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Outdoor Kitchens

Summer is finally here! It’s time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the sunshine. School is out and summer vacation is beginning. The kids are graduating, having birthday parties, and Independence Day is right around the corner. Looking for venues? Ditch anything indoors and look no further than your own backyard. Outdoor kitchens are the way to go. Whether you’re…

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Summertime and the livin’ is easy…

THE OUTDOOR GREATROOM.  Expand your living space by creating a casual outdoor greatroom. Fire pits/tables create the perfect focal point for cozy gatherings for entertaining.  Summer 2015 offers a plethora of beautiful outdoor fabrics that are eco-friendly. The fantastic plastics used for this years furnishings mimic natural wood and can withstand the most extreme weather conditions.  For a touch of romance…

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Serenbe brownstone

Going Green?

WHAT IS GREEN DESIGN AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOU? Green design is design that goes beyond what is attractive and functional.  It is design that cares about people and the environment and it is the fastest growing segment in the building and design industry. Green is the word used for the term, sustainable.  Sustainability, has been labeled as “green”…

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Phillip Jeffries, Grasscloths

What’s on your walls?

Remember your mother’s kitchen walls covered in baskets of fruit or that frilly guest bedroom with borders of lively florals from the 80’s?  Well, times have changed and, believe it or not, wallcoverings have made a huge comeback the past several years in a whole new fashion.  I’d like to show you some fresh designs on original and even historical wallcoverings…

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Shades & Drapery

It’s all in the details!

Have you ever heard the phrase “it’s all in the details?”  Well, we’re going to show you how small details can make a huge impact in a room.  Window treatments give softness and flair to a room, and are usually the topic of discussion when it comes to designing a space, but another very important element for windows are their shades….

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Apartment Therapy

Kick up your heels on these ottomans!

Every house should have at least one ottoman for several reasons.  First, they’re the perfect accessory to add to any room for a pop of color, texture, or pattern.  Second, they really come in handy when you need a simple foot rest and they also make for easy, portable seating especially when entertaining. These metal X base benches are great for adding functional seating to…

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Mr. Brown Vignette

Fabulous trip to High Point Market!

Our trip to High Point Market this week has left us truly inspired.  The freshly designed showrooms previewing the latest and greatest products in our industry never ceases to amaze and inspire even the most seasoned designers. Here are some of our favorites hot spots you definitely need to check out. Colours shined and beamed at Mr. Brown showroom.  Fresh hues…

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Open shelves are a great way to showcase your most prized possessions in any room or setting.  That special ceramic vase you purchased on your honeymoon in Europe and even old family photos need not to be hidden, but on display at their finest.  Adding these pieces not only add warmth and personality to your home, but guests will find…

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