiors with the new Elements by Diane Keaton textile collection for S. Harris. A cast of sartorial solids and runway-ready prints comprises the line of fabrics, brought to life in monochromatic colorways that are signature to Diane and her dapper sense of style. We’re pulling back the curtain for a behind-the-scenes look at our Los Angeles photoshoot with the award-winning actress. Take a peek below and find out why textiles are her latest encore.



“Even being a part of this is really kind of spectacular for me-this is really great material and I’m interested in that.”

Nathan Anthony partnered with S.Harris to bring the new collection photoshoot to life. Pictured here, Diane Keaton on our ROCCO CHAIR upholstered in “Mr. Goodbar” from the ELEMENTS collection.


“My mother was everything. I remember when I was young, my mother was crowned Mrs. Los Angeles. And I remember watching her on TV and thinking, ‘Ohh….I want to do that.’ So I was very influenced by my mother and what she did in that moment in her life. She was my North star.”

Photos via Pinterest, from left to right: Photo by Margaret Howell, Photo by Daniel Riera, styling by Caroline Lemblé, via Visual Optimism, Daiane Conterato photographed by Julia Hetta for the Wall Street Journal, retouched by Julia Hallengren, via iiiinspired.


“My mother and my father and my family in Southern California, in Santa Ana-that was everything. And it still is.”

by: Jesse Bratter


Spring High Point Market 2022, Inspiration for All

Well, who would have thought we’d come back from Spring High Point Market having had conversations about avatars, the Metaverse and cryptocurrency! Imaginations and musings about the future of the furniture industry and trends ran deep in our Interhall showroom, and we could not be more thrilled!

As an upholstery company for interior designers, we wanted to bring something truly special and forward thinking. A collection that merges design, art, and technology with custom offerings was the way to go for this market. Our new cryptocurrency inspired furniture collection called ÆTHR (ee-thur) debuted- a show stopping collaboration between our Creative Director Tina Nicole and multimedia artist Sahara Novotna was all the buzz.

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The Æthr dining collection
Sahara Novotna and Tina Nicole, ÆTHR chairs

“We share a love for art that is playful and disruptive,” says Nicole, who initiated the collaboration with Novotna. “I think Sahara’s subversive street-art style sets the right tone for expressing our mutual fixation with cryptocurrency, and the bridge between physical works and NFTs.”

For our ÆTHR capsule collection, Novotna incorporated 24K gold bitcoin, shredded $100 bills from the U.S. mint, and hand applied gold leaf, graffiti paint, and resin to wood panels. Tina Nicole designed the chair with these signature resin artworks in mind to bring something truly special for interior designers wanting something for their clients that no-one else has.

Sahara Novotna
Tina Nicole and Sahara Novotna

Watch Tina Nicole’s interview on Design TV by Sandow media and LUXE Magazine!

Watch our showroom tour/reel!


(Lto R) White Marble Bubbles, Digital Green, Graffiti Doodles , Graffiti Newspapers


Adding to our ALAIS collection this season are a fully upholstered daybed, a plush sofa, and a sculptural accent chair — each are distinguished by handcrafted, ball feet produced in resin.

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The ALAIS daybed with resin ball legs (modeled by our son Nathan Anthony), the Rocco sectional in the back ground with the Z-3 chair
The ALAIS chair with resin ball legs

Our creative director Tina Nicole designed the upholstery frames while Novotna crafted the 8-inch spheres, using an artisanal process she developed in her Los Angeles studio. Each resin ball bears the artist’s unique stamp.

The ALAIS sofa with wood ball legs
Lucy Penfield, April 22 Style Spotter, style spotted our ALAIS bed, Thank you!
Alais Bed

The ALAIS collection is additionally distinguished by Tina’s fabric cover selection for the Spring showroom presentation, including Italian body cloths sourced from Fishman’s Fabrics in Chicago.

Alais sofa with resin ball feet
Alais sofa, Velvet cover, resin ball legs, Italian velvet cover
Alais daybed, resin ball feet, Alpaca wool cover by Fishman Fabrics

We also extended our offering of Japandi-themed items, creating a modern dining chair with an upholstered roll back, cleverly named CA ROLL, as well as adding to our popular Freya seating collection.

The Freya Sofa
Ca Roll dining chair
CA Roll dining chairs lifestyle

Always on the leading edge, we created digital artwork of these original designs and minted them as NFTs (non-fungible tokens) — a High Point Market first — available exclusively on the marketplace. Bidding on these rare digital assets has closed for now (was only offered for a limited time). You can still make an offer, search for NATHAN ANTHONY at!

NFT Red Opal AETHR chair


Here are some more snaps from our showroom for you to enjoy!

The Michel sectional in Alta Performance fabric, the Bell Bottom chair, the Bounce pouf

Art by Sahara Novotna
Business of Home’s Caroline Biggs, thank you for visiting us!

Our son, Nathan Anthony with a happy visitor 🙂
Loungable moments on the Alais daybed
All the cool kids came by to sit on the Alais chair
Sahara Novotna, Tina Nicole, Jana Platina Phipps, Trim Queen April 2022 Style Spotter, style spotted our AETHR chairs! Thank you!
Style Row video crew with Sahara Novotna and Tina Nicole
Thank you to the team at WORK THE BRAND for getting the word out about us!
Tina Nicole and Khai Mai, co-founders of Nathan Anthony Furniture

Thank you to everyone who attended, and to those who supported us in the media and on social media! We had a great time! Thank you also for reading our blog. Keep up with the latest happenings at Nathan Anthony through our social channels. Connect with us directly on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, and check out our latest videos on YouTube. Or follow the hashtags #nathananthony, #nathananthonyfurniture and #uphlstryart. We’d love to engage with you online!



Blurring the Lines between Design and Art

Every High Point market is exciting, but this spring April 2022 market is especially thrilling because of one MAJOR thing…

Nathan Anthony Furniture x Tina Nicole x Sahara Novotna 

Award-winning furniture designer Tina Nicole, who is Creative Director at Nathan Anthony, tapped multimedia and NFT artist Sahara Novotna to produce a truly unique collection of upholstered furniture and accent items.

“I’m very excited to announce my collaboration with collectible artist Sahara Novotna,” says Nicole. “The aim of this new furnishings collection is to explore the intersection of furniture design, art, and technology.

Tina Nicole’s mood board for High Point ÆTHR and ALAIS collections’ launch

Two furnishings collections will now bear the stamp of the collaboration with Novotna.

The new ÆTHR capsule collection from Nathan Anthony Furniture x Tina Nicole x Sahara Novotna includes dining chairs, counter stools, barstools and accent tables, each showcasing a signature resin artwork. 

Sneak peek at the new ÆTHR collection, a collaboration by Tina Nicole x Sahara Novotna for Nathan Anthony

Benchmade, hardwood frames designed by Nicole reveal the interpretative artworks cast in resin by Novotna, with each unique item signed by the collaborators. Produced to order in Los Angeles, the collection is sold exclusively through Nathan Anthony Furniture. 

Tina Nicole pictured here in our woodshop working on our SS22 collections.

“Blurring the line between furniture design and art, and to create new products that help to distinguish interior spaces is what I strive to do,” adds Nicole. “The high-end design client is primed to invest in these objects for their homes.”

Sahara Novotna is a Los Angeles based artist who pushes boundaries at venues like Art Basel Miami. 

“Sahara’s subversive street art style sets the right tone for expressing our mutual fixation with cryptocurrency, and the bridge between physical works and NFTs,” says Nicole. “We share a love for art that is playful and disruptive.” 

