Trends

Colors of the year, color palettes and color trends are all part of the interior design and retail experience in home furnishings. Get inspired by what's trending and why.

Kerrie Kelly Design Labs Transforming the front porch
For Kerrie Kelly, the front porch has become another place to work and live.

A Refreshed Outlook from the Front Porch

For nine weeks we have been working from home and social distancing from our clients, friends and family. The first couple of weeks, we thought it was kinda fun to perch ourselves at the breakfast…

Nature's Neutrals to Reign Supreme in a Post-COVID-19 World

As we look for the comfort and connections being denied during COVID-19, we instinctively turn toward the warmer side of neutrals. Browns are substantive and provide solid support to other color…

High Point Market Authority Releases Style Report, Opens Submissions for 2021 Style Spotters Team

The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has released this season’s High Point Market Style Report for Summer/Fall 2020 and is accepting submissions for the 2021 Style Spotters team. The Style Report…

The Howard Elliott Collection to Host Trend Talk with Patti Carpenter

The Howard Elliott Collection Inc., designer, manufacturer and importer of decorative mirrors, accessories, accent furniture, wall art and decorative pillows will be hosting a special trend report…

Stacy Garcia's Trend Story: Natura Blends Abstract, Realism

Encapsulating earth’s complex nuances, Natura, brings organic elements to life through vibrant hues and a wonderful blend of abstraction and realism. Featuring designs inspired by uninhibited forms,…
Progress Lighting
This Cherish Hall common area gets a dramatic custom lighting look by using multiples of the same Progress Lighting overhead fixture throughout.

Designing for Hospitality Common Spaces

For Carrie Fusella, Owner and Lead Designer at Design Alternatives, in Toms River, NJ, designing common spaces — hotel lobbies, restaurants and clubhouses — while lucrative and exciting, also present…
Big Ass Fans
The i6 for Big Ass Fans uses SenseME technology to offer smart operation, compatible with multiple platforms.

WiFi Upgrades Smart Home Technology for Ceiling Fans

Smart home technology has come a long way since its inception, and as it becomes more mainstream with consumers — Tech Crunch predicts that more than 55 percent of American homes will have at least…
Control4 operating system
Smart home operating systems, like Control4, manage lighting, security, entertainment, furniture and more throughout a home.

Smart Home Technology and a Healthy Lifestyle

Smart home technology can offer end users the ultimate in comfort and convenience. Whether the technology is exhibited in furniture, lighting or anywhere else in the home, when a person is more…
Clodagh
Clodagh believes her wellness-designed spaces should appeal to every sense and provide refuge from the world outside, even in an urban setting like this Upper East Side apartment in New York City.

Clodagh Leads Life-Enhancing Design Movement

Clodagh, the internationally acclaimed head of New York-based Clodagh Designs, began exploring how design supports well-being and can transform peoples’ lives long before the field was considered a…
Ronald McDonald House
Charles Pavarini III and J.Randall have designed with wellness in mind at Ronald McDonald House and Kips Bay.

Interior Designers Embrace Wellness-Focused Design Opportunities

Few in the home furnishings field would dispute that good design simply makes us feel better. Now there’s a term for it — Design Harmony — and all indications are that it represents a healthy…