Antiques Shop Tour: Traditional Modern Style at Shaun Smith Home

A chic and eclectic blend of historically rich antiques and elegant contemporary decor combine to create an eye-catching vignette of decorative elements. A harmonious balance between decor from different periods and styles is achieved through the judicious use of color. In this case orange serves as the great design harmonizer that makes this vignette work. Visual interest and depth is added by placing two round glass-topped cocktail tables ...

Favorite Finds at Palliser Furniture

During the spring 2016 High Point Furniture show I had the opportunity to tour the Pallliser Furniture showroom and see all the new introductions for fall 2016 home fashion. I was delighted to find fashionable pieces that were easy on the eye and the bank account. Along with stylish and affordable, I also learned that the sofas and chairs were perfectly scaled for smaller spaces such as city apartments and ...

Fashion Comes Home: Cynthia Rowley’s Home Fashion Debut

"Coco" daybed. Last fall during the furniture industry's home fashion week I had the pleasure of sitting down for a delightful chat with the inimitable, charming, and witty fashion designer Cynthia Rowley. Our hour-long conversation touched on a variety of topics from fashion to home fashion, creativity to surfing, and to Cynthia's passion for incubating entrepreneurial talent. "Wallis" sofa, "Venus" demi-lune and "Serendipity" cocktail table. DD:  Did you find that there were ...

Creative Cafe // Textile Artist Deborah Main

In the Creative Cafe today, the splendidly talented textile artist Deborah Main of Deborah Main Designs. Deborah shares her inspiration, passion for designing with vintage fabrics and jewelry and her sage advice to creatives. Deborah Main of Deborah Main Designs I am inspired by the things I see around me. This could be nature, everyday objects, a painting, an architectural design, the latest fashion, or on the hunt for fabric. The ...

Paris Apartment Style: 3 Chic Decoration Inspiration Boards & 5 French Home Styling Tips

 Parisian Apartment Moodboard Inspiration & Visualization Is your design dream to own a Parisian apartment decorated in that "je ne sais quoi" effortlessly chic and infinitely elegant French style? Well, you're not alone. Thousands of decorating divas the world over swoon over the dreamy possibility of owning a glamorous Parisian home with views of the Eiffel Tower and the famous tree-lined boulevards that lend their verdant charm to the City of ...