A New Color Takes the Lead

At High Point’s Spring Furniture Market, I was determined to find the most popular color. Any guesses? It wasn’t Pantone color of the year, Greenery, it was blue – in all of its wonderful shades, tints, and values. We saw stunning sapphire, azure, beryl, cerulean, cobalt, indigo, navy, royal, sky blue, baby blue, robin’s egg,… Read more »

2017 Spring Furniture Trends

At various furniture trade shows, we’ve seen a mixing of everything: colors, styles and texture. Carefully mixing period style antiques with transitional pieces is a great look and is trending. The newest designs are copies of old world furniture made modern with a multitude of colors, glossy finishes, and unique hardware. Mixing styles allows you… Read more »

Top Bathroom Trends

Last month I discussed kitchen trends found at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). In this article, I’ll share bathroom trends and new innovations I marveled at during the show. Our bathrooms are often the first and the last rooms we see before heading out or retiring. They should be special. So many new… Read more »

Kitchen Trends + New Tech

This January I attended the Kitchen and Bath show in Orlando, FL where I saw a lot of new and original designs. Clean, contemporary and transitional designs with function as the focus are trending. Similar to the furniture industry, Post Modern and Industrial styles are continuing to be popular. Metal cabinets, mixed woods and painted,… Read more »

Enhancing Space with Rugs

You may have noticed that rug styles have drastically changed since Oriental rugs had their heyday. (Of course some traditional homes use Oriental rugs perfectly!) Today’s rug styles feature large prints, multi-colored patterns and shag. Some modern rugs also mix texture, using both cut pile and loop construction. There are some basic rules when choosing… Read more »