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…]

Trends in Contemporary Design Seen at 220 Elm

220 Elm at High Point Market—Trends in Contemporary Design

I have been attending High Point Market for the past few seasons—  two of the seasons as an official High Point Market Style Spotter and this past April for the first time attending as a sponsored blogger for 220 Elm. 220 Elm is known as the place to go for contemporary design from around the world and is situated in downtown High Point in the heart of all the action.  Exhibitors in 220 Elm come from around the world, including Italy, Holland, Finland, Germany, and North America.

Because I frequent many trade shows throughout the year, I have the opportunity to see many design trends as they emerge.  There was no shortage of trends seen during market at 220 Elm, and because many of the lines represented in the building are based in Europe, the trends I saw were comparable to what I would see in the showrooms that cater to contemporary design in the larger, more cosmopolitan cities around the country such as New York or Los Angeles.

Trends in Contemporary Design at 220 Elm

Some of the trends spotted at 220 Elm this past April included: [Read more…]

W. Schillig- Contemporary Upholstery and Rugs for Today’s Living


This past April, I attended High Point Market , the worlds largest furniture trade show, where I spent 5 days going from showroom to showroom in search of product for my current interior design projects as well as scoping out the season’s biggest trends – something I have become known for and share regularly on my blog and as my position as the Trends Moderator for the Interior Design Community.  However, I find the greatest joy when I find new resources, and W. Schillig was one of them this past market. [Read more…]