Category: Design Forward

Art Takes a Seat

Bloom chair by Cobonpue Every great design is anchored by a signature piece. It can be artwork, a rug or just about anything that makes a statement and demands your attention the moment you walk into a room. Furniture is one of the easiest ways to incorporate art into your décor. For me, it’s always been that perfect accent chair, a chair that has been created by an artist for the pure beauty of design. New York designer Kelly Behun’s creations are perfect examples of chairs as art. Her Circle and Neolam chairs are unique pieces that deliver exceptional...

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Leather Furniture

It’s fall, football season and time for entertaining to come back indoors. Is your family room ready for the big game, Thanksgiving and the holidays? If not, you still have time to refurbish and refurnish before the season slips away. Fall weather always makes me think of beautiful, rich, leather furniture. A classic, leather furniture is always in vogue. It’s durable and easy to care for. Drips and spills are not a problem for most leather surfaces making it a great choice for sold out game day. If you’ve steered away from buying leather furniture because your memories are...

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If you are singing the blues you’re not alone. From denim jeans to the Internet, the color blue is consistently ranked as the world’s favorite color, according to Blue has different meanings depending on the shade. Dark blue signifies trust, dignity, intelligence and authority. Bright blue indicates cleanliness, strength, dependability and coolness. Light blue suggests peace, serenity and infinity. Color influences the mood and feelings evoked in an interior space, but none more so than the color blue. It is one of the Primary Colors. Blue and red makes purple, blue and yellow makes green, etc. It is...

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Is Your Home Ready for Back to School Madness?

Organized Living Very few people can afford the luxury of living in a house that does little to control the hectic craziness of our everyday lives. The job of great design is function. The success of getting a family ready and back to school without too much drama relies on a home that is well organized. It is impossible to be organized without well-planned storage solutions. We all know the demands that will be placed on each member of the family during the next few weeks. Just the thought of it may make you want to climb back into...

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White the Color of Inspiration

“The color white is transcendent powerful and polarizing – it is either taken for granted or obsessed over. White is not just a design trend; it’s a design essential. The popularity of white, the necessity of white, the mystique of white is quantifiable in our industry.” Ellen O’Neill on Benjamin Moore’s Simply White OC-117. That having been said the question becomes, why is it so difficult to find the perfect shade of white? Perhaps it’s because white is the most illusive of all colors. It’s been described as coddling, crisp, fresh, soothing, warm, cool and timeless, yet very much...

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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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