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Trina Turk’s Exclusive Collection For Schumacher

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Spring is definitely coming soon to a neighborhood near YOU! WE LOVE! DO YOU?    

Spring is definitely coming soon to a neighborhood near YOU!

Trina Turk New Collection For Schumacher

Trina Turk New Collection For Schumacher

WE LOVE! DO YOU?

 

 

House Beautiful predicts 10 Interior Design Trends for 2013

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Check out these 10 designer predictions for 2013’s Interior Design Trends from House Beautiful- 1. Classic Floral Fabric-Leta Austin Foster 2. Brass- Melissa Rufty 3. James Mont’s theatrical furniture- Meg Braff 4. Gloss, High Gloss, Lacquer, Shine & Polish- Jeffrey Bilhuber 5. Realist Runway Fabric- Tom Scheerer 6. View More

Check out these 10 designer predictions for 2013’s Interior Design Trends from House Beautiful-

Waldo Antique Brass Lamp- Lightopia

Waldo Antique Brass Lamp- Lightopia

1. Classic Floral Fabric-Leta Austin Foster

2. Brass- Melissa Rufty

3. James Mont’s theatrical furniture- Meg Braff

Colefax and Fowler's Bowood fabric

Colefax and Fowler’s Bowood fabric

4. Gloss, High Gloss, Lacquer, Shine & Polish- Jeffrey Bilhuber

5. Realist Runway Fabric- Tom Scheerer

6. Homey Kitchens- Peter Dunham

         7. A Focus on Art- Sara Story

James Mont Furniture

James Mont Furniture

8. Brighter Paint Colors- Stephen Shubel

Not so "Christmassy" Christmas Colors!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Want to try something new this  holiday season?  If you’re tired of the traditional red/green color scheme, then check out these fun holiday colors from HGTV! Kelly Green/Baby Blue/White Green/Brown Violet/Brown/Bronze/White Turquoise/White/Parchment Robin’s Egg Blue/Red/White Parchment/White (click on any of the pictures above for more from HGTV)

Want to try something new this 
holiday season? 
If you’re tired of the traditional red/green color scheme, then check out these fun holiday colors from HGTV!
Kelly Green/Baby Blue/White
Green/Brown
Violet/Brown/Bronze/White
Turquoise/White/Parchment
Robin’s Egg Blue/Red/White
Parchment/White
(click on any of the pictures above for more from HGTV)

Pantone’s Top Color For 2013 IS …….

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

….a shade of blue- Monaco Blue to be exact. It has been described as a duller version of navy and cobalt.  If you compare it to last years color…..Tangerine Tango, it certainly doesn’t stand up to its feel good brillancy…does it?  Pantone Color Institutes’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, explained to WWD that View More

….a shade of blue- Monaco Blue to be exact.


It has been described as a duller version of navy and cobalt. 


If you compare it to last years color…..Tangerine Tango, it certainly doesn’t stand up to its feel good brillancy…does it? 

Pantone Color Institutes’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, explained to WWD that the shade “speaks to the practicality that we are seeing in society. You have to realize there is still concern out there for the economy.” Speaking of practicality, note that the runner up color is also a blue—Dusk Blue.
The third and fourth most popular colors are both greens, Emeraldand Grayed Jade, and the rest of the list is as follows: Linen, Poppy Red, African Violet, Tender Shoots, Lemon Zest, and Tangerine’s not-as-cute cousin, Nectarine.
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The whole shebang, via WWD

Cowhide at Market!

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Cowhide Rugs at Market We loooove cowhide, so when we met Juan (aka Juanito) at Market, we were so excited to see his beautiful cowhide rugs all the way from Argentina. Apparentley he was just as excited to see us…because he video taped us for his website! What View More

Cowhide Rugs at Market
We loooove cowhide, so when we met Juan (aka Juanito) at Market, we were so excited to see his beautiful cowhide rugs all the way from Argentina. Apparentley he was just as excited to see us…because he video taped us for his website!

What do you think?

Sunburst Mirrors Were Everywhere At Market

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Mirror mirror on the wall….who’s the greatest blogger of them all? This week at High Point Furniture Market we saw Sunburst Mirrors  EVERYWHERE! AND each one was as pretty and as interesting as the next.  They literally can be used in any application. The origins of the starburst View More

Mirror mirror on the wall….who’s the greatest blogger of them all?
This week at High Point Furniture Market we saw Sunburst Mirrors  EVERYWHERE!
AND each one was as pretty and as interesting as the next.  They literally can be used in any
application.


The origins of the starburst mirror are a bit unclear.  It is suggested that the style was first made popular by King Louis XIV of France.  Others say that the mirrors came about because antique dealers and collectors repurposed the frames -taking  the round portraits and images of the Holy Family and saints from the round frames and replacing them with mirrors.  Starbursts reached a pinnacle in the 1940′s Hollywood Regency period & at the turn of the century when high-end auction houses started to get ecstatic bidders for these jewels. Mainstream companies took notice & began to reinterpret them. Starburst mirrors have been used extensively in design in the subsequent years.


        Most starburst mirrors are a meld of decoration & art ~ they add dimension, glitz, glamor & kinetic energy to a room & do what all mirrors do…bounce the light around a space. Some designers & interior stylists veer away from an item or trend when it becomes too mainstream, but since this style of mirror has been around in some form for centuries, I predict it will be so for many more. They work well in their most popular places ~ over a fireplace, bed or sofa… but also can be selected for more unexpected places in a home.