Artist Sahara Novotna’s live installation of her hand-painted butterflies. Novotna will be performing this live art installation in our High Point Showroom, Interhall 602, on April 2 between 1 & 3 pm. Make sure to stop by!

Adding to Nathan Anthony’s Alais collection this season are a fully upholstered daybed, a plush sofa, and a sculptural accent chair — each are distinguished by handcrafted, ball feet produced in resin. 

The Alais sofa, designed by Tina Nicole, resin ball feet by Sahara Novotna, a collaboration: Tina Nicole x Sahara Novotna for Nathan Anthony

Nicole designed the upholstery frames while Novotna crafted the 8-inch spheres, using an artisanal process she developed in her studio.

The new items will debut in the Nathan Anthony Furniture showroom during the April High Point Market April 1 – 6, 2022 in Interhall 602.

Thank you for reading. Keep up with the latest happenings at Nathan Anthony through our social channels. Connect with us directly on InstagramFacebookTwitter and Pinterest, and check out our latest videos on YouTube. Or follow the hashtags #nathananthony, #nathananthonyfurniture and #uphlstryart. We’d love to engage with you online!

What’s New in 2022 Nathan Anthony Furniture

We hope you all had a safe and thriving start to 2022!

We’re excited to share all the things we’ve been working on for 2022 and touching base on things you can expect from Nathan Anthony this year.

First off, January brought some sudden challenges, many employees were out with the OMICRON virus, which affects production with hand made products. But we want our staff to be safe. We appreciate everyone’s patience with us as we work through the absences, production times and shipping expectations. Our most important focus is to get production lead times back to normal in 2022.

We’re excited for 2022, we have a lot of cool collaborations lined up with top influencers and galleried artists who are working with our Tina Nicole to create one of a kind gorgeous upholstery pieces and pushing the boundaries of design. Expanding on the wildly popular ALAIS collection, Nicole has been exploring new materials to incorporate into her #uphlstryart (follow this hashtag!), creating artfully stunning pieces both for collectors and enthusiasts alike… and we cannot wait to share all of this with you High Point Market in April (4/1-4/6, space IH602)!

Yellow/Black/White is Tina Nicole’s favorite color palette this season. Known for evoking happiness and an overall feeling of wellbeing, yellow and variations of the happy hue (gold, citrine, mustard) add pop and refinement to an over-all neutral palette. When yellow is paired with black and white, chic vibes aaaaabound. Check out the inspo below…

Inspiration pic from Interest

Staying on top of textile trends, we’re bringing in performance fabrics, textures and fine chenilles which will be introduced at the next High Point Market, April 1 – 6, 2022. Our permanent showroom in Interhall 602. Make sure to put us on your itinerary and make an appointment in advance if you can.

Alta™ is a cutting-edge performance technology that provides textiles with an unmatched repellency to oil and water-based stains. This permanent, 95% water-based technology will safeguard virtually any textile without altering its hand, shade or breathability. Liquids bead up on the fabric’s surface, therefore enhancing cleanability and reducing the need for chemical cleaning agents. The environmentally friendly Alta™ technology enables you to face the hazards of real life with ease and peace of mind!

It’s almost Valentine’s day! Who’s your lucky Valentine or Galentine?

The SWEET HEART POUF designed by @tinanicoledesign

Thank you for reading and for supporting us in the New Year! Keep up with the latest happenings at Nathan Anthony through our social channels. Connect with us directly on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, and check out our latest videos on YouTube. Or follow the hashtags #nathananthony, #nathananthonyfurniture and #uphlstryart We’d love to engage with you online!

High Point Market Highlights Fall 2021

It goes without saying, if your showroom is described as the “Happy showroom,” you’ve done your job at High Point Market. That’s exactly what happened. It was important for us to bring the happy straight from California. And, with so many new faces visiting this fall that we didn’t get to see last June, this High Point Market was super special. We had a fantastic turnout and we are still jazzed about it!

Tina Nicole with the fabulous ladies from HW Interiors (@hw.interiors)

It’s all about connecting and seeing our customers when we travel all the way to North Carolina to present our furniture collections designed in California. Debuting at fall High Point Market was our Alais collection, which featured a fully upholstered bed, an accent chair and a bench, each distinguished by curvaceous shapes and the addition of solid wood ball-shaped feet, crafted from hardwood and sized to scale.



The ALAIS Bench

“There’s been a definite evolution in our designs over several seasons,” says our lead designer Tina Nicole. “We started by rounding out accent chair frames several years ago for styles like Elan and Dali, and then more dramatically for our popular Buttercup chair. We also began to shape the foam padding surrounding the frames, which added soft dimensionality and plushness, as well as visual interest, to our Chablis and Chelle styles.”

The ALAIS Chair
The ALAIS Chair

“From there, we really pushed the envelope by shaping larger wood frames with no angles to create the Embrace collection, which was launched in early 2020 and features our best selling sofa,” she adds. “Rounder shapes are more inviting, like getting a hug, and our interior designer clients have really responded to that.”

The ALAIS Bed and bench
The ALAIS Bed in LaCosta Boucle from Fishman Fabrics

The Alais collection is additionally distinguished by the fabric cover selection for the fall showroom presentation. Sourced from Fishman Fabrics in Chicago, LaCosta is a high end wool boucle produced in Italy from pure wool and cotton. Available in 8 colorways, the base material is flecked with colorful, confetti-like yarns.

“I love the quality of the material,” says Tina. “It’s luxe, but it’s also very fun and the overall showroom design reflects that vibe. We wanted to bring a dose of ‘happy’ to Fall’s High Point Market.”

Inspiration for the showroom started with the LaCosta Boucle confetti yarns. We took the colorful flecks and “spilled” them into the showroom in the form of giant bright-colored paper lanterns as chandeliers. Walls did not go unnoticed either, we used large scale shapes to color-block the walls and threw confetti paper on them. Fun! Everyone who walked felt excited about the positive energy and, as we mentioned above, we became known as the “Happy Showroom.”

The award winning DALI chair
The FREYA sofa and HELA chair
The MICHEL sofa and the TEDDY swivel chair

Building on our confetti theme, we finished off the showroom with confetti cake pops, which were a hit! Yum!

Confetti themed cake pops!

Here are some snaps from the market we think you’ll enjoy!

A big thank you for visiting to Pam Kellogg and Natasha Minassian of DRC, it was so nice to see you in person!
Visitors enjoying our cake pops

We are always excited to hear what people think about our furniture. When Business of Home’s market editor, Caroline Biggs, selected our ALAIS COLLECTION for her Best of Market Debuts and mentioned that our ALAIS bed in LeCosta confetti boucle made her “heart skip a beat” we knew we had a home run! Thank you BOH!

A big thank you to 2021 Style Spotter Sara Malek Barney of Bandd Design (left) for style spotting our ALAIS bench

A big thank you to 2021 Style Spotter Sara Malek Barney of Bandd Design for style spotting our ALAIS bench, it was so nice to meet you in person! Also, thank you to Cindy Hodnett and the IMC for filming our Tina Nicole on 2022 trends. Thank you to HAT for the interview. Thank you also to the amazing TRIM QUEEN, Jana Phipps, for bringing your designer tour in to see our furniture.

The Elan sofa and Gobi chair
Our bustling showroom, Interhall 602
Visitors loved our “Me Time All The Time” neon sign!

