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High Point Market: Trends Report for 2013

Just got back from the Fall Market in High Point, N.C. 2012 and what a great trip…So many new products and so much to see! Here is the long anticipated Trends Report for 2013 with photos. Now you can make your decorating plans for the New Year!

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Robin A. ~ Croton-On-Hudson, NY

“Denise helped us finish a family/living room. Her suggestions and follow-through took the two rooms to a new level. Her taste is impeccable but she also really listened to us regarding our needs and style preferences. We couldn’t be happier with the end result…”

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Ellen O., Cortlandt Manor, NY

“My new kitchen that Denise and her team helped me with, gives the term “people gravitate to the kitchen” a whole new meaning. It is so beautiful that you don’t want to leave it!”

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Victoria R. ~ Briarcliff Manor, NY

“Denise helped me create the Master Bedroom Suite of my dreams. We spent time together discussing what I envisioned and then her experience and creativity helped pull everything together. She is a true professional. She has great insight and wonderful ideas. I would highly recommend her and will be using her again…”

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Bed White & Blue

July 4th is considered the start of summer, but you don’t need the holiday to enjoy this custom upholstered bed and bedding in red, white & blue! The headboard fabric is in a vibrant red with small white stars. The reversible duvet has thick stripes on one side, and a blue knit weave on the other. Perfect for the tween-to-teen youth.

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Storm King Art Center

Storm King Art Center boasts rolling hills filled with unbelievable steel and abstract art sculptures. I chaperoned on a school class trip and was inspired and felt so at peace. The kids were amazed with the scale and beauty of these art forms set into the beautiful upstate NY landscape.

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Jean H. ~ Croton-On-Hudson, NY

“Denise of DW Design and Decor LLC was a pleasure to work with. I found Denise to be creative, flexible and extremely knowledgeable. She has gift for color and design. She turned our wish list into a beautiful reality and in doing so transformed my home from drab to completely Fab!!! I would highly recommend her!”

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Orchid Show, Botanical Gardens

Spectacular colors were seen in a vast array of unusual orchids at this special event held in the Spring. Mother Nature has certainly given us a beautiful palette to work with for our gardens & our homes!

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MET: Islamic Art Exhibit NYC

The interest in travel to the Middle East that had earlier spawned a vast travel literature in Europe caught on in America as well. At international expositions, governments of the Near East erected pavilions in which objects and parts of buildings were shown and afterwards sold to American. The Metropolitans collection has continued to grow….

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Artist: Eric Laxman, Metal & Stone

Artist Eric David Laxman sculpts substantial and elegant pieces. His chosen materials are metal and stone. He takes those raw composites and energetically transforms them into something at once very real and highly conceptual.

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The Ultimate Spacesaver

Watch how a small area can be transformed from a sleeping area into a lounge area before your eyes. Remarkable engineering! This was the highlight of my visit to the ICFF, International Contemporary Furniture Fair, NYC 2012

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Sotheby’s Auction House, NYC

Sotheby’s was founded in London on March 11, 1744, when Samuel Baker auctioned “several hundred scarce and valuable books” from the library of Sir John Stanley for a few hundred pounds. Since then, Sotheby’s has distinguished itself as a leader in the auction world…

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Greenport Long Island, NY

Once a major whaling port with two dozen whaling ships, this town is rich in history.
Located on the “other fork” of Long Island, opposite Montauk Point, this quaint town is not only beautiful in the summer, but comes alive with Holiday Magic in December too!

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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.