Tag: interior fashion

The Latest Interior Design Trends and Styles

Interior Design and décor is a constant living breathing thing. And as I was attending a current trend lecture and line unveiling yesterday I was happily patted on the back to see the leaders in this industry say exactly what I have been saying for years. Interior design is about adding personal elements to the home, it is not about the designer. Now to … Read More The Latest Interior Design Trends and Styles

High Point Market – Showrooms to See

So we are now just days away from Furniture Fashion week so it is the time where we are planning on what vendors we will be seeing. Ok really most of the companies we have already booked our appointments with, so how about I give you a preview on a couple of the companies that we will be seeing at market. How about a … Read More High Point Market – Showrooms to See

Furniture Fashion Week, Why I Go

So it is just about that time again, furniture fashion week. That’s right those of us in the industry are getting ready to descend on the town of High Point, NC and shop until we drop. Ok so we may not be shopping all the time, but what we are doing is seeing all of the new trends and the up and coming designer … Read More Furniture Fashion Week, Why I Go

Roman Shades – Function and Design

One of the areas that I am asked questions on regularly is on window treatments. There are so many companies that claim to do window treatments, everything from the big box stores to the handyman but there are very few who really know and understand the use of the right window treatments. So I thought I would spend a little time on one type … Read More Roman Shades – Function and Design

New Year, New Bath – How About Free-standing

It’s that time of the year where people are talking about their goals and resolutions. And one that I hear on a regular basis is that I am going to get my home done this year. Well let’s be honest there are many ways to complete a home and most of the time it requires construction unless you are buying a brand new home … Read More New Year, New Bath – How About Free-standing

Holidays Are Coming!

It’s that time of year again, holiday times. That means company and parties and sometimes lots of stress over how to get it right. This year I thought I would give you some tablescape ideas centered around three items. These three easy to find and use items are ornaments, candles and flowers/greenery. These items are all around this time of year which means you … Read More Holidays Are Coming!

What Style is that?

I am asked on a regular basis to define a certain interior design style. I believe that this happens so much because many styles of design blend together and of course because us designers love to combine styles. So when I think about interior design styles there is of course the main ones that most people think of which are modern, contemporary, traditional, and … Read More What Style is that?

Fibs or Omissions? Why Your Interior Designer Needs that Information

When someone hires an interior designer they are usually after one thing – to have a space that looks good and functions properly for the user. This is what as designers we always look to achieve for our clients. Our number one goal is to make you happy. To really achieve this in the best manner possible we have to create a completely open … Read More Fibs or Omissions? Why Your Interior Designer Needs that Information

Balance is needed

As the school year begins I am reminded of how caught up in our lives we can become and that without our homes in balance it can create a chaos in the rest of our lives. So I thought I would talk about the principle of balance when it comes to interior design. Balance does not mean that everything has to be symmetrical. This … Read More Balance is needed

5 Things You Never Want to Hear From a “Designer” You are Looking to Hire

I have had some recent experiences that has led me to compile a list of things that you never want to hear a “designer” say. This is my attempt to help people understand the difference between a true designer and a “decorina” while having a laugh and saving you time and money. 1) I don’t need to measure anything I can eye it. If … Read More 5 Things You Never Want to Hear From a “Designer” You are Looking to Hire

Beach Living

It is full on summer and that means beach living. Maybe you live in a beach community or you vacation to a beach community either way it is all about sun and fun. The biggest request that comes out of everyone hanging out at the beach is the want for a beach living styled look at home. Here at Artful Conceptions we happen to … Read More Beach Living

Quick Tips to Freshen Your Home

There are many times in which your home needs a quick updating. This can be because you are looking to sell your home, you are having company or you are just plain tired of things. Here are 10 of my favorite ways to freshen up your home without major changes. 1) Change up your pillows. Find some great pattern pillows for your sofas and … Read More Quick Tips to Freshen Your Home

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