Thank you also to Leslie Newby at Work the Brand and her team for getting the word out there for us. Thank you also to Gina Hicks and her team at Vivid Interiors in NC who made the showroom come alive and brought our confetti theme to fruition. Last but not least, thank you for our artisans, office team and Brand Ambassadors back home for all of your hard work to bring these styles to market and to make market a huge success! We appreciate you!

Thank you to everyone who visited, it was a pleasure to see you! Keep up with the latest happenings at Nathan Anthony through our social channels. Connect with us directly on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and check out our latest videos on YouTube. Or follow the hashtags #nathananthony, #nathananthonyfurniture and #uphlstryart We’d love to engage with you online!

Tips & Tricks: Why Designers Choose Nathan Anthony Furniture from Our Top 5 Instagram Posts of 2021!

One of our favorite things to do here at Nathan Anthony is interact with our customers! We love hearing what you are enjoying and how our pieces have transformed your homes. 

To provide more inspiration, we are sharing our top 5 Instagram posts of 2021 and giving our professional design tips for how you can design your interiors like these photos. 

Here are our top 5 Instagram posts of 2021


This beautiful transformation of an outdated Tuscan home to a sophisticated luxe modern design actually happened during COVID! The designer Marilyn @interior_designer_md incorporated new architectural details while keeping some of the existing details to create a perfect balance of old and new. This was Marilyn’s fourth project with her very very trusting and awesome clients❤️. Click the link to see more of this amazing house and Marilyn’s work!

Here’s a few more WOW shots from this Tuscan home transformation:

Juliet Sofa
Juliet Sofa
Liberte Sofa nathan anthony furniture


Where modern design meets opulence – the two design aesthetics go hand-in-hand in this gorgeous modern penthouse! ⁠Our EMELIE CHAIRS face the stunning hand-laid white and black marble tile, with brass detailing on the main wall of the kitchen. You can see how the interior designer used the sculptural shape of our EMELIE CHAIRS to highlight a two-toned fabric application. Choosing materials like black, brass and white is a color palette that just elevates all other décor elements around.

This home was featured on  Modern Luxury’s Instagram account!  ⁠


Hands down, it’s the low and exaggerated angle of the shot capturing the BELL BOTTOM CHAIR’S sexy legs and rounded back. It’s also the killer fabric on the frame that made this post so popular.  Bell Bottom is the perfect dining chair because of its slanted arms, it can nestle under a standard dining table, or an accent chair in the bedroom or office.  Chairs that have rounded backs, sculptural features and a smaller footprint like the Bell Bottom work perfectly in any room you want to add super style to.


This gorgeous home was featured in ELLE DECOR MAGAZINE this last March. Interior design and post was by interior designer Kesha Franklin of @haldeninteriors here’s what she wrote about the room “I’m so excited to finally share that one of my projects for a very special client is in this month’s issue!! My client unexpectedly experienced the loss of her dear husband and I had the honor of restoring some sunshine into her life with a design that evokes happiness, memories of the love they shared and inspiration for more special moments to come!!” 

Everyone loved this one for the pop of yellow on the ceiling, the happy bubbly chandelier and our gorgeous, crisp and fresh EMELIE DINING CHAIRS in white leather.


Another gorgeous interior by interior designer Kesha Franklin of @haldeninteriors! It’s her choice of purple velvet paired with the art that brings out the purple and mauve hues. Insta tip: the best bed posts are those that are vignetted like this one… close up, you see the side table, art, a little styling with flowers / ceramics, lighting or sconces, a hint of the bedding and voila, you have the perfectly styled bedroom post! Beautiful work Kesha (as always)!

Thank you for reading. Keep up with the latest happenings at Nathan Anthony through our social channels. Connect with us directly on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, and check out our latest videos on YouTube. Or follow the hashtags #nathananthony, #nathananthonyfurniture and #uphlstryart. We’d love to engage with you online!

A Touch of Whimsy for High Point Market 2021

High Point Market 2021 is quickly approaching and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on! This year is EXTRA special as our intros two special collaborations.

The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina, every six months. Serious retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry can be found in High Point twice a year because if you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist.

Our collections will be shown in our permanent High Point Market showroom, InterHall IH- 602,  June 5 – 9. Reserve your spot today!

“With the home continuing to serve as a haven, I’ve been paying attention to seat depth, double down cushion fills, extra surface padding, and cozy fabric covers like extra plush boucle,’ says Co-Founder and Principal Designer Tina Nicole. “Interior design clients want to live more fully in their spaces. People want upholstered furniture they can curl up into.”

Nicole saw a need for a curvy wing swivel chair called TEDDY that had an enveloping feeling to it. She also wanted to design a smaller swivel chair and ottoman called HELA to go with FREYA (see below.) All these shapes are hitting the right style notes- soft, cozy, rounded, billowy and functional.

The TEDDY swivel wing chair
The TEDDY swivel wing chair
The HELA swivel chair and ottoman

That is just the start of what you can expect to see in this upcoming market, but let’s dive in further!

Nathan Anthony x Sanne Vloet x LP Creative

Dutch model Sanne Vloet and Lauren Piscione of LP Creative were set to create a new living space in Vloet’s Los Angeles home when the pair teamed up with our co-founder and principal designer Tina Nicole to co-design a three-piece sectional inspired by the east-meets-west Japandi aesthetic. It took several rounds of drafts, prototyping and sit tests. In the end, we created FREYA! 

Freya, measuring 152-inches (W) by 102-inches (D) by 27-inches (H), is named for one of the preeminent goddesses in Norse mythology. It features a tight seat and back; large boxed accent pillows; and all double-down fill on its seats, backs, arms and accent pillows. It’s shown in an ivory French boucle.

The FREYA 3-piece sectional

Nathan Anthony x Cara Woodhouse

The Pilar upholstered bed, custom designed by Cara Woodhouse of Cara Woodhouse Interiors, is an update to our Divano style, featuring pill-shaped edges which convey a look of the moment, at once modern and minimalistic. The headboard extends well beyond the width of the foot rails, and its linear-rectangular upholstery zones with rounded corners are separated by a refined metal accent.

At 144 inches, the extra wide shapely headboard additionally features polished chrome metal accents. This modern platform bed style requires only a Queen-size mattress, which is recessed inside the platform cavity. It is shown in a Belgian ivory velvet

The PILAR bed

We hope you are as excited for High Point Market 2021 as we are! Please don’t hesitate to write to us with any additional questions at

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Decoding Performance Fabrics, What it all means!

Performance fabrics are all the rage, but what does “performance” mean? Read on about this popular upholstery cover— which Nathan Anthony customers love to specify for their furniture selections. 

Photo: Khai Mai President and Chief Engineer at Nathan Anthony

What is Performance?

Image courtesy of Ultrasuede

In the context of fabric for residential home furnishings, performance typically refers to durability or cleanability, and, in some cases, to both. Durability offers insurance against everyday wear and tear, and cleanability refers primarily to stain and odor resistance. 

Why Performance? 

Do your design clients have children? Pets? Are they playing host or hostess to chic soirees in the living room? Will an all-white sectional in these homes spur the biting of nails and gnashing of teeth? Relax; you’ve got this. 

What to Look For? 

Double Rub Count

The “double rub count” term originated with a piece of heavy canvas repeatedly rubbed using a mechanized arm. Every back and forth motion of the arm counts as one “double rub.” The motion is meant to replicate the abrasive effects of normal use, and the friction that occurs when you sit down and stand up from sitting. The test continues until there are signs of significant wear, which is defined as two yarn breaks. Fabrics with a higher double rub count will offer more durability and longer-lasting wear. Look for a high count, starting at 10,000 double rubs or greater, when covering upholstered furniture items that will be used more frequently. 

