At Design Works International we love creating Trends Boards that inspire our work in the studio…Vibrations is all about bright, fun colors mixed with substrates like wood and lucite. Our print focus is large scale geometric patterns in one or two colors that can be mixed and matched together creating a bold, yet clean, print and pattern story.
We are so excited for the launch of our Home Collection which is a collaboration of prints and patterns exclusively for the Home Markets, with a focus on bedding, wallpaper and upholstery. This collection is truly a “Worldwide Collaboration” as we are working with designers from our NYC studio as well as international designers in both CAD and hand painted styles.
For the past 20 years, Design Works International has attended Heimtex reporting on trend and products, but this year in addition to trend reporting, we will showcase our newest Home Collection. We are excited and honored to be a part of this International Textile Show in Frankfurt Germany from January 14th-17th 2015
Come visit Design Works International at Booth G81 Hall 4-2.
The redo experts took our boring office space, and transformed it into a stylish, colorful, and cozy spot for meetings, brainstorming, and okay, a little partying! Check out our before and after pictures below. Plus find details on specific paint colors, fabric patterns, and more HGTV HOME furniture and products used in the makeover.
- Chairs: HGTV HOME Furniture Collection Dining Chair (2572 and 2572-02A) in Smoke (HG73, fabric and 9, color) with nailhead trim Dining Table:
- HGTV HOME Caravan Rectangular Dining Table in Two-Tone (4386) Credenza:
- HGTV HOME Caravan Entertainment Credenza in Midnight (9486) Rug: HGTV HOME Flooring by Shaw Nirvana in Gray (00500) Tray Tables:
- HGTV HOME Design Studio at Bassett Style Boost Tray Table (6HG7-K604) in Green Pillow Fabrics:
- All HGTV HOME fabrics are available at Jo-Ann fabric stores or joann.com. Like a Diamond in Fog (window seat), Round Trip in Lagoon, Souvenir Scroll in Lagoon and Fog, and Chevron Chic in Harvest Paint Colors:
- HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams in Cooled Blue (SW 6759) on the walls, and Sealskin (SW 7675) underneath the window seat.
This past weekend I happened to stumble upon what I call “A Treasure Chest of Goodies” at the Small Holdings Farm in Aquebogue, NY. For all us designers out there, it is getting harder and harder to find great antiques and “barn finds” that are affordable and allow us the opportunity to be used for our DIY projects.
The Small Holdings Farm is home to a large barn filled with many trinkets, furniture and rustic finds outside on the perimeter of the property. If you like to repaint, reclaim or just repurpose, I would highly suggest paying the Small Holdings Farm a visit!
They specialize in farmhouse decor, painted furniture, country cottage, industrial, reclaimed and renamed items. It is truly one of North Fork’s best kept secrets on Long Island NY. They are located in Aquebogue at 965 Main Street and their number is 631-722-3342. Winter hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. -Enjoy Treasure Hunting!
Sometimes we find design in unexpected places. Often we are so distracted by the environment that we don’t see what is right in front of us.
People don’t go to Las Vegas to see beautiful design, but if you look around… it’s there… often right under our feet!
Often at Design Works International we talk about “The Fusion of Fashion and Home”. Recently, at The High Point Furniture Market, I had the pleasure of interviewing a colleague of mine, a gentleman who is somewhat of a Renaissance Man; Mr. Bill Evans of Charlotte, North Carolina. Currently Bill is designing fashion pieces from home furnishing fabrics. He admires these types of fabrics and loves the vintage sensibility he can bring to fashion. His many “One Of’s” fashion pieces, including vintage tweed jackets with button details can be acquired through him in Charlotte.
He began his career at The Bell Telephone Company after he studied at Wake Forest University on a Football Scholarship. After 4 years at Bell, he realized that his passion was design and started to design furniture case goods for Kewaunee in North Carolina. His passion for design grew and Bill turned to the automobile industry and he worked for Jaguar for many years before finally committing to fashion design full time. He too is a true believer in “The Fusion of Fashion and Home” philosophy.
So much to see…so little time to blog….so we decided to show “bits and pieces” from our favorites in this post
Beautiful Wooden Headboard and detailed bedding with texture from Studio A, quilting as well as braiding detail.
Updated Outdoor furniture by Janus et Gie gone right with substrate mixing and woven fabric detail.
Surya seems to be the “Go To” showroom where buyers and designers love to hang out and shop their many updated and trend right products…
did I mention their mash potato bar that happens during market as well?!
The image below showcases Surya’s handy work featuring appliqué, embroidery as well as printed surfaces
Their showroom is a fantastic loft filled with the latest greats in color, fabric and style…
showcasing, rugs, pillows, throws, wall decor, accent furniture lighting and their newest addition bedding!