High Point Market Trend Recap Fall 2015 | 10 Top Trends

High Point Market Trends Fall 201

High Point Market, Fall 2015

A few weeks after returning home from High Point Market and I am still recovering from the five full days and nights of running around  – looking for new lines, shopping High Point Market trends, attending design panels, parties celebrating new designer introductions and brand collaborations, and any excuse to throw a party.  All from 8 am until midnight.  Every. Single. Day.

But I would never trade the experience, as each time I return I do come home tired and worn, but in other ways, very energized.  Because of High Point Market’s influence in the home furnishings market as well as the market’s sheer size (11.5 million square feet of show space and counting), it is the one place I can count on attending, knowing that I will walk away with a wealth of information.  Attending High Point Market twice a year gives me an accurate read on the trends – what is emerging, what is holding strong, and what will soon retire.  In addition, the educational and social events allow me to converse among my peers and manufacturers to determine what we will see more of in the future and the actual saleability of each of these trends in the designer and retail marketplace. [Read more…]

Create a Warm and Inviting Space with Designer Light Switches

Legrand and Hubbardton Forge light switches

Legrand and Hubbardton unveil Decorative Wall Plates and Light Switches in 6 Hand Forged Steel Finishes

Last February, I flew out to New York to attend a party unveiling Legrand and Hubbardton Forge‘s  collaboration of decorative wall plates.  Legrand’s adorne line of decorative wall plates has already itself as a finishing touch for every designer and now the new collection of hand forged steel wall plates brings a hand-crafted, artisan’s touch to the line.  Six rich, textured finishes were taken from Hubbardton Forge’s line of hand forged steel lighting and made into wall plates to complement the already existing line of adorne light switches.  These wall plates can be coordinated with Hubbardton Forge’s lighting fixtures in the same coordinating finish or can also be installed independently.

After the event, Legrand and Hubbardton Forge provided me with light switches, wall plates and lighting to incorporate into a project or into my own home.  I decided to do both! [Read more…]

The 2015 Sunset Idea House Remodel Remains True to the Home’s Midcentury Roots

Sunset Magazine 2015 Idea House  

I’ve been on a little blog hiatus lately, but today I’m back in full force sharing the details of the  2015 Sunset Idea House.  After all, what better way to come back than by bombarding you with some great design?  You may remember my post from the 2014 Sunset Idea House, which was located in the quintessential Southern California beach town of Manhattan Beach.  The 2015 Sunset Idea House is located in the upscale Hilltop neighborhood of Denver, CO and is packed with a ton of inspiration and original ideas. [Read more…]

Dwell on Design 2015 Recap- Trends in Modern Living

Dwell on Design 2015

Dwell on Design, the nation’s largest design show, was recently held over the course of 3 days in Los Angeles. Curated by the editors of Dwell Magazine, the event showcased over 2000 modern products and furnishings.  In addition, over 250 speakers and onstage programming provided educational opportunities for the professional and homeowner alike.

One of my favorite things to do while at trade shows is to shop the show floor and identify trends that I see.  I spotted plenty of trends spotted on the show floor, and here are a few of the standouts: [Read more…]