Tips & Trends - Design

What is Industrial Design?

Industrial design is all about our connections to the places we live. Bold but elegant, organic yet engineered, this style mixes modern and rustic vibes to surround you with rich history. Treasured antiques, salvage finds, and new favorites all have a role in these visually striking yet highly functional homes....   Read more »

Trend Watch: Vintage Edison Bulb Lighting

The newest trend in lighting showcases the authentic beauty of the earliest light bulbs. Replicas of the Edison Bulb are fully or partially exposed, displaying their glowing wound filaments. These unique pieces provide a nostalgic charm, contemporary vibe, or an industrial feel....   Read more »

Distinctive Daybeds

Daybeds have been long cherished for their versatility and well-appointed aesthetic. With a history tracing back to Ancient Egypt, daybeds were prized pieces affording comfort and relaxation. Functioning as sofa or lounge by day and a bed by night, today’s daybeds turn a kid’s room into an ultimate teen hang-out, a cramped studio apartm...   Read more »

The Consummate Wingback Chair

A classic design that’s been around for centuries, the wingback chair has made a comeback in modern homes.  Initially designed in the late 1600s for use by the fireplace, its grand design includes upholstery or leather over a structured tall back with wings (or cheeks), solid covered arms and open base with wood legs.  These were de...   Read more »

Design Ideas for a Loft Space

Many open concept homes are designed with a spacious landing area at the top of the stairs called a loft.  Lofts by nature are open to the rest of the house and to varying degrees usually part of the flow of the hallway to other rooms.  Because it’s not really a room, many wonder what exactly to do with the space – we say, don...   Read more »

Decorating Small Spaces in Your Home

Decorating small spaces doesn't have to be a headache. Some overall rules to keep in mind include choosing lighter colors and simpler pieces. Paler hues, such as white, cream, and gray, refract light for an overall brighter look and make rooms appear larger. Darker colors, like burgundy, chocolate, or teal, can be introduced in accent pieces and wa...   Read more »

The Repurposed Dining Room

Some of the formality of past generations has lost its meaning in today’s households. Many of us have a formal dining room that we never (or nearly never) use.  Perhaps you have plenty of room in your eat in kitchen or great room that includes space for a daily dining table, yet you have the bones of a house with space provided for a for...   Read more »

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