Design Forward

Tile Transformations

Pattern can be very tricky to incorporate into your décor. It is much safer but boring to stay with solid colors. Hardwoods and carpet are popular because they’re a save choice. But neither fit the bill when it comes to durability for kitchens, bathrooms and service...

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Too Matchy – Matchy

I hope today’s column will put to rest the need to make everything in your house match. If you’ve got brass doorknobs and long for a new silver or rub bronze chandelier go for it. The most interesting homes are those that are a unified collection of styles. I want to...

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Greenery

The Pantone Color of the Year is Greenery, a refreshing and devitalizing shade of zesty yellow-green that’s symbolic of new beginnings. “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Blue

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 ColorMatters.com. Blue has different meanings depending on the shade. Dark blue signifies trust, dignity,...

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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...

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