Gardner Gratitude

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It's that time of year when we look at the things we are grateful for in life. Personally, there is so much to be thankful for, but there are also so many things that we are thankful for in our professional lives, we felt it needed to be expressed and shared. 1) Our Customers Without them, … [Read more...]

Mirror Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Peta Magazine: Mirror And Feather Ornaments For Thanksgiving Table Decoration

Setting your Thanksgiving Table is so wonderful. There are so many different ways you can go with it,....elegant, rustic, bountiful or spare. Regardless of the style you choose, the addition of a mirror can help your tablescape feel more lush, light, and warm. Here are a few bloggers that have used … [Read more...]

A Room With A View

Vintage Shutters and Hardware Dreamwalls Backsplash Installation - After

My mom used to cook in the kitchen and yell at the us kids from around the corner and down the hall. I could have sworn she was omnipotent and had eyes in the back of her head. If she had seen this kitchen design at the time, I have no doubt she would have loved it. It gives all the practicality of … [Read more...]

Islands Reflects Good Taste

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The use of mirrors can reflect beautiful views, and open up visual space and give a sense of airiness. But what if the beautiful view and air is down below? These smart and beautiful kitchen islands use mirrors down below on the kitchen island, and they are stunning. See for yourself: Our … [Read more...]

Mirror Backsplashes: Ideas & Inspiration

Mirror backsplash in stately Kentucky condo

  There are various ways to use mirror backsplashes in kitchen and bath designs; antique, tiled, or crisp and clear,…mirror is a versatile element that can add light and visually expand spaces. I'm loving how designers are embracing more mirror in the kitchen to solve the challenges of … [Read more...]

Trends of #HPmkt – Artistic Flair

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One of my favorite trends of High Point Market, is the one that gets away from the look of mass production and uniformity. These products want you to see the hand of the artist: a brushstroke, a imperfect line, a spark of creativity and looseness that makes one feel as if the piece was created just … [Read more...]

Trends of #HPmkt – Better Than Blue Jeans

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When looking at the "it" color of High Point Market, I found I couldn't pick just one,...there were actually two - and they combined quite beautifully. Like a classic pair of blue jeans - a dark indigo rinse with rustic copper rivets - it's a combination that can stand the test of … [Read more...]

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...]

GANA GIBs Give Great Info

GANA meeting in process - Fall 2014

Following up further from my trip to the Glass Association of North America's (GANA) Fall Conference, I wanted to take a moment to share some really useful documents that were published and are available for download at glasswebsite.org (the official site of GANA). These documents can help answer … [Read more...]