Crypton Finish

Crypton offers exceptional protection from water- and oil-based stains, moisture and odors. The fibers in a Crypton fabric are permanently transformed through a chemical immersion process, which includes an impenetrable moisture barrier to protect the fabric from spills and odors. Crypton assures its antimicrobial and stain-resistance technology is good for the life of the fabric. The company produces an impressive array of colors and patterns to choose from.

Nanoclean Finish

Nanoclean is an advanced fabric protector application available for use on certain upholstery fabrics. An invisible finish penetrates and forms a protective barrier around each fiber, with no impact to the fabric’s breathability. The application delivers durable, long-lasting repellency against water and oil based stains, dust, bacteria, viruses and dry soil, without affecting the touch, feel, look and the color of the fabric. 

Ultrasuede HP®

Image courtesy of Ultrasuede

Ultrasuede® is the original high-performance fabric, invented in Japan in the late ‘60s. Interior designers ask for it by name, due to its reputation for luxurious softness combined with durability. It offers 200,000 double rubs on all 97 solid colors, which makes it twice as durable as leather. Ultrafine, yet extra strong, fibers are the starting point in a proprietary, non-woven process. The fabric’s high fiber density gives it inherently beneficial properties, including cleanability. Most stains are removed with a water dampened cloth and gentle blotting. Learn more by visiting their website 


While this is not a complete list of performance fabrics available in the marketplace, we hope you’ve gained a sense for the features and benefits to look for.

Performance Fabric at Nathan Anthony

We’ll be your wingman in the game of upholstery love! 

Your clients may do the happy dance when you choose from our wide, in-house selection of performance fabrics for your kid-, pet-, and wine-friendly interior design projects. We’ve expanded our offering to include items like the cozy (and popular) Bear Performance Plush fabric, available in a range of rich colors.

You may now search for performance fabric on our website. Click on the magnifying glass icon, and type “performance”, “50,000”, or “100,000” (for the desired double rub count); or, key in the performance fabric brand name.

Or simply CLICK HERE to locate your favorites! 

We hope you’ve found this information useful. Please don’t hesitate to write us with any additional questions at

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2020 – A Year Like No Other!

2020 has turned out to be a year like no other, in many unprecedented ways. What started out as a great intro to the New Year, turned into a lockdown and a rather difficult time of life, for many, due to Covid-19 and other devastating events that have occurred throughout the year. Our hearts continue to be with those affected by this year’s happenings.

To recap the year and share some of the good that still came from it, here are our highlights of 2020. 

To start off the year, we were featured on American Dream TV’s “Hidden Gems” Los Angeles edition with host Rima Shideler. We took the crew inside our 40,000-square-foot Los Angeles showroom and factory and discussed our production process and gave a little history behind our company. We were thrilled to be featured! You can watch the episode here.

With the international pandemic hitting an all time high this past March, we were forced to put a stop on production and lockdown for almost two months. We saw that in those first few months, there was a shortage of PPE. Looking at our shelves full of fabric, we decided we could help others by designing and making masks. First, we had to outfit our work areas to be safe for our employees. We built stations six-feet apart with protected shields. We pivoted our business to making masks.  We donated masks to food banks, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and more. After a while, we added some masks for sale to our website. The proceeds were donated to Global Giving’s Corona Virus Relief Fund. 

In April, Spring’s High Point Market, an event we spend six months preparing for, was cancelled. This was a major upset for us, as we love meeting you and debuting our newest designs . Thankfully, for technology, we could turn to webinars and lots of video production to  keep the connection with you . 

Our EMBRACE sofa introduced for April High Point Market was an immediate hit. Embrace was then nominated for the 2020 Product Design Award! The award voting dates have been rescheduled to February 2021. Stay tuned for links and information on how you can vote!

The Embrace Sofa

The Embrace Cuddle Chair

The Embrace Cuddle Chair and Sweetheart Ottoman

Design et al London named our Tina Nicole to the WORLD’S LEADING DESIGN NAMES LIST 2021!! Wow! Tina Nicole is our co-founder, creative director and principal designer here at Nathan Anthony. Her incredible vision, fearless approach to design, dedication and devotion to her craft makes it only fitting that she was selected for this prestigious recognition. Read here a full article including her background, philosophy, predictions for 2021 and to find out some of her favorite things! We are pinching ourselves and are so proud of her!!

Fall’s High Point Market was given a green light and we were able to continue the show, but at 70% less attendance. We still had a huge success with the introduction of our EMBRACE Collection extensions – Cuddle chair, Swivel Chair and Sweetheart ottoman and a sweet designer taught us a new way of relaxing on a sofa… and begins with “the slide.”

On December 3rd, we enjoyed the highlight of the year, the World’s First Luxury Digital Designer Showhouse, Created Entirely And Only In The Virtual World! With products highlighted in augmented reality! See here!

Seasonal Living Magazine’s Virtual Living Designer Showhouse Living Room by Carla Aston

Seasonal Living Magazine’s Virtual Living Designer Showhouse Bedroom Room by Jeanne Khoe Chung

15 amazing sponsoring brands + 11 nationally known A-List designers have come together to make this a fun, beautiful, safe and inspiring experience (((can we refer to the prior blog post for more info here))). You’ll be able to go on a 360 walk-around inside each room, peer in corners, look at ceilings, floors, zoom in, zoom out!⁠⠀

Seasonal Living Magazine’s Virtual Living Designer Showhouse Office by Gloribell Lebron

The Showhouse has product discovery built in as well as some shoppable links – so you will be able to click open every product featured by our 11 participating designers to get the stories, additional images and details you need, fast!⁠⠀⠀⁠⠀

EMBRACE SOFA in the Zoom Room by Robin Baron Design

In addition, some of the products will be highlighted in augmented reality, so you can scan the QR code and project these products in your home to see how they look!⁠

To close, 2020 has taught us to cherish health, family and friends. To be appreciative for all that we have, not matter how small. Life may not always go as planned, but the strength to adapt, grow, listen and overcome will get us through. 

Co-Founders: Khai, Tina and son (namesake too) Nathan Anthony  🙂

From our family to yours. Thank you to our customers and fans for your continued support. Our hearts are with those of you who are struggling during this time.

Thank you to everyone for reading our blog. We hope you all stay safe and enjoy the new year. We look forward to seeing you next High Point Market in June 2021! To keep up with the latest happenings here at Nathan Anthony, please follow the hashtags #nathananthony, #nathananthonyfurniture and #uphlstryart or connect with us directly on  Facebook,  TwitterInstagram  and  Pinterest.  Also, you can always check out our latest videos on Youtube.

Fall High Point Market 2020 Highlights

This year’s High Point Market was like no other. Attendance was optional, even for exhibitors. And, with a projected 50% to 70% drop in visitors this time, it was a difficult decision. On top of that, corona virus cases have been rising sharply day by day as the weather cools. The thought of traveling to North Carolina for us Californians caused great anxiety.

But, we did it. We went to High Point and gave it our best. It turned out to be so worth it. Visitors who came were serious about shopping. And, we met so many first-time-to-market visitors, and people who were just walking by with smiling faces, their excitement was palpable. With daily health screenings, masks and hand sanitizer in abundance, everyone seemed to feel safe and at ease.

A new designer to High Point, Olivia Shae, enjoying our EMBRACE SOFA

When you have a hit, it’s important to go with it. So, this October, we added on to our wildly popular EMBRACE. We added an Embrace Cuddle chair and a half and an Embrace swivel chair. We also designed a new SWEETHEART ottoman to go with the EMBRACE collection.

