Design Trends and Tips

Colorful Bath Trend

Turquoise tile and pale pink sinks are back once again, creating a rift in the interior design community. Some interior designers love it and others…not so much. But really our opinions don’t matter because making our clients’ wishes and visions become reality is our job. Kohler has reintroduced bath fixtures in two shades from the 1930’s: Spring Green, an icy teal, and Peachblow, a mauvy pink. What do you think? Are you ready to plunge into the colorful bathroom movement? […]

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Spa-Like Main Bath Remodel

We designed the floorplan of this bath with an easy-entry large double shower that is curbless and threshold-free. We found room for the clients dream freestanding soaker tub and added a new large picture window above it. The separate vanities add balance opposite the hair drying and makeup vanity. It is the background atmosphere of this spa-like bath that truly make the space flow together. First, we selected several different tiles for the walls, floors and backsplash. (The basketweave shower […]

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Remove Dining Wall & Remodel Kitchen

Removing the dining room wall was the key to make this kitchen work for my clients. Trending colors and new lighting really make it shine. But the details in the sink, countertop electrical outlet and the cabinetry make it an exceptional place to cook, entertain and live LIFE to the fullest!                                                       See more […]

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Pantone Color of the Year 2023

The Pantone Color of the Year, Viva Magenta 18-1750, vibrates with vim and vigor. This shade from the red family expresses strength for the brave and fearless. Manifesting a stand-out statement it revels self-expression without restraint. It is a color that has an audacious verve for life rendering joy and optimism to those willing to use it in their homes. What about you? Do these photos inspire you to add some Viva Magenta to your interior?     Lisa Stewart […]

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The Restoration Hardware Mission to LOVE

“In the World of RH you’ll discover products that we love, designed and developed by people that we love for people who love what we do,” says Restoration Hardware CEO, Gary Friedman. Restoration Hardware harnesses artistic masters in the home furnishing industry to create their new classic designs. Each new Collection launches a movement that shakes up the home furnishing world. Its latest lighting collection has me swooning! Inspired by antique scales the Fulcrum Round Chandelier in solid brass is […]

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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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