Trendspotting: The Jewelry Box Must Haves

The 2015 Fall High Point Market wrapped up last week, and there were a few big pieces that were the "must have" of every showroom.  Yes, there were still some bars. Yes, there were still statement credenzas. However, these three trend-driven pieces were influenced by the "jewel-box" style of small … [Read more...]

Trendspotting: High Point Fall 2015

The 2015 Fall High Point Market wrapped up last week, and there were a few big trends that were everywhere you looked. Both seemed to show power and strength, as the optimism of the showrooms and the excitement of the market this season was in full swing. Super Shapes of the … [Read more...]

The Colors of Fall HPMkt 2015

The 2015 Fall High Point Market just closed up for the winter, and there were a few new trends in color worth noting. The color palette seemed more optimistic and bright than in past years, and I felt that feeling through the sales associates I spoke with as well. They were looking forward to a … [Read more...]

Texas Kitchen Unifies Elements With Glass

This is a kitchen installation created by one of our fantastic customers, Anchor Ventana, in Texas.  They did the glass installation in this Austin home. What strikes us first is how the neutral palette and gauze window treatments soften what could have been a very hard-edged, angular design. The … [Read more...]

Southern Style Antique Mirror

This amazing bathroom was created as a 2013 Southern Living Showcase Home in Austin, TX. This is the first time two builders, Henley Custom Homes and Silverton Custom Homes , have partnered to design and create a beautiful home that is full of  a gracious, sophisticated farmhouse style.  According … [Read more...]

Chicago Architecture We Love: The Gary Comer Youth Center

We were recently in Chicago for the 1st Chicago Architecture Biennial, where architecture was everywhere you turned throughout the city. However, one of our favorite Chicago buildings isn't one of the "biggies" that you think of with Chicago: The Merchandise Mart, The Willis Tower, Aqua, or even … [Read more...]

The First Chicago Biennial

I was recently in Chicago seeing some designers, and I was thrilled that the time coincided with the First Chicago Architecture Biennial running October 3rd, 2015 through January 3rd, 2016. This is a Chicago event organized by architects Sarah Herda and Joseph Grima celebrating not only Chicago … [Read more...]

Keys For Break Room Success

Breakrooms are a place to reset, relax, refresh and have pleasant interaction with your peers. We covered the necessities to a good breakroom design yesterday, but here are some "next step" elements to consider adding to your breakroom design area that will make it even more appreciated by your … [Read more...]

Breakroom Benefits

Small, positive social interactions at work have been shown by a University of Michigan study to increase oxytocin levels, strengthen immune systems, and create more positive cortisol patterns within the body. A break room is an important part of encouraging the occurrence of such positive … [Read more...]

5 Backsplash Basics

Great! Your client loves the look of a glass backsplash for their kitchen design. It's practical: easy-to-clean, non-staining, and a breeze to maintain. You are thrilled, because with Dreamwalls' custom color matching process, you can get the exact match to that awesome textile you've chosen for the … [Read more...]