Embrace, unlike any other seating collection, is the type of sofa that one “slides” into and does not just “sit” on. We created some fun moments capturing designers showing us how to do “the slide.”

Here are some more favorite captures from High Point Market 2020!

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Our showroom colors were inspired by the blues, greens and peachy pinks found in peacock feathers and tropical prints. There was a rich layering effect of color as we expanded the spectrum within these hues to burnt sienna, berries and emerald. It was gorgeous!

The award winning DALI CHAIR
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The RELAX sectional
HUGO sectional, Monetti triangle table

As the nation’s economy struggles to put itself back together, the furniture and home furnishings industry is having an outstanding year. Americans, working from home and no longer traveling for business or pleasure, are shifting huge amounts of their disposable dollars to fixing up and decorating their personal and rental homes. This trend—combined with product stock shortages created by panic-induced order cancellations earlier in the year and factory shutdowns—created a seller’s market – excerpt from Business of home

Nathan Anthony has seen an uptick in the demand for its products  and custom furniture as more people are wanting to renovate their spaces, our designer/customers are busier than ever! Because we are a domestic manufacturer, we are able to create beautiful custom furnishings and meet deadlines.

Relax sectional, new designer, first time to hpmkt!
Creative Director and Principal Designer Tina Nicole on the EMBRACE CUDDLE CHAIR, Style Spotter Rachel Moriarty’s market pick!
KORZ chair
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Laurent Sofa, Gobi arm chair, Sabine sofa (background)

With the thanksgiving holiday upon us, we want to express our deep gratitude to our amazing team of artisans, managers, customer service team and reps for their devotion to our company. “Every day in the factory, I witness a commitment to service through the hands and hearts of our amazing craftspeople. Khai and I are incredibly grateful for their devotion.” – Tina Nicole, Co-founder, Creative Director & Principal Designer.

Thank you to our fans and customers for reading our blog, we look forward to seeing you next spring at High Point Market 2021! To keep up with the latest happenings here at Nathan Anthony, please follow the hashtags #nathananthony, #nathananthonyfurniture and #uphlstryart or connect with us directly on  Facebook,  Twitter,  Instagram  and  Pinterest.  Also, you can always check out our latest videos on Youtube.

Seasonal Living Magazine’s Virtual Luxury Designer Showhouse

The secret is finally out! The first ever fully immersive 20,000 square-foot luxury designer showhouse, built entirely in the virtual world from the ground up, will launch on December 3, 2020 and we are an inaugural sponsor!!

Being brought to you in the pages of Seasonal Living Magazine, this modern luxury designer Showhouse house will never be built in the real world, but lives atop a real 20 acre hilltop estate in Malibu, CA, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Utilizing state of the art 4K rendering, you will be able to enjoy an immersive 3D walk-around experience, via your computer mouse, from the safety and comfort of your home. You will be able to zoom in and out and see every detail of the Showhouse, just as if you were experiencing a real world luxury designer showhouse!

This stunning 20,000 square foot virtual modern home will have rooms designed by 11 of America’s premier luxury interior designers: Carla Aston, Robin Baron, Arianne Bellizaire, Jeanne Khoe Chung, Gloribell LeBron, Ariana Afshar Lovato, Rachel Moriarty, Laura Muller, Veronica Solomon, Erika Hollinshead Ward and Michelle Jennings-Wiebe.

Because this is a completely virtual home, the designers have free reign to show you their most luxurious and creative ideas, unhindered by budget or product availability.

In addition, several of the rooms have multi-functionality built in. Explore the family room, and with a click, see it transformed into a schoolroom for homeschooling and virtual learning! Click to see the home office turned into a guest bedroom! And click to see the laundry room turned into a decontamination zone.

Don’t miss the zoom room, the principal suite upstairs (and its gorgeous closet!), the sanctuary retreat on the bottom floor, the live food farm in the 3 story solarium attached to the kitchen, and all of the other beautiful rooms in this virtual luxury designer showhouse.

Each room included product discovery details as well. Simply click on the dots to find out more about each of our products the designers used in their rooms.


Ariana Lovato

Instagram bio: Honeycomb Home Design, AKBD. Award-Winning Interior Design Studio | NKBA 30 under 30 | New Construction + Remodels | Certified Kitchen + Bath Designer | Central Coast, CA + Beyond

ariana lovato designer

Arianne Bellizaire

Instagram bio: Arianne Bellizaire. Build, renovate or decorate with confidence—even during a pandemic. Let us help you eliminate the overwhelm and enjoy the design process.

Arianne Bellizaire designer

Carla Aston

Instagram bio: Designed w/Carla Aston. Bold * Livable * Fresh | Interior Designer & Design Blogger solving design dilemmas | My work: #designedcarlaaston | Houston

carla Aston

Erika Ward

Instagram bio: Erika Ward Interiors. Relax, recharge, and be rewarded. Using our concierge-level interior design services, we help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

Erika Ward Designer

Gloribell Lebron

Instagram bio: Gloribell Lebron. Interior Designer | Virtual Interior Design
ASID Member | Simple, organic + fresh | 📍Miami, FL | FKA @knowhowshedoesit
Hablo español

Gloribell Lebron

Jeanne Khoe Chung

Instagram bio: Jeanne K Chung, CSC. Interior Designer | Storyteller | Design Trends | Multi-Tasker | Boss of @shopcozystylishchic | Occasional Blogger | A view from my iPhone

Jeanne Khoe Chung

Laura Muller

Instagram bio: Four Point Design Build Inc. Cliff+Laura Muller | #CleanFreshModern Interior Design/Architecture/Construction/Project Mgmt | Concept2Turnkey | Res/Com | Los Angeles #4ptdbMoments

Laura Muller

Michelle Wiebe

Instagram bio: Michelle Jennings Wiebe, ASID. Founder, award winning @interiorsbystudiom | Writer | Speaker | past HPMKT Style Spotter Emeritus | Wife | Mom | Chocoholic

Michelle Wiebe

Rachel Moriarty

Instagram bio: Residential Interior Design. So Cal🌞Interior Designer rockin’ color🌈 from my multicultural roots 🇺🇸🇲🇽🇵🇭to your design project! 🎥 HGTV 🛋 HPMKT Style Spotter 👘 Kimono Obsession

Rachel Moriarty

Robin Baron

Instagram bio: NY Interior Designer. 🛋 Providing a glimpse into my luxury interior design & furniture world. 👩🏽‍💻Designer, spokesperson, blogger. AKA: The Baroness

Robin Baron

Veronica Solomon | Casa Vilora

Instagram bio: Believer | Mother | Award Winning Designer | HGTV Award Nominee | Featured In AD + Modern Luxury + Elle Decor | Design Mentor | Blogger

Veronica Solomon


Be the first to see it! Join all the sponsors and all the designers and the industry at large for the complimentary LIVE online VIP launch party on Thursday, Dec. 3rd at 6 pm ET!

Register on this link now:

The official tag for the event so you can follow along on Instagram is #SLDS21

We hope to see you there for the VIP event and launch on Thursday, Dec. 3rd at 6 pm ET!

For more information, please email us:

A big shoutout to all the participating sponsors! We’re honored to be a part of these standout global brands!

How to Prepare Your Home For Homeschooling This Fall

Covid 19 has come into our lives and has taken over what seems like, everything. Schools, workplaces, hospitals, cafes, you name it. We are continually being faced with more and new challenges every day and homeschooling has now reached the top of the list!

