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With an interior design career spanning nearly 40 years, Leigh Jones, Principal Designer at home furnishings retailer The Very Thing, specializes in comfortable luxury. Here she designed a bright and… more
I love it when an issue comes together. Not when the pages head to the printer (although that’s always a good feeling), but when the realization hits that the stories we’ve written, diverse as they… more
Vibrant hues are back with Zest! A daring & compelling color, this lime green gives us an invigorating sense of energy, motivating us to be active & alert as we’re influenced by the trending… more
Editor’s Note: We started this journey with Fernando Rodriguez in the August issue of Furniture, Lighting & Decor. Read on to learn the ins and outs of updating a historic Old San Juan home. You… more
When the owners of a home in upscale Winter Park, FL, approached John McClain of John McClain Design asking for a Mid-Century, gray-heavy space, he took their vision and infused it with his own… more
As a lighting designer, I try to integrate the illumination elements into the architecture as much as possible. Too many times we are brought onto a project after the architectural plans have been… more
Sparked by the need to reduce our environmental footprint and our desire to be one with nature, urban residents have found new ways to integrate agriculture into a digitalized world. Taking the… more
Are you having fun in your business? When you enjoy something, you are happier (and that makes the people around you happier as well). On the other hand, if you find a task painful, you generally… more
Market season is upon us, and we know what that means. It’s time to ask the all-important question as we visit showrooms: “What’s new?” We know we can count on seeing it: new vendors, new styles and… more
Surface Pattern Designer Stacy Garcia has made a name for herself, sharing her aesthetic through her hospitality textiles company LebaTex as well as licensing her designs across multiple categories,… more
Trends have always paralleled between interior design and fashion worlds. Here are a few of the latest ways furniture design is mirroring the top fashion houses.  Both apparel and interior… more
Before Jason Clifton and Jeremy Bauer of Bauer/Clifton Interiors came along, this entryway didn’t exist. Added as part of an extensive home renovation in Juneau, AK, this small space makes a big… more
Indulge in the pure serenity of Crystal Water as this crisp, aquatic-inspired color takes us to a tranquil, yet exhilarating place. A light, sea glass blue, this tint captures a relaxing aesthetic as… more
For those of you who are not familiar with the term, resimercial, it refers to the trend that we’re seeing in commercial spaces where they are now being designed to have a more residential appearance… more
At this spring’s High Point Market, we hosted a panel with Universal Furniture on how designers, architects and builders can work together effectively on custom projects. We didn’t want our readers… more
According to its definition, small means, well, “1. of a size that is less than normal or usual; 2. insignificant, unimportant.” That definition, I believe, has some room for improvement in today’s… more
Discover the vibrance and excitement behind Moroccan Sunset, a juicy orange that encourages a sense of adventure. Creating a feel of liveliness and comfort, Moroccan Sunset brightens up our spaces … more
What differentiates a chandelier from a pendant? For me, the rule of thumb was that a chandelier had arms and a pendant fixture does not. It was also generally felt that chandeliers are more… more