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    High Point Market Recap

    Another High Point Market has come and gone — and this year did not disappoint! The weather was perfect, which was great for running around to all the showrooms without getting heatstroke, frozen or drenched! We are always amazed by the level of work and coordination that goes on the run an event at this scale. Every moment is perfectly orchestrated and all the exhibitors, staff and hosts are friendly, engaging and helpful. It’s part of the reason we come back year after year! Last week we posted our list of trends we expected at see at this year’s market.¬†Trendwatch: Countdown to Highpoint Market . This week we are rounding…

  • Design

    Trendwatch: Countdown to Highpoint Market

    It’s one of our favorite times of the year – High Point Market. A time when designers and retailers from across the globe descend upon the furniture capital of the world to discover the latest products and trends. The usually quiet, southern town is completely transformed during 5 days of non stop action and industry buzz. In past markets we have shared transportation with buyers from Australia, to Ecuador to Japan. It’s truly a global experience where we all speak the same beautiful language of design. To best navigate market, its best to have a plan, scheduled appointments, comfortable shoes and lots of coffee! Market can be exhausting, but it…

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    2018 Sherwin Williams Color of the Year

    Sherwin Williams recently announced their 2018 Color of the Year. It’s bold, it’s mysterious and it’s completely unexpected. We have seen jewel tones and folk inspired colors trending for a couple of years now. What is unique about this color is the hybrid effect that blends its way into so many other colors. Oceanside is not quite blue and not quite green, it’s both enthusiastic and moody, familiar and unfamiliar and we are already in love with it. Consider using Oceanside for beautifully¬† dramatic furniture pieces. The richness of the blue creates a sense of opulence. Pair with gold accents for added luxury. Or, pair with silver accents for a…

  • Design

    Using Color to Evoke Emotion

    We admit it, we have been depressed. The current events during the last couple of weeks bring us to complete tears. Every life is precious and every moment is precious. Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone that has experienced loss, pain and are trying ever so desperately to rebuild their lives. The interior environment can be so trivial at times. At the end of the day it’s just carpet, furniture, paint and accessories. Just simple everyday objects. But these objects can inspire us, they can unify us, they can calm us down or ¬†lift our spirits. Today we are going to focus on what inspires us, what brings…