Author Archives: Kristie Barnett

Announcing 2018 Pantone Color of the Year – They Never Cease to Amaze Me

Have you heard the news? The 2018 Pantone Color of the Year is Ultra Violet. I’m 100% sure my mother-in-law will be very happy! Whether you love it or hate it, don’t put too much stock in it. Pantone started the “Color of the Year” mania back in the year 2000 as a marketing ploy, […]

The Design Project of My Dreams – It’s a Beach House!

Have you ever had a career or life goal that is really more of a secret wish or dream? The design project of my dreams has been to redo a beach property, which seemed unlikely since I live in a landlocked state!   This design project has been in the works since August, and I […]

Highlights of High Point Market – My Top 5 Favorites

Still reflecting on everything I saw and learned at High Point Market this year, I wanted to share some of my favorite inspirations from the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world. Highland House showroom at High Point Market And since the holiday season has begun, let’s start with: My Favorite Gift Idea Wexel […]

The Most Dangerous Color for Staging Homes to Sell

It’s the time of the year when everyone seems to be talking about the “Color of the Year,” including me. But just because a paint company puts out a new one (no less than 10 different companies do it each and every year now) doesn’t mean that THAT is the color you should repaint your […]

Friday’s Favorite Find And a Decorating Hack for Found Treasure

You probably know how much I love a good sale. But some of my favorite finds are actually from estate sales and yard sales, where I often discover an inexpensive reject that becomes one of my new favorite things! Here’s a short video showing you what I found this morning and how I’m going to […]