With the new school year quickly approaching, and some states with mandatory school closures for grade 6 and up (like California,) families are faced with the difficult reality of needing to homeschool their children. But how?! They have never homeschooled before!

Home-schooling can be a challenge. It takes discipline, organization and a plan. We are sharing some of our top tips to preparing your home for comfortable and effective homeschooling.


It’s no secret, as adults, we perform more efficiently when our environment is clean and tidy and it’s no different for our little ones. They need a cleared and open environment in order to focus and succeed. No TV, no tablets, just a cleared, open area and workspace, to help retain their focus on their studies, instead of paying attention to what Nickelodeon show is coming on next.


We’re furniture designers, of course we need to mention the importance of furniture! Comfortable, yet space saving furniture really can help with preparing your space. Having furniture that has space underneath, to the sides, etc. can help in storage space for books, pens, colored pencils, crayons, etc. Our GOBI sectional (shown above) is perfect for that!

Furniture with comfortable seating and backing is also important. This is a perk to being able to learn from home! We all know the chairs in school are anything but comfortable!


While this tip may not be specific to how you can prepare your home, it is still a golden tip for schooling at home. It’s easy to get off track while learning in the environment you typically relax in. You or your child may see a chore or activity that may be more enticing and it’s easy to drift off into that other activity, so, knowing when break time, quitting time, lunch  time, etc is, really helps in keeping your mind off the chore or activity and focused on the learning task at hand.


Nutrition is important every day, especially when homeschooling your children. Having nutritious foods will not only keep the mind focused, but it will keep the sugar hypes away! Keep some healthy snacks, such as an apple or banana nearby the work area and allow little ones to enjoy when they start to feel a little sluggish.


Remember when recess was the best time of day as kids?! Well, you can still allow it when homeschooling. Make a schedule and stick to it just like schools do – going outside and getting fresh air is extremely important. We are now in our homes more than ever before, so walking away from the same environment you spend so much time in, is very beneficial.


Whether homeschooling was by choice or it was mandated, DO NOT STRESS it. This is YOUR school now. You get to decide timing, curriculum, space, etc. Stressing about backsliding or falling off the learning curve will not benefit you or your child, so be sure to stay focused and relaxed for both you and your children. Chances are you will learn a thing or two alongside with them.

We hope you enjoyed reading. To keep up with us here at Nathan Anthony during this isolating time, follow us on  Facebook,  Twitter,  Instagram  and  Pinterest.

Designers Making a Difference

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In times of crisis, look for the helpers is how the saying goes. But how are designers making a difference in the corona virus crisis?

We are currently living through times of unprecedented change and disruption to our daily lives. Stay home is the message to live by right now. Whilst many see this as a chore I feel we should take a moment to consider what a privilege it is to have to simply stay at home whilst frontline workers care for the sick and keep our daily lives as normal as possible under lockdown.

So how exactly are designers making a difference right now. Well there’s the bigger picture in that design is all about solving problems so we see some of the UK’s most innovative designers and engineering firms such as Dyson and The Ventilator Challenge UK Consortium coming together to make urgently needed ventilators.

Meanwhile on a smaller scale there are designers making a difference by using their skills and materials at their disposal to help however they can. Charity begins at home so they say so I’m starting by highlighting some of the projects I’ve been able to connect with in my local area and through the Decorcafe network which I host in Brighton.


Designer and Decorcafe member Anna Hayman has produced this beautiful signed print to order. The profits from each print go to the The Lewes Food Co-operative. A collective of local food businesses who are providing free meals to NHS workers at a local hospital. At the time this blog was written within just a week of launch this project has raised over £2,000. 

Anna Hayman Designs Charity Print

I’ve ordered one and I feel in the future when it’s on my wall at home it will remind me of the good people who helped us get through these strange times. Order your print at

I’ve also donated to a collection for NHS Charities by Decorcafe member Emer Gillespie from Spark and Bell.

Spark and Bell Charity Raffle

Every person who donates will be entered into a raffle to win a very generous £500 voucher to spend on beautiful lights at Spark and Bell. The raffle is open until Sunday 3rd May and you can enter here  

Caron McQueen from McQueen Bespoke is another member of our Brighton Decorcafe hub using her skills to help the cause. She’s been busy sewing these beautiful scrubs from patterns available from a local neighbourhood watch scheme.

NHS Scrubs for charity

Meanwhile in London Decorcafe member Mel Porter has listed these beautiful rainbow fairy lights on her website. The profits will go to South London Scrubbers – a charity organisation financing and sewing scrubs for the NHS.

Mel Porter NHS lights for Charity


Next I’m looking to my instagram community which I have to say has been an inspiring place to be lately.

Poodle and Blonde is an instagram account I love to follow because 1. They have beautiful fabrics and wallpapers and 2. Dogs are a major part of their marketing strategy. If you’re wondering why I like the dogs take a look at my Sunday instagram posts on Dogs and Interiors!

Poodle and Blonde offered sample packs of fabric offcuts in exchange for donations to help NHS charities. The fabrics were hugely popular and sold out very quickly.

Poodle and Blonde NHS Charity

Luks Linen sell beautiful hand loomed Turkish cotton towels and blankets.  Ethically made and hand loomed by master weavers in family ateliers. Every Wednesday they’re sending a free blanket to an NHS worker. You can nominate someone you know to win a blanket by tagging the #blankethugs post on @lukslinen on instagram from Saturdays.

Luks Linen NHS blanket


One of the things I love about instagram is it connects you with like minded folk across the world. Based in California, Nathan Anthony is an account I follow which makes beautiful bespoke furniture for interior designers. They were able to transform their facility to temporarily make PPE masks to supply to local health care workers.


Last week they donated 150 masks to the LA Food Bank. However when friends, family and instagram followers asked to buy the masks they also put them on sale and now donate a share of the profits to the Global Giving Corona Virus Charity.

Back in the UK Homesense, one of our favourite places to find discount designer homewares closes it’s doors temporarily. But did you know that on closing all products from the food departments from each store were taken to local foodbanks in the community. The brand also donated vouchers for the Red Cross to buy clothing and essential items for those in isolation who are in need.


Well I’m delighted to tell you that I have offered to help with the Design Havens for Heroes project. Quickly mobilized via instagram by interior designer Francesca Rowan-Plowden the project will offer free room makeovers to our NHS Heroes. So far she has pulled together dozens of interior designers to help. As well as this home decor brands and design bloggers across the UK have also pitched in to help. All committed to making over a room for an NHS hero in their region. I’ll be writing more about this soon but in the meantime head over to the instagram account @designhavensforheroes to nominate someone you know who deserves a haven for a home. If you are home decor brand or tradesman that would like to donate products, skills or time to the cause – especially here in Sussex where I’m based – please contact me so I can put you in touch with designers making a difference through this wonderful project.

We hope you enjoyed reading. We felt this was such an uplifting blog and gave some great ideas on how designers are helping others, thank you Fiona! To keep up with us here at Nathan Anthony during this isolating time, follow us on  Facebook,  Twitter,  Instagram  and  Pinterest.


From all of us here at Nathan Anthony, we first want to express our deepest love to all. We are all being affected by the COVID19 pandemic, in one way or another, and because of it, we wanted to do something.

News channels during the first ten days of quarantine in Los Angeles carried numerous stories about the lack of hospital beds and staff to treat people with the virus.

