Category Archives: Guest Blogs

Happy Memorial Day from Furnitureland South

*Blog Author: Ken Macdonald, Director of Sales at Furnitureland South   For Furnitureland South families, Memorial Day speaks of countless personal stories, perhaps unknown to most.  Sons and daughters who currently serve in Afghanistan, Iraq, Europe, Turkey, Japan and Korea; fathers, mothers, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, cousins and dear friends who have served and continue to […]
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How a furniture collection was created – from Hooker Furniture

They walked the streets of New York, Hong Kong, Dallas and Atlanta, shopping boutiques, store windows, antique shops, art galleries and jewelry stores. They scoured the pages of magazines and catalogs with a trail of sticky notes marking pages of inspiration. They sat side by side for hours in the product development room at the […]
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The Re-birth of Craftsmanship – Guest Blog

The word I have been reading over and over again in design and furniture catalogs and magazines is hand. The finish is hand rubbed, the basket is hand woven and the edging on the sheet, hand crocheted. While this vibrant trend may seem to apply only to those who want the comfort and authenticity of […]
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High Point Premarket Gives Peek @ Furniture Trends

A guest blog from our friends at Hooker Furniture: Contemporary is going softer and warmer, coastal is getting more versatile and gray is walking the line between cool and taupe tones. These were some of the trends that emerged in the Hooker Furniture showroom at the recent 2-day premarket held in High Point, NC, the […]
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Artisan, Glamorous Furniture on Rise – Guest blog from Hooker Furniture

As we look to furniture design trends for 2011, it is fascinating to connect home styles with what is happening in our economy, culture, values and personal lives. Everything is connected, and nothing happens in a vacuum…especially design! Here’s a look at two megatrends for 2011 and the cultural influences that are driving them: ARTISAN […]
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Furniture Goes Yin-Yang in 2011 (Guest Blog from Hooker Furniture)

As the Chinese philosophy of yin and yang suggests, opposites not only attract—they make the world far more interesting. The same can be said of our “personal worlds” that are most intimate to us – our homes. Your room can come alive in a whole new way when you contrast design elements in your furniture […]
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Christmas Colors of past, present and future – guest blog from Hooker Furniture

The sight of rich red and green colors alone can get us in the holiday spirit! Silver and gold are a great holiday color combo too… reflecting the glamour and pageantry of this special season. But if you’re in the mood for something less expected, consider these trend-forward holiday hues: Plum & Gold There’s just something […]
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Guest Blog – from B. Smith

As a designer, I look for inspiration from a wide variety of sources, some of which may be surprising. Ideas come from our daily living and our exposure to all of the senses. Having been a fashion model for many years, obviously fashion is one of my favorites to draw from. People respond to clothing […]
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