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Stephanie James and Patti Allen are award-winning designers and co-owners of Allen and James Interior Design in High Point, NC. The designer duo has specialized in building personal relationships… more
Designer Monica Wilcox shared some lessons she's learned throughout her design career.
How to sell more furniture is actually pretty simple, but you may have been hiding your retail gold. I meet a lot of furniture retailers who have a valuable team of designers but they aren’t showing… more
For many remodelers (and these practices apply to interior designers), this process has become extremely protracted and complicated; so much so, that a group I work with in California found that the… more
It was fall… and winter… and maybe even a little summer in NY this past week as we headed up for BD|NY, which was held at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. While what to wear proved a little… more
Before a recent trends panel at Design Chicago, I had an interior designer tell me she enjoyed the panel because it connected her to like minds. “We tend to work in vacuums,” she said, adding that… more
Setting goals for your interior design business in the new year.
As much as we try to get excited for a change into the cooler seasons, we all know how much we still crave those warm summer days…especially if you’re a New Yorker. But it’s not only the radiant… more
Soak in one of nature’s most glorifying moments with the invigorating feel of our Color Crush, Golden Hour. A vibrant, warm gold, this color is reminiscent of those fleeting moments right before… more
As I have mentioned before, there are four functions of light — Task, Accent, Decorative and Ambient. Each one plays an important role in creating a cohesive lighting design. Here is an explanation… more
“Queer Eye” designer Bobby Berk isn’t afraid of going bold, and this kitchen in the Vista Santa Fe community in San Diego is no exception.
Branding. It’s what differentiates one company from the next. It’s also what connects us to our customers. “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room,” says Amazon's… more
When a Texas couple planned to adopt a baby, they needed a nursery that was as comfortable as it was functional. Designer Kristi Hopper created this neutral-yet-playful space that pairs muted colors… more
Five simple, fast strategies to boost your bottom line.
A trip to a Greensboro house designed by Allen and James.
Nurseries are the sweetest spaces to design, and there’s lately been a radical departure from the typical inspiration that’s always been front and center. Whether you're outfitting a soft, neutral… more
Taking inspiration from the desert, this palette juxtaposes the rugged atmosphere with cooling tones.
I have just come back from a trip to Holland and I must say that the bathrooms and the public restrooms were not only spotless, they were also quite beautiful. Every public bathroom, whether in the… more
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