We Are Due for the Next Interior Design Trend – Christina Murphy

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Christina Murphy  Christina Murphy Interiors: New York, Palm Beach, Miami, Bahamas Christina Murphy describes herself as a contemporary traditionalist. She not only creates amazing spaces for her loyal following of fashionable clients, but has an uncanny ability to help them visualize design schemes at the start of a project. A graduate of Georgetown University, The American Institute for Foreign Study in Italy and The New York School of Interior Design, Christina started her career in 1999 working with Celerie Kemble in the beginning years of Kemble Interiors's new New York office. In 2006 she launched Christina Murphy Interiors, and since then her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful (who named her among "America's Top 100 Designers"), Traditional Home, The New York Times and ABC's The View. Join me as Christina predicts the start of a new interior design trend, why organic furnishings are here to stay, what's inspiring about working in New York, why she rarely visits New York's Design buildings, how to brighten a dark room, when to use color and when to use a monochromatic palette and much more... Read More

Designer Barbara Gilbert Knows How Room Colors Affect Emotions

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Barbara Gilbert Founder-owner Barbara Gilbert Interiors, Dallas, TX. After 22 years of owning an insurance agency, Barbara Gilbert decided to leave it all for her dream job as an interior designer. It was an easy change since she was already decorating many of her friends’ and relatives’ homes. She went back to school to study interior design. After a few years, things blossomed for Barbara and she formed Barbara Gilbert Interiors in Dallas, Texas, winning multiple prestigious awards, working as an HGTV Pro Network Designer, and serving on the executive committee of the Interior Design Society. Join me as Barbara shares her insights on interior design and more... Read More

7 Things You Must Know Before Signing a Designer Rug Purchase Order

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Updated June 16, 2015 with new content. A fine quality handmade rug is a major purchase and when chosen wisely gives years of enjoyment. It is therefore surprising that many people don't ask a few simple questions that could greatly increase their enjoyment of the rug. Here are 7 tips that will help you choose the best rug for the room, avoid some common rug buying mistakes and know the pros and cons of hand-knotted versus hand-tufted rugs.   Read More