Home and Garden

Fall Market Trends

Twice a year more than 75,000 designers, architects and home furnishing retailers descend on the sleepily little town of High Point, North Carolina. They come to discover the latest trends in home décor, buy for their retail stores and furnish client’s homes. This...

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Raised Surfaces Make Tiles More Interesting

A key word for interesting design has to be texture. As room decor becomes more monochromatic, it is important to add texture to a design wherever possible. Today’s ceramic tiles are available in a range of textures, shapes, formats and sizes. For decades our choices...

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Call This Decorating Trend an Orange Crush

“I’ll have an Orange Crush, please.” This request just has summer written all over it. Nothing tastes as great as an icy-cold, just-out-of-the-cooler orange drink when the sun heats up the sky. While orange is considered a “hot” color, it is really cool and calming....

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White Is Not Just For Summer

I love my white sofa and chairs. Not just during the summer but year around. Every time someone new visits my house they always comment on how much they admire my decorative bravery and always follow up with, “I would love to someday have a white sofa but in my house...

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Strappy Furniture Makes a Room More Interesting

Last year’s shoes featured rows and rows of straps. Well, fashion is always just a step ahead of home décor. So it was a delight to see furniture and home accessories with that same fetching attention to detail at the spring furniture market in High Point last month....

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Don’t Be Afraid to Mix Metals in the Kitchen

Have you ever fallen for a light fixture or range hood but thought you couldn’t have it in your kitchen because it wasn’t the same metal finish as everything else? Rejoice, the finishes don’t have to match. Some of the most spectacular kitchens today are a mix of...

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