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A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

Every year, color experts reveal their picks for the shade that best encapsulates the current period. Here are the top colors for 2022.

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Soft & Neutral

Soft & Neutral

Add textured, cozy fabrics to your furniture to make your space look and feel warm.

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Leave Your Mark

Leave Your Mark

Color is a powerful communication tool that can affect our moods and help us create our own happy place.

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Market Trends

Market Trends

Here are some new trends for home furnishings showcased at High Point Market in October 2021.

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Home Offices

Home Offices

There’s a great demand for home offices. A dedicated workspace in your home helps minimize distractions so you can focus on your work.

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Design Boards

Design Boards

Design boards are our source of creativity! This is where we start all our projects. Our overlays contain different fabrics, paint colors, textures and images.

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Mixing Metals

Mixing Metals

Why is everyone scared to mix metals when it comes to picking out finishes? Avoid ‘washout’. Contrast is key with mixing metals.

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The Color Wheel

The Color Wheel

While you may not be a color expert, understanding how color theory works and how the color wheel is employed can very beneficial when it’s time to choose colors for a room.

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2021 Trend Setting

2021 Trend Setting

2020 was a rough year and I know we are all ready to put it behind us! Let’s look into 2021 interior design trends that will be influencing the world.

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What are Soft Goods?

What are Soft Goods?

In interior design, soft goods refers to the soft materials utilized within an environment to enhance furnishings, architectural details and walls. These finishes can “soften” the space to create a warm and inviting atmosphere as well as pull design elements and...

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Focal Walls

Focal Walls

Trim it Out One of the most important subcontractors involved in a new construction or remodel project is the trim carpenter. Your trim carpenter is the one responsible for making your home look more expensive or less expensive than it really is. Their quality can be...

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Trim Doesn’t Have to be White

Trim Doesn’t Have to be White

Accent Trim — How to Do It Have you ever seen trim in a color other than white and thought about if it was a good idea or not? I am here to tell you that it IS a good idea.   Why paint your trim a color? Be unique- most of the world has white trim. Highlight your...

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Creating Inspiration Collages

Creating Inspiration Collages

Design Collage Travel experiences, weather, colors, fabrics and patterns are a constant source of inspiration. The best way to test out an idea or a palette is to create a collage, where you can test how the materials and finishes blend into each other and juxtapose...

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Symmetry

Symmetry

I know that the majority of people seek out and crave symmetry. I get it, but all I ask of you is to choose at least one opportunity to embrace asymmetry too! Why go for the uneven bars? Uneven means more difficult, but high risk means high reward. If you want...

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Nature Inspired

Nature Inspired

It is proven that bringing the outdoors in is calming, comforting and inspiring for people- an innate contribution to a space. As humans, we are intrinsically drawn to nature, so if you are forced to be indoors, you might as well bring nature in, which means daylight,...

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