Designer Tips

"RECIPE FOR PRESS DESIGNER EDITION" TOUR LAUNCHES IN HIGH POINT

When Amy Flurry wrote Recipe for Press in 2011, it opened a lot of eyes. Essentially dubbed the quintessential DIY PR book, Amy, a former editor who had covered design, fashion, and lifestyle and had been pitched thousands of times had a wealth of experience to impart. She laid it out in simple language, broke it down into attainable steps, and entrepreneurs drew close. Many of those creative self-starters were interior designers.

"RECIPE FOR PRESS DESIGNER EDITION" TOUR LAUNCHES IN HIGH POINT

Designer Snapshot: Carleton Varney

One is always inventing and reinventing. One must remember to learn and grow and readapt but never lose sight of who you are and what you know and what your passion is. Mine is a look for magical color - nothing boring. I am aware of changes in color from place to place.

Designer Snapshot: Carleton Varney

Quick Pick Designer Tips

I like to think of a foyer rug as the fifth wall that can add a wonderful softening and welcoming quality.  Because walls in foyers have a front door opening and possibly stairwells or openings to hallways or other rooms, it can be a challenge to ground the design. incorporating a bench or...

Quick Pick Designer Tips

SIX-TIP SNAPSHOT: Alden Parkes strives to create ‘go-to’ pieces

At April High Point Market, Alden Parkes — a high-end manufacturer in the Hamilton-Wrenn design district — attracted a lot of buyer attention with introductions that included an extensive accent chair collection and dining room sets in a variety of styles. The introductions underscored the company’s...

SIX-TIP SNAPSHOT: Alden Parkes strives to create ‘go-to’ pieces

5 Trends that are Impacting Interior Design Businesses

We may look back a few years from now and remember 2015 as the tipping point when virtual interior design went mainstream. Dozens of new services came online in the last year, and many designers are now integrating virtual design into their traditional practice to meet client demand...

5 Trends that are Impacting Interior Design Businesses

Cynthia Rowley Brings the Runway to High Point

Furniture last fall at High Point Market and the spirited fashion designer is back for another showroom debut this spring. Hooker company officials said that the Pretty, Sporty and Curious groups were a big hit with buyers in October, incorporating several of Rowley’s fashion design sensibilities into...

Cynthia Rowley Brings the Runway to High Point