DARA Artisans: Exploring the Enchanting Allure of Artisanal Decor

Indigo dyed textiles dance in the breeze. Dyed textiles crafted by Mali-born, Paris-raised artisan, Aboubakar Fofana. (Photo Credit: Gentl + Hyers .) In distant and exotic Mali a vat of organic-based Indigo dye has been masterfully mixed using millennia-old recipes. Woven textiles immersed in the tinted broth emerge saturated in monochromatic hues of blue christened with names like “Milky Blue” a barely there blue to “Divine Blue” a blue ...

Casual to Formal: 10 Dinnerware Sets for Style Loving Hostesses

This winter and spring, I had the fantastic opportunity to visit design fairs where the focus was on tabletop and dinnerware collections. After seeing dozens upon dozens of exquisite tableware and serving sets, I was inspired to share my favorites. In this post, I highlight a few that I shared on my Instagram account as I was reporting from the design shows. CASUAL & EVERYDAY DINING SETS "Amazonia" Fine China ...

Get Your Outdoor Space Summer Ready with these 4 Outdoor Furniture Color & Design Trends

With summer quickly approaching, we are turning our attention to the beautiful world outside of our homes. As we spend more time outdoors, we also desire to make our outdoor spaces as comfortable and beautiful as the interior of our homes.  We want to create a special space that we love to retreat to for a respite from the chaotic work week. We want an inviting and stylish place to ...

Take a Seat! 25 Fabulously Chic Benches, Stools & Ottomans You’ll Love

The spring High Point market offered lots of gorgeous seating options. In this post I share 25 of my favorite design finds. Fabric: Linen, Cotton and Velvet 8055 Ada Ottoman - Theodore Alexander Geometrically chic polished brass ottoman with velvet upholstered seat. 8056 Oxford Ottoman - Theodore Alexander Elegant turquoise and sapphire-hued ottoman finished in gold-leafed steel with frame and upholstery inspired by an Art Deco original by ...

5 Decor Pieces that Prove Luxury Design is in the Details

Luxury is in each detail.-Hubert de Givenchy. Luxurious dressmaker embellishments, elegant braided trim, exquisite nailhead details and bejeweled upholstery buttons are but a few of the many beautiful and eye catching details that grace the furniture and decor on the Marge Carson showroom floor. I've long held the belief that when the small things, the details, are done right then I can be confident that everything else will ...