Design Trends and Tips

No More Boring Builder-Grade Cookie Cutter House

Adding trendy wooden interior architectural details to this builder spec house turned it into a spectacular HOME with personality. The inspiration started when the homeowners added a beautiful lumber feature wall to the entryway. To continue the transformation, we designed wood ceiling beams, columns, a focal point vent hood over the range and a timbered wall to the mud room. We stained the boards in the sunroom to match. Then we added new lighting and fans. The new backsplash ties […]

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Spring 2022 High Point Market Highlights

Watching interior design trends and catching up with friends like Larry Laslo and Thom Filicia at this International Furniture Show always energizes me! Larry Laslo is known for his bold dramatic designs that use interesting shape, scale, color and textures! He is Americas tastemaker and friend to all! Here we caught up in his Chaddock Furniture Showroom where I fell in love with his new bedding collection! Interior designer, author, tastemaker and television star, Thom Filicia embraces fame and friends […]

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Bold Color to Brighten Your Days

Gray has established itself as a new neutral and is here to stay. But if you’re tired of gray and desire more excitement out of your interiors you’re in luck! Many of my clients are craving COLOR and lots of it! With the help of certain trendsetters, I’m seeing a kaleidoscope of home furnishing items becoming available. Two such influencers are mosaic tile artist Allison Eden and art curator Mark Tanenbaum at Fenwick Bartel. Both are producing wildly chromatic fashion […]

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Pantone Color of the Year 2022

Pantone created a new color for the first time this year. It reflects the global innovation and transformation taking place. The PANTONE Color of this year is 17-3938 Very Peri. Helping us to embrace our altered landscape of possibilities, it opens us up to a new vision as we rewrite our lives. We are emerging from an intense period of isolation. Our notions and standards are changing. Our physical and digital lives have merged in new ways. We recognize color […]

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Paris Design Week – Maison & Objet

Twice a year Paris welcomes those with a passion for design. This year Maison & Objet decided to extend the energy of its exhibition aisles into the entire city and Paris Design Week was born. It became a festival, showcasing the art of living and creatives within Paris. International designers, architects, decorators, fashion designers, and chefs also answered the design call. For two weeks the players in the world of home design offered the best in trends, innovations, decoration and […]

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The Luxury African Design Trend is Everywhere

Luxury Ardmore Ceramic Art is a thriving studio of predominantly Zulu artists established in 1985 in South Africa by Fée Halsted. Every piece of Ardmore is a one-of-a-kind creation. The sale of these wonderful works of art uplifts the Ardmore community and provides vital economic assistance for their families. Now more than 70 artists strong, Ardmore Art is flourishing in the United States with the enthusiastic support of Ed Pascoe, founder of Pascoe Gallery located in the trendy art and […]

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Pantone Color of the Year 2021

A sunny color story with the promise of something profound and uplifting. The PANTONE Colors of this year are 13-0647 Illuminating and 17-5104 Ultimate Gray. This bold combination is rock solid as gray but at the same time playful and uplifting as yellow. As people look for hope to overcome the continuing uncertainty these spirited shades satisfy our quest for steadiness and vitality. The traditional style dining room above is encapsulated in the gray hues of weathered beach pebbles while […]

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Award Winning Romantic Bedroom

This classic traditional main bedroom I designed in 2010 continues to be a favorite on all Social Media sites. Here are a couple tips for you to create your own romantic looking bedroom. ~The entry should be clear, free of clutter and open. This bedroom suite has French doors. ~The bed should be spectacular. Find a bed you LOVE so every time you walk into the room you feel LOVE! My clients went to extraordinary efforts to purchase this English […]

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Fall 2019 High Point Market: Best in Show

Interior Designer Sasha Bikoff shows at Currey & Company. This exhibition wins Best in Show and stopped me in my tracks because it evoked such a feeling of beauty. Thanks to Sasha and Currey & Company for lightening everyone’s mood. The fun ethereal design was inspired by Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli. Walls, ceilings, and floors were painted in these rich tones. Garden green foliage and painted metal furniture added whimsy while rich fabrics tented overhead. It felt modern but […]

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