Last week, we received news that a local health clinic, Androgenix Health, was asked by LA County to open their clinic to take in and treat COVID19 patients. Juan Riojas, PA-C, MPAP, the clinic’s owner & director said yes. While preparing his clinic for this next phase, he was deeply concerned for the safety of his staff because he did not have, and could not find any available, PPE (personal protective equipment) for the expected onslaught of patients.

When we heard about Juan’s story, we gathered as many N95 masks as we could and gave them to him. Juan (pictured below) was grateful and expressed sincere gratitude in his letter to Khai and Tina:

“Your generosity cannot be more appreciated nor ever repaid. It is at this time that the real heroes step up – you guys are that. With N95 masks we can continue to treat patients and feel safe!”

It’s times like these when we all need to step up and do whatever we can to make sure our caregivers are safe and protected. For those who are not in a position to donate, the best thing we can all do as a nation is #STAYHOME.

Thank you to all healthcare and front-line personnel for taking care of our great nation. We know you are exhausted, overwhelmed and concerned for your own safety and the safety of your families.

Thank you for your sacrifice and bravery.

Thank you for reading our blog. If you can do anything to help healthcare workers in your area, please do so. For more information about helping Los Angeles, visit or email: to donate to LAC USC Medical Center.

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“Dream Design Disrupt” – How Loss Inspires A Life in Design




Very intriguing words when it comes to the creative process of design.  But what’s behind these words is even more intriguing.  How does loss inspire a life in design?  Read on to learn pieces of the inspiring story of Tina Nicole, co-founder of Nathan Anthony Furniture, in her brand new book Dream Design Disrupt: A Life in Design. Original:

tina nicole

Tina launched her book at the fall 2019 High Point Market.  It was so popular that their showroom ran out. Here are a couple lucky recipients with Tina on the left.

Without revealing all of Tina’s book, because I really want you to experience it for yourself, let’s dive into the structure of the book a bit and why it’s such a fantastic read.


Dream Design Disrupt: A Life in Design is the perfect book to give as a holiday gift to yourself or a friend or family member who needs some inspiration or even a challenge.  It’s a great book to read over the holidays to inspire you to go forth and conquer the world in 2020.  At least that’s how I felt after reading it.   But not before it stopped me in my tracks to do some serious contemplation of my life, what I want out of it, what my dreams are, and what my plans are going forward. As we all know, life is always a work in progress.

Tina’s book really makes you think. It’s a book you don’t read just once, but one you ponder and read again and again.  It makes you stop for a little while, get uplugged, let go of your “to-do’s” and think about your life and what you want to do with it. No matter where you are in your life and career, pick up a copy of Tina’s book because I can guarantee it will impact you.

As Tina states –

This book isn’t like anyone else’s book, or any other design book or any other art book. Dream Design Disrupt is about acknowledging what makes us different, embracing it, and creating a life that is true to who we really are and what we CAN be.

And she is right about that.  So let me break it down for you a bit so you know what to expect when you purchase the book. (You also can try to win a signed copy through midnight Wednesday, Dec 18th, over on my instagram @ThePillowGoddess).


To say the book is colorful is an understatement. The graphic design of the book, the layout, the format, and the neon colors are quintessential Tina.  It’s a beautiful book visually which sets you in the right frame of mind from the get-go.  You know from the cover that this is going to be a fantastic book, that some sparks are going to fly and you will be wiser for it. We can all thank Tina right now for having the courage to write this incredible book!  Thank you Tina!

The book is broken into two major parts, with several chapters in each part.


This first part of the book is Tina’s life story.  Her dream. Her losses and the life decisions she made that got her to where she is now. I have never met Tina in real life, but I feel I’ve known her for years because I fell in love with Nathan Anthony Furniture the first minute I saw them win an award for one of their chairs, the Dali. I’ve been hooked with Tina’s designs ever since!

design et al Winner Dali 2017


This section of the book features stories and details behind many of Tina’s award-winning designs.  Some of my favorite pieces of Tina’s are featured in this book.  The company, Nathan Anthony Furniture, based in California where Tina grew up, manufacturers all of its furniture in the U.S. and produces some of the most provocative pieces.

The book is also chock full of sound advice from someone who has been through it all and built her dream. Each chapter weaves in Tina’s life lessons highlighted in colorful graphics:

  • Write stuff down
  • Live deliberately
  • Trust yourself
  • Go for it
  • Do you
  • Go the distance
  • Find 3 people to help get you there
  • Frustration = fierce growth
  • Love your work, work on love
  • Express yourself


Tina married the love of her life, Khai Mai, a high school sweetheart and together they’ve built the luxury brand Nathan Anthony Furniture.  Here they are in Los Angeles in 2014 in front of the black and white mural, painted by artist Thierry Noir, which, as described in the book, “celebrates the launch of an exhibition of the 30th anniversary of the first breakthrough of the Berlin wall.”

tina + Khai

Later, Tina would turn her view of this artist’s work into the abstract graphic-patterned fabric for the award-winning Aerie chair below. This is just one example of how Tina is inspired by everything she sees and experiences. And then how she translates that into her unique designs.


Not one, but several losses influenced Tina’s life. However, as she outlines so eloquently in her book, those losses never defined her or kept her back. In fact, they kept propelling her forward to take more risks in her life and career.

The first half of the book chronicles Tina’s life from an accident as a child, through the loss of her mother when she was in 5th grade, up to where she is now, mother of her only son, Nathan, and co-owner of Nathan Anthony furniture. Yes, the company is named after her son. You will see why when you read the book.

There is a deeply personal story here, one that will surely affect you as it did me. Dream Design Disrupt is not only a beautifully designed book of art and design, but it is also a moving and inspiring memoir that leads us to the founding of Nathan Anthony Furniture, one of the most prestigious furniture design brands in the United States.

Throughout the book, Tina writes from the depths of her soul, from her own life’s journey. As master life coach Filippo Voltaggio, states in the forward of the book –

Her work, like that of so many creative movers and shakers, is built upon a personal story that touches on tragedy,  loss, and struggle but is ruled by commitment, courage, and love.

In some way or another, I believe all of us are shaped and formed by our life experiences and the decisions we make, for better or worse, come from that foundation of loss. Because in some ways, doesn’t part of creating something new come from the loss of something old?

Not to get too philosophical here,  but think about it.

Think about your own life and the choices you’ve made.

Don’t some of those choices stem from past loss?

I know for me personally, I married the love of my life who helped me work through and heal some of my childhood wounds.  Oh, don’t think you don’t have them, because we ALL have them. Some are minor but many are life-altering. And I bet if you’re honest with yourself, you will let this book touch that part of you.

Helen Keller once wrote –

Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. 

We all have childhood dreams. But, like Tina, and all of us, our dreams and our lives take circuitous paths and we always don’t end up where we want to be OR we do end up where we want to be, but never thought it possible.

Tina says so herself in the introduction:

If you had told me back in my MTV years….that I would someday become a furniture designer and work in a family-owned factory situated just a few miles from my childhood home in Southern California- and love it with all my heart – I probably would have giggled, shaken my partially shaved head, and thought, You’re Crazy.


The 2nd half of the book is all about the award-winning designs that Tina has created and what she believes forms the foundation for her life of design.  These chapters are broken up with bright hot pink pages with the language of design.

You’ll learn by reading the book that Tina has a degree in fashion merchandising from FIDM, has been a lifelong “maker”, and on top of that a law degree.  Quite the combination for an award-winning designer.  But it all shows in each furniture piece she creates, as she designs “furniture art” as if each piece will one day make a its own fashion statement on the runway.

