Design Group – Old and New

November 27, 2017

design group rusticRustic wood finishes does not mean a rustic room!  Current trend mixes these rough woods with stone and brass in the candle holders and with modern art featuring grays, whites, and reflective gold to present an extremely elegant atmosphere.  Just a reminder to you, greenery always enhances an area by bringing a freshness that is inviting in itself.  This featured design group is all available through one of my suppliers and I’m happy to quote if you find this appealing.


design group lampAnother design group that I fell in love with at fall furniture market presented some great new and old color combinations!  The taupe rose color of this lamp is exquisite in its sheen as well as its lovely feminine shape as it graces this more masculine table and chairs.  The lamp features a long body and short shade that exhibits an eloquence reminiscent of the 1920’s, yet mid-century as well.  Again, it is grounded with our newest return to the past in the use of brass for its base as well as its finial.  The rich green of the leather chairs with nail-heads is a new, but historic look that provides a feminine yet masculine balance to a room that appears to be a library.


design group granite countertopA newly completed kitchen with a highly dramatic granite is part of the scene photographed.  Drama does not always have to be colorful, but can be in the intensity of the shades and pattern created by Mother Nature herself.  We’ve featured the ever present subway tile, but in a new and refreshing color that is NOT white.  This backsplash features an accent tile which is a combination of both glass tiles and natural granite pieces.  So, in all three of these photos, you are seeing a blend of modern and the past enmeshed in each other a point of newness.  A trend that seems to have been growing now for a year or so.  Can’t wait to create more of these looks in perhaps YOUR home!  Call for a consultation!  919.644.1933 or email


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