Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Follow these 5 quick and easy steps to start accessorizing like an interior design pro!1. Cluster objects to
create a related table-top scene.
2. Vary the height of the objects you are working with. You can add height by placing some objects on top attractive books laying on the surface.
3. Work with odd numbers of objects: 3, 5, or 7. This makes the eye travel over triangular paths, creating
4. Symmetrical arrangements are more formal in nature; asymmetrical arrangements are more casual.
www.hgtv.com5. Pay attention to scale. Make sure your objects are not too small or too big for the area in which they
are being displayed.
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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Sometimes it's hard enough to agree on what to have for dinner, much less try to design a home with your significant other. Finding home furnishings that you both love can be a challenge, but with a little compromise and creativity, it is definitely possible to find stylistic harmony under the same roof!
Here are a few ways to get past your differences and design a home that reflects both of your personalities and style preferences.
More importantly, listen! You both want to feel comfortable and happy with the furnishings in your home, so listen and compromise. Thankfully, with the range of options available at every price point, you can find furniture to combine both of your preferences.
Sit down and discuss what you both want and why. If your color preferences are extremely different, pick a neutral color for bigger upholstered furniture pieces or window treatments. Try mixing rustic styles with sleek, sensual fabrics, or contemporary furnishings with earthy, soft colors and textiles.
Make a plan
Go one room at a time. Choosing smaller areas or spaces can feel less overwhelming and help you and your spouse focus on finishing one project together. If you need to organize or do other prep work before redecorating, divide the duties evenly, allowing each of you to do what you do best.
Combine your favorite things
There's no rule that says all your furniture needs to be the same style - having an eclectic blend of home furnishings is perfectly acceptable. If you both like a particular item, buy it! Combining your styles will make your home a unique place that is a reflection of both of you.
Take advantage of free services
We offer such benefits as interior design consulting, room planning guides and product brochures. Working with a designer can help you coordinate new furniture with your existing pieces, navigate unusual room layouts, or even design your home from the ground up! We also have access to hundreds of catalogs of furnishings that are not on the store's showroom floor, giving you options that you may never have considered otherwise.
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Have fun and enjoy the process
Your home is the place where you should be able to relax, recharge, be yourself, and nurture each other. Furnishing a home that allows you to do those things together should be a fun and rewarding experience. Enjoy the process of creating a home that is uniquely you!
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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2015
Twice a year, experts in the furniture industry gather for the world’s largest furnishing industry trade show: High Point Market in North Carolina. With over 11.5 million square feet of showspace, High Point Market has the most extensive display of new furniture and décor trends. As High Point Market’s website says, “If you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist.”
In the spring and fall, our Oskar Huber merchandisers and designers pack up and head down to the 5 day event. This year, they shared some of their favorite trends so we could share them with you! Here is what loved:
1. Rustic and Reclaimed Wood
Similar to last year, a continuing driver in the industry is rustic reclaimed woods. But this year, companies also brought new groups of luxurious finishes to Market. Fantastic natural beauties of different wood grains showcased high style and high fashion, making them one of our favorite finds at High Point.2. Fun and Funky Patterns
Pinterest.com/HighPointMarket | NORRA by Skovby
Pinterest.com/HighPointMarket | URBIA IE Series collection
Who doesn’t love a fun, bold pattern? Market was filled with gorgeous, geometric patterns. Designers combined many interesting patterns in one space, giving a lively but livable feel. Upholstered pieces popped with unexpected color combinations, like the fuchsia, lime, and blue floral chair below.
Pinterest.com/HighPointMarket | CR Laine
Pinterest.com/HighPointMarket | Cotton + Quill - The Palms
3. Extravagant Lighting
The lighting selection was one of our favorites this trip! It was amazing to see simple and abstract lighting fixtures work to pull a space together. Others worked as statement pieces, using light to accent their unique forms.4. Bold Color
HGTV.com | Clockwise from upper left: Dovetail / Global Views / Shiner International / Kelly Wearstler for Visual Comfort Co.
You couldn’t ignore the bright and bold use of color at Market. Saturated shades of orange, green, and pink. Above all, blue stood out as the industry favorite. From turquoise to cobalt, blue hues were the belle of the ball. 5. Metallic Accents
HGTV.com | Clockwise from left: Legend of Asia / Barclay Butera for Highland House
/ Ralph Lauren Home Collection
HGTV.com | Wesley Hall
Shiny metallic accents made their way in to many of the displays at Market this spring. Brass, silver, copper, and gold were found in room accessories, wall art, side tables, lamps, and so much more. Take away: These pieces are like the sparkling jewelry of your room’s décor!
HGTV.com | Clockwise from upper left: Global Views / Dwell Studio / vanCollier / Tommy Mitchell Co.
Pinterest.com/HighPointMarket | Michael Aram Rock Mirror
With so many exciting new trends at High Point, it was hard to narrow down to just a few! Our designers tell us they are very excited to incorporate these trends in the showrooms and, of course, to see what Market has to offer in the fall!