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!
I am very excited to say that the book is done and now available through Amazon! It has been a project of love and an amazing experience. I had always thought about writing a book but never really thought it was something that I would do. It is done and I thought I would go into a bit more depth as to what the … Read More Designing You
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
I know I have written about area rug construction before but I thought I would do it again as it has been awhile. Area rugs are constructed in five main ways. These construction methods are hand knotted, hand tufted, hand hooked, hand woven, and machine made. I am not going to talk about machine made. The most desirable and valuable area rugs are hand … Read More Area Rug Construction and What it Means to You
First off I have to say that is was an insanely successful market. I found new brands that I love and was reminded way I love the lines that we carry. This market was definitely all about color. It was everywhere from traditional to contemporary, the neutral look is long gone! It was not only color but bright color. It was a feeling of … Read More High Point Spring Market 2014
How about a little more of a sneak peek of the upcoming market? One of the great things about market is that there is so much diversity. If it is made for the home furnishing industry it can be found at High Point. So here are a few more sneak peeks into the upcoming market. Is it making you want to redo your home? … Read More Market Preview Take 2
So it is getting to that time of year where all we think about in the design industry is the upcoming market. The one and only, the original furniture fashion week, High Point Market! So I thought I would give my readers a bit of a preview as to where my mind is and what I am thinking about for my showroom and my … Read More Spring Market Preview
As many of you have noticed I have been posting pictures of new product that I have been buying for the showroom. So I thought I would talk a bit about how we are growing and expanding here at Artful Conceptions. We are still a full service design firm. What we have done is double the space to our offices. This means that we … Read More The New Face of Artful Conceptions
As many people know there are many different levels of quality and prices for home fashions. And sometimes it can be very confusing as to what the difference is, especially when we now have all these stores that claim to have the same quality for less. So I thought I would give you some tips of things to look for when shopping for area … Read More What’s the difference? How to select the right area rug.