The market is always a whirlwind, and I like to bring back my interpretation to our readers and clients. This year’s designs, from every showroom, were geared toward balanced colors, mixed metals, gilded golds, performance fabrics and soft elegance. The High Point Market is all about what we might see in a year or two, but for us, it is refreshing. Honestly, the market is the inspiration for our thoughts and conceptualization of new projects. Inspiration and innovation are the keys to every designer’s creation. Having a multitude of both during the High Point and Atlanta markets, as well as being lucky enough to go, is so helpful to us. Two people seeing the same thing though may perceive them differently. It is how our creative minds discern what we see and what we absorb. We also peruse the furniture to see what is new in design, what is comfortable and what finishes are offered from each manufacturer. Rugs are always on our list to investigate, and we never forget lighting. Art is also important to complete any room. We love the local artists’ work that we have in our showroom, but we also look for what the art groups are bringing forth for us. We try to keep accessories and lighting as well as bedding options at our retail location to select from. Supply and demand have made it harder, but we collaborate diligently with vendors to buy unique goods for our clients. The colors most noticed are moody colors such as green, blue and shades of coral and rust.

Sherwin Williams’ Color of the year is Upward SW6239, and Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year is Blue Nova 825. Blue seems to hang around year after year. Styles range from mid-century modern to modern transitional. Modern has a twist to it this year from urban to mid-century to traditional. The term and the most recent terminology used are traditional modern. The good thing about us is we can turnkey the project starting with design, and we offer remodeling. We handle the entire project. As contractors and designers, we can do it all. Making it easier for you is our motto. We are ready to head to the market to get a Fresh Take on design. So, whatever style you like, we can remodel or source furnishings for your home.