High Point Furniture Market this fall was the most positive in energy and attitude that we’ve seen in a few seasons; the slight uptick we had in the economy this year gave vendors the confidence to plan for growth. Of course there were the usual parties, lectures and events, including a concert by the B52’s! […]
We just can’t get enough around here of Thomas Paul’s fresh, snappy modern prints from Duralee. Thomas Paul fabrics are reasonably priced prints with a fresh perspective – perfect for our Pillowfolly throw pillow collection. They’ve given our shop a needed lift, and they are clean and simple enough to mix well into traditional rooms. […]
High Point Market this spring, while much smaller than previous years, had plenty to offer. With showroom space more available, many new vendors are entering the marketplace at High Point, and we saw a large selection of antique and few-of-a-kind artist-produced pieces, as well as the usual manufactured lines. There was a lot of focus […]
If you are a fan of Shabby Chic, but are looking for an updated style with rustic sophistication, think about going Shabby Nouveau. With some industrial touches, textured natural fabrics, and reclaimed driftwood tones, the new chic look is very unique.
Ready Made Drapery Panels come in two finished lengths. The large fabric selection offers high-end designer fabrics such as linen and silk, in the latest colors. All panels are lined, and the silk panels are interlined, just like a custom window panel. Sheer linens perfect for a romantic or coastal theme.
The business of interior design can be exciting, especially when we assist with a major remodel, or make design decisions to furnish an entire large home. However, much of what we do on an everyday basis involves smaller projects.
High Point Market is the place to view the latest trends in home furnishings and fabrics. New colors are introduced, influenced by trends in fashion, film and pop culture. Twice a year we march the halls and visit hundreds of showrooms to see what’s happening in the industry. It’s not just the latest designs and […]
We ladies have all had that dreaded conversation at one time or another. We try to avoid it, but it keeps rearing its ugly, overstuffed head. The Recliner. Imagine an English style club chair with mahogany feet and casters, or an Art Deco recliner in bomber-brown leather – in other words, a recliner that will be a decorative feature in the room, instead of an eyesore.
Summer is here, and with it a whirlwind of fun outdoor activities, but that doesn’t mean your decor has to suffer. With guests arriving, you may feel your interior could use a little brightening up. Here are some budget-friendly tips to help: Paint an accent wall a bright color – current colors are deep turquoise, […]
The interesting thing about Chinoiserie is the tremendous range and variety of Oriental scenes and fantastical decorative details. Individual artifacts to make a room interesting and show off the sophistication of the homeowner.
Some of the accessories are very theatrical – such as extra-tall white plaster floor lamps with palm fronds, or mirrored dressing tables and fainting couches covered in satin or velvet. Lacquered and mirrored surfaces sparkled. While it is not apparent in the old black and white movies, the interiors were often brightly colored.
Curtains came about because houses way back when were cold, drafty and stark. Even though our modern homes are insulated and newer windows keep out drafts, our trends towards larger windows make true climate control impossible. Custom window treatments are expensive, but they are a labor-intensive process that requires education, experience and good customer service. Purchasing fabric yourself and looking for a seamstress can have mixed results, as it may not save money and can create a host of problems. Be sure to get some good advice and think about privacy and light control before you choose a style.
Kerry Ann Dame
Designer, Writer, Photo Stylist, Decorator, Online Retailer, Copywriter, Art Historian, Traveler. Lover of pattern and patina; admirer of both people and things of substance.