Chelsea House taps Ross as showroom designer

Chelsea House taps Ross as showroom designer
Mark Ross has joined home décor designer and supplier Chelsea House as showroom designer. In this role, he will work with Creative Director Bradshaw Orrell and his team. “We undertook an extensive search to find the right designer that could reflect the sophistication and creativity of the products in the showroom presentation,” said Pam Cain, president of the Rocky Mount, N.C.-based company. “Mark and Bradshaw make a formidable team and the perfect pairing to continue to advance the inspiring and exciting showroom experience.” Ross has more than 30 years of experience in visual merchandising and product development. Most recently, he spent 32 years serving various roles at Two’s Company including bringing permanent showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York to life, managed the direction and styling of the bi-annual sales catalog, scouted trends at shows in Paris, London and in Asia. He was also involved in new … Read More

Pineapple Dreams – Growing A Pineapple Far From The Tropics

Pineapple Dreams – Growing A Pineapple Far From The Tropics
I am a big fan of pineapples and a big fan of gardening too. Yet, it was such a surprise to learn that you can start growing a pineapple tree from a grocery store pineapple top. I can’t even remember who told me about this, perhaps because I didn’t believe them. In a spare moment I ran a Google search and found out it was true. I admit straight out that, though I’ve often wanted to try out the pineapple houseplant experiment, I’ve never done it. That means I may not be your best guide to growing a pineapple at home. Hey–maybe writing the piece will inspire me! Grocery Store Pineapple I learned to love pineapples on trips to Hawaii, where you find pineapple trees everywhere you look. The fresh fruit right off the tree is sweet as a dream come true and laden with delicious juice. Back at home... Read More