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Inventive and Imaginative, Ultra Violet Lights our Color Path

| February 1, 2018
Inventive and Imaginative, Ultra Violet Lights our Color Path

Ultra Violet 18-3838 is the Pantone® Color of the Year 2018 Pantone has made its yearly pronouncement: the dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet, is the Color of the Year 2018. According to this color standardization company, Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. […]

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Reclaiming Homes, Reclaiming Lives

| January 1, 2018
Reclaiming Homes, Reclaiming Lives

Sugar Land Home and Garden Show welcomes star of  Texas Flip n’ Move, Catrina Kidd By Mara Soloway Catrina Kidd has an obvious flair for construction project planning and management. The Weatherford, Texas resident is a successful entrepreneur and construction business owner with a history of impressive projects. She is teamed up with Casey Hester […]

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Home Furnishings Continue to Hit a High Point

| December 1, 2017
Home Furnishings Continue to Hit a High Point

Fabulous seating complements other great pieces We’re finding it quite amazing how the noble, utilitarian chair now has so many variations on its theme, including as an art piece with great shapes and fabrics that run the gamut of subdued to colorful big prints. To mix with all the innovative seating we’re featuring here, we’ve […]

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Home Furnishings Hit a High Point

| November 1, 2017
Home Furnishings Hit a High Point

Textures, Illumination And Fabulous Seating Abound The Fall Trendsetter Report from High Point Market is a wonderful overview of what’s in vogue in the world of home furnishings and accessories. We were inspired by its creative compilations of predictions and so have combined some from the Report with ideas of others in the know about […]

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Walls Gone Wild

| October 1, 2017
Walls Gone Wild

High-Impact Wallpaper Trends By Cheryl Alexander From floral to fauna, from bold to demure, from tropical to traditional, this season wallpapers are wild with prints, textures and colors. Whether your home makeover involves an entire room or a tiny nook, we’ve compiled some cool new concepts for you to consider.   NATURE-INSPIRED WALLPAPER Whether your […]

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Walls That Talk

| September 1, 2017
Walls That Talk

Tile Statements That Say Everything About Your Style By Cheryl Alexander Choosing the right wall tiles for your home just got easier and a lot more fun. Though the choices are plenty, don’t be overwhelmed. Quit wondering whether to play it safe or take a risk in your design. Let 2017 be the year that […]

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Outstanding Bath Designers Show off Their Talents

| August 1, 2017
Outstanding Bath Designers Show off Their Talents

Winning Baths And Powder Rooms Make A Splash At NKBA The winners of this year’s National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) design competition demonstrated a flow of imaginative design solutions. Seven individuals were honored across the powder room and bath categories in the 2017 NKBA Design Competitions. Entries were judged based on the core areas […]

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Beauty and Function Meet in Winning Kitchen Designs

| July 1, 2017
Beauty and Function Meet in Winning Kitchen Designs

Annual NKBA Competition Honors Outstanding Professional Designers More than 20 individuals were honored across six main kitchen and bath categories and six specialty categories in the 2017 NKBA Design Competitions. Entries were judged based on the core areas of safety and ergonomics, elements and principles of design, design planning, creativity and presentation. “The NKBA Design […]

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What’s Underfoot in Laminate Flooring

| June 1, 2017
What’s Underfoot in Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together using a lamination process. This type of flooring can accurately simulate almost anything — wood, stone, even photographs or scans of anything imaginable — by covering a photographic applique layer with a clear protective layer. The interior layer is typically composed of melamine resin and […]

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Walls Gone Wild

| May 1, 2017
Walls Gone Wild

High-Impact Wallpaper Trends By Cheryl Alexander From floral to fauna, from bold to demure, from tropical to traditional, this season wallpapers are wild with prints, textures and colors. Whether your home makeover involves an entire room or a tiny nook, we’ve compiled some cool new concepts for you to consider. NATURE-INSPIRED WALLPAPER Whether your taste […]

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The High Point of Your Home Decor

| April 1, 2017
The High Point of Your Home Decor

Show Off Your Decorating Flair With These Home Interior Trends By Mara Soloway The High Point Market is back with its home interiors prognostications for this Spring. This twice-yearly market held in North Carolina is full of design and furniture inspiration. If you can’t find something you love at this market, then it just hasn’t […]

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Home Furnishings are Going “Green”

| March 1, 2017
Home Furnishings are Going “Green”

Pantone’s 2017 Color Of The Year Evokes The Renewal That Comes In Spring By Mara Soloway Have you noticed an abundance of home furnishings in showrooms and interior design studios in a fresh shade of yellow-green? Here’s why: color systems authority Pantone has chosen a revitalizing shade aptly named Greenery for its 2017 Color of the […]

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Walls That Talk

| February 1, 2017
Walls That Talk

Tile Statements That Say Everything About Your Style By Cheryl Alexander Choosing the right wall tiles for your home just got easier and a lot more fun. Though the choices are plenty, don’t be overwhelmed. Quit wondering whether to play it safe or take a risk in your design. Let 2017 be the year that […]

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Color Me Happy

| January 1, 2017
Color Me Happy

Using Paint To Create Your Home’s Mood By Cheryl Alexander More than simply a demonstration of your preferences in taste and style, home décor can have a psychological impact on your mood. Proponents of color psychology believe that the colors you use to decorate your home profoundly affect your emotional well-being. “Color is a universal, […]

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A Celebration of Individuality

| December 1, 2016
A Celebration of Individuality

The Rise Of White And Off-White Shades In Home Interiors The first step many homeowners consider when designing a room is the color palette, and often times, they opt for hues that highlight their own distinct personality. Now that Gen-Y and Millennials have reached professional rank, we’re seeing a steady increase in changing the status […]

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The Latest Furniture and Decorating Trends Part 2

| November 1, 2016
The Latest Furniture and Decorating Trends Part 2

What’s In Style For Your Home’s Interior – Part 2 By Mara Soloway Just like the fashions we wear, home furnishings have new styles and trends. They start gaining notice and ultimately build momentum as trade show organizers (such as those at High Point Furniture Market), furniture store buyers, interior designers and homeowners find beauty […]

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The Latest Furniture and Decorating Trends

| October 1, 2016
The Latest Furniture and Decorating Trends

What’s In Style For Your Home’s Interior – Part I By Mara Soloway Just like the fashions we wear, certain furniture and decorative pieces emerge as trends that highlight what is in vogue for the home. Often they are announced by the manufacturers and start gaining buzz at industry trades shows. Held twice a year, […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Stone Selection

| September 1, 2016
A Beginner’s Guide to Stone Selection

Consider Which Material Is Best For Each Use By Rachel Potter Natural stone is a versatile material that can be used in many places throughout the home. Commonly used for kitchen countertops, stone is also a great choice for fireplaces, bathroom vanities, cladding, flooring, outdoor kitchens and fire pits. Choosing the stone best suited to […]

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Beauty Abounds in Winning
Kitchen Designs

| July 1, 2016
Beauty Abounds in Winning <br>Kitchen Designs

Annual NKBA competition brings out the best The winning kitchens of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) design competition certainly prove that homeowners are moving these spaces from the utilitarian to become the hub of the home-front. The emphasis on aesthetics, views to the outdoors and other special design features take our modern kitchens […]

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Interior Updates that Inspire, Part 2

| June 1, 2016
Interior Updates that Inspire, Part 2

More Ideas To Bring Beauty And  New Life Into Your Home By Mara Soloway Like designer Nate Berkus believes, your home should tell your story, not that of your decorator, trendsetters, friends or family. Our May issue featured several ways to get your home ready for all that spring and summer bring, which includes longer […]

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