Category Archives: Guest Blogs

The Teal Deal

I have always been drawn to the richness of teal, even though my palette typically tends to warmer hues and neutrals, this color can spark up a room or a table setting beautifully.  It has been trending for a while, but it still feels very fresh and vibrant. Teal continues to be used in surprising […]
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Ralph Lauren for Team USA and Your Home

Once again, controversy follows the outfits sported by Team USA for the 2014 Winter Olympics! Love it or hate it, you have to agree that what they represent is American pride! Designed by the iconic American fashion designer Ralph Lauren and proudly made in the USA, this time they are patriotically emblazed in red, white, and […]
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Your HOUZZ ideabook… turning your dream into reality can be easy!

Ideabooks are a fantastic tool for you to organize things you like, and for a designer to view and assess your style ideals,  but that is just the beginning.  Knowing how to put it all together takes planning and good design sense.  Fine furniture is an investment, and you want to be assured it looks […]
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Kaitlyn and Meg | HPMKT Trends

With High Point Furniture Market coming to a close, we are excited to remember the trends of past seasons and welcome the fresh ideas featured this October. As manufacturers and designers from all over the world came together to reveal their most recent designs, we [Meg McMillan and Kaitlyn Carpenter] were reporting from the front […]
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DESIGNING FOR THE SEXES

Abby and Tyler are a young couple, recently married, who just purchased their first home.  As with most newlyweds, they are learning how to blend their styles. Abby likes menswear fabrics, plaids, cable knits and lace. She has a degree in Art History and a personal  love of  pen and ink drawings.   Tyler likes  leather, […]
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The Baker Trilogy Part One: An Education

Remember us?? I’m McKenzie. And I’m Caroline, and we are Design the Gap. Don’t forget I [Caroline] am talking when you see the bold font. While I [McKenzie] am talking when you see the normal text. Feel free to interject any thoughts you have yourself. We interrupt each other all the time. We just get so excited! Ladies […]
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International Furniture Liaison

Did you know that Furnitureland South is the premier destination for shoppers around the world?  Our world-class services do not stop domestically, but travel across the globe, as we assist our clients from start to finish in furnishing their homes.  We provide our clientele with a luxury shopping experience, unlike anything else in the world. […]
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“Whatever do I do with this room?”

“Whatever do I do with this room?”  This is a question I have heard many times over the 35+ years I have been an interior designer. This particular client came in wondering the very same question. How do I  place the furniture we need, in the space available, with the most seating, and still be […]
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Lake Geneva, WI | Distinctive Dutch Colonial Home

This Distinctive Dutch Colonial nestled in the north shore of Lake Geneva, WI was furnished by Design Consultant, Patti Allen of Allen and James Interiors at Furnitureland South. The home’s furnishings are amplified by its wonderful architectural details, and every living area has an amazing panoramic view, creating a light, bright and open interior. Patti […]
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Mother Nature Knows Best…

You’ve got to cool down if you want to sleep better! Feeling drowsy this morning? Maybe you need to chill out. Experts agree: cooler temperatures help you sleep deeper and longer. That advice applies not only to room temperature, but also to your bedding. A mild drop in body temperature induces sleep. Mother Nature has […]
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