And indeed they do. Nathan Anthony is known for meticulous attention to dress-making details in all their furnishings, and Tina gets that from her grandmother and experience in fashion.

Of course, the very things that Tina talks about are the very details I love about Tina’s design work. Like Color and Texture.

How many furniture companies do you know of, go out and design a chair with 18″ leather straps cascading down a chair into dramatic fringe puddling on the floor?  None.  But Nathan Anthony Furniture does.  Tina creates these designs.

Tina designs the unexpected and that’s what sets her work apart from other furniture designers.  And each piece is customizable from this family-owned company. They recently debuted this chair in blush pink! Can you imagine?


Elan Fringe Nathan Anthony


I asked Tina, what she thinks artists and designers can gain from reading her book.  She said –

Dream Design Disrupt is about encouragement to every designer, artist, or storyteller who put out a collection of personal work that bombed…and had the guts to go back to the drawing board, having learned from that experience, and try to connect again. And succeeded.

Please enjoy some of the newest designs by Nathan Anthony furniture with some of my favorite iconic pieces that Tina designed.






To conclude, here’s another inspiring statement that Tina highlights in her book –

Be fierce. Seize your power to change the narrative and turn things around.

If there is anyone that has proven this possible,  it is furniture designer extraordinaire, Tina Nicole.

Please view her incredible designs and innovative, fashion-forward work on their website Nathan Anthony Furniture. Take inspiration from her words and go live your dream. A perfect gift for the holidays, you can purchase her new book HERE. 

And please PIN this image to share this post and inspiring book with others. Thank you!

On that note, this is my final post of 2019. I’m taking time off, unplugging, to, in Tina’s words,

Leave an opening for the imagination to enter and it will surely find its way in.

I’m looking forward to some unscheduled time so that my imagination can find its way in again. The Pillow Goddess Studio and blog will be closed until Monday, January 6th, 2020. Thank you for all your support for an incredible 2019. I feel so blessed!

Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See you in 2020, XO PG

Note: All photography in this post is courtesy of Nathan Anthony Furniture. Opinions are my own.

Art of Risk Taking: Bold Moves in Design – High Point Market 2019

Wanna Snuggle? Good Vibes! Suite Life! Happy Pills! It seems our messaging at High Point Market resonated majorly with visitors. Pair that with eye-catching showroom design, product introductions, speaker event, and book launch and we were the talk of the town. The most fun though was our speaker panel event, co-hosted with LUXE Interior & Design Magazine called: Art of Risk-Taking: Bold Moves in Design, Business + Life. We had a packed showroom and had the pleasure of meeting so many design enthusiasts, new buyers and designers.

High Point Market is the largest home furnishings industry trade show in North America, bringing 2,000 exhibitors and more than 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina. Serious retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry are drawn to this quaint south eastern town twice a year.

Here are some of the highlights from our showroom for those of you who may have missed it. If you did come by, please enjoy some of the best shots from our photo gallery!

Art by: byRobynBlair. Bed “Z-3V2” designed in collaboration with Cara Woodhouse Interiors + Tina Nicole. “Niagara” bench design by Tina Nicole

Relax sectional and POW! ottoman

The Radly

The Evok sectional

Aerie, Elan fringe, Buttercup

So many High Point Market visitors came to our panel discussion on the Art of Risk-Taking: Bold Moves in Design, Business + Life panel event on Saturday, co-hosted with LUXE Interior & Design Magazine. Nathan Anthony co-founder, CEO and Creative Director, Tina Nicole, spoke about her new book DREAM DESIGN DISRUPT andgave insights into her success and empowering others to get out there and take on their dreams.

Kathryn Given, Erinn Valencich, Cara Woodhouse, Tina Nicole (speaking), Robyn Blair

We had the distinct pleasure of hosting instagram influencers Cara Woodhouse and by RobynBlair on our panel. Their insights into the importance of Instagram and social media, and how powerful engagement and connecting with others through social media has been for them and their growing brands was very helpful. We all walked away feeling empowered.

Kathryn Given, Erinn Valencich, Cara Woodhouse (speaking), Tina Nicole, Robyn Blair

Tina Nicole & Robyn Blair

Nathan Anthony’s Gobi chair selected by Cara Woodhouse Interiors for By Robyn Blair’s Tribeca apartment project

Author Tina Nicole signing her new book DREAM DESIGN DISRUPT for visitor

Author Tina Nicole signing her new book DREAM DESIGN DISRUPT for visitor

Author Tina Nicole signing her new book DREAM DESIGN DISRUPT for visitor

Author Tina Nicole signing her new book DREAM DESIGN DISRUPT for visitor

Author Tina Nicole signing her new book DREAM DESIGN DISRUPT for visitor

Hugo sectional




Michel backside view

Laurent sofa

Aerial chair display by Tina Nicole

Thank you for reading our blog today, we look forward to seeing you next spring at High Point Market 2020! To keep up with the latest happenings here at Nathan Anthony, please follow the hashtags #nathananthony, #lovenathananthony and #uphlstryart or connect with us directly on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Collabs and News for High Point Market 2019

We have a big announcement! Just around the corner is fall High Point Market and we have lots of exciting things happening, we cannot wait to share it all with you!




This year we are collaborating with leading interior designer and influencer Cara Woodhouse Interiors. The collaboration was conceived when Woodhouse was tapped by niche pop artist and media darling Robyn Davidson – who markets her colorful candy-inspired art under the name byrobynblair – to design Davidson’s Tribeca loft apartment in bold candy-colored tones reflective of the artist’s brand. Working in tandem with our designer, Tina Nicole, Woodhouse chose a collection of Nathan Anthony signature upholstered items, customized by Woodhouse, for the Tribeca loft living areas and bedroom.

These new pieces, will debut in a special presentation in our new High Point Market showroom, InterHall space IH-602! #Yayus

Fall 2019 High Point Market will run October 19-23rd, 2019, with a soft opening day for us on Friday 10/18.

Following the show, Cara Woodhouse will exclusively offer NA-produced items through her new shoppable content platform at

On SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 @ 3p.m., in conjunction with LUXE. Magazine, we are hosting a panel discussion called: THE ART OF RISK TAKING: Bold Moves in Design, Business & Life, with our very own Tina Nicole, Cara Woodhouse of Cara Woodhouse Interiors, Robyn Davidson pop artist byRobynBlair and Erinn Valencich of Style Row. Location: Nathan Anthony showroom, IHFC IH602.

Please join us! Book signing by Tina Nicole to follow!

Thank you for reading our blog today, we look forward to seeing you at Fall High Point Market 2019! To keep up with the latest happenings here at Nathan Anthony, please follow the hashtags #nathananthony, #lovenathananthony and #uphlstryart or connect with us directly on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

VOTE FOR SISTINE! 2019 International Design and Architecture Awards

It is one of our favorite and most humbling times of year… the International Architecture & Design Awards! Design et al Magazine, is a global design publication based in the UK, which organizes what has become the premier design awards event in the industry. They are now celebrating their 10th year! The event is held annually inviting its subscribers and millions of design enthusiasts to vote on the best in interior design, product design, architecture, yacht, super yacht, aviation and design innovation around the globe. The pinnacle gala event announcing the winners is held at a private club in London every September.

The aim of The International Design & Architecture Awards is to create an opportunity firstly for designers, architects and developers to showcase their work, but more than that to enable design et al readers and the global design community to see and to celebrate some of the best design schemes, product launches and innovation from throughout the world.

This year, our SISTINE sofa is nominated in SEATING category and we are pumped! Have you seen this beauty?! She’s divine!