Life is Too Short to Paint the Walls Beige!
Ok, I admit, I have painted a couple of walls beige, but I brought in fabulous furniture, fabric and texture to create the drama in the room. When starting a project, you have to make a choice. Are your walls going to do the talking,…
From Traditional Furniture to a Fun and Colorful Bedroom
I would like to make a fresh start in my bedroom. I have always had traditional furniture and bedding, but, this time I want to create a fun, colorful bedroom. What are your suggestions? -Karen Stark Who said a bedroom had to be stuffy and…
Old Pickled Look vs. New Blonde Finish Is it the Same?
As I walked the halls of High Point this year, I kept seeing furniture with a pickled finish. It is interesting how trends can be reinvented every few years. The old pickled look has been given a new name, and is now known as a…
High Point Market Spring 2011
I just got back from High Point Market and am so happy to see that big bold pops of color are in. Green and gray were both the color of the season! We now have available in our upholstery lines the use Benjamin Moore Colors…
Designer Furniture from Kansas City’s Design Connection
Of all the things I could write about this week, for some reason furniture is on my mind. Fact: One of my favorite topics in the world is furniture. Yes, you read that right. Furniture. Some people might think that is a bit boring but…
Pretty in Pink
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I am thinking pink this week and have some fabulous ideas on how you can incorporate it in your home’s design. It just so happens that pink is one of the current trends we are seeing in interior design with the “femme fatale” style becoming popular. Sumptuous velvets, lots of luxury fabrics and textures, fluffy rugs all with the pop of pink are in many fashion and style magazines.
What Does an Interior Designer Do?
Perception can be a tricky thing. The way you dress and act contributes to how people perceive you. The same goes for your home. Seeing how you live and the space you inhabit contributes to how the world views you as a person. So this week I’ve decided to tackle the topic and try to clarify a few perceptions about interior designers.
My Bed Has Fallen And It Can’t Get Up!
The antique bed in my guest room collapsed for the final time and had to be put out to pasture recently which left me with an opportunity to get a new bed in that room. With all the options in materials and styles it was difficult to choose but I finally went with a fabulous upholstered bed and just wait til you see it! In my search, I came across several others that I am sharing with you in this week’s blog. Hooray for Upholstery!
I Am Designer, Hear Me Roar!
Embracing your animal instincts in design. eing off my feet these past few weeks due to my foot surgery had me spending inordinate amounts of time with my beloved dogs and while staying down has been beyond difficult, having them around makes it all better. Despite the pain of recovery, I found myself smiling! As I looked around from my perch on the bed or on the sofa, I started to take note of all the things in my home decor that had a touch of inspiration from the wonderful world of animals. A print here, an accessory there. It got me to thinking that perhaps it’s time to dedicate a blog to animals and how there are countless ways to incorporate them into your interior for a bit of wild and whimsical fun!
Avoiding Common Interior Design Blunders in Space
Ever buy a piece of furniture that looked great in the store but when you got it home it was a bit too large for the space? Some common design blunders and tips to help you save time and avoid making costly mistakes!