Award Winning Interior Decorator Tobi Fairley Shares Design Secrets in Latique Magazine's May Issue

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Tobi Fairley, The Little Rock, AK based interior designer is known for turning up the heat on classic style. is the Dallas,TX based online antiques store that is fuelng young collectors' passions for period furniture. The two go head to head in an exclusive interview in Latique Magazine's May issue, online now.

The May issue of Latique Magazine, the ezine component of the online antiques store, features an exclusive interview with breakout designer Tobi Fairley. A 2009 recipient of Traditional Home’s 20 Young Designers Awards and the inspiration behind House Beautiful’s March 2010 blue cover, Tobi Fairley is famous for her bold colors and traditional look.

According to Julie Garrett VanDolen, founder of the antiques online store, Tobi Fairley is a perfect fit for the site’s demographic, which skews younger than most antiques online sites. Mrs. Fairley is a self-described lover of antiques, who says her standard room mix contains about 20% antiques.

Tobi Fairley, whose star is soaring, is very open about her design point of view and brings insights about process to the Latique article. Interestingly, Mrs. Fairley’s blog was recently cited as one of HGTV’s favorites.

Mrs. Fairley, whose style is generally described as fresh and simple, says in the Latique interview, “The simple comes from clean lines and edited surfaces. The fresh is achieved by taking classic pieces, styles and patterns and reinterpreting them.”

It’s a process that begins with color and fabric. Mrs. Fairley then follows a systematic structure that she explains in the interview with Latique Magazine.

In addition to Tobi Fairley’s invaluable tips, the May issue of Latique Magazine also features a colorful story on San Francisco. It is a lifestyle guide to exploring the city’s arts and rounds out with a trip to the antiques Mecca: Jackson Square., the online shopping source for traditional antiques and classic décor, less than three months old, is becoming known for introducing young marrieds and new homeowners to décor that reflects traditional, yet relaxed style in a fast-moving world. is the first online antiques site that replicates the in-store shopping experience. It does this by using social media aspects like those found on Facebook and LinkedIn to engage its audience. Shoppers join a community of dealers, designers, and like-minded friends to browse for pieces and engage in conversation. Here they can discuss how to mix styles of the past with the realities of an on-the-go lifestyle.

The Latique Magazine is a part of the effort to broaden the market for antiques through social engagement and includes a monthly Founder’s Letter and Featured Designer. Future Latique Magazine issues will also feature top chefs and their take on food, home fashion and lifestyle topics.

In coming months Latique Magazine will carry exclusive interviews from such HGTV celebrity designers as Taniya Nayak and Sandra Espinet.

The current issue of Latique Magazine is online now at

High resolution images of Tobi Fairley and Julie Garrett VanDolen are available from PR To the Trade.

Please contact Regina Kolbe, 212-665-6773


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