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Why you should support your local shops.

It’s always a relief when you go into a local store and find the perfect item that you’ve been looking for.  Next you turn over the price tag and see a price you wish was lower.  What’s the first thought that comes to mind these days?  I wonder if I can find this online for […]

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High Point Furniture Market: April 2011

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 […]

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When Shabby Chic Meets Industrial Chic…

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.

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Ready-Made Curtains With A Designer Look

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.

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The ABC’s of Holiday Style

Holiday gift ideas to spark some life back into gift giving.

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Top Five Interior Design Trends

Global Chic Global Chic is a mix of furniture, textiles and accessories from different parts of the world.  Ethnic prints like the Ikat have been dominating this current trend.  The Ikat print is the result of an ancient technique of weaving tie-dyed threads into vibrant streaked patterns.   They are great accent fabrics because of […]

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Before and After: Small Projects Give Your Home a Fresh Look

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.

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Interior Design for the Healthcare Environment

Healthcare facilities are multi-faceted and complex. The following are just a few of the logistics to designing a healthcare environment: ease of maintenance, durability, cleanability, life cycle of products, new systems in technology, the selection of healthier products and cost.

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High Point Market Trends: April 2010

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 […]

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Furniture Shopping – The Elusive “Perfect Chair”

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.

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The ABC’s of Holiday Style

HOLIDAY GIFT-GIVING doesn’t have to be ho-hum. Break out of your mall malaise – think beyond sweaters and cologne, and consider your loved one’s lifestyle. A is for Art – A great gift for couples to give each other. B is for Botanicals – Shells and Flowers on fabric, or scents for the home. C […]

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Color As Therapy For Your Home

Our reaction to color is almost instantaneous and has a profound impact on the choices we make every day. A harmoniously balanced room can have a positive impact on an individual’s emotional and physical well-being.

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Ikat Fabrics, Ancient and Modern

Antique Ikat robes and Ikat fragments are coveted by textile collectors and designers, and add a touch of the exotic to interiors both traditional and modern

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Pet Friendly Home: Love living with your Pet

SO MANY OF US pet owners consider our pets a family member. And they typically are treated as such. We give them treats and toys and so much love. They romp around the house and take naps on their favorite piece of furniture. They express how much they’ve missed us by the wagging their tails […]

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Give Your Home a Summer Decorating Makeover

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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, […]

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10 Steps to a Healthier Home Environment

Indoor air is three times more polluted than outdoor air, and according to the EPA, is considered one of the top 5 hazards to human health. Take steps to improve air quality and freshen the air in your home by introducing live plants such as ivy, spider plants and peace lily. All have the natural quality of absorbing formaldehyde and other unhealthy chemicals.

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How to Decorate with Pillows – An Easy Home Makeover!

Beautiful pillows are a necessity for the fabric connoisseur. For a designer look, un-decorate your prepackaged room with throw pillows

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Decorating, Interior Design, Product Design, and DIY  – DesignFolly.com!

Designfolly is one-stop shopping by designer Kerry Ann Dame. Interior Design, Custom Slipcovers, and curated online shopping begin here.

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Why Hire an Interior Designer, Now?

Your relationship with your interior designer can be a valuable part of your family’s lifestyle for many years. You wouldn’t purchase a stock or investment property without educating yourself first. And typically you would seek the advice of a professional.

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Tips for Decorating the Family Room

The quality of furniture you purchase makes an enormous difference in how long things last in a home with children.

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