Pantone’s color of the year, Ultra Violet, is a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade. It’s been years since we’ve seen a hue quite like this in interior decor. Whites, grays, and muted tones are being overtaken this year by bright bold colors once again.
Pantone describes Ultra Violet as follows, “Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.”
Ultra Violet may be just what some colorless homes need, while other spaces could benefit by just a touch of the color in accent pillows or something smaller. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite uses of the color in the photos above. What do you think, would you use Ultra Violet in your home?
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We’ve been back from High Point for a couple of weeks now, but I thought it would be fun to show you the things we saw each day in case you didn’t catch our Instagram stories.
We started day 1 looking at upholstery and noticed quite a few immediate trends- tribal/global prints, blue sofas and sectionals, and the welcomed appearance of blush pink.
Tribal and global prints were everywhere from ottomans to pillows and even entire accent chairs. These fun prints added color and personality to spaces with larger solid colored upholstery.
The one color that was absolutely everywhere was blue. Really, who doesn’t like blue? In recent years most larger upholstery like sofas and sectionals have been in gray and beige/tan but we spotted different shades of blue in numerous upholstery showrooms. Blue can really be used as a neutral if done right, bringing lots of new opportunities when shopping for your living room!
Aside from blue, we also saw lots of muted tones, specifically blush pink. Blush made its way to millennial weddings a few years ago, but as the generation gets ready to purchase homes, its now been duplicated in the furniture industry. We’ve even heard blush pink referred to many times as “Millennial pink”. What do you think, would you live with a pink sectional or sofa?
Check back next week for day 2, and thanks for stopping by!
Tomorrow our buying team heads to the High Point Market in North Carolina to search for new pieces for our showroom.
Did you know the first formal Southern Furniture Market was held in High Point in 1909? It has been hosting twice yearly shows ever since, except during World War II when the market was temporarily put on hold.
The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina, every six months. There are currently 180 buildings, 11.5 million sqft of showroom space, more than 2,000 exhibitors, and tens of thousands of new products introduced at each market.
Designers, furniture stores, architects, artists and even celebrities grace the market each year, ensuring they’re up to date with the market trends.
Keep a close watch on our social media channels over the weekend as we share snippets from market and a giveaway!
This narrow 21-inch end table will make a handsome addition in the living room saddled up to the sofa, as a side table stacked with books next to the bed, or between a pair of reading chairs. This personable end table with a straightforward rectangular shape is finished in a dark, rich Espresso Bean and inset with two glass shelves. Its defining feature is a little shelf that pulls out from the table top that features our signature Italian mirror; an elegant perch for a book or cocktail. To complete the look, this side table’s legs are capped with elongated Gold Bullion ferrules.
Side Show is one of the tables we also have in store. We invite you to visit us this weekend and see this beautiful piece in person!
This week’s Furniture Pick is the Dottie bed from the Trisha Yearwood Collection.
As someone who travels a lot, Trisha understands the importance of time spent at home. The creation of the Trisha Yearwood Home Collection is more than just southern inspiration, it’s a way of life; expressed in the craftsmanship of every piece.
The collection is a marriage of eye-catching designs coupled with timeless charm. Just like her best-selling cookbooks, the collection is an irresistible combination of comfort and tasteful authenticity.
Dottie’s beautiful brown finish with heavy distressing and burnishing creates an uneven relaxed appearance to reflect years of wear and tear. This finishing technique blends a medium brown base with highlights underneath to invite a relaxed lifestyle. Pieces from Trisha’s Collection are all about comfort and warmth!
I also love the tufting on the back of the bed, it gives a cozy yet regal appearance and stays neutral with the light oatmeal upholstery. Sleigh beds will always be a classic refined look, giving your bedroom just what it needs to stay up to date.
Visit us today to see Dottie in person!
Our Furniture Pick of the Week is the Elixir entertainment console. If you’ve been following us on social media for a few weeks, you’ve heard us talk about the stunning new Elixir Collection. Elixir is a casual contemporary collection that, like its name implies, exudes a feeling of comfort, simplicity and well-being.
While Elixir has crisp, clean lines, character and visual interest are also achieved through the use of texture. Textural interest comes from the use of lightly sand-blasted walnut veneer, light texture applied to the metal elements along with a hand-carved texture added to the surface of select pieces.
This particular piece boasts a carved top with geometric detailing to add visual interest where you wouldn’t expect it. The inside is spacious and well equipped for all of your components.
Visit us today to learn more about the Elixir console!
Our Furniture Pick of the Week is the Music City round dining set from the Trisha Yearwood Collection.
Music City is Trisha Yearwood’s twist on contemporary styling. Trisha insists on comfort and yet loves a contemporary setting, so the blend of a casual soft finish with the sleek lines of Music City results in a beautiful contemporary lifestyle for comfortable living. Music City is contemporary in its design, relaxed in its comfort and stylish in its finish. A fresh new twist on todays contemporary living is just what Music City delivers, not unlike the way Nashville combines country with contemporary living!
Also notice the design on the back of the dining chairs, an ode to Trisha’s song American Girl, better known as X’s and O’s.
This stunning set is on our showroom floor. We invite you to visit us this weekend and see all of the beautiful pieces carried at Norwood. Thanks for stopping by!
Our Furniture Pick of the Week is the Kinsett Cabinet. This piece has old world charm with updated features like the mirrored panels and windowpane look.
“Distinctive and polished, the Kinsett Cabinet displays the perfect harmony of modern and natural elements with Natural wood accented by a hand applied Black Patina and beautifully antiqued mirror door panels. ”
Kinsett would be beautiful in a dining area to hold dishes, in an office as a book case, or in a living space for ample storage. It’s a truly unique and stunning piece of furniture with lots of style and function.
The cabinet is one of the newest additions to our showroom, so we invite you to come see it in person. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Saturday!
With a mix of clean-lined modern design and traditional silhouettes, the Cityscapes Collection brings home the serene spirit of a luxurious spa vacation. The comprehensive 45-piece collection is rich with subtle details, from the swag motif on the back of a dining chair, to the channel tufting on an upholstered headboard, to the travertine top of a slim-legged nightstand–each design and detail executed with artisanal care. Throughout the collection the gold and warm gray palette is accented with brass, stone, glass and wood and enhanced with jewelry-like gold-toned hardware, custom designed and custom made.
We have numerous pieces from this stunning new collection on our floor from beds and bedroom furniture to a dining table to accent tables and mirrors. If you’re looking for pieces that are modern and updated without lacking detail, the Cityscapes collection may just be perfect for you.
Visit us this weekend to take advantage of our 36 month no money down, no interest financing O.A.C. store wide!