Hot new designer buzzwords for 2019

Every industry has its own buzz words and lingo. In design, particularly sustainable design, we love to use “pop” (a pop of color, a pop of life, a pop of energy) and we love to use hygee (the Danish word meaning to give comfort, joy, and peace). Pop is easy for everyone to understand because it is literally like an exclamation point in a room—an accent, a focal point. Hygee, on the other hand, takes a little more explaining and little more thought—It is something to be considered. Hygee is tough because there is no literal translation in English and …

Lorena Canals and Oh Joy! Collaborate To Create NEW Happy Rugs Collection

Female Design Entrepreneurs to Launch the NEW Happy Rugs Collection Oh Joy! and Lorena Canals have teamed up to produce six gorgeous accent rugs that enhance any home and meet the demands of the modern lifestyle. Their collaboration, is based on their shared vision that quality and function are both important when it comes to products for home decor. The Oh Joy! brand embodies the idea that everyday life is full of joyful moments. Joy Cho and her team focus on home décor, fashion and family through various licensed product lines, a new e-commerce platform, and a daily editorial blog. …

Green Interiors: Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas Getting the lighting right in your home isn’t always easy. A lot of times, people complain that it’s too dark in the mornings, too bright in the afternoon, and too glaring in the evenings. Here’s how to get the perfect fit! Set The Tone Try to focus on creating lighting scenarios, not just lighting solutions. This might mean overhead dimmable recessed can lighting for the morning with under cabinet dimmable LED strip lighting in the kitchen and bathroom, a nice table lamp with adjustable modes in the living room, and sheers on any windows that need help filtering …

Kitchen Design Trends

Most industry experts agree that they continue to see white shaker-style cabinets more than other choices, and that hardwood flooring in a variety of shades remains a popular kitchen floor. Beyond these findings, however, there are discrepancies about views of colors, appliances, and kitchen design itself. Regarding kitchen design, Louise Frost of The Design Studio reports she’s seeing a growing interest in kitchen layouts and taking cabinets to the ceiling to maximize storage and expand the space. “”Our clients are cutting down raised bars and extending countertops into the living space, often adding bar stools,” says Frost. Gail Adkins of …

Mix, match and mosaic: The top interior design trends of 2018

Whether you’re redecorating your home, changing up that old carpet for warm hardwood flooring, or just longing for a fresh coat of paint and some new accents in the living room, the design trends this year are all about texture, style, and surprises. It’s hardwood floors celebrating knots and imperfections or variations in plank sizes and color. It’s wood on your walls and faux stone tile backsplashes. It’s mixing unexpected materials to create an entirely new look. Mix, match, and mosaic is what it’s all about this year. Sara Babinski, a designer for Armstrong Flooring, offers her view of the …

Tricks of the trade: How to maximize your kitchen renovation

Considering a kitchen renovation but not sure how to get the most out of your space and budget? Expert tips can help you focus your plans so you get the kitchen of your dreams for less money and less stress. “Redesigning your kitchen is a big investment,” says A-list designer Nate Berkus, Artistic Advisor of LG STUDIO line. “It’s not just about the money; you’re also investing a lot of time and emotion. There are so many decisions to make, and you want them to be the right ones. You also want to create a space that reflects the people …

Demand for larger homes and lots peaking

Demand for larger homes and lots peaking After several years of increasing demand for larger homes and lots, homeowners’ interest in extra square footage is waning. Additionally, homeowners continue to express a high level of interest in features that will allow them to stay in their home even with limited mobility. These findings are from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey for the first quarter of 2017, which focuses specifically on home and property design and the use of interior and exterior space. All of the data can be accessed through the included infographic.

Kitchen Design Trends

Beauty and function is not an oxymoron. The fact is, great kitchens combine both in a splendor that was once deemed impossible, according to Dan Zimmerle of Cabinet Makeovers. Kitchens are the heart and the soul of the home, Zimmerle says. The kitchen “is where we spend quality time giving our friends and families the best we have,” he says. “From preparing a simple sandwich to cooking a gourmet meal, a properly designed kitchen can change your life.  When kitchens become part of the flow of the home, friends and family can all be a part of the experience. How you …

Green Design: Top 5

Green Design: Top 5  Last year introduced a whole host of newly created products and newly discovered products for the designers at Beth Haley Design. We’ve narrowed down all of our favorites to five different products we look forward to using. Fireclay Tile has been making beautiful handmade ceramic tiles for the past 22 years. Each year the company has made its tiles more and more sustainable. Starting with lead-free glazes, over 80 colors from which to choose, and including recycled content, the company doesn’t waste an opportunity to capture our attention with these handcrafted beauties.  The Debris series boasts …

interior design & building trends seminar February 10

interior design & building trends seminar February 10 A seminar focusing on the hottest interior design and home building trends is scheduled 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, February 10. Participants will be exposed to information about the newest design trends, textures, finishes, colors, and their uses. Those who are planning to build a new home or remodel an existing home will benefit from the insights to be offered by a panel of experts who understand the array of decisions that home building or remodeling entail. The seminar will take place at the Middle Tennessee Home Builders Association (HBAMT) headquarters in Brentwood.