Design Diary

In Search of Unique Inspiration

In Search of Unique Inspiration

In our second review of Paris Déco Off, one of the end-all/be-all event for introductions in textiles and wallcoverings in Europe, Robin Garceau, founder of Robin Garceau Interiors, taps a few more debuts that brought her inspiration, from fabrics inspired by the kaleidoscope to big, beautiful botanicals.

History Meets Innovation at Paris Déco Off

History Meets Innovation at Paris Déco Off

This year was the first in five I didn’t make it to Europe to attend Paris Déco Off, one of my favorite shows for the lush introductions in textiles and wallcoverings that are unfurled. Robin Garceau kindly agreed to share with Design Diary readers her experience of the new debuts from a number of manufacturers.

Think Pink!

Think Pink!

Jackie von Tobel, signing a whimsical creation at Left Bank Art during Atlanta Winter Market, said, “Pink is always in style.” The statement was in response to my comment that I was seeing so many shades of the color, some pale and pretty; others dusky hues of deep rose (and everything in between). Here are my picks.

New Althorp Furniture Debuts

New Althorp Furniture Debuts

“My family had a strong tradition in the Royal Navy,” Charles, 9th Earl Spencer told me after I’d toured the new pieces in the Althorp Living History Collection at Theodore Alexander during High Point Market. This is but one of the things I learned about the history of this family and the furnishings at Althorp.

An Abundance of Asymmetrical Stateside

An Abundance of Asymmetrical Stateside

As promised in my last Design Diary entry, which featured asymmetrical decorative elements and furnishings with organic shapes being exhibited around the world, I’m taking a look at what I’ve seen stateside that fits into these interesting categories.

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.

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!