Thankful for this rainy Saturday so I can catch up on life….seems like the past 28 years of growing Design Works International, our NYC based design studio, has been a non-stop labor of love…and on Monday August 1st we are officially in our new location at 494 8th Ave. (entrance on 35th street on the 12th floor)…phone number remains the 212-594-0777.
This labor of love is proud to acknowledge our amazing team of sales consultants, textile and graphic designers, interior specialists as well as trend, color and fabric liaisons.
… HGTV HOME Plant Collection benefits from associations with major influencers, like Dr. Allan Armitage and Nancy Fire. Fire is creative director and founder of Design Works International. She specializes in trend presentations, print/color direction, color palettes, and graphics. Hunter says her input is vital in the creation of combination mixes.
“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.
Gray: Still our favorite neutral.
Mixed substrates: metal with wood, wood with Lucite; old with new. Wood-grain patterns and photo-real woodgrains.
Daring, pop! colors working off each other
Color washes and watercolor florals
greens in different tonalities so they work together and look “fresh and innovative.”
“ 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
It ain’t your typical Kitchen and Bath-International Builders Show anymore…it’s what I call adult eye candy in EVERY category for the home..from updated tiles, both flooring and wall…artisan appliances that bring a whole new meaning to creative cooking and endless booths of updated gadgets for the home….My time spent in Las Vegas at these shows was inspiring AND frustrating….because now I want to redesign my entire home…. so many intriguing products to look at…here are some of my top pics:
La Cotnue La Cornue
Monogram (GE) Electric Pizza Oven
Wilson Art Bedrosians (digital printed) tile
Jeld-Wen (Moda Wood Doors)
Thanks for following Nancy at colorchaosandcreativity.com