Focus on Creativity

Friday’s Photo: Excitement in the details

One of my favorite things to see at High Point Market is how the experts style the show rooms. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to observe because the rooms are almost always packed with sales reps buzzing about and with designers sitting in the room to test out...

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Color trends High Point Market Spring 2015

Last week was my second time attending High Point Market. If you are a designer and have never been, I can't recommend it enough. It is such an exciting and inspiration trip. I saw so many beautiful show rooms and new products. I have gone through all my photos and I...

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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...

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Friday’s Photo: Off to High Point Market I go

Friday morning at 6am I leave for High Point NC to attend "Market". I am so excited but also somewhat stressed because if I get everything done I need to do before I leave I will have pulled off a small miracle. I am finishing up floor plans for two new clients,...

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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. Chris explains his art as such, "Sculpted in meticulous detail and bright colors, my animal balloon series depicts visually strong...

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NYC Spring 2015 window displays

Every time I visit New York City I have the same thought, "Why don't I do this more often?" New York City is only a little more than three hours from Boston but the truth is, I rarely go. I can come up with lot's of excuses why; hotels are expensive, I don't know...

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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...

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Dining By Design Dining vignettes part 2

One of the most notable things about seeing this year's vignettes at Dining By Design was the huge variation in each designers vision for their space. Since it's not like a show house where there are certain rules, dining by design is a blank slate for the designers...

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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...

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Dining By Design 2015 room vignettes part 1

Last week I was in New York City to join in the celebration of Modenus's (Veronika Miller) fifth anniversary as well as to attend the Architectural Digest Home Show. I saw so many new products and met some amazing new artisans and over the next few posts I will be...

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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...

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Head shot tips from a former head shot photographer

I know it is ironic but I spent 25 plus years working as a professional head shot photographer and I dread having my picture taken. I think it all stems back to picture day in elementary school. When the class photo was posted I was always a full head taller than the...

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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...

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Color trend: Is cool gray on it’s way out?

While attending KBIS with BlogTourVegas I observed a color trend that really caught my attention. Neutral tones (especially in tiles and woods) are warming up and moving away from cool gray and shifting to more of a brown/gray or taupe. In fact, the presenter at our...

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Not your average travel photos

Have you ever thought about what inspires you to take a photo?  What stirs your soul and causes you to stop in your tracks and reach for your camera? For some it's nature, for others it's travel, art or fashion. It might be a beautiful sunset or the way your cat...

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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,...

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Look who was asked to share their thoughts on design

Recently, I was asked by Terrys Blinds to share my thoughts on design for their Designer Insight series.  Terrys Blinds are made to measure blinds based in the UK.  We connected on Twitter (ah the power of social media) and I was honored to be asked.  . Check out my...

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Poggenpohl and Blanco at Residences Mandarin Oriental

There were so many highlights of BlogTourVegas and one of them enjoying cocktails, food, and entertainment while touring the newly constructed luxury penthouse units at Residences Mandarin Oriental Vegas. The view from each of the units was spectacular, looking right...

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Friday’s Photo: Jonathan Adler for Formica

I never thought I would see it but laminate seems to be making a come back. While visiting KBIS I saw how Danny Seo has made laminate very on trend for Wilsonart (read that post here) and now Jonathan Adler is doing the same thing for Formica. Adler has created a...

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The toilet we all want to own

What if I told you there is a toilet that you never have to touch or clean. As you approach the lid gently raises.The seat is heated and lit (nice for late night visits) and when you walk away the seat automatically lowers and an ultra violet light sanitizes the seat....

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Top Knobs=Top style

I'm sure you've heard the expression "the hardware is the jewelry of the room". At Top Knobs that is certainly true. Recently I had the chance to see their vast collection up close at KBIS as they were one of our BlogTour sponsors. I can confidently say that Top Knobs...

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What I most wanted to see at KBIS

Even before I headed out to KBIS with BlogTourVegas, my husband and I have been researching about switching over to an induction cook top when we update our kitchen. We currently have a small counter top version purchased off Amazon so that we could "try it out". You...

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Wood-Mode Cabinetry and puppies oh my!

Another one of our amazing sponsors for BlogTourVegas was Wood-Mode fine custom cabinetry. Many of you are already familiar with Wood-Mode as they are industry leaders in quality custom cabinetry. Founded in 1942, Wood-Mode is the nation’s largest manufacturer of...

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Revisiting laminate with Wilsonart

Ever since the early 90's when granite began to replace laminate for use on counter tops, it seems as if there was no turning back. Recently I had the opportunity to revisit laminate, first during BlogTourNY and now again more recently, during BlogTourVegas....

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Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

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