Design Inspiration November 21, 2014

Gift Guide: Entertainer, foodie and new homeowner

Sauder Holiday Gift Guide for entertainer foodie homeowner

We know  "tis better to give than to receive," but what happens when you’re not sure what to give?
Do you go for the thoughtful homemade gift, the one-of-a-kind experience or the “I stalked your Amazon wishlist" type of gift? Or maybe you’re looking for something a little more chic; something functional that fits with the unique personality of the giftee?

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Random Goodness November 11, 2014
holiday entertaining etiquette Q&A

Q&A: Holiday entertaining etiquette

It’s one of our favorite times of the year. Friends, family and lots and lots of food. Fall and winter are prime times for entertaining guests, so we’ve pooled the expertise of our fabulous bloggers to answer some of our burning questions on holiday entertaining and etiquette.
I mean, come on. Haven’t you always wanted to know how to get rid of those guests who overstay their welcome?
If you’re just visiting for the holidays …
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Design Inspiration November 05, 2014
Cottage Coastal Expedition Design mood board

Style chronicles: Cottage Coastal

When I say “cottage,” do you picture your grandfather’s cabin in the woods or your family’s old summer retreat? When you think “coastal,” do memories of the beach or last season’s fishing trip come to mind?
These ideas and memories are the foundation of a year-round style that’s the fourth featured style in our Expedition Design style lab — Cottage Coastal.
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Design Inspiration October 31, 2014
High Point Market style spotted trends

Style Spotted: Fall 2014 High Point Market Design Trends

High Point Market — the home furnishings industry’s largest trade show — wrapped up last week after six long days of seminars and furniture showroom visits. 
Every market, I try to hit up at least one of the seminars on design trends and emerging styles. In spring, my favorite seminar, by far, was the Trend Watch presentation I attended on 2015 design trends from the folks over at WGSN Homebuildlife.
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Design Inspiration October 22, 2014

Double Take: Dresser

Double Take dresser

Double Take: Dresser

What holds your clean clothes, serves your buffet dinner and contains your hobby room clutter?
If you guessed a dresser, you’ve been reading my mind!
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