Ideas on how to add texture to your room.
... one trend that continues to gain power is gold and brass finishes. If you haven't included them for consideration in your room... get ready.
High Point market is the big event for furniture and interior design in North America. New products, new colors, new fabrics and new ideas are on display in dazzling abundance. We're excited to be there, and we thought you might enjoy an expert glimpse into this world.
by Elissa Wiley
As the new year is approaching, it’s interesting to see what will be the trending colors for interior design. For the first time, Pantone is has two different shades for the color of the year for 2016. Rose Quartz is a blush pink, Serenity is a light blue-periwinkle.
High Point Market posted this great collection of observations by their team of style spotters. You'll see a quick description of the furniture and accessory items, textures and colors they loved at market - and also some of their pics. There are some great looks here. And by Design would be thrilled to help you [...]
Norwalk Furniture has posted a YouTube video of their 2016 color trend forecasts. Greys remain the most powerful neutral color and blues continue their wide popularity. As we've written before, colors are re-emerging in several fresh new palettes. New-Floral has the most intense combination of colors. Street Cred is a colorful new urban motif and [...]
There has always been a clubby attraction to tartans and plaids. Warm, homey - yet Ralph Lauren sophisticated - it would be easy to underrate this look. Here is how the new Tartan & Tapestry design trend is described: Tartans and classic plaids have never been more fashion forward. Unexpected fabric juxtapositions give a fresh [...]
Grisaille is an borrowed art term used as a descriptive name for this emerging interior design trend. As grey color tones continue to gain popularity, they are no longer confined to only rustic trends. Every style is now executed to some extent in grey color ways. Here is how Grisaille is described: Classical, elegant, [...]
It's not your mother's brass. Okay, okay... sometimes it is your mother's brass. While most of the new warm metallic finishes are burnished, rubbed or antiqued - some are pretty brassy. But warm metals and finishes are everywhere at the 2015 High Point market. And one of the exciting points is that they are mixed [...]
Turquoise... vibrant blue greens... electric blues... rich navy. Every shade of blue seems to be favored by different interior designers for 2015. Here is a picture we took at the recent High Point Furniture Market of a blue home accessory display in Global View's space. Notice how great the various hues work together. Here is [...]
Recently, warm metal finishes on furniture and home decor have come back strong. Copper and bronze have led the way, but now brass itself is becoming and interior design trend. Of course, it isn't the cheap (shall we say brassy) look you saw back in the seventies. For the most part it is a subtler, [...]
A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. Of course it would be natural to use this color [...]
Spring 2015 is all about pulling together sophisticated mixes of color, pattern and texture that make your home both refreshingly of-the-moment and beautifully timeless. Colors this season range from cool watery hues and restful near-neutrals to luscious berries and earthy metallics. Textures -- lustrous leathers, heavily textured wovens, and embossed velvets -- add incredible dimension [...]