Design Trends and Tips

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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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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Spring 2019 High Point Market: Emerald Green Everywhere

This spring we are seeing green inside too! Interior designers are finding shades of emerald, malachite, and moss green are appealing to our clients, especially those craving chroma and tired of the saturated shades of gray. But adding bold verdigris to your home can be tricky. First decide if you want it to be the predominant focal point color like the chairs in this photo. If not, perhaps a couple throw pillows may be enough. Either way, adding this happy […]

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Pantone Color of the Year 2019

This lighthearted blush color decorates the world. The PANTONE Color of this year is 16-1546 Living Coral. From flower beds to beaches and sunsets this warm natural tone encourages optimism and joyful pursuits. It provides buoyancy in our continually shifting environment. Anchored at the center of the chromatic wheel it engages the spirit and energizes the body. Get on board. Make a lively impression with this comfortable yet playful sofa. Accent with any array of colors you like! Brette Sofa […]

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2018 Fall High Point Market: COLOR Returns

Decorate with bold, bright colors to chase the gray away. Interior designers know that gray is here to stay because it has established itself as a “go-to” neutral everyone loves. But the dominance of gray over the last several years has left many craving colors. And so, the fall furniture market revealed intense hues blooming everywhere in fabrics and on walls. What a relief to have color again! The beautiful red jacquard fabric below inspired the Ambella showroom designed by […]

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Hand-Made Modern Furniture

Local artists can build your dream furniture piece. This long, lean chest of drawers shown here, which incorporates a branch from a dead oak tree, is the first major collaboration for furniture designer Chris Lehrecke and his wife, jewelry designer Gabriella Kiss. Featured at Ralph Pucci International in New York City, the price tag on this gorgeous piece was $22,000. That is not an option for most people here in the Triangle. But fear not, you can find custom wood […]

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The Log Cabin Chic Interior Decorating Trend

From humble historic homestead to grand glam hangout. Coming from humble beginnings the National Register of Historic Homes includes many log cabins from the 1600’s. The interiors have just the bare necessities of that era and decorating flourishes are scarce. Log cabin homes today are still being built using the same type of structure, but the interiors have changed dramatically. Now when cabins and castles collide, you end up with a captivating look that’s also comfortable. Reinventing rustic is easy to […]

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Traditional Floral Prints are Making a Comeback

Featured photos above left to right: Caitlin Wilson Design, Michelle Adams, Erin Gates Design Floral motifs are always classic and timeless. Below the left photo of Nancy Pyne by Jonathan Becker was featured in Town and Country Magazine in 1987. The right photo by Melanie Acevedo shows Nancy Pyne at her current home. The fetching floral chintz pattern on the left was famously used by distinguished designer Albert Hadley for his client, legendary socialite tastemaker Nancy Pyne in the 1960’s. […]

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Interior Designers in the Triangle Love Local Artists

Decorate with Artists from Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. Local Artist, Dan Campbell of Morrisville, proudly stands by his wonderful tryptic masterpiece. Dan and I collaborated to recreate on canvas the family’s treasured beach memories. This neutral art piece has delightful hints of the metallic gold and silver found in their beloved sandy beaches.  The feel of the ocean and beach is perfectly completed by the nearby rug with its touches of ocean blue-greens. This contemporary chic home absolutely sprung […]

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Lavish Bath Remodels to Love

Luxury interior design bath tile for less in Raleigh. This stunning marble bath remodel features Marvel Calacatta Extra Bath Porcelain Tile from the Mosaic Showroom in Raleigh. It’s reasonably priced and installs beautifully. Shown here, the largest tiles are 18 x 36 when installed with grout. The luxurious look of imported Italian marble is astounding and can be yours for less than you might think! Below, these 4 x 8 Mirage Privilege porcelain tile wall slabs create an upscale statement […]

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