Design Inspiration

Air Quality in the Home, Laurence Carr
Air Quality can impact home wellness, especially in this year of coronavirus.

How Air Quality Can Enhance the Home Environment and How to Attain It

It has been a unique year that has reshaped how important things are that we used to take for granted. As the Holiday season is here, I wanted to touch on the topic of indoor air quality to optimize…
High Point Market Trends, Nesting, Browns
Coronavirus has escalated a trend toward nesting, as seen at High Point Market.

High Point Market Trends: Nesting Renews Interest in Warm Brown Tones

At High Point Market this past October, there was a noticeable trend toward warmer neutrals. While gray is still prominent, even those tones have warmed with more taupe and yellow undertones. Medium…
browns and beiges 2021 houzz design trends
Beiges and browns are making a comeback for 2021 according to the Houzz 2021 design trend list.

10 Top 2021 Home Design Trends from Houzz

Houzz, the home renovation and design connection platform, has shared 10 design trends it sees as top consumer considerations for the coming year. As coronavirus has turn homes into multi-functional…
Design Model Homes Buyer Profile, Kerrie Kelly Design Labs
What goes into the buyer profile when designing model homes?

KKDL: Designing a Model Home: Creating a Buyer Profile

Often we are asked, “What are the steps you take to design a model home?” For some, simply having a model home is thought to be enough to sell a community of homes. For us, that thought process just…

Last Look With Nina Grauer

In Ocean Ridge, FL, Designer Nina Grauer of DeKay & Tate wanted to create a functional space that helped show off her client’s personality. The final living room fits the bill. 1. We wanted to…
IFDA Crystal Ball Seminar panelists, home design 2030
Panelists for IFDA's Crystal Ball Seminar (l to r) include Anthony Carrino, HGTV; Al and Mary Giaquinto, Plum Builders; and journalist Warren Shoulberg.

IFDA Panel Assesses Home Design and Style in 2030

Members of the International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA) and other experts in the U.S. home furnishings and design business will share that homes will get smaller, more modern and be…
Kerrie Kelly Design Labs, 6 Affordable Home Design Tips
Tip #1: Add Color to Update a room, according to Kerrie Kelly Design Labs.

#KKDL: 6 Affordable Home Improvement Tips

You know our #KKDL tagline “ Everyone Deserves Great Design.” Often that means a great design with a great budget. Other times, it challenges us to be a little bit more strategic—pushing for some key…
Laurence Carr, Holistic Design and Sustainability
Laurence Carr talks about the importance of holistic design, including sustainability.

The Effects of Holistic Spaces and Sustainability on Mental Health

With increasing popularity in the design scene, holistic interior design is one of the most effective tools an individual can put into practice when striving toward wellness and overall life…
Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2021 Aegean Teal
Benjamin Moore as announced Aegean Teal as its 2021 Color of the Year.

Benjamin Moore Announces Aegean Teal as 2021 Color of the Year

Paint, color and coatings brand Benjamin Moore has revealed its Color of the Year 2021 as Aegean Teal ­— "an intriguing blue-green that creates natural harmony and invites us to reflect and reset."…
Sherwin Williams 2021 Color of the Year Urbane Bronze
Sherwin Williams has named its 2021 color of the year: Urbane Bronze

Sherwin Williams Names Urbane Bronze 2021 Color of the Year

Sherwin Williams has tapped into nature with a hue that exudes warmth and comfort and down-to-earth tranquility, the company has announced. The 2021 Color of the Year, Urbane Bronze, is a hue…