High Point Spring 2013 Color Roundup: GREEN Edition

As a color-oriented decorator, I tend to see color first and other details like line, scale, proportion, etc. after that initial impression of hue. Since color is an important element in retail and showroom design, it was a pretty good bet we’d see some great combinations and palettes at High Point Market. And we did.…

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Countdown to High Point

High Point Market is just two weeks away!   Since many (probably most) of my readers are not designers, I first need to explain what High Point Market is, exactly. It’s the largest home furnishings industry market (or, trade show) in the United States. It happens twice a year in High Point, NC, which is…

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How To Paint A Dark Room

Chances are, you have at least one room in your house that is a “dark room” – meaning it lacks sufficient natural light during the day to illuminate the room to your satisfaction. There is something wonderful about a space in which you can leave the lights OFF during the day, and only turn them…

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Made You Look

I love designs that work on multiple levels – that look like one thing, but act like another. It’s a way of having the best of both worlds – whatever those worlds may offer! The design world seems to be brimming with such products these days – some dating back to ancient decorative traditions, and…

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