Proper Shutters

Text: C. Brandon Ingram When we think of those make-or-break details that can give a house stylistic authenticity, there are some that immediately come to mind: columns, cornices, window types, and exterior materials. Those decisions can be the heavy hitters of establishing architectural correctness. But it could also be argued that shutters are truly the unsung heroes of the house. A...

A Professional’s Perspective: 5 Things You Need to Know Before Painting Your Home

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  Jason Bertoniere of Jason Bertoniere, Inc. has been in the painting business since 1998. Fine Paints of Europe recently named him one of their 13 Master Certified Painters in the country. For homeowners, this is an excellent, informative way to know that a master certified contractor is a well-established company with many, many years of experience. It also informs clients that...

Modern Art Partners Well with Tradition

By: Glenn E. Wallace, COO – Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Historic homes and modern art go together. Staying true to the history of your home while decorating with more modern pieces is not a nonstarter; done right, it’s fantastic. The key is to find pieces that are complementary and to follow your intuition rather than rules. Here are...

GF Contemporary Gallery Guides Clients Through a Collaborative Collecting Process

GF Contemporary art gallery, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is dedicated to finding art that is fresh, compelling, and meaningful for the environments in which their clients live and work. The ultimate objective of the gallery's team is for the collector to feel engaged in an ongoing relationship which will ultimately result in a life enriched by fine art...

Jan Ware Creates a Relaxed View over Lake Martin

Text: Frances MacDougall Photos: Jean Allsopp For Birmingham designer Jan Ware, whose busy life has her juggling four kids, a successful career, and a puppy, her Lake Martin getaway restores balance as nature, family, and fun take center stage. Relaxed View Relaxed View Relaxed View Relaxed View Relaxed View Relaxed View Relaxed View Relaxed View The story of how Birmingham designer Jan Ware and her family ended up in their...

Creating a Luxurious, Livable Home with Vern Yip’s InsideOut Performance Collection

Creating a Luxurious, Livable Home with Vern Yip’s InsideOut Performance Collection
“It was important for me to be able to do this collection specifically because it reflects how I live my life, how our family lives their lives.” In one of his latest collaborations with Trend, Vern Yip has curated a collection of performance fabrics that can be used both indoors and out. The collection boasts a variety of patterns, ranging...

Our Style Review of Poetry of Place: The New Architecture and Interiors of McAlpine

In his new book, Poetry of Place: The New Architecture and Interiors of McAlpine, published by Rizzoli, architect Bobby McAlpine transports readers through time and around the globe, translating influences and creating fresh takes on classic styles. The renowned architect has written two other books (The Home Within Us, 2010; Art of the House, 2014), and in this volume,...

10 Modern Chandeliers That You’re Going to Fall In Love With

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Lighting is vital to creating ambience and depth in a room. It is the ultimate determinant of mood in any space both small and large. Most designers advise that this is not an area of design to skimp on, so we have put together a list of 10 unique chandeliers that will take your home to the next level. LYMINGTON...

Past Perfected by Mallory Smith

Text by Tiffany Adams Photography by John O'Hagan Growing up in her mother’s Leeds, Alabama, antiques shop, Maison de France, was an inspiring experience for Mallory Smith. “My whole life I knew I wanted to be an interior designer. I think it’s in my blood,” she says. Days spent in the shop not only influenced her career path, but also her style,...

Stress-free Sofa Shopping: How to Pick the Right Sofa for Your Living Room

By: Farah Merhi, American Signature Furniture’s Designer Looks Style Expert Let’s be honest – picking out a new sofa can be overwhelming. What color should you get? What fabric? What style? Should this new sofa be a bold focal point or a neutral element to decorate around? There’s no limit to the questions people consider as they hunt for the next...

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