Category: Design Forward


I must admit I’ve always loved wallpaper except when I was scraping it off the wall. Maybe that’s why people cringe whenever they think about using wallpaper. It’s not the install it’s the removal. Thank goodness today’s papers are easy to remove. More good news there’s never been as wide a selection from which to choose. Be still my beating heart! Trending today are floral patterns, textile substrates, geometrics, grasscloth, animal prints and whimsical designs. Designs so striking they are perfect for an entire room or just an accent wall. From runway fashion to furniture, floral patterns are been...

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Color Striping

I always loved to see how creative people can become when necessity is the mother of invention. Too often people put off decorating because of a limited budget or fear of making a mistake. Creating a great look can be as easy as opening a can of paint and rolling out some masking tape. Most homeowners know that the simple act of painting a room can be an affordable facelift. But it can also be the way to add decorator panache to any space by just painting one wall or the back of a bookcase. If you want to...

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A Stylish Perch for your Kitchen

Stanley Furniture For far too long finding great looking, stylish bar stools eluded homeowners and even professional designers. Manufacturers until now just didn’t offer countless options. But all that has recently changed. Perhaps the continuing popularity of kitchen islands with counter seating has finally prompted furniture manufacturers to become more creative and prolific in designing and manufacturing bar stools. Today you can find just about any style and color that you need to complete your kitchen’s décor. Bar stools for the most part are the only pieces of furniture in a kitchen. They have the ability to complete the...

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Go Contemporary Without Moving

Marvin Windows You would have to be living under a design rock not to know home décor styles have been shifting from traditional to contemporary for the past decade. We made a temporary stop along the way to embrace Transitional styling but continued our trek towards a cleaner, brighter contemporary interior. If you think you can’t update your style because you live in a traditional house take a look at what comprises contemporary. First up, light. Not just lighting fixtures but natural daylight. One of the biggest differences between old fashion and modern is the introduction of fresh sparkling...

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True Icons of Modern Design

Barcelona Chair and Ottoman. Photo courtesy of Knoll, Inc. When it comes to modern design three chairs stand alone as true icons. The Eames chair and ottoman, the Barcelona chair and the Wassily chair are easily recognizable even to the most notices decorators. The Wassily chair like many designs of the modernist movement has been mass-produced since the late 1920’s and continuously in production since the 1950s. Designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925 while he was still an apprentice at Bauhaus, in Dessau, Germany. He was inspired by the frame of a bicycle and influenced by the constructivist...

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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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