“On the Surface; COLOR HER FAR-SIGHTED: Nancy Fire Foresees Coming Trends | Surtex”
So what if the human eye can detect some 10 million different colors? The ones that interest the design industry are the colors trending this year and beyond.
And who knows what they are? Meet design pro Nancy Fire. Co-founder of New York-based Design Works International/First2Print (designworksintl.com), and design director for HGTV Home, the go-to interior design source for millions of American, Nancy has logged 30+ years consulting, designing, and launching successful product lines. Also a SURTEX Advisory Council member and judge for designext 2016, the world-wide student design competition, it’s no wonder she’s been called a juggernaut of the interior design industry.
“ I am honored to be part of the HGTV IHEARTBLOG team. I am sharing my trend updates from my travels throughout the year posting on a monthly basis regarding color, pattern and product development trends. It is exciting to share this info as I love learning and exploring through art, culture and style. ” – NANCY FIRE
Spice up your walls, pillows, bedding and more with these to-die-for textile trends you’ll definitely want to try.
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens a 70 acre country estate, with gardens, located at 714 North Portage Path in Akron, Ohio. It is currently the 6th largest home in the U.S., and the largest in Ohio on the list of largest houses in the United States.
When there was need to restore tapestry in this amazing home, the organization came to us. Design Works International recreated the textile print and First2Print printed the fabric. The project was quite challenging as the design was being printed on a tinted fabric and there was a texture that needed to be recreated to simulate the original fabric. Our artists were up to the tasks and the finished product came out beautiful.
For more information on the Stan Hywet Museum visit their website.
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.