February 2019

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These neutral-colored pillows may not pop with color, but their soft, playful textures liven up the room.   Beige This cotton pillow from Loloi features all kinds of delightful textures. The…
Erin Ben Napier
Couples like Ben and Erin Napier go into business together and make it work.
Statistics suggest that entrepreneurial couples have a much higher rate of divorce than other married people. While the five successful couples profiled on these pages will say there are obviously…
Raleigh Sheraton lobby
This Sheraton lobby in Raleigh, NC, embodies the design aesthetics that Senior Design Manager Brittney Hepler (pictured above) and her team strive to create for each Sheraton property.
Anyone questioning residential design’s impact on the hospitality industry needs to take a closer look at the transformation currently underway at Sheraton Hotels & Resorts. At the recent BDNY…
Woodham Blooms bouquet
Bouquets made from today’s realistic faux stems, like this bunch from Victoria Richards, owner of Woodham Blooms in Surrey, England, are a new frontier for designers. “With faux you can indulge your creative side, mixing flowers that may not grow in the same season,” Richards says.
Permanent botanicals, sometimes called faux florals, have come a long way since Nana kept a bowl of pink plastic roses on top of the television cabinet and aggressively turquoise silk daisies in the…
Condo dining room
(Photo: Donna Griffith)
When her downsizing client asked her to redesign an untouched Toronto condo originally built in the 1980s, designer Cynthia Ferguson had a blank canvas and plenty to work with. See how she designed…
Adobestock woman looking at phones
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It’s no secret that everyone is price-comparing when they’re shopping, especially when it comes to bigger investments like home furnishings. You may be resigned to the inevitability of your customers…
South by Southwest Traditional design gets a little rugged in living rooms when covered in geometric-patterned upholstery and paired with rich browns and iron finishes. Part of the Quintessence…
Reflecting a growing interest in designing outdoor living spaces, these pendants suited for outdoor use bring a range of styles, from farmhouse to nautical.   With a solid brass body and Antique…
We’ve all heard the saying “Don’t mess with a good thing.” While that laissez-faire strategy may work just fine for your grandmother’s sticky buns recipe or possibly your stock portfolio, businesses…
Inside Out Performance by the Yard
At Showtime, Inside Out introduced a new program called Performance by the Yard, which features favorite basics.
If the recent Showtime Fabric Fair was any indication, and it is, the name of the game in upholstered furniture at spring market will be texture, mod patterns, performance and plenty of color. Trend…
rawpixel piggy bank
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Who doesn’t love a good deal? Very few people, according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Consumer View quarterly survey. For the fall 2018 edition, the NRF surveyed more than 3,000 U.S.…
This Valentine’s Day, we’re skipping the flowers and candy and turning up the heat with pieces designed to add spice to any space. What’s not to love?   Isn’t It Romantic: The Emmet club chair…