Tag Archives: Trend Alert

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Trend Alert: Succulents

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We’ve seen this one coming for a while: Succulents. All the beauty of a bonsai tree with almost none of the upkeep. With no pruning or picking, and less frequent watering, sales of these prickly plants have grown steadily since 2012. “Succulent” is an umbrella term for plants with thick, rigid fronds or stems meant […]

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Trend Alert: Smart Sleep

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“If you’re having problems getting to sleep, staying asleep, or waking up in the morning, this article is for you. “ Two months ago we talked about “Smart Lights,” an easy way to “smarten” up your home without taking any drastic steps. One improvement we mentioned but didn’t go into detail on was a light that replicates […]

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Trending Alert: Honed and Leathered Finishes for Stone Counter Tops

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Honed and Leathered finishes for Granite and Marble counter tops are being chosen more often than the once popular polished finish. What is Polished?A polished surface finish is smooth, shiny, and reflective. The full color, depth, and crystal structure is visible. What is Honed? A honed surface finish is a smooth surface without reflection. It […]

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Trending Alert: Gingham

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Black and White Gingham printed fabric and patterns are showing up everywhere.  From interior design accessories to the runway. Both Ethan Allen & Schoolhouse Electric offer furniture covered in this graphically intense and bold fabric. Apartment Therapy states: “These distinctive checks are popping up everywhere, even in interiors that are decidedly non-country. Big checks feel […]

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