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New Video: Stylish Family Friendly Design

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Tips for a Stylish Family Friendly Design:

1)    Keep your larger pieces neutral to allow you flexibility to switch out your accent colors more easily in the future.

2)    Use an upholstered ottoman as a cocktail table.  This is great for family’s with little ones.  There are no sharp edges for them to get hurt on.  Leather is super durable & you won’t worry when your kids or hubby kick their feet up on it.

3)    Make it unique.  The lamp shades on these lamps can be painted any Benjamin Moore paint color.  It’s a great way to make a statement & bring color into your space.  Feel like changing your accent color in the future?  Just paint the shades to go with your new palette.

4) Play with pattern on your chairs, pillows & accessories.  Polka dots are the latest pattern trend.  We love this sophisticated version on the chairs we’ve used in this vignette.

Get inspired to start your family room makeover today!  Everything featured in our set on GMT on Friday is now in stock at IBB!

For your daily dose of design inspiration, follow us on instagram & facebook!

Miss the segment last Friday?  Click here to watch it.  For more design tv, tune in to Good Morning Texas every Friday morning on WFAA channel 8 from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

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Style Spotter Rewind

TGIF design devotees!  I have a BIG announcement for you all!  I’m so excited to have been invited back to be a part of the Style Spotters program ~ Style Spotters Rewind ~ for the Fall 2013 High Point Home Furnishings Market!  I’ll be one of nine designers from across the country that will be curating our favorite finds from the Fall market & pinning them on the Style Spotter board on Pinterest.  This group of fab ladies have all been Style Spotters before, so this will definitely make for a fierce competition to find the best products that the market has to offer!

 

What this means for you:
By following all of the fun on Pinterest, you will get a first hand look at all of the hottest products from the Fall 2013 High Point Home Furnishings Market.  We do all of the work & you get to enjoy all of the eye candy on your computer or tablet right from your comfy home!

How you can participate:
This is a competition, so every point counts!  Vote for your favorite Style Spotter by liking & re-pinning what we find.

SO, if you don’t already have one, then go set up your Pinterest account today! It’s one of my favorite places to get inspiration not only for interior design, but for fashion, cooking & so much more.  I promise you will fall in love with it!  Find me on Pinterest & let’s get inspired together!

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Sneak Peek Saturday: Dallas Market

Last night I had a blast gathering at a cocktail party with local design bloggers for the Dallas Market Center’s Sneak Peek at the January home & gift market.
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With fellow Dallas designer Elle Cole20130119-075636.jpgWith celebrity designer & HGTV star @JohnGidding who I’m super excited to say is my co-host for this evenings Arts Awards!

Follow all the fun in store for today & see what we’re discovering at today’s exclusive sneak peek into the Dallas Market! Tune in later tonight to get a backstage look at the Arts Awards!
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Follow hash tag: #DMCSneakPeek & #ArtsAwards

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Fall Market 2012 Showstopper

There were many spectacular pieces at the Fall 2012 High Point Home Furnishings market, but this one takes the cake. My jaw literally dropped when I turned the corner in the John Richard showroom and spotted this beauty!

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Jade 2 door cabinet by John Richard

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Up close detail of the amazing craftsmanship & dazzling beauty of this piece.

This is a brand new introduction, so it won’t be available for 4-5 months, but I assure you – it’s worth the wait! I have a spot in mind for it in my own home ;-). Available through IBB Design Fine Furnishings.

Tune in to Good Morning Texas this morning to see more of our fabulous finds from Fall 2012 market. I’ll be recapping a few of my favorites!

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Spotted at market: Lighting

Yesterday, I shared my top 5 lighting picks that were featured in Residential Lighting magazine’s High Point market recap video. Today, I’m going to treat you to a pictorial feast of some of the fabulous lighting I found during spring market!

Orange gourd lamp from Bungalow 5


Wall sconce from Currey & Co


Greek key lamp from Worlds Away


Mirror wall sconce from Regina Andrews


Mercury glass lamp from Jamie Young


Crystal cage chandelier from Regina Andrews


Hot pink chandelier from Currey & Co


Floor lamp by John Richard


Contemporary indoor/outdoor sconces from Fine Art Lamps


Turquoise ball pendant from Worlds Away


Chandelier by John Richard


Mercury glass lamp by John Richard


Gold metal lamp by Worlds Away

To check out more of my spring market finds, you can follow me on Pinterest or check out my Style Spotter board.

Happy designing!
xo
Shay

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Last day to vote!

Well my friends, the fun is almost over.  I’ve had such a blast pinning all of my fabulous finds for the Style Spotter contest

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Style Spotted: Thom Filicia

One of my favorite stops at market is Vanguard Furniture. I love the fresh design aesthetic of their furnishings. They have several designer collaborations, but I’m particularly fond of Thom Filicia’s collection. And yes, he is as charming in real life as he is on tv. I met him for the first time a few years ago & every time I see him he always takes the time to catch up & ask me how my family is & to see pictures of my kiddos. He also personally walks Vanguard guests thru his collection describing each piece along the way. It’s always such a treat! Take a look at some of my favorites from Thom & Vanguard.

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Thom & I with his console with upholstered inset panels. I loved this piece so much that I spotted it on the Style Spotter contest for the High Point Home Furnishings Market on Pinterest.

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Want more eye candy & inspiration from the Spring 2012 market? Head on over to my Style Spotter board on Pinterest. The voting has been extended until May 3rd so make sure to like, re-pin & comment! The winner will be announced Friday, May 4th.

Happy designing!
xo
Shay

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Spotted at Spring Market: Color!

I am very happy to report that color was abundant at the Spring 2012 High Point Home Furnishings market. Lots of saturated color! If you follow our work, then you know we (at IBB) are big fans of color! Check out a few of the colorful vignettes that caught my eye during market.

