Spring is a time of beautiful blushes, gorgeous greens and other sunny shades that when incorporated into interior design, create a blithe and energetic atmosphere. At Drexel Heritage, we know that one of the more difficult aspects of decorating is choosing the color palate, so this time, we decided to take a cue from Mother Nature with this spring trend – mixing bright colors.
If we all took a peek outside during the blossoming spring months, we would notice just how many bright hues are paired together. Whether we draw inspiration from the vibrant azalea flowers and their dark green leaves, multi-toned birds or beautifully patterned butterflies, one thing is clear – these energetic color combinations are everywhere!
We combined a few of our favorite colorful pieces from our d emporium collection to outfit this springtide living room. We chose the ultra plush yet chic Andover Sofa in a blissfully saturated shade of blue. The simple, clean lines of this couch really allow the color to take center stage. We paired the sofa with the Andover Arm Chair in an electrifying yellow-green hue. The luxe colors of the custom upholstery perfectly complement each other and will make your living room the most popular room in the house!
Don’t forget to finish the look with a vase of fresh flowers!
In February, we shared one of our favorite new buzzwords – “architexture” – that is being used more and more in wallpaper design. We love the fresh look of not only this textured wallpaper, but also the bright, bold and patterned wallpaper our friends from York Wallcoverings used during a recent photo shoot.
We love the way York decorators complemented the burnished brass finish of our Nouvelle Dining Table against the richer red tones of the wallpaper background. The lighter upholstery and finish of the Provence Side Chairs also brings out the white floral accents of the wallpaper. It’s the wallpaper’s pop of color that adds energy and youthfulness to what could also be a very traditional dining set.
And our love for wallpaper doesn’t end here! Whether wallpaper spans an entire room or is featured on just one wall, bright colors and catchy patterns can bring new excitement to an already decorated room. Blogger, Little Green Notebook, shows multiple ways to uplift a kitchen just by spicing up the wallpaper.
Wallpaper can help redefine a room, so next time you’re thinking about redecorating, don’t forget the wallpaper!
Decorative, elegant and French – it’s no coincidence that these adjectives just so happen to perfectly describe the D, E and F terms (daybed, etagère and fauteuil) in our next installment of the Design Dictionary.
Daybeds are not designed for sleeping, but rather what we like to call indulgent lounging (though, you will be so comfortable the temptation to catch some Zs might be too hard to resist)! This type of seating, which includes the chaise lounge, typically has a raised end. Our Diva Chaise from our Drexel Heritage Upholstery collection is the perfect combination of luxury and style.
A lovely spin on the classic bookcase structure, this piece of furniture is lined with shelves and upheld by elegant columns. Our Double Étagère from our At Home In Belle Maison collection is ideal for showcasing trinkets and knickknacks.
A dignified armchair of French origin, the fauteuil features an upholstered back, arms and seat with open sides. Our Monica Chair from the Drexel Heritage Upholstery collection will add a certain je ne sais quoi to any room!
Something big this season at High Point Market? Drexel Heritage’s new upholstered pieces. Traditional furniture designs such as desks, side tables, dining tables and sofa tables were transformed with the addition of colorful and patterned fabrics, nailhead trim and glass tabletops. Along with a few new Drexel Heritage antique paint finishes, these upholstered pieces were a major hit at Market!
Ellie and Michelle from Lonny Magazine especially loved the fabrics on the upholstered desks and tables. Denise Alala, vice president of upholstery design, took the Lonny Magazine ladies around the showroom for the full tour. We love this photo we were able to snap of Ellie, Michelle and Denise during a quick break.
During their tour, they even took a moment to sign their names on the chalkboard wall. It was a fun way for both Ellie and Michelle (and all of the showroom guests, for that matter) to become a part of the Drexel Heritage Market experience.
If you had a chance to stop by the Drexel Heritage showroom, did you have a chance to sign your name? And be sure to tell us what you think of our new upholstered pieces!
Tomorrow marks the first official day of High Point Market, but we kicked things off a little early with a special visit from U.S. Senator Kay Hagan this morning. The North Carolina senator seemed to really enjoy her visit, especially when we unveiled the Hagan Chair! Here are a few highlights:
Senator Hagan as she arrives at the Drexel Heritage showroom, led by Brian Casey, president and CEO of High Point Market Authority.
A meet and greet with Drexel Heritage President Ed Teplitz (far left), Furniture Brands International CEO Ralph Scozzafava and Brian Casey.
Touring the Drexel Heritage showroom with Ed Teplitz.
Senator Hagan leaves her mark, literally!
Chatting with media.
Senator Hagan had no idea we would be unveiling a very special chair — the Hagan Chair — named in her honor.
Relaxing in the Hagan Chair after a tour of the Drexel Heritage showroom.
Stay tuned as we reveal more exciting updates from High Point Market.