Category: Designing You

Special Guests Revealed – Insider’s Tour Update!

Ok so in my last blog post I let you all know that we would have special guests at Kravet when we start our tour. Well I can now officially announce that Sara Kravet, 5th generation Kravet, will personally greet our tour and see us through the Kravet and Kravet Curated Showrooms! She has been working out of the Boston Showrooms and has not … Read More Special Guests Revealed – Insider’s Tour Update!

Are Pantone Colors of the Year Still Relevant?

Over the years we have seen so many different directions that the pantone colors have gone. The predicting of colors each years has been all over the place. Sometimes I think that it is almost like a game that whenever the industry starts to get where the pantone colors are going then pantone throws a huge curveball. But my question is do these colors … Read More Are Pantone Colors of the Year Still Relevant?

Spring Insider’s Tour!!!

I am super excited to announce that I will be hosting the Spring Insider’s Tour for High Point Market! We had so much fn in the fall I am so looking forward to it again! For the Fall tour we visited Stanley Furniture, Sarreid Ltd, Lexington, Bramble Company, Surya, Rowe and Sunapan. Check out some of the pictures from the great time that we … Read More Spring Insider’s Tour!!!

A Day in the Life in Pictures

Happy New Year everyone! Ok I know I am a little late but hey it’s still January! It has been a whirlwind the last half of this year with so much going on. Building has been booming so lots of new construction and remodels. But also lots of great new things like the High Point Market Insider’s Tour, Design Blogger’s Tour, the Tour of … Read More A Day in the Life in Pictures

A Thanksgiving Surprise

Over the years I have found that there are some clients that we end up getting to know more than others. As we get to know them life happens and that sometimes means great things and sometimes difficult things. This year I met an amazing family that I had the pleasure of designing their new home. During that process they experienced news that no … Read More A Thanksgiving Surprise

Final Thoughts on Fall High Point Market

I can’t believe it is almost Thanksgiving which, means it has been more than a month since High Point Market. So I thought I would give one final post on the direction that I see design trends going and why as a designer High Point Market is a must. An area that is growing in the design industry is the dorm room/starter apartment/first home … Read More Final Thoughts on Fall High Point Market

California Influence on High Point Market

One of the influences that I saw throughout High Point Market this year was the California Boho influence. We have been seeing this feeling and design style seep into so many lines over the past years but a few companies really pulled it off fantastically. First is Norwalk having partners with Kim Salmela with the soft colors, the Crypton fabrics and the layering of … Read More California Influence on High Point Market

Wow, Wow, Wow – Maximalism and High Point Market!

It was amazing whirlwind of fantastic showrooms, great people and designs to inspire! Maximalist style was all over market this fall. This style included deep rich colors, inlays of metal, bone, shell, and marble along with big over-sized hardware. This is a response to the many seasons of minimalism that we have been seeing. Here are some of my favorite pieces from Bernhardt, who … Read More Wow, Wow, Wow – Maximalism and High Point Market!

Almost Time!

To say that I am excited for this High Point Market is and understatement. I can’t wait to be there, see the new trends and pieces, host a tour and participate in the design blogger’s tour! So let’s first talk about what has been going on at Artful Conceptions and what trends I am looking to see. As many of you know I have … Read More Almost Time!

High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour!

I am so excited to announce that I have been selected for the Design Bloggers Tour! There are some amazing companies that we will see on this tour. It will be a great time to see the newest designs that will be released and a great insight into the what the hottest trends will be. We will be seeing so great showrooms. Here is … Read More High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour!

Let’s Talk Color!

So often recently we hear all about neutrals. And yes I love neutrals but they have a place, a whole home should not be neutrals from top to bottom. You can go with pops of color or go bold with some large pieces in color. The right amount of color mixed with neutrals gives the space a huge impact. It’s not something to be … Read More Let’s Talk Color!

New Introductions I love

As many of you know I shop High Point Market but that does not mean that there aren’t other markets that happen in other cities and states. What that also means is that there are new releases to product lines at times of the year other than October and April. While High Point is still the major release time for most furniture and accessory … Read More New Introductions I love

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