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Randall Whitehead Lighting Doctor Accent Lights
Avoid Museum Syndrome by using the right balance of lighting fixtures.
As I have mentioned before, there are four functions of light — Task, Accent, Decorative and Ambient.  Each one plays an important role in creating a cohesive lighting design. Here is an explanation… more
Bobby Berk kitchen
(Photo: Tessa Neustadt)
“Queer Eye” designer Bobby Berk isn’t afraid of going bold, and this kitchen in the Vista Santa Fe community in San Diego is no exception. See how Berk layers textures to create a space that feels… more
pexels blank notebook
It's up to you to tell the story of your brand and connect with your ideal consumer. (Photo: Pexels user Tirachard Kumtanom)
Branding. It’s what differentiates one company from the next. It’s also what connects us to our customers. “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room,” says Amazon's… more
Kristi Hopper nursery
(Photo by Michael Hunter)
When a Texas couple planned to adopt a baby, they needed a nursery that was as comfortable as it was functional. Designer Kristi Hopper created this neutral-yet-playful space that pairs muted colors… more
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Custom Lighting Interior Design Allen and James High Point
The lighting fixture was custom made through Allen and James Interior Designfor this dining room.

A trip to a Greensboro house designed by Allen and James.

Christina Henck gender-neutral nursery design
Neutral color palettes layered with trending textiles help maintain the gender-neutral look in nurseries and kids' rooms.
Nurseries are the sweetest spaces to design, and there’s lately been a radical departure from the typical inspiration that’s always been front and center. Whether you're outfitting a soft, neutral… more
Sahara Oasis Stacy Garcia
Photo Shown Clockwise from Top Left: Photo by Simone Hutsch via unsplash, Photo by Dario Valenzuela via unsplash, Photo by Ruben Bagues via unsplash, Photo by Simone Hutsch via unsplash

Taking inspiration from the desert, this palette juxtaposes the rugged atmosphere with cooling tones.

Randall Whitehead EYE Museum of Film Amsterdam bathroom
This restroom is at the EYE Museum of Film in Amsterdam. All of the private stalls are off to the right (you can see the beautiful wood doors reflected in the mirror) and then people come out to wash their hands. There’s continuous lighting above and below the mirrors to create flattering face light. The pristine cubbies below the sinks are also went with linear LED lighting. Photo by Randall Whitehead.
I have just come back from a trip to Holland and I must say that the bathrooms and the public restrooms were not only spotless, they were also quite beautiful.  Every public bathroom, whether in the… more
Michael Caradine The Mercantile New Orleans
The Mercantile, New Orleans, LA designed by Adrian Caradine Contract Design Inc.

Michael Caradine talks about his career in the industry and the inspiration behind some of his favorite hospitality designs.

What happens when two globe-trotting journalists decide to start a business of their own in licensed product design? Madcap Cottage, that’s what. With backgrounds in interior and graphic design (John… more
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(Photo: Unsplash user Riccardo Annandale)
At Las Vegas Market last month, I had the privilege of attending the CEO Summit, which offered an opportunity to learn about external factors affecting our industries as well as actionable strategies… more
The great news about home furnishings is that for every home built, every home renovation completed, every move made, and every family addition whether a baby, young adults, or seniors moving in,… more
Stacy Garcia Color Crush color trends in iced macchiato
Clockwise from Top Left: Photo by André Roma via unsplash, Photo by Tod Seitz via unsplash, Photo by Ewa Fournier Le Ray via unsplash Stacy Garcia | New York Textiles – Pickup (Wheat)
Get your caffeine fix with our latest Color Crush, Iced Macchiato! A new spin on trending warm neutrals, Iced Macchiato brings us a refreshing sense of natural delight. Inspired by the delicious… more
colorful, theatrical lighting at Rothy's shoe store.
Rothy's shoe store transforms it's visuals at night with colorful lighting.
During the day I had passed by Rothy’s shoe store, located in the Upper Fillmore shopping district of San Francisco, many times. They manufacture a line of fashionable shoes made from recycled… more
Leigh Jones sunroom
(Photo: Dustin Peck Photography)
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