Friday’s Photo: Trending colors at High Point

I am just back from Market at High Point, NC after spending 5 non-stop days touring dozens and dozens of show rooms. I have SO many things to share and I hope you followed me on Instagram because I posted lot’s of photos. I will be writing a full follow up next week but I wanted to share this image today.

Yellow and coral at E.J. Victor

Yellow and Red at E.J. Victor

Move over blue (which DOMINATED at market) because there are some new colors making an appearance. Both yellow and red, which we really haven’t seen much of lately for interiors, were spotted at several of the show rooms. This room at E.J. Victor fully embraced them both. I think it is such a happy and cheerful room.

How about you? Are you ready for a color change or still sticking with blue?

Have a good weekend and check back next week for my trend report.

Friday’s Photo: Glass balloon animals

Another gem I discovered at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show was this purple “Balloon Hippo” by glass artist Chris Ahalt.

SAMSUNG CSCChris explains his art as such, “Sculpted in meticulous detail and bright colors, my animal balloon series depicts visually strong animals made fragile by delicately balancing, or floating above wire”.

Small, whimsical and colorful, it would be such a fun conversation piece on top of a coffee table or in a book case. You can see more of Chris’s work here.

Have a great weekend everyone.

 

 

Friday’s Photo: Sculptural desk top lighting

Have you noticed all the amazing new lighting options showing up in home stores?  There are so many gorgeous choices available that it’s almost impossible to choose just one. Desk lamps however have not really excited me as much as all the statement chandeliers and pendants…… that is until I saw this beauty at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show.

David D'Imperio: Linda Holt Photo

David D’Imperio: Linda Holt Photo

Created by David D’Imperio and called the Diatom, it is made with stainless steel, aluminum and powder coating. It is from a signed, limited addition of ten and is a sculptural work of art that just happens to be a light. Boy do I ever wish I was one of the lucky ten to have this light on my desk.

You can check out more of David D’Imperio’s work HERE.

A fun side note. I didn’t know this lamp was called the Diatom until I researched it to write this post. Before I was into Design, my first area of study was marine biology and I spent three Summers doing intensive studies of the diatoms (phytoplankton) in the waters off Nantucket Island. When I saw this light it was almost as if it was calling out to me. Now I know why.

Have a great weekend everyone. It is suppose to hit 60 in Boston today so everyone’s mood is starting to brighten.

Friday’s Photo: Colorful art glass

While at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show last week I saw bright, bold color everywhere. I was especially drawn to the colorful art glass that several different artists had on display. One studio I have had my eye on for awhile now is Vetro Vero and I was thrilled to see them at the show.

Vetro Vero: Linda Holt Photo

Vetro Vero: Linda Holt Photo

These three glass pitchers are just incredible don’t you think? You can see more of their beautiful work HERE.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday’s Photo: creative upcycling

Next week I am very excited be to attending the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York City. It got me thinking about my last visit to NY when I attended the Wanted Design show in May. A fun find from that show was this colorful pouf by Studioavni called the Bindi Dot, made from upcycled Indian Sarees.

Bindo Dot

Bindi Dot

Inspired by the colorful Bindis that Indian women adorn on their forehead, the Bindi dot is the adornment placed between the two eyebrows. The Bindi dot is also known as the six chakra or the seat of concealed wisdom. You can check out the full collection HERE.

Have a great weekend everyone and hang in there..only another few weeks until Spring. I for one can not get there fast enough.

Friday’s Photo: Blanco’s answer to the new warm grays

After my post earlier this week about trending brown/grays and taupes  I found it so timely that in my email today was this announcement from Blanco.

“BLANCO CERANA™ reinvents versatility with the addition of its warm, neutral Biscuit color to the one-of-a-kind Fireclay collection”.

Blanco Biscuit sink

Blanco’s new biscuit colored sink

Biscuit is a color the design world hasn’t seen much of since the 80’s . It makes perfect sense though to reintroduce it now since biscuit (creamy almond white) pairs better with brown/gray that bright white does. I see this as one step closer toward taupe and one step away from cool gray.

What do you think my friends…just coincidence?

Have a great weekend!

 

Friday’s Photo: Creative wine display

Another highlight from BlogTourVegas was visiting the New American Home, built by Blue Heron and designed by Blue Heron’s interior design consultant Miquel Hutton.  The home was AMAZING and the two most interesting facts?

1. The home has a net zero electrical usage, thanks to a superior insulation package, passive solar design, LED light fixtures, Energy Star appliances, and an 15 kW photovoltaic array.

2. The home is the ultimate in modern luxury yet surprisingly, done on a “budget” with mostly off the rack items.

SAMSUNG CSCThe bar with the adjoining wine room was one of my favorite spaces in the home. Backlit onyx panels and standard metal pipes drilled with round holes created the wine display. A Mohawk Karastan carpet from the new Smart Strand Silk Forever Clean line, comfortable leather chairs and a geometric shaped table is the perfect tasting spot. I could move right in, couldn’t you?

You can see more photos of the home HERE.

Have a great weekend!

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