What a whirlwind the new year has been! How many inches of snow have already fallen in Nashville? How many new places have opened up around town? We love the energy and excitement we sense all over town and hope the start of 2018 has delivered extra pep to everyone’s step. Around the office, we’ve been working on many new design projects and are eagerly awaiting all that is yet to come! Here’s to a happy, safe, productive year everyone!


Featured Topic: Top 5!

A new year often brings a new outlook on life, and the same hold true for design. So far, we are loving the jolt of energy the Pantone color of the year has infused within the industry: Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to comeWithout further ado, here are our top 5 design trends for 2018!

3D wall tile anyone?
We love progressive manufacturing techniques and WOW 
does it better than anyone!

TECHNOLOGY

Even if smart speakers aren’t your thing, there is plenty of new technology emerging in 2018 to make your home more comfortable, stylish, and enjoyable. From high-tech, ultra soft textiles to stylish thermostats, there is something for everyone. And don’t forget, technology integration is a good investment as it can decrease energy consumption and give your house an updated, well cared for look! 

TRAVEL 

Go forth and explore! The most inspired interiors tell a story. Whether a collection from travels abroad or a collection acquired from years of thrifting, the key is finding unique objects that are unlike items you would normally find in stores. 

COLOR

As a firm that has never shied away from color, we are ecstatic to see color abound within the residential setting. Bold cabinet colors and vibrant accents are used in unexpected ways to  burst forth to make interiors dynamic, fun, and personal. We can’t wait to bring more vitality to our clients and see how others are doing it as well!

LUX

In recent years, reclaimed wood / industrial chic have been part of the ruling class in interior design. The look has been applied everywhere, both in the residential and commercial setting, to overall great effect. Not saying this look is out but we are seeing an emergence of polished, glossy, glamorous interiors. Think plush surfaces, rounded, curvaceous furniture, and gleaming metal accents. In one word, the look is lux!

AUTHENTICITY

Pure materials, organic surfaces, and handmade textiles make a big impact on the look and feel of a home. We saw a lot of this at High Point Market this last fall and the look is only growing. The simple truth is this: Paired with any decor style, from traditional to contemporary and everything in between, adding authentic accents in your home help create an interesting, layered, custom look. 


Featured Vendor: Block Shop Textiles

Started by two sisters in 2010, Block Shop Textiles has emerged as a defining trend setter in the field of authentic, quality textiles. We love each item is handmade is so gloriously graphic. Every piece is the perfect combination of color, scale and repetition. We are amazed to see their inventory grow from block printing to lots of great woven textiles and prints for the home!   


Featured Event: The Art Company | Of Things To Come 

There is still time to explore an exciting new show happening at the Art Company. Gallery owner Anne Browne says it best: “A signature concept of The Arts Company is to offer eclectic exhibitions in photography, painting, sculpture, outsider/folk art, mixed media, focusing on unlikely pairings of art, artists, and ideas”. One thing everyone should be sure to see is never seen before photos of Jackie Kennedy redecorating the White House taken in 1961 by LIFE photographer Ed Clark. 

DATES: Now – January 25th,  Tuesday-Saturday
TIME: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-5pm
COST: Free
LOCATION: 215 5th Avenue of the Arts N. Nashville, TN 37219

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