Color Pours Through The William

The William - Pink Suite featuring smoked antique mirror backsplash

The Dreamwalls Social Media Team (ie: Mandy and Holly) recently got away for a long weekend in NYC, and had a great time. We saw art, monuments, architecture, and inspiration everywhere we turned. We were lucky enough to stay in a hotel that suited our color obsession perfectly: The William. Located … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Freshness & Fun at the Wilkes Open Air Market

Blueberry Colors

For today's Color Ways post, we're staying right here in Wilkesboro, the home of Dreamwalls. While I don't live in Wilkes (I'm from neighboring Alexander County), it's one of my favorite places to be. It's probably most well-known for being home to Merlefest, one of the biggest bluegrass festivals … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Airlie Gardens

azalea color

Warm temps and blue skies make this the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy nature. One great place to do that here in North Carolina is at the Airlie Gardens. Located in Wilmington, Airlie has been one of the top botanical spots in the state ever since it was opened to the public in 1999. … [Read more...]

A Brief History of Glass in America


Yes, we realize we're biased. But we at Gardner Glass Products get excited about glass in America. It hasn't always been around, and it hasn't always been the quality it is now. Everyone takes for granted that glass is incredibly distortion-free and clear, when glass has undergone some amazingly big … [Read more...]

Glass As Art in Kips Bay

Dustin Yellin Side Detail of Previous Work

Whenever we at Gardner Glass Products see glass used in artwork, we're instantly at attention. In part, because we know what an unforgiving material that it can be. Glass is heavy, breakable, difficult to mold or change, and definitely can be a bit dangerous. Our (collective) hat is off to any … [Read more...]

Mirror Magic in Kips Bay

Cullman and Kravis Room in Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse 2014

We're continuing the look at the use of glass and mirror in the 2014 Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York. For my earlier post on the topic, featuring Martyn Bullard and Ingrao, click HERE. Today I'm still looking at mirrors; aka: the "interior designer secret weapon." For the challenges facing … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Musical Merlefest

Bluegrass group Old Crow Medicine Show will be performing on Friday night at Merlefest

Mid-April is here and the streets of Wilkesboro, NC are getting more and more crowded by the day, and that can only mean one thing…’s Merlefest time again! The campus of Wilkes Community College will be filled with music, food, crafts, games and thousands of excited festival-goers from all … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Penland School of Crafts

Various types of art are always on display at the gallery. 
Photo Credit: Penland School of Crafts

March is National Craft Month, so today we're heading to one of North Carolina's most inspiring spots for artists....The Penland School of Crafts. Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the school is surrounded by quiet, rural countryside and mountains in the distance. It's the perfect place for … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: The Avett Brothers


 “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." - Plato I'm a huge music fan. Any genre will do, as long as it's a good song! A few years ago my boss Ben introduced me to a group called The Avett Brothers  and I've been a big fan ever … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Celebrate Nat’l Quilting Day at the NC Arboretum

NC Arboretum's Quilt Garden
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  Tomorrow, March 15th, is National Quilting Day. Established in 1991 by the National Quilting Association, it's a day to celebrate the art of quilt making and all of the folks who work hard to create those distinctive patterns and designs. Quilting, which dates all the way back to ancient … [Read more...]