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Lights, Camera, Action! - High Point Market - The Greatest Show on Earth

Lights, Camera, Action! - High Point Market - The Greatest Show on Earth
Cue the feral crowd of interior designers and decorators from around the planet, raise crystal goblets of bubbly, and devour Italian hors d’oeuvres as the furniture barrens of the world host another High Point Market—Hollywood style! Twice a year, and only open to the trade, North Carolina morphs its quaint city of High Point into... Read more »

Brimfield Antique & Collectables Show - Serving Up Success Under The VIP Tent

Brimfield Antique & Collectables Show - Serving Up Success Under The VIP Tent
Under the rolling hills and cloud-covered skies in Brimfield, Massachusetts, vendors from all over the globe gathered a week in advance to prepare for the largest outdoor antique exhibit in the world—the Brimfield Antique & Collectables Show. More than 6,000 dealers stretched along one mile of dusty road prepared to peddle everything from vintage clothing... Read more »

Guilty Pleasures - The Luxury of a Performance Shower

Guilty Pleasures - The Luxury of a Performance Shower
Commercial interior designers for major hotel chains around the world have seduced the buying public for years by offering the finest in 21st century-style luxury bathrooms. Among other things, these soothing sanctuaries feature showers that not only nourish and clean our skin, but also boast the superior ability to relax our muscles and miraculously heal... Read more »
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LIGHTOLOGY - The Science of Your Home Lighting Selections

Upon entering the magnificent 20,000-square-foot showroom of Lightology in Chicago, the magical illumination of thousands of lighting displays transports one into a transcendental state of electrical bliss. For an interior designer, taking a client to any lighting showroom – let alone one this size – can be a daunting task. We need to be well... Read more »

CHICAGO'S ANNUAL RANDOLPH STREET MARKET FESTIVAL - Whether you refer to it as old, antique or vintage, there’s something for everybody!

Just as the fascinating syndicated television program Antiques Road Show has the ability to mesmerize viewers – when lucky participants discover their bric-a-brac is worth a small fortune – Chicago’s Randolph Street Market will captivate you with the prospect of finding that once-in-a-lifetime conversation piece and will have you bragging to everyone who will listen... Read more »

GRAND ILLUSION - What You See Isn't Always What You Get...

Congratulations! You finally found it – your beautiful new home! After months of combing the local real estate market, stressing over offers and counter-offers, you may feel as if your dreams are finally coming true. But before you begin unpacking grandma’s china and propping the glossy wedding photo up on the mantel, you will want... Read more »
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EIGHT TIPS THAT WILL LEAD YOU STRAIGHT TO THE "DESIGNER BEDROOM" YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED

1. Padded Headboard A padded headboard adds additional fabric to your bed, allowing you to tie in more texture and color with your surrounding fabrics for cohesive  harmony. A wooden headboard tells a story of  heirloom quality, whereas a padded headboard says  “Hello boutique hotel sophistication!” 2. Window Treatments Bare windows can look great in... Read more »

DESIGN SECRETS FROM THE PROS - In A Reimagined Space, There Is An Easy Solution To Almost Any Problem

Design Secrets from the Pros In a reimagined space, there is an easy solution to almost any problem. Small Space Many people make the mistake of thinking that smaller rooms require lighter paint colors to brighten them up. Actually, it’s just the opposite. As strange as it may sound, smaller spaces appear larger when painted... Read more »

FLOOR ALL IT'S WORTH - What's Underfoot In Your Home?

In today’s era of home remodeling and new construction, how does one decide on what surfacing to choose for floors? With such an abundance of choices and diverse personal tastes, why do we prefer carpet in the Midwest and insist on tile in the South? Your geographic location may play an even greater part in... Read more »
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WHAT'S THE POINT? - Integrating Interior Elements into Focal Points, not Faux Pas!

Upon entering any space, there are areas of immediate interest that the science of interior design recognizes as focal points. Focal points include anything that immediately, and often unconsciously, captures the viewer’s attention and is interesting enough to make them want to look further. Interior designers are skilled at creating focal points, assembling all elements... Read more »
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