Design Diary

Let Us Pause for Patina

Let Us Pause for Patina

Walking through the showrooms during Dallas Market in June and Atlanta Market in July, I noticed that offerings exhibiting powerful patina were popping up everywhere. After two decades of design writing, I know how distressed surfaces bring soulfulness to rooms. A few examples on the Design Diary today.

Bewitched by Black and White

Bewitched by Black and White

There is something particularly powerful about pairing black and white. It’s as if a sophisticated drama takes hold of the atmosphere when the combination is used. We take a look at how black and white photography is one way to introduce the duality in this post on the adroyt Design Diary.

The House That Pinterest Built

The House That Pinterest Built

Aidan Gray Home sprinkled a bit of fairy dust on Atlanta Market over the weekend by bringing Diane Keaton to AmericasMart to sign her book The House That Pinterest Built, published by Rizzoli.

A Noteworthy Nod for Navy

A Noteworthy Nod for Navy

We’ve been coming across such a deluge of fascinating shades of dark blue, we thought we’d collect some of our favorite navy home décor products from the past six months in one place. We’ve tapped rich examples from Heimtextil, Maison & Objet, Paris Déco-Off, High Point Market, Salone del Mobile, ICFF, Coverings, and Dallas Market.

A Grand Tour of Textiles at Dallas Market Center

A Grand Tour of Textiles at Dallas Market Center

I’m thrilled to be moderating “A Grand Tour of Textiles: Past, Present and Future,” a panel discussion during Dallas Design Week at the Dallas Market Center that will take place on Friday, June 22, at 2 p.m. If you are planning to be at Market, I hope you’ll stop by because the panelists will be sharing inspirations.

Opposites Attract at Coverings

Opposites Attract at Coverings

Whether your idea of fashionable design includes bling or patina, or smooth or textured, there were plenty of products at the Coverings tradeshow in Atlanta to satisfy your tastes. Opposites attract when you have eclectic tastes. Adroyt presents some of our favorite finds from the show.

Dark Beauty During High Point Market

Dark Beauty During High Point Market

Black isn’t normally a color that comes to mind when the subjects of florals and botanicals are being discussed, but noir was the most powerful hue in flourishing products that caught our attention during High Point Market. Here are a few examples of TrendTake's favorite dark beauties.

Say Amen to Menswear

Say Amen to Menswear

Adroyt visits the Paris Deco Off show in Paris to see the latest trends in fabrics, one of which is a proliferation of menswear patterns being used for upholstery and drapery fabrics, and wallpaper patterns. We give you the scoop with great images so you can see for yourself!

Colorful Furnishings and Tabletop at Maison & Objet

Colorful Furnishings and Tabletop at Maison & Objet

Our previous post covered the color trends we saw during Heimtextil. Today we’re going to look at the most prominent hues we spotted during Maison ...

2018 Color Picks at Heimtextil and Deco-Off

2018 Color Picks at Heimtextil and Deco-Off

January has been a whirlwind of design events with Heimtextil, Paris Deco Off and Maison & Objet following in quick succession. To kick off our...

From the Archives: Harvest Dome 2.0

From the Archives: Harvest Dome 2.0

When we transitioned adroyt away from WordPress, we had to shutter posts that we felt were worthy of being seen so we’re featuring them in this series “From the Archives.” The reason we feel this post is worthy is because SLO architects took what trashes NYC's sidewalks and turned the refuse into an ethereal sculpture.

From the Archives: The Eames Chair as Sculpture

From the Archives: The Eames Chair as Sculpture

In 2012, architects Matt Compeau and Bi-Ying Miao, in collaboration with Levitt Goodman Architects, submitted a 3D-printed spinal sculpture using the shape of the Eames chair to the reDesign2012 project at the Textile Museum of Canada. The organic wrapping spiral beautifully evokes the interior of a shell.