Tag: home decoration

Pigtown Design: Shelter Pub “Refresh Magazine” Hits Shelves


When I was in High Point in April, Katie Denham from the Katie Did blog,and I were wandering around the CR Laine Showroom, when we ran into Holly Blalock, their design director, taking some other people on a tour of the showroom.Holly kindly included us in the tour, and we shortly found out that one of the other people was Lacey Howard,the editor of the new BHG special interest publication “Refresh”.

Lacey told us that the magazine would be coming out in late May, so when I saw it at the store, I grabbed it! The basic premise of the magazine is that to refresh your house you don’t have to start from scratch, you can use what you have, maybe in a different way, you can find inspiration from many sources, and budget items can have a huge impact.

Pigtown Design: A Few Peeks at High Point


I still haven’t had time to edit all of my photographs, and I want to review them and then pick some overall themes. But I thought I’d share a few peeks at some things that really caught my eye.

Colour is everywhere! Greens, as dictated by Pantone earlier this year. Here in Aerin Lauder’s new collection.

Pigtown Design: Heading to High Point


The twice-yearly High Point Furniture Market is underway, and I am heading down there, so I can report to you on all of the latest trends, styles and colours that you’ll be seeing over the next six to twelve months. This is the third time I’ve been, and once again, I am sponsored by Hooker Furniture.

image_thumbHooker’s been very smart in setting up a Pinterest page, and using the ideas and suggestions from their followers to incorporate into their furniture. Last fall, they debuted the first Pinterest-driven collection. The chair above reflects two very current trends – animal prints and the emerald green, which was chosen as Pantone’s colour of the year.

Pigtown Design: Bits and Pieces


Aside from going to High Point – and don’t worry, there are still a few more highlights from High Point – there have been some other things swirling around my life.

On Saturday, one of the most beautiful of our fall days, I had the chance to be a tour guide at the Federal Hill Historic House Tour at a friend’s house. I wanted to share the most incredible view from her third floor deck.Can you imagine having this view from your house? It’s ever-changing and always interesting.