Las Vegas-Hardware Happiness

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!

HGTV HOME Paint Collections by Sherwin Williams at Lowe’s

    

Design Expertise Meets Legendary Quality…….A perfect blend of style and function!

So proud to announce our new HGTV HOME launch of 16 incredible curated paint palettes at Lowe’s. Looking for updated paint colors, want choices of color stories that work beautifully in your home? Head over to a Lowe’s store to see our newest launch of creativity with color….you have asked and we have listened!

Have fun curating your home design experience with these incredible paint choices! Endless choices like “the softer side” palette featuring romantic pale tones with a vintage twist, “vintage finds” a midcentury modern sensibility, “urban outlook” hosting a cosmopolitan flair and “perfectly polished” for a more glam inspired style! And we have 12 other updated and curated palettes to choose from…

So many colors, fresh and updated…we are happy to share and would love your feedback!

Happy Designing!

Hanging at the High Point Furniture Market-Textiles and Texture

By Nancy Fire

Textiles and Texture…a mix of “Rustic Glam” was prevalent throughout many of the showrooms this market at High Point.

Textured wood, fur accent pillows, sculptural lamp bases, mixed substrates like metal and wood, painted textured tables, fabric and metal lighting, teak and concrete stools, pecky cypress wood, feminine prints paired with texture, lighting with natural elements as well as feathered and fringed pillows.

The diversity of texture both on hard surfaces like wood and metal, as well as soft surfaces like textiles and rugs was creative and updated offering designers many choices in style and substrate.

  Bungalow 5

  Dove Tail

  Dunes and Duchess

  Dove Tail

  Dove Tail

Curry Lighting

  Splendid Outdoors

  SugarBone

  Ann Gish Bedding  Emporium Home

 Dransfield and Ross

Hanging at High Point Furniture Market in NC

Fast and furious times at the High Point Furniture Market…short trip this market but never a shortage of talent!

Being partial to the “softer side of home” the textiles this market are so creative and inspiring from beautiful printed florals to amazing textured woven collections!

Metals are truly mixed this season as we notice warm and cool metallics in many of the showrooms either as accents or main substrates. I especially love how Ann Gish uses a metallic yarn in her “Le Chic” bed ensemble this season.

Color was everywhere from outdoor products to indoor digitally printed dec pillows….the brighter, the better!

Always inspired at the High Point Furniture Market!

Photos by Nancy Fire

Peony Bed Ensemble by Ann Gish

Ceramic and Light Concrete outdoor furniture from Seasonal Living and an Upholstered and Wood bench from Janus et Cie.

A fun floral bedding story from Legancy Home-Ryan Studio.

“Le Chic” bedding with metallic lurex thread in the weave by Ann Gish.

Digitally printed colorful pillows by Ann Gish.

 

Happiness Is…

HAPPINESS……is when your favorite store in the universe is a client and that client printed fabric in your studio and now the fabric we printed is in their beautiful display windows on Broadway in NYC! Love ABC Carpet and Home💕💚.

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Design Works Intl Mobile

Search “Design Works International Mobile” in either the iTunes or Google App Stores.

Or use a QR code app to scan the codes below.

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Check out our website to see all the features.

Nancy’s Traveling Trends

We’re very excited about Nancy’s expanding relationship with HGTV. Along with being the HGTV HOME Design Director she now has a feature at HGTV.com. She is always traveling the world in search on the latest in trend and color and now she has a gallery of her images to go along with her Instagram feeds. We recommend you bookmark this page as well as follow her on Instagram.

Here is a taste of what you can see in her travels… follow the link to see much more.

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And here is a sampling from the Design Works International Instagram.

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Trend Shopping in Shanghai 

Color, Chaos & Creativity

Someone has to do it….so why not me?

Often I am asked why I love what I do everyday for a living and as the old saying goes…”Find a job you love and you”ll never work a day in your life”….25 years in my design studio in NYC with some of the most talented and dedicated designers, amazing clients and friends, my husband Neil as my business and life partner and two kids that are well on their way to creating their own path in life…sounds easy right…nope lots of hard work, dedication, long days and nights in the studio, PTA meetings and more!

My point…it takes time to build ones career and good things are worth the wait. This is my mantra during the many interviews I conduct in my studio because I feel it so important today to be realistic about ones professional path. It took years of…

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