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First Class at Lexington

We recently held our third “Destination Design” event at the October 2014 High Point Market. Our featured speakers were noted designers, TV and web personalities and the founders of Interior Design Camp, Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis. Internationally known from their appearances on HGTV, Bravo, NBC, Oxygen, TLC and Food Network, and articles in countless publications, Lori and Kelli have spent decades educating designers and design...

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Furniture to Fashion

As avid readers of Elements of Style and enthusiasts for This or That, we decided to craft outfits taking inspiration from particular furniture collections. Below, you’ll find some of our favorites. KENSINGTON PLACE CARRERA AVIANO FIELDALE LODGE Now that we’ve shared some of our favorite styles, what rooms inspire you? Does your wardrobe reflect the style of your furnishings? Share...

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The Hall Chest: One Piece Showcased Three Ways

So often we confine a piece of furniture to a specific space even though it may be versatile enough to use in an array of rooms and utilized for several different purposes.  In today’s post, we’ll explore how the design and function of a piece can be used in a variety of environments, specifically examining the much underutilized hall chest. The Hall Chest as a Media Console The clean silhouette of the Casina Hall Chest effortlessly...

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The Colors of Relaxation

Sunshine. Beach. Turquoise water. All mental images that conjure a relaxing sigh. In the spirit of Tommy Bahama’s National Relaxation Day, we look at inspiring seascapes and their color palettes and attempt to translate their calming energy into interior design. Drawing inspiration from white sand beaches, Polynesian bungalows, palm trees and teal-colored seas, the color palette below focuses on the spa-like qualities of island...

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The Fashion of Brazil

  In celebration of the World Cup, we explore the host country’s contributions to design. Specifically looking at how Brazil uses color, form and distinct materials to create their unique style. Perhaps one of the most identifiable traits of Brazil is its use of vivid color. From the Canary Yellow used in its World Cup jersey to the cityscape of Rio, vibrant color is found throughout the country. A signature use of color in Brazil is...

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