Have you ever been to Merci in Paris? You know that lifestyle store that has a cult following from all over the world… which I guess Includes me!! Take a detour, you will be happy you did! For more info and more beautiful images… Check this out: Merci. Have you been?
Meet Weston, our newest addition to the Kelly Ripa Home Bedding Collection at Macy’s. We love celebrating artisan blues with tones of indigo, navy, gray and rose! It’s all about pattern…
More info: Artisan Blues at KRH
Posting all week from the High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina! So happy to have spoken on outdoor trends in the marketplace, taken over the #designonhpmkt Instagram and lead a suite spot tour through the suites at market square!
So much to see..so many designers and manufactures to talk to and lots of great product to discover.
Sharing my global greats from Instagram and to view more details on these pics please check out the followingbinstagrams that I have been posting from all week: @nancy_fire @hgtvhome @hgtv
We have lots of new designs in our collection and we are proud to announce our New Home Collection!
We are excited to announce our newest HOME Collection for bedding, wallpaper, upholstery and fabric for Design Works International! It’s our newest design collaboration showcasing traditional, global, floral and geometric offerings. Beautiful techniques with a focus on watercolor, ikat, shibori and block prints in updated and fresh color combinations.
Call us at 212-594-0777 to set up an appointment to view all of our collections. See you at the show!
Fun to blend printed patterns into your neutral mix with subtle pops of color that do not overwhelm your space. Great update if your looking for a more natural way to add pattern to your home focusing on subtle color alternatives like mixing taupe with blue and grey!
When mixing patterns in your home it’s important to balance the ratio of solid color as it acts as a buffer between patterns…
At Design Works International, our focus is pattern but we like to share tips for those who are new to mixing pattern in your home and feel that these images are a great example.
This inspiration comes from 2 locations in Sag Harbor Long Island: Beach Bungalow on 26 Main Street and Fisher’s Home Furnishings on 144 Main Street.
Hosted by the IFDA NY, Safavieh and NYC&G, the Take A Seat Action held in NY, a design exhibition which featured up-cycled chairs creatively redesigned by area professionals was a night to remember. The event was held at the Safavieh showroom which hosted a fullhouse of industry professionals all bidding on these 26 creative pieces of art-inspired chairs, where all proceeds went to Habitit for Humanity NYC.
This diverse group of designers were made up of architects, builders, craftsman, furniture designers and various design professionals showing their support for Habitit for Humanity. The following designers took part in this successful event: Lani Adeoye, Michael Arguello, Carly Bassen, Allison Bassen, Jonathan Bressler, Bromley Caldari Architects, Cliff Young Intern Team, Gregory Allan Cramer, Iris Danker, Christopher Hyland, Vanessa Deleon, Nancy Fire, Patricia Fox, Mari O’Connor, Stacy Garcia, Jan Girard, Barry Goralnick, Lorraine Gordon, John Locke, Jennifer Mack, Lindsey Smith, Karim Rashid, Esther Sadowsky, Tamara Stephenson, Susan Young, Team Habitat, Sarah Fox, Tracy Cramer, Renata Weiss, Corey Ring, Agustin Rein, Anne Kong, Sara Touijer, Moncef Touijer, Katherine Wood, James Rixner, Cat Wright, Sara Yengle
Kudos to Michael Tavano, the Master of Ceremonies and Bryan McDaniel the Auctioneer who truly made the evening a hugh success.
The IFDA was founded in New York City in 1947 and now has 15 chapters worldwide, providing a professional forum for communication and interaction among its high-profile members. See IFDA.com for more information on this design association. Below is a sampling of some of the chair that were auctioned off at Take A Seat in NYC.
Patricia Fox and Mari O’Connor (Chair Designers) Whimsey Toppers
Rose Gilbert, (Press) Maureen Klein (Take A Seat Event Chair) and Nancy Fire (Chair Designer)
I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical when I heard that Maison Objet, the French trade show for interior design that has taken place in Paris only, was having its debut in America in Miami May 2015. I decided to venture to Miami yesterday (twist my arm) and see what Maison & Objet (Americas) was all about.
Maison Objet in the Miami Beach Convention Center had just over 300 exhibitors from all over the world. The diversity ranged from high profile companies to new rising star artisans which gave the show a new twist to its more established show in Paris…think “Boutique Maison”!
The venvue was easy to navigate which left me with a few hours to explore the Miami Design District which too has grown over the years! With the success of Art Basel and the expansion of the Design District Miami does seem to be the right and natural choice for Maison in America!
Enjoy some of my highlights from my day at Maison Objet in America as well as images from the Miami Design District!
Hard to believe that I am in Las Vegas covering the National Hardware Show… who knew, right?
Well… actually, wrong because half the show consists of lawn and garden products and new innovations for the outdoors!
Since I curate the HGTV HOME OUTDOOR LIVING COLLECTIONS on HSN it’s important to attend these shows to see what is new both in product style and trend.
For me, I am always a fan of “Rustic Glam” maybe because I love Chip and JoAnna Gains, from Fixer Upper on HGTV!
But I also love bold color and contemporary styling for some backyard boldness…
I guess my point is… When you hear National Hardware Show…think again because half the shows focus is on lawn and garden and it ain’t just hardware!
Now you know!
See you next year in Vegas!