Monthly Archives: September 2013

GraceAnn’s Thursday Tip. Feather your nest with current trends.

For all of you who love orange, like I do ….don’t fear, it is still here!!

My recent attendance at The DSA Deco-Symposium in Atlanta afforded me time to visit the fabulous Americas Mart. What an amazing place, I spent over 6 hours there and did not come close to seeing it all.

Americas Mart, Atlanta
Americas Mart, Atlanta


Color was everywhere, reflecting the new trends and what our homes will be sporting in 2014.  From neutral tone on tones, every version of blue and greens with a blue undertone instead of the yellow-greens we have seen for the past few years.




Orange accessories


I was also very happy to see orange accents and accessories still in the showrooms.  Named 2012 Pantone Color of the year, this  stunning hue continues to be an easy way to add splashes of color  and instantly transform a space for very little money.

Redesign with a splash of orange this fall!  Add Pillows, throws, accessories for an easy transformation or purchase a fun accent chair for your room.

Americas Mart, Atlanta

September – Feathering your Nest

In my industry, it is key to stay on top of what’s hot and what is not. I achieve that in a variety of ways, industry magazines, well-informed blogs, and one of my favorites,
attending markets open to the trade only.

There are a variety of them held around the country but one of the most popular is
AmericasMart in Atlanta, GA. Attendance at these type of events allows me to offer my clients the best and the most on trend products available. Over the next few weeks, I and my blogging team from around the country will be sharing ideas and products that you will want in your home.

We are kicking September off by discussing the best ways to ‘Feather Your Nest’, one of my blogging team partners designingkim from Atlanta, has some great ideas on using textiles to do the feathering! Check her out here!