Now, over 200 years later, these mir­rors can still add an unex­pected pop to almost any room. 
xoxo, 
BTD girls



Having trouble choosing colors for your house?

Monday, October 15th, 2012

We are so excited about Fall! Not only do we see new colors on the leaves outdoors, but also INSIDE in your home! Here are the Pantone fall color trends for Fall 2012 style and fashion, from left to right in the image above (followed by their CMYK equivalents): French View More

We are so excited about Fall!
Not only do we see new colors on the leaves outdoors, but also INSIDE in your home!
Here are the Pantone fall color trends for Fall 2012 style and fashion, from left to right in the image above (followed by their CMYK equivalents):
  • French Roast  64.70.70.43 (Pantone 19-1012)
  • Honey Gold  13.31.83.0  (Pantone 15-1142)
  • Pink Flambe 13.84.19.0  (Pantone 18-2133)
  • Ultramarine Green  95.19.68.7  (Pantone 18-5338)
  • Olympian Blue  97.54.7.5  (Pantone 19-4056)
  • Titanium  42.37.34.24  (Pantone 17-4014)
  • Rhapsody  36.47.11.4  (Pantone 19-1652)
  • Rose Smoke 9.22.22.0  (Pantone 14-1506)
  • Whitecap Gray 5.6.15.0  (Pantone 12-0304)
  • Bright Chartreuse 34.4.97.0  (Pantone 14-0445)
  • Rhubarb  9.100.61.52  (Pantone 19-1652)
  • Sea Fog  37.35.22.0  (Pantone 16-3304)
  • and – in the big square – the 2012 Pantone Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango  0.83.95.0  (Pantone 17-1463)

6 Furniture Trends you need to know about from High Point Market -Elle Decor

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

High Point Furniture Market is right around the corner (3 days away to be exact) and Elle Decor has discovered the hottest trends for Fall 2012… • Glamour The economic slump brought glamour to the fore with rich materials, sophisticated colors and stunning curves. Bernhardt’s  • Metallic Leather This new View More

High Point Furniture Market is right around the corner (3 days away to be exact) and Elle Decor has discovered the hottest trends for Fall 2012…
 Glamour
The economic slump brought glamour to the fore with rich materials, sophisticated colors and stunning curves.

Bernhardt’s 
 Metallic Leather
This new glimmering leather treatment put a shine on classic furniture shapes.

Marie’s Corner
 Pleats Please
In upholstery, we saw tailored looks and fashion details everywhere.

Henredon
 Statement Dining Tables
Some of the biggest introductions, literally, were dining tables; many of which had a practical bent despite their size.

Calligaris
 Small Space Solutions
For the pragmatists in the audience, we saw several savvy pieces for small spaces.

Mitchell Gold
 Green and Gorgeous 
Green has finally made it to High Point, North Carolina, and you couldn’t turn a corner without receiving a flyer about green design or hearing about the latest, greatest green manufacturing technique.

Lee Industries
Our mission is to find these great trends during our trip to Market! Once we spot them, we’ll be sure to take pictures so that we can share them with you! 
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We’ll be posting pictures throughout our Market trip next week!

Let’s Travel with Design!

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

After going to the International Festival in Raleigh this past weekend…we’re on an international kick.  Let’s travel to the Middle East with some easy design techniques! If you’re hoping to change some of the traditional elements of your home, cover your ceilings in fabric to create the feeling View More

After going to the International Festival in Raleigh this past weekend…we’re on an international kick. 

Let’s travel to the Middle East with some easy design techniques!

If you’re hoping to change some of the traditional elements of your home, cover your ceilings in fabric to create the feeling of a tent retreat. Since you’ll be using a lot of fabric, a basic cloth such as muslin will do. 

Give your boring walls a rough, aged look by randomly applying a thin coat of plaster or use a color wash for a similiar textured look. 


Strip and scrub your finished floorboards for a natural and rustic look.

Using natural floor coverings such as sisal, jute, coir and seagrass can really compliment your international flavor of design.



Find new uses for old treasures, such as an old carved Indian 
door on supports for a coffee-table top. 

Be creative with your texties, look for colorful patterns, and if you’re having trouble finding what you want…

don’t be afraid to use bedspreads, saris or shawls. 


Cushions covered in mirrored fabrics can add a special sparkle to your space. 

Use creative treasures such as ceramic plates depicting local patterns as artwork to display on your walls. 


What is Shabby Chic?

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

As Rachel Ashwell has said….”Comfort, the beauty of imperfections, the allure of time-worn objects, and the appeal of simple practical living: these are the cornerstones of what has come to be known as the Shabby Chic style.”   We couldn’t agree with her more! The great thing about View More

As Rachel Ashwell has said….”Comfort, the beauty of imperfections, the allure of time-worn objects, and the appeal of simple practical living: these are the cornerstones of what has come to be known as the Shabby Chic style.”
 
We couldn’t agree with her more!
The great thing about shabby chic is that anyone can create the look through DIY projects! Yes anyone…even YOU!
 
Here are some fun ideas for you to do in your spare time to create a “shabby chic” look…
(I highly reccommend visiting a flea market or consignment shop to look for old hidden treasures to make into great peices of furniture.)
 
*Refinish a dresser or buffet… all you need is an interesting piece of furniture that you love, a fun paint color, a few brushes and some knobs!)
*Look for inspiring patterns and encorporate them into a piece that you are refinishing, by using paint.
 
*Add a chandelier into the mix for lighting. This is a great way to add a touch of elegance to a shabby chic space.
 
 
xoxo,   
Dina