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Hight Point NC, Trends Report for 2014

The Fall Market week in High Point, North Carolina (10/19/13-10/24/13) was AWESOME! Lots of people, manufacturers and socializing! It is always an inspiring trip and allows us to bring you specific insights into what you should look out for that is trending next year.

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Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate

“I have both used DW Design and recommended her. She has a thorough knowledge of the latest and best materials and products to bring to the project. Her designs were fresh and beautiful. She is caring and totally professional…”

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Design Retreat

A few months ago, I had a wonderful opportunity to meet with some top designers from around the country, to discuss the business of design. The 3 day retreat was located in beautiful sunny Tucson Arizona.

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Fall Fun

Treat yourself to the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor, or one of the many local Fall Festivals like the Warwick Applefest. Just get outside with friends & family and have some Fall Fun!

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Nancy B. ~ Croton-on-Hudson, NY

“Denise has helped me with many projects over the years from window treatments in both the living and dining rooms, a redo of my basement recreation area, color selection for my daughter’s bedroom, to the design of my new kitchen addition. All the projects have been very different and each with it’s own set of issues…”

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Artist: Joella Cannon, Fine Jewelry

Joella Cannon is a Jewelry Designer and principal of J.A. Minai Jewelry Design located in Westchester, NY. Her passion is to “create statement pieces that are inspired by the elements of surprise and juxtaposition.”

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Audrey G. ~ Briarcliff Manor, NY

“Denise is responsive and attentive and a great designer. She managed all the details of our living room remodel. It turned out great and we would definitely use her again and recommend her to a friend.”

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Sag Harbor, NY

Something that can be seen throughout the Hamptons in the Spring are flowers beautifully arranged in pots and planters. If you do not have a green thumb, but like to surround yourself with color, this is a great way to accomplish both.

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Walking Dunes, Hamptons, NY

One special place that we like to visit is the Walking Dunes, in Napeague, Montauk, NY. They are named this not because you are allowed to walk on them, but because the wind and natural elements change the configuration of the dunes constantly.

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Jaqui B. ~ Croton-On-Hudson, NY

“Denise did a wonderful job with our blank-slate basement. She worked with the contractor to develop the design of the space which included a playroom, bathroom, media room, kitchenette/bar area, gym and storage…”

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Artist: Spiro Lyon Glass

Spiro Lyon Glass was founded by Jacqueline Spiro and Lee Lyon, glass artists who have been working with hot glass since 1989. Many of the unique glass pieces they produce are large, thick cast glass panels for use as interior and exterior decorative and architectural elements.

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Nina A. ~ Rye, NY

“Denise did the entire interior of my house. She had wonderful ideas and great resources. But what makes her a winner in my book is her ability to listen and deliver above and beyond what you asked for. I highly recommend her services…”

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The common element throughout is good design. There’s always a reason why an element is chosen for a certain place, whether it’s a colorful painting in a room or a specific fabric on a chair. There’s also a functionality to every item that is unique to each project’s solution. It’s sort of like an oversized jigsaw puzzle with a place and reason for each piece.

“Your rooms are like a painting. Each component is a brushstroke to create the whole picture. It’s magic every time!”