Hot Trends for 2016
Nov.  2015
Hot Trends for 2016

The big High Point Furniture and Accessory Market in North Carolina was hustling and bustling this October! A tribute to a stronger economy and renewed interest in designers and retailers helping clients to refresh and renovate homes. There was an air of excitement and enthusiasm from the Trade Only attendees to find the latest and greatest for their clients. It was just so much fun!   VIEW ALL PHOTOS
Want the inside scoop on what's trending in 2016? Here ya go...
1 - Tables in Mixed materials - Combo of woods, metals, concrete
2 - Lighting and Accessories - Oversized, lots of glass and metals, chain patterns
3 - Color schemes - Grey is still the 'go to' color paired with Mauve. Or the opposite, very bright 'Island' colors
4 - Fabrics - Bold, Large prints - geometrics, 'gentlemans' fabrics of plaid, grey felt, masculine stripes.
5 - Wall Decor - Wallpaper is back in all colors and textures, fabric and trim details on walls.
These concepts are seen in the photos below and on our BLOG. All of them are very realistic solutions for our homes...Comfy upholstery, attractive fabrics...Whats your favorite?

From our 'Thoughts on Good Design' Blog
'Dissecting the Couch', 
What are you REALLY paying for?

Why does some upholstery cost more than others? Its a combination of factors: the fabric quality, trim details, workmanship, cushion material and the frame construction. There are three main types of Suspension, which is the part of the frame that holds the cushion in place so that you can sit on it...
Benjamin Moore's Color of the Year for 2016

Benjamin Moore named
Simply White OC-117 its Color Of The Year for 2016. It is a refreshing color that will go with all of the new Design Trends seen at the High Point Market.  Four major paint brands have also made similar achromatic color picks for 2016. I s this color palette for you?

Beautiful Panama

I visited friends in Panama a few weeks ago and was amazed by the beauty and diversity of the country. It seems to have everything...old world charm, rich history, modern architecture, exciting night life, beautiful suburbs... to mountains, tropical forests, local artisans and a palm tree lined Pacific Ocean coastline to die for. We experienced it all!
Home Accents Today Magazine @ HP

Home Accents Today Magazine hosted a brainstorming breakfast during High Point Market. The Editors invited a hand full of us Designers and Retailers to sit and discuss various topics. We discussed the function of Design in the Industry and made predictions for 2016.