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CR Laine

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Ferguson Copeland

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Hickory Chair

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Wesley Hall

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Lilly Pulitzer

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Century Furniture

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Lilian August

Want more color, eye candy & fabulous finds from market? Then, head on over to my Style Spotter board on Pinterest. They’ve extended the voting for best Style Spotter! Voting now ends on May 3rd & the winner will be announced on May 4th. Every re-pin generates 2 points & every like 1 point. So, tell me what you like by commenting, liking & re-pinning. I’m anxious to see your feedback on my little curation of treasures from Spring market!

So whether it’s a pop of color or a room full of vibrant shades, I hope these photos inspire you to liven up your home!
Happy Designing!
xo
Shay

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Show-off Shoe Cabinet

I’ve been having so much fun uncovering the coolest products in home furnishings to share with you all as a Style Spotter for the Spring 2012 High Point Home Furnishings market.  You may remember the Pinterest contest I told you about earlier that I’m participating in as a Style Spotter this week.  So, my super stylish followers, I have something majorly swoon worthy to share with you!

It’s the Show-off Shoe cabinet by Lilly Pulitzer.  This is for the girl who doesn’t have enough closet space or someone who simply wants a sassy way to organize their shoes.  Come on, don’t your Manolos & Louboutins deserve a gorgeous space to live?

Isn’t it fabulous?  I think my good friend, Tina (a.k.a the shoe snob) would approve!  Let me know what you think.

Curious to see what else I found at spring market?  Mosey on over to my Style Spotter board on Pinterest for more home furnishing fabulosity!  You still have 2 more days to vote so like & re-pin away to your heart’s content!  I’d love to see your comments & feedback!

Happy Designing!

xo
Shay

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It’s almost here! Ready to spot some style!

High Point, North Carolina’s Home Furnishings Market is like Fashion Week for interior designers & we are super stoked because it starts this week!  It’s no secret that IBB is not your typical furniture store.  We take 6 of our talented designers to market to hand select the freshest products in the industry to enable our clients to shop the best selection for their homes.

BIG NEWS!

High Point Market has recruited eight home fashion trendsetters to showcase their favorite products and top trends at the April show and in case you haven’t heard yet, I was selected as one!  Yippee!!!  I’m taking this honor rather seriously, as I am bound & determined to uncover some really cool products to offer our clients at IBB & share with you!  As the only designer representing the Lone Star State, you know I’ll be on the hunt to show you some Texas sized style! 

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? 

I will be pinning as I walk the show and capturing images of my favorite looks and hot new products to my High Point pin board on Pinterest.  I’ll be competing against 7 other home fashion trendsetters for the coveted title of “Best Style Spotter” & a free trip to the fall market.

GET IN ON THE ACTION! 

You can VOTE!  Simply follow my High Point Market pin board on Pinterest, and generate “likes” and re-pins of my market photos of products to your own Pinterest boards.  I want to know what tickles your design fancy!  Each “like” earns 1 point & each “re-pin” earns 2 points.  Start following my board today!  The Style Spotting begins in just a few days!  Follow all of the fun April 19th-24th.

Happy designing!!

xo
Shay

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Sneak Peek: Spring 2011 ~ Fresh Fashionable Fabrics

I just love it when an upholstery line we carry just “gets it”.  Do you know what I mean?  Yesterday, the designers at IBB were all treated to a sneak peek of what we’ll see at market in High Point in April from CR Laine.  If you haven’t taken a look at CR Laine in the last few years, you will be pleasantly surprised with their divine transformation.  They’ve taken fresh to a whole new level & are quickly gaining clout as color trend setters for the industry.

Take a peek at some of my favorites being introduced for Spring 2011

Gray is a fabulous neutral & they’re pulling out the punches with this color scheme.  I love the pop of the pinkish honeysuckle  red (2011 Color of the Year).  It brings the traditional floral print to life.  The traditional gray houndstooth accent fabric gets a fresh update by taking on a larger scale in pattern.  Check out the metallic snakeskin print in honeysuckle.  Now this fabric would add some instant glam to your space & really kick it up a notch.  I can see it on some fun small bench ottomans or used to cover a fabulous accent chair.  Instant statement piece.  Oh, and by the way ~ it’s a microfiber!  Yep, that’s right!  Style & durability.  Hello, can you say family friendly fashions for your home?  I told you they “get it”!!!  The fabrics in this scheme will also go with the yummy Sunbrella velvet sofa I showed you on Good Morning Texas last week.

 

So, last year’s color of the year was turquoise & if you’re a loyal reader of the DD blog, then you know that I am a HUGE fan of turquoise.    I really can’t get enough of the color.  Pairing a lemon or sunny yellow with it creates one of my favorite color combinations.  It just feels so fresh & happy to me.  I’m using  these colors in my family room in my new home.  I love this fabric from CR Laine.  Yes, the pattern is a coral design but this certainly doesn’t mean you have to use it in a beach house.  It would be gorgeous on pillows or a pair of chairs.  How about on the chair below?  Instead of the green on the wood frame, let’s accent it with turquoise.  Did you know that CR Laine will let you pick ANY Benjamin Moore paint color to apply to ANY of their wood frames?  Or, maybe we cover the chair in a turquoise solid & use the the turquoise & yellow coral pattern as the fabric for the loose back pillow.  Talk about options.  My fellow design devotees, we could have some fun here!!!

I hope you all enjoyed today’s sneak peek!  We head to High Point for market in April, so stay tuned for more updates.  Enjoy your weekend design devotees!

*Like what you see & want more?  CR Laine is available at IBB Design Fine Furnishings.  Contact one of our designers for more information.