Interior Design

Designs We're Thankful For

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Pass the rolls, stuffing and mashed potatoes – because we have a lot to be thankful for this year. Thanksgiving isn’t just a time to celebrate friends and family, it’s a time to celebrate great design. Just like our favorite Turkey Day traditions, our favorite designs are timeless year in and year out. So as we tuck into our feast (for the eyes!), here’[...]

Miami Style

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When Old Man Winter comes a-knocking, there’s no reason you can’t summon a tropical summer vacation indoors. In Miami, the weather is always hot and the colors are always vibrant, which is one reason this seaside city has become a mecca for lovers of its very singular style. Perhaps the recipe is equal parts Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern with a dash of[...]

Refined Rustics

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Warm, inviting and resplendent – When it comes to the current trend of turning old into new again, the French Country style is one of our favorite looks. A warm counterbalance to Industrial Chic, the French Country or Provencal aesthetic exudes relaxed rejuvenation with country-infused elegance. Gently weathered, distressed and rusted finishes add old wo[...]

The Brooklyn Navy Yard

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Established in 1801 by President John Adams, the Brooklyn Navy Yard has transformed from an aging shipyard into a revitalized community passionate for design, building and manufacturing. Located in a semicircular bend on the East River across from Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the Navy Yard is spread out over 300 acres and encompasses forty buildings, three d[...]

Industrial Chic

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Whir, zing, clang, crash! With a riveting retro vibe and a modern metallic look, “Industrial Chic” design is a hot new trend that’s here to stay. Exposed gears, unrefined piping and weathered finishes are just a few of the elements that comprise this edgy aesthetic. Infusing a factory-like look into your home doesn’t have to leave you working overtime. Here [...]

Everything Old is New Again

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If you’ve seen The Wall Street Journal’s features on the offices of Google (Paris, Mountain View, Dublin and now New York City), you’ve seen what creativity and virtually unlimited budgets can produce. Funky spaces with “authentic” NYC graffiti and replicas of apartments as lounge areas make up many of Google’s spaces. To us, this signals more than just fun [...]

National Romance Awareness Month

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When it comes to romance awareness, you’d think February and its endless parade of Valentine’s Day cards and candies would take the cake. But go figure – it’s August. As we mull over all things amorous, we’re celebrating National Romance Awareness Month in style. Join us as we share the love for some of our favorite romantic products.XOXO! Despite their u[...]

Happy Birthday, Andy!

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Andy Warhol would have been 85 today – that’s a lot of soup cans! His playful, whimsical “pop” art creations seem as relevant today as they did in the 1950s, when the world got its first glimpse of his graphic drawings for advertisements. In the 1960s, his take on iconic American objects set the art world on fire – and his style still burns bright. What els[...]

Design Center of the Americas

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With a trip to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart under our belt, we’re packing up and hitting the road to our next Design Center destination. With sun, sand and sea (and a bit of Art Deco thrown in for good measure), Miami is a dream destination with a totally different design aesthetic. The Design Center in Florida is actually called the DCOTA (Design Cente[...]

Design Centers - A Designer's Best Friend

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When it comes to finding the best designs under one roof, there are few places better than Design Centers. With more than 50 across North America, they remain the best sources of furniture, fabric and finishes for both interior and exterior design products. Join us as we highlight a few of our favorite Design Centers, starting with the biggest – The Merchand[...]