The Guest Bedroom for the 2017 Pasadena Showcase House

The Guest Bedroom for the 2017 Pasadena Showcase House Six months in the making and we finally pulled off the Guest Bedroom for the 2017 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. You know that saying “It takes a village”?  Well, the … Read MoreThe Guest Bedroom for the 2017 Pasadena Showcase House

High Point Market Trend Recap Fall 2015 | 10 Top Trends

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, … Read MoreHigh Point Market Trend Recap Fall 2015 | 10 Top Trends

High Point Market Trend Recap Spring 2015 | 8 Top Trends

High Point Market Trend Recap- Spring 2015 Earlier in the week I returned from High Point Market,  the largest home furnishings industry trade show located in High Point, North Carolina.  Collectively, High Point Market exhibitors show their wares in 11.5M … Read MoreHigh Point Market Trend Recap Spring 2015 | 8 Top Trends

Sherwin-Williams Coral Reef-2015 Color of the Year

 Sherwin-Williams 2015 Color of the Year Sherwin-Williams Coral Reef Three and a half months after unveiling their 2015 Color Forecast, Sherwin-Williams  introduced the much anticipated 2015 Color of the Year, Coral Reef (SW 6606).  “Upbeat, optimistic Coral Reef celebrates a time … Read MoreSherwin-Williams Coral Reef-2015 Color of the Year

High Point Spring 2014 Market Recap

Only 10 hours off a plane, after a 14 hour voyage back from North Carolina, and I’m back to give you my quick High Point Market Spring 2014 Recap.  You may know that this market I had the privilege of … Read MoreHigh Point Spring 2014 Market Recap

Smart Alternatives to Wood Paneling

Wood Paneling is a design trend that has received quite a bit of attention this past year.  Many may remember (and probably would like to forget) the wood paneling of the 70s , but wood paneling in its latest reincarnation … Read MoreSmart Alternatives to Wood Paneling

Recap of the 10 Biggest High Point Market Trends, Fall 2013

Stanley Furniture HIGH POINT MARKET TRENDS, FALL 2013 As you may know, I recently returned from five days at the world’s biggest furniture show in High Point, North Carolina.  180 buildings, back to back trade seminars, numerous showroom parties and … Read MoreRecap of the 10 Biggest High Point Market Trends, Fall 2013

It’s Shark Week and Shagreen is IN!

This week is Discovery Channel’s much anticipated SHARK WEEK, and to commemorate the occasion, I am bringing you SHAGREEN, shark and stingray leather, which has a rough and granular texture.  As reported in my recent recap of High Point Market, shagreen … Read MoreIt’s Shark Week and Shagreen is IN!