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Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Test

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Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in for blog page | Comments Off on HIGHPOINT HOME – ESSEX!

posted November 20, 2013 by Kaitlin Smith This past week I opened the doors of Highpoint Home, Essex. I’m delighted to have a second retail venture and get to know my customers in this wonderful village community! Like Watch Hill, the Essex store will feature many one-of-a kind pieces, picked up in my travels. Some of my favorites include an early 1900’s Daybed and a pair of Ming style Horseshoe Chairs. The antique Daybed has been given a little “attitude” with a muted leopard fabric and a high gloss black-lacquer. The Ming chairs have been updated with China Seas’ “Java Java” print–one of my favorites! Highpoint Home is stocked with gifts for the Holidays. Stop by the new store to see all of my exciting finds! We are located at 55 Main Street- Next to Olive Oyl’s in Essex Village. T: (860)...

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Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in for blog page | Comments Off on HIGHPOINT HOME FEATURED IN LOCAL MAGAZINE

posted September 11, 2013 by Kaitlin Smith Photo by Brad Smith I am excited to share that Highpoint Home was recently featured in the September 2013 issue of SO Rhode Island magazine! Read the full article below or click here to view the article on the SO Rhode Island website.     Now is the Perfect Time to Shop Watch Hill Highpoint Home stylish finds from around the world and our own backyard by Cheryl Butler   Now that the summer is winding down, with the hoards of tourists (and Taylor Swift) heading home for the season, it’s the perfect time to visit Watch Hill. One store you won’t want to miss is Highpoint Home. Kaitlin Smith opened Highpoint Home last year. Although she always had a passion for interiors, her career started in New York City’s fashion industry. After working in Manhattan for five years, she decided to continue her education and study Interior Design, which eventually led her to open Highpoint Home. She chose Watch Hill as a location because she grew up shopping in the village and had managed a store there for several summers. “Ironically, my mother managed the Lilly Pulitzer store in this same location in the early ‘80s. I guess we have come full circle,” Kaitlin says. Her passion and expertise in the world of fashion and design were influential in creating an inviting store atmosphere that mimics the blue-greens of the ocean and the calming neutrals of the sand, making way for a soothing and enjoyable shopping experience. 
“The aesthetic of the store is certainly bright and coastal, but many of the pieces for sale can work in the home when combined with a neutral color scheme,” notes Kaitlin. “I love a pop of color – whether it be a bright pillow or pouf, I think color is an important addition to any home.” Kaitlin and her mother travel a bit, which results in plenty of pieces scouted from around the world: rattan furniture, Chinese lanterns, blue and white patterned oriental vases and jars, artisan side tables and classic picture frames. You’ll also find just as many local items, such as custom-made designer pillows, handmade rugs, elegant wastebaskets, refreshing soaps, tea towels and more that are created here in the Ocean State. “Supporting local artisans and vendors is very important to Highpoint Home. The talent we have here in our own backyard is amazing,” Kaitlin says. Highpoint Home also offers a great selection of costume jewelry and accessories. You will find many brilliant baubles to choose from. Whether you need a long necklace to wear at the beach or something a little more formal for the evening, there is definitely something to fit anyone’s budget. In addition to the storefront, Smith offers her professional design services on site. Customers can also check her helpful blog featuring some terrific do-it-yourself tips and easy updates for furniture and decor. “Accessories in the home can really change a space,” Kaitlin says. “Whether you add a new pillow or a lamp, your house will get a quick update without re-designing the whole space.” 6 Fort Hill Road, Watch Hill....

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Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in for blog page | Comments Off on WEDDING GIFT WOES

posted August 13, 2013 by Kaitlin Smith Summer = Wedding Season! It’s always a big challenge coming up with ANOTHER wedding or shower gift that feels both special and useful. At Highpoint Home, you will find many gift ideas, whether you’re attending a coastal wedding or country affair! Traditional ideas: Candle Sticks – Have a little fun with the Fish Candle Sticks. Serving Spoons or Cheese Knives – A nautical twist on a classic gift! Ice Bucket- Keep that bubbly cold! Gifts your friends will LOVE: Backgammon Board – Pieces and Tray included! Beverage Stand – Perfect for outdoor entertaining. Monogrammed Tray – Hand painted and signed, choose your design and colors! All of these gifts and more are available at Highpoint Home. Please inquire about starting a Wedding...

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Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in for blog page | Comments Off on SUMMER’S BRILLIANT BAUBLES

posted August 1, 2013 by Kaitlin Smith As many women do, I have a bit of a love affair with jewelry! Don’t get me wrong, I love the diamonds, pearls, and gold, but sometimes the faux can be more fun! At Highpoint Home, we have a great selection of costume jewelry and accessories. You will find many brilliant baubles to choose from. Whether you need a long necklace to wear at the beach or something a little more formal for the evening, you will find many choices at Highpoint Home. When it comes to bracelets, I love to layer–the more the better! If you wear gold, try adding a leather bracelet or even a beaded style to mix things up. Your wrist has never looked so good! With bracelets starting at $18 and most necklaces at $42 or $48, Highpoint Home has accessories that won’t break the...

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