Small Is the New Big

Small Is the New Big

The square footage of the American home has grown from just under 1,000 square feet in the 1950’s to nearly 3,000 in the recent years. After World War II, fueled by the decade of prosperity in the 50’s, and the new trend of American consumerism, the sizes of the average U.S. house began to grow…Read More

Bringing the Outdoors In and the Indoors Out

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Design Trends, Outdoor Spaces, Room Design
Bringing the Outdoors In and the Indoors Out

Americans spend 90% of their time indoors. That is an astonishing amount of time. It is no wonder we are designing interiors that incorporate some exterior elements more and more these days. We are blending the outdoor environment inside, to make the indoor environment feel more like the outdoors. And visa-versa, we are bringing indoor elements…Read More

Kitchen Design Trends 2017

Kitchen Design Trends 2017

We are seeing some new and continuing trends in Kitchen Design and here are our insights. Trends are increasing in speed from previous years, meaning the time between when they first appear and become popular has shortened. Trends pop-up, ignite and spread much faster. The Kitchen is the New Living Room Kitchens are no longer…Read More

Bathroom Design Trends 2017

Bathroom Design Trends 2017

We are seeing some new and continuing trends in Bathroom Design. Here are our insights: It used to be that residential bathroom design influenced hotel bathroom design, but now hotel bathroom design has surpassed residential bathroom design, so hotel bathroom design is influencing residential bathroom design. Larger, open plan bathrooms are the trend. These open…Read More

Trends in Rugs and Soft Floor Coverings

Trends in Rugs and Soft Floor Coverings

Area rugs, which are different than carpets, are still very popular. Carpets are a term that means wall-to-wall carpeting and this is installed over the finished floor or subfloor with tackles strips and with a proper padding for softness and durability. Rugs are also installed with pads, usually thinner pads, sometimes thicker, and are for…Read More

Style Trends from High Point

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Design Trends, Interior Design, WPL Design
Style Trends from High Point

As many of you know, we visit High Point Market twice a year to source products for our clients. It is a great place to see style and color trends and the latest introductions which will hit the market in six months. Like fashion week in New York, the semi-annual furnishings market gives a glimpse…Read More

Color Trends from High Point Market

Color Trends from High Point Market

Twice a year, spring and fall, we go to High Point, North Carolina to see what is going on in the furniture industry. 75,000 designers, furniture dealers, manufacturers and buyers all meet in North Carolina for the High Point Market. There are 12 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space with 2,000 manufacturers showing…Read More

Kitchen Design Trends 2016

Kitchen Design Trends 2016

Have you been wondering what’s hot in kitchen design these days? Here are the latest trends we are seeing in kitchens, some new and some ongoing. Still Larger Kitchens are still growing in square footage. The center island is becoming larger as with more seating and function. More special features in kitchens means more space…Read More

Master Bathroom Design Trends 2016

Master Bathroom Design Trends 2016

We reported on bathroom design trends over a year ago and now we have some updates as to what is hot in 2016, specifically in the master bathrooms. Larger Master Bathrooms The master bathroom continues to grow in size in both new construction and renovation projects. We are frequently taking space from other rooms/areas to…Read More

Oscar Gold for Everyday

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Colors, Design Trends, Interior Design
Oscar Gold for Everyday

Gold is so hot lately! Not just at the Oscars but in interior design as well. We first reported on this trend in 2014 and the trend is continuing to grow and become more mainstream. We do not mean 24 carat gold. That is reserved for the truly extravagant and wealthy. We mean gold finishes…Read More

Vintage Posters as Art

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Artwork, Design Trends, Interior Design
Vintage Posters as Art

Originating in France and primarily used as billboards for announcements and advertisements the vintage poster became popular in the 19th century due to the new and less expensive printing processes which also gave them their characteristic intense color. In the late 19th century and early 20th century they became the method of mass communication in…Read More

Our Favorite Paint Colors – Part 2

Our Favorite Paint Colors – Part 2

In our last blog post we shared some of our favorite paint colors with you, specifically from The Benjamin Moore Classic Collection. This week we are sharing more of our favorite paint colors but this time from another loved paint company Sherwin-Williams. Here are some of our favorite Sherwin-Williams colors. GREEN: Kind Green   This green…Read More

Color is making a Comeback – We Hope

Color is making a Comeback – We Hope

After many years of white and off-white rooms we are very pleased to report that color is making a comeback. We have seen a lot of evidence lately that this trend, while only in its infant stages, is beginning to take hold and growing in popularity. It seems many clients are tired of playing it…Read More

What’s Happening in your Closet?

Posted by on May 25, 2015 in Bedroom, Closet, Design Trends
What’s Happening in your Closet?

Is your closet a source of pride or a source of shame? Is it something you like to show off to your friends or a hiding place to throw everything that no one should ever see when visiting your home? The 21st century closet has evolved into a showcase not a hiding space. This formerly…Read More

Color Trends from #HighPointMarket

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Colors, Design Trends, Tips & Tricks
Color Trends from #HighPointMarket

Twice a year, spring and fall, we go to High Point, North Carolina to see what is going on in the furniture industry. 75,000 designers, furniture dealers, manufacturers and buyers all meet in North Carolina for the High Point Market. There are 12 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space with 2,000 manufacturers showing…Read More