The options for customization in the window fashions market are endless – a wide array of colors, treatment options, textures, control types, and yes, even motorization. There are many options for home automation products: battery-powered, hard-wired, solar-powered, and now those options are available for your window treatments as well.
f all the systems in your home, the most important is indoor air quality (IAQ). That said, IAQ is part of the bigger picture called indoor environmental quality (IEQ), which also involves the other physical and psychological aspects of life indoors: lighting, visual quality, acoustics, and thermal and respiratory comfort.
Recreational gear comes in all shapes and sizes, from beach towels and pool noodles to rainboots and hockey skates. While these items become part of our daily routines when the season for them hits, they should also have a place to go when not in use that makes them easy to find when you need them. Discover simple storage solutions!
Well, as any fashion designer will tell you, all styles tend to come back around – and wallpaper has come back with a Bang! New wallpaper companies are coming out of the woodwork, including Phillip Jefferies, Graham & Brown, and Cole & Son, to name just a few. The more established companies such as Thibaut, Anna French, and Schumacher are updating their books with all sorts of aesthetically pleasing choices to compete with these new “cutting edge” companies.
Today, a neutral color scheme in decorating is not only light and airy colors but includes deeply saturated and sometimes hard to distinguish blackish hues. Black is officially one of the newest neutrals embraced by professional designers.
Today’s wine cellars are far more complex and customized due to their advanced technology and design. No more heaving open heavy wooden doors in dank, dark basements – custom wine cellars are now bright, open, modern designs that are often a focal point of the entire home’s aesthetic.
Whether you are downsizing, upsizing, building a new home, or remodeling an existing one, the open floor plan concept is a popular choice these days. Watch any fixer-upper show, and they almost always feature this look. They rip down walls to open spaces and views, and they blend areas that used to be traditional family rooms, dining rooms, and/or kitchens.
Once reserved for elite, luxury homes, elevators in residential settings have become more mainstream as affordability and finance options improve. Plus, most homes can be retrofitted, so elevators are not only for new construction.
The Woodard family is credited for handcrafting the first wrought iron furniture of its kind. This led to the creation of casual cast and tubular aluminum furniture designs for both indoor and outdoor environments. Their Orleans Collection, launched in 1940, holds the titles for the best-selling and longest-running design.
High Point Market is an event not to be missed for the design community. Held twice a year in North Carolina, High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, drawing crowds of over 75,000 interior designers, architects, buyers, and more.