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Architecture, History and Fun!

I have been making travel a huge priority in our lives recently. Partly to see new things but mostly to be inspired for future designs. I know we keep seeing all of these modern, open floor plan super clean looks. But honestly I am so in the mood for some traditional design, defined rooms and details. Check out these doors! I am so in … Read More Architecture, History and Fun!

Artfully Curated and So Much More!

I feel like I need to apologize to everyone since it has been awhile since I have posted. I was working super hard to get Artfully Curated, Designing Balance in Interiors and Life finished, to the publisher and edited. It has been a labor of love and a whole new experience. There are lots of great pictures of the design process, of interiors that … Read More Artfully Curated and So Much More!

Let’s Talk Trim!

When I say trim I am sure most of you are thinking the pretty decorative elements we add to pillows and drapery. But nope I want to talk about the trim we use in the building process. Since I live on construction sites all the time and am constantly working with new designs I though I would talk about the element that gets very … Read More Let’s Talk Trim!

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!

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

Getting Ready for High Point Market

I know it may seem a little early but I am getting ready for High Point Market that is happening in the middle of October (10/13-10/17) As I get ready I look back at last fall market and see what was released at my favorite showrooms. There was the big release from Barclay Butera at Lexington. We saw lots of beautiful clean coastal and … Read More Getting Ready for High Point Market

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

Insider’s Tour!!!

I first have to say how excited and humbled I am to have been selected to give an insider’s tour of High Point Market. It is so awe inspiring to have been recognized in the design field as a design influencer. So with that being said I want to tell you all about this amazing opportunity and what I am going to be doing … Read More Insider’s Tour!!!

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