Category: Design Forward

Bar Carts

Cocktails have never been more popular. Start preparing your perfect bar now and you’ll be ready to kick back and enjoy entertaining during the holidays. The best way to corral all your mixes, liquors and bar accessories is on a decorative bar car. Not since the 1940s have we seen such a swell in the popularity of the bar cart. It’s impossible to flip through a shelter magazine or read a blog without discovering a charming cart. One reason for their serge in popularity is the availability of a vast variety of styles. If you think you don’t have...

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A Rainbow of Color Possibilities

A rainbow of color possibilities ensues when you layer it on white. It’s no secret that white is my favorite color for walls, trim and sofas. For one reason, it allows me to embrace all the colors of the rainbow. You can experiment with new color trends and textiles at a fraction of the cost it would take to makeover a space that is dominated with colored walls, floors and furniture. This holds true for living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. Living rooms are generally the most expensive spaces to decorate. A great well-made sofa can cost over $3,500...

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2016 Fall Market

When I go to the High Point Furniture Market I’m always on the lookout for the latest trends in furniture, textiles, rugs, accessories and lighting. But most importantly I’m observing shapes and colors. You don’t have to be a design maven to recognize a change in the landscape when you see it. In fact being a trend spotter has to do with looking at lots and lots of bits and pieces from all the various home décor categories and watching a “trend” emerge. This year’s Market was busy with lots of foot traffic, trouble finding parking, sold out hotels...

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Under Foot Rugs

I was recently flipping through Jaipur’s rug catalogue and found myself falling in love with everything I saw. Not because the designs weren’t fantastic, which they were, but because the rugs their designer had paired with all the various room settings were perfect. Once again I am reminded of how difficult it can be to find the perfect area rug. It’s not because there isn’t a wide select from which to choose but because most of us have trouble visualizing how that rug would work within our spaces. Some basic tips can make the process go smoothly. Start by...

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2016 Fall Trends

Living Room with New Neutrals from Home Depot Fall is the time of the year to reeve up your redecorating schedule. Before you know it the holidays will be here bringing lots of opportunities to entertain. Nothing motives me more than the pressure that comes with hosting parties and family visits. Before you start planning your decorating projects take time to discover what’s trending so your efforts and hard earned dollars will yield results that will stand the test of time. Sarah Fishburne is the Director of Trend and Design for The Home Depot. It’s her job to stay...

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Meet Vicki Payne

Vicki Payne is a nationally recognized designer, home improvement, gardening and decorating expert. Each week, for over 15 years, millions of viewers both nationally and internationally have tuned in to watch her popular television show, For Your Home. read more

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