Mon, Jan 25, 2016 @ 05:18 PM

4 Interior Design Trends at the 2016 Dallas Total Home & Gift Market


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Sat, Jul 04, 2015 @ 04:01 PM

Dallas Total Home and Gift Market Summer 2015 - Excitement in Lighting

Exciting lighting designs were found at the Dallas Total Home and Gift Market.  

Lighting encompasses a large area.  There are chandeliers, floor lamps, table lamps, wall sconces, and pendants.  There are also outdoor lights, ceiling fixtures, and various types of shades.

At the Dallas Total Home & Gift Show, there were up to date decorating ideas, unique home decor accessories and exciting lighting fixtures that demonstrate the latest trends.  They also offerred inspiring items for creating attractive and stylish interior design with rich and neutral color combinations and beautiful materials.


Some lighting is not only practical but is also a true work of art.   In the magnificent light shown below, the hanging light is made to look like a shimmering jellyfish.  


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Sat, Jul 04, 2015 @ 03:03 PM

Dallas Total Home and Gift Market Summer 2015 - Shiny Finishes

This summer the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market featured shiny metallic finishes, plenty of reflections and opulent elegance.


 Some people even labeled it "the Bling Game".  There were so many shiny accents, on lamps, on wall decor, on pilliows, and on tables and chairs.  Here are some of the magnificent accents and accessories that we saw at the Market.

 Shiny fish on a wall.  Who would think this would make such a statement?  The fish are of all types and have two things in common.  They never get bigger and they always look good.  

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Sat, Jul 04, 2015 @ 02:47 PM

Dallas Total Home and Gift Market Summer 2015 Nature Inspired Designs

Nature inspired designs continue to be very popular at the Dallas Total Home and Gift Market 

The latest trends in home decorating are inspiring and bring lots of interesting ideas that you can use for creative and bright interior decorating.  

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Tue, Dec 09, 2014 @ 03:47 PM

Looking Back on 2014 Interior Design Trends

Looking Back on 2014 Interior Design Trends - What was Hot?

 The photo below was taken at the High Point Market this fall.  It shows a mixture of traditional and transitional items.  Notice the geometric shapes in the chest and the interesting pattern in the chair fabric.  This illustrates that people want to mix the modern look with the traditional to create a more transitional feeling.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014 @ 02:30 PM

Plano Interior Designer Reports-2014 Home Furnishings Market Trends-P2

This blog is Part 2 of the Plano Interior Designer Report on 2014 Home Furnishings Market

CASEGOODS--What we saw

There were lots of snazzy new casegoods.  Mid-century modern is still around, as is neotraditional and contemporary design elements.  There were also plenty of European traditional pieces (such as English country style)  and Hollywood Glam styles. Mirrored accents and silver leaf finishes adorn the glam-inspired looks that combine mixed media and colorful accent finishes.

Glam influences could be seen on mirrored accents on bed posts, dining table legs, and the door fronts of case pieces.  Mirrored accents and silver leaf finishes adorned the casegoods and have plenty of Bling..

This glamorous bed is inspired by the Hollywood legend, Humphry Bogart.  Notice the beautiful tray on the bed.

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Tue, Oct 28, 2014 @ 01:33 PM

Plano Interior Designer Reports on 2014 Home Furnishings Market Trends

What is it like to attend the High Point International Home Furnishing Market?

Well, it is very exciting, inspiring and exhausting, There was plenty of excitement in High Point, NC, where the International Furniture Market takes place twice a year for interior designers and furniture retailers. The Market is over 11,000,000 sq feet (yes I did say 11 million square feet) with showrooms spread out over many miles.  It can be pretty confusing for buyers who are new to the market because there is so much there.  There are buildings that have higher end furniture and ones that have lower priced furnishings. Some of the manufactures have their own building. There are also many show rooms for home accessories, lighting and rugs.

Here are a few of the buildings at the high point 2014 home furnishings market.


This is the IHFC building and it is a lot bigger than it looks in this photo. It has over 3.5 million square feet of show space, including InterHall, The Pavilions and hundreds of permanent showroom spaces. 

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Mon, Sep 15, 2014 @ 03:53 AM

Upholstered Headboards seen at Dallas Total Home and Gift Market

There was definitely a trend toward upholstered headboards at the Dallas Total Home and Gift Market 

Upholstered headboards are becoming more popular and are moving into the mainstream headboard market.

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Sat, Sep 13, 2014 @ 03:43 AM

Nature Inspired Themes seen at the Dallas Total Home and Gift Market

Nature inspired themes were seen everywhere at the Dallas Total Home and Gift Summer Market.  

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Thu, Sep 11, 2014 @ 03:42 PM

Dallas Total Home and Gift Market - Decorative Pillows & Hassocks

There were many dazzling decorative pillows and hundreds of beautiful hassocks at the September 2014 Dallas Total Home Market this year. 

We have some wonderful photos that we took at the Market to show you some dynamite decorative pillows.  They were everywhere!

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