The Hot List of High Point

High Point Main Building 2013 Spring

Last spring, after my visit to High Point Market , I made a "Hot or Not" list. It was fun to do and is definitely intended to be a bit tongue-in-cheek. I have to say, I'm a little disappointed that monkeys have yet to unseat bulldogs as the "hot" animal; plaid was barely visible even though it's … [Read more...]

Hit the High Points

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It's that time of year again - High Point Market time in the fall. Growing up, it was always dubbed simply, "Furniture Market," but now it is so much more. You find outdoor furniture, accessories of all kinds, florals, textiles, even jewelry! It just goes to show how trends bleed across categories … [Read more...]

More Breakroom Brilliance

Stone Glass Countertop in Breakroom Area

A glass markerboard in a break room can serve many purposes. Write congratulations for birthdays or special anniversaries, an inspiring quote to guide the day, or to capture impromptu brainstorming,...because you never know when inspiration will strike. When the 'whiteboard' is made of glass, … [Read more...]

Something Old for Something New

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Dreamwalls Antique Mirror is a wonderful tool in hospitality environments. Antique mirror doesn't have to mean traditional or stuffy. It adds character and softeness. The reflection of the subtly distressed mirror creates excitement and intimacy, while opening up up the space visually. Hotels, … [Read more...]

The Boutique Look

Mandarin Oriental Hotel - Atlanta, GA

Boutique hotels are wonderful experiences for the senses. They can be fun, playful, refined, hip, and luxurious,...usually within a very tiny footprint. So what is the key to creating a "boutique" hotel look in any interior? Here at Dreamwalls, we boiled it down to some basic design elements to … [Read more...]

Hot or Not from High Point

Dreamwalls Trends: What's Hot-or-Not from High Point Market Spring 2014

My favorite thing to do at High Point Market is sift through the sheer volume of beauty and design to see over-arcing trends. From there I like to see what was a trend the past few seasons and is no longer, as well as the hint of what may be the next trend to come. (I really hope I'm right about the … [Read more...]

4 Ways To Pop With Color

Two's Company - Colorful Coral Tabletop Accents

  Every room needs a bit of "pop;" you know, that bit of energy and humor that makes a space feel fun and friendly. Today, we'll investigate our top choices for colors as easy choices when a room needs little something to tie it together and give it a bit of "pop." We'll start with a … [Read more...]

Showroom Success

Vignette using Dreamwalls Color Glass

As a marketing executive, I occasionally get asked by our customers to help them with their showrooms. Sure, I've taken a visual merchandising class or two in my day, but as a supplier it is a difficult position to be in to help with a showroom that isn't mine. In my experience the customers that … [Read more...]

Compare Colors of the Year 2011

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As January is rolling forward, I wanted to review some of the big color announcements and compare/contrast them with each other. As a company that works with color every day, we don't always see the trends immediately. We are a little different. So before I unveil what we see, I wanted to review … [Read more...]

Visit My Chinese Bathroom

Sandblasted Glass

After spending the better part of 24 hours just getting here, I wasn't able to see a great deal today. I adore Hong Kong as a city, though. It's so different than US cities, the way it's carved into the mountain sides. It's really beautiful. And it's terrific to see all the glass and mirror used in … [Read more...]