Category: personal style

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!

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

Seaside Crafts

We have been on vacation this week which for us during the summer means fishing, shelling and water fun. And with that it means lots of shells that are beautiful but what do you do with them? Easy answer get a great bowl or container and display your finds. This can be great and pretty. And if you are all about coastal design this … Read More Seaside Crafts

All About the Hex

I have been working on designing custom homes like crazy recently and I have found that I am in love with one specific shape, the hexagon. There are so many ways to incorporate the shape into design that it would amaze you. You can find it in everything from tile to lighting, fabrics, furniture and wallpaper. It can be traditional or contemporary all depends … Read More All About the Hex

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One Day Redesign

So you have all the right main pieces in your home but yet you want some updating. So here are my thoughts on items that will give you that quick update and get done in one day. First, how organized is your home? If your closets are not organized or you don’t have places to put your mail and other paper items you may … Read More One Day Redesign

Design Tips – Realtor.com

I am very excited to be working with Realtor.com to give tips for all of your design questions from big to small. Everything from what is going on with the white kitchen, quick updates you can do to your home for sell, how to select the right gray paint and many more. Here are some of the recent articles that have come out. https://www.realtor.com/advice/home-improvement/kitchen-items-designers-wish-you-wouldnt-buy/Read More Design Tips – Realtor.com

Staging – Designing for Buyers

Over the years I have had to explain the difference between staging and interior design many times. And although I think it is really simple and the differences are clear I know that the average person does not find it clear and simple. Here is the easiest way for me to describe the difference: Interior Design is creating a plan and design that is … Read More Staging – Designing for Buyers

Modern Traditional

I can’t believe that it is February already! We have been super busy at Artful Conceptions getting homes ready for the new year. As many of you know the normal turnaround for a full home design is about 12 weeks if everything goes as planned. Well part of our super busy beginning of the year was to complete that task in 4 weeks. In … Read More Modern Traditional

Design Undefined – Farmhouse/Country Style

Have you ever wondered where style trends come from? There has been this huge push for farmhouse, country, and shabby chic interiors, but do we really know which style is which and where they come from? This was a topic we tackled at ABC’s Morning Blend in the recent Design Undefined segment. For me I understand the craze to follow trends however the issue … Read More Design Undefined – Farmhouse/Country Style

Design Undefined – Wall Decor

Don’t select paintings to match the sofa, select paintings that move your soul and then build around them. Artwork can be a juxtaposition to the room.

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