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Spring 2011 High Point Market – Inspiration & Innovation

Mixing style, wellness, art and ecology, this bed rocked my world at High Point Market this spring and won my award for best in show. Its modern, cutting-edge look with its eco-friendly recycled steel and wood illustrates design as therapy for our aching bodies and our earth. Research revealed the bed’s gentle rocking motion promotes relaxation and is used as therapy for kids and individuals with special needs. With its dynamic elliptical shape, rollovers are not possible and seasickness can […]

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Edison Incandescents Inspire New Classics

“I never did a day’s work in my life, it was all fun.” Thomas Edison. Inspired by the genius of Edison, this new lighting design trend has fun and historic artistry written all over it. The luminescence and amber-orange glow of original 1910 Edison-style filament bulbs cast a mood-setting ambient light in either reproduction or modern light fixtures. This is a lighting style worth considering in spite of reports that incandescent light bulbs will someday be replaced by LED’s. My […]

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Imagine This Lighting Your Home

The possibilities for your home are astounding! GE OLEDs – the future of lighting. Lisa Stewart is an interior designer serving the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC.

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LEDs Light the Future

It’s been over 125 years since Edison invented the incandescent light bulb and so it’s about time for a major revolution in the lighting industry. Get ready! The revolution is coming in the form of LED’s. Light-emitting diode technology is already widely used in commercial buildings, automobiles and aircraft. And LED technology for all household uses and applications is becoming more and more common at stores everywhere. What are the advantages of LED bulbs? – They save money and energy […]

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Sneak Peek at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards® Greenroom

Here’s the Oscar® Buzz. Where will the stars be as they wait to hit the stage at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards® on Feb. 27? The Architectural Digest Greenroom, of course! Each year Architectural Digest selects a noted designer to transform a raw space into a backstage oasis for presenters and winners alike on Hollywood’s biggest night. This year, interior designer Michael S. Smith—who was appointed in 2010 by President Obama to the Committee for the Preservation of the White […]

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High Point Market New Year 2011 Trends Video

Home fashions go retro. What do you think? Lisa Stewart is an interior designer serving the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC.

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Pantone Color of the Year for 2011

Pantone announced PANTONE® 18-2120 Honeysuckle, a vibrant, energetic hue, as the color of the year for 2011. Energizing honeysuckle lifts spirits and imparts confidence to meet life’s ongoing challenges. While the 2010 color of the year, PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise, served as an escape for many, Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage, and spirit to meet the […]

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Larry Laslo and Lisa Stewart

How can you not love a guy who wears shoes like these? Most known for the Larry Laslo Home Show, he designed and sold products for five years on QVC. He rose to fame after being asked to design the famous Bergdorf Department Store in New York. Relying mostly on his instinct, this Pennsylvania boy has gone on to inspire the world with his unique design aesthetic. He was all hugs this day as he celebrated his birthday and launched […]

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My Grandmother’s Collection

For all you collectors out there, I just broke my grandmother’s blue and white Spode dish, one of the very few things I had left of hers. Having had a wonderful relationship with my grandmother, surprisingly I was upset for only a few seconds. The shattered pieces were left on the kitchen counter until my husband got home so he could assist me with the proper burial. I was fortunate to be at my grandmother’s side when she died peacefully […]

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Flea Market Shopping in Beijing China

There are plenty of upscale shopping centers in Beijing, all filled with the finest in home décor from all over the world. But I’m a bargain hunter, so today I’m heading to Panjiayuan Market. This is China’s biggest art and furniture market, boasting over 3,000 stalls.  Anything you can imagine is there. Even Hillary Clinton has shopped at Panjiayuan. The thrill of the search builds as I pass by the tacky trinkets, books, coins, jewelry, statues, silks, porcelains, musical instruments […]

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