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Month: April 2014

What is a Pouf?

What is a Pouf?

Do you ask, what is a pouf? Some people call them floor pillows, some call them pouf’s. Whatever your term for them is, it doesn’t matter. They are functional, and very tres chic. You can use them as extra seating, or lounging around during movie time. They add texture and pattern to any space, and make that space more interesting. Shop our poufs here!

Let’s talk color… more from HPMKT

Let’s talk color… more from HPMKT

Let’s talk color. In addition to style and functional trends, color trends also set the tone of design.

Incorporating bold color always creates a pop of excitement in a space. Previous pantone colors of the years are displayed beautifully in the same items as shown below (Tangerine Tango, Mimosa, Radiant Orchid, and Blue Iris).

Teal continues to be a top choice for designers. This chesterfield sofa from Eleanor Rigby Company was amazingly comfortable and would definitely make a statement in South Beach.

And this Bernhardt bed is just gorgeous in this blue color.

We also saw a lot of Pink accents this trip! Was so refreshing in so many hues..

Rose colored case pieces at Stanley

Sophisticated hues at Bernhardt

And mixing all them together creates a fun look for everyone to enjoy!

More from High Point Market April 2014

More from High Point Market April 2014

One thing I love about going to market is seeing the hot designer trends. There was definitely a resurgence of antiques and classics all around us.

Here is a list of what we saw that was on it’s way back and becoming popular.

Golds and brasses are making a major comeback, as seen in the previous market.
My favorite.. this bed by Bernhardt! The gold mixed with gray creates a very sophisticated master suite.

Antique mirrors, mostly seen in chests, sideboards and tables.

Walnut veneers, more emphasis on the natural grain and walnut was used a lot in mid-century design.

Benches featured with dining seating. More stone inlays in occasional and case pieces. Also, some more modern pieces now incorporating concrete.

Rustic diagonal or chevron inlayed wood top tables.

Gray painted furniture, especially in kids collections. Looks especially sweet mixed with pinks.

Gathering heights are becoming more formal in design.

More to come later, stay tuned!

2014 High Point Market

2014 High Point Market

I had the pleasure of traveling to North Carolina to attend High Point Market 2014. It’s always great to see new furniture and ideas from our vendors. I took as many pictures I could to share with you, so check out the first of many posts from Michelle and I!

Here are some of my favorite dining room pieces!

This one has a fire place in it!

I love this bar from Paula Deen

Now that is a great hide-a-bar!

The mix of wood and metal elements has always caught my eye. These next two photos were some of my favorites.

Abbyson Living featured on TNT’s Inside Job

Abbyson Living featured on TNT’s Inside Job

Last week, one of our favorite brands, Abbyson Living, was featured on TNT’s Inside Job. The show was premised around 4 candidates competing for their new E-Commerce Brand Manager position at Abbyson Living. I’m not going to give the show details away, but you can watch the full episode here and shop many of the featured items on our site! Saw something we don’t have yet, just call us and we can get it for you as well.