ART IS LOVE at the High Point Market..North Carolina  

How true…happy to see this statement holding true at The High Point Furniture Market last week in North Carolina. Art was everywhere and acted as the “connector” in each showroom. Substrates were varied from metal work, wallpaper, canvas, sculpture and fabric.

Here are a few of my top pics….  EJ Victor Showroom Kelly Wearstler  Roberta Schiling   Julian Chichester 

EJ Victor Showroom Kelly Wearstler  Classic Home

 Aidan Gray  Modern

 Julian Chichester

 Roberta Schiling


“Rustic Glam”

Trending at retail, in restaurants and in many homes these days is a sensibility I call “Rustic Glam” It’s a mix between “glam and raw materials”. Best to think of this style as “the new industrial” something I have been talking about for the past two years!

Coming off of a two week trend and research trip both overseas as well as in the states…I really am enjoying this universal sensibility and style.

The first photo is a great example of using metallic accents as the “glam” against wallpaper that has a more rustic style…shown here from the KBIS Show last week in Las Vegas!

The next photo was taken in Germany at the Heimtextil Show which received 615 likes on my HGTVHOME Instagram!

The brick, mirror and light fixture are from a very groovy resturant that I visited while art directing our HGTV photo shoot for HSN IN Tampa…called “Oxford Exchange” located downtown at 420 West Kennedy Boulevard!

Yes, it’s in the mix and this season it’s refreshing to see different substrates
like wood, metal, sequins and texture working together in the home.

Enjoy the mix and “make it your own” by combining techniques and textures that are inspiring!

Happy Designing!!!




Creative Manufacturing- Design of the Future

Finally, manufacturers that actually get it…today’s design is about tomorrow future!
Returning from an aspirational design show such as Maison Objet in Paris really makes one think about the future of design around the globe! Guess what all…it’s not about the size of your company anymore…it’s the “content that counts”!
Yep, you heard it here first….great to see the smaller manufacturers “killing it” at the show because their brand was “Trend Right” NOT trendy!
When a brand speaks to the consumer the way that Dasras did it allows people to buy exactly what they want without making it themselves…think DIY folks…how can your brand look a bit more “home made” at a retail level. The consumer today is looking for a connection to, for and with a product…