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Preview the New JKM Home Collection

In the midst of High Point Market, we're so excited about the new introductions to the JKM Home line! The line was so well received - catching the attention of Traditional Home editors - and today we're giving you an exclusive peek at some of the new pieces which are just as beautifully designed as the rest of the line. The new additions include cocktail tables, accent tables, consoles, and a desk that will make your mouth drool. All of [...]

We’re Packing for High Point Market

We can hardly believe it's time to head back to High Point. Where does the time go? It may sometimes feel like we're always in some state of prepping for High Point, but the two trips a year we make are very important to our business - and you. For Obelisk Home, we travel to High Point Market for a number of reasons. The first reason being a search for new things to fill the local store with. If you've [...]

99x Gilded Coast Glamour at the Springfield Art Museum

We are excited to be part of the Museum's signature fundraising event blending spirits, music, fashion, food, and frivolity to benefit our Conservation & Preservation Fund. The name is funny, but the concept is simple. Hosted on an annual basis, this event helps preserve the collection for the next 100 years, so that it can continue to delight and educate audiences for generations to come. During this event, guests will explore living tableaus set up my local taste makers and [...]

We’re Receiving an Impact Award!

We are honored to be traveling to Washington D.C. to accept the Impact Award for setting new standards in business and also making a significant impact within our community. Progressive Business Media will also be awarding two other businesses along with Obelisk Home, and we're thrilled to be sharing the stage with some truly inspiring retailers. The Impact Awards will include three Innovator Awards that honor forward-thinking and community-minded retailers across the home furnishings industry. The Impact Awards ceremony is sponsored by bedding [...]

Why We Love Artist Hunt Slonem

In honor of a very exciting event here in Springfield with Hunt Slonem, we thought it would only be appropriate to share a little bit about the artist we love so much. Since the late 1970's, Slonem has made his impact on the world's art scene with his exotic paintings. His art story truly began in New York City after meeting other artists like Andy Warholm Liza Minnelli, and Sylvia Miles. Novelist Tama Janowitz put it succinctly, saying, "His [...]

Our Guide to Scandinavian Interiors

Scandinavian style interior design has taken over the world with its simple and distinct look. It's so popular that you would be hard pressed to pick up a design magazine without seeing it. The style is a throwback to the 1950's mantra that put focus on simplicity and functionality. However, the design style also pays a lot of attention on minimalism, but doesn't feel cold or uninviting. The goal is the exact opposite - putting emphasis on warmth and [...]

Our Favorite Design Mags

We love keeping up with design trends, being inspired by new ideas, and reading up on other people's style. Interior design magazines offer all of these things more - providing looks into amazing projects and giving insight into the process. Here are our favorite design magazines, is yours on the list? Traditional Home- We love this magazine because of the gorgeous traditional / transitional spaces they profile. They also have a great team of writers who make the magazine informative and [...]

Product Feature: Ambrose Accent Table by JKM Home

Few people know luxury furniture better than J. Kent Martin. The launch of his new product line last year at High Point Market has landed his tables in some pretty great company in magazines like Traditional Home. The Obelisk Home team also loves using them in designs for clients - and the clients love them too. Read More About JKM Home Here We're featuring one of our favorite tables from the line; Ambrose, today. Ambrose is a mid-century modern take on the [...]

The Ultimate “How To” Blog Round-Up

Creating a lovely home that reflects the individuals living there and that functions to meet their needs is always the goal in interior design. If you're lost and not quite sure how to get something just right, you're in the right place. Below is our blog round-up on how to create the ultimate sophisticated look in your own space. Decorating Tips Parisians Swear By Hallway Design Inspiration Our Tips on How to Declutter and Organize How to Find Your Design DNA The ABC's of [...]

Top Three Design Mistakes We See

Unless you're an interior designer who arranges furniture on a daily basis, you may not even know about these three interior design mistakes that our team sees the most. Are you one of these offenders? Placing the Sofa Against a Wall This is by far the most common mistake we see people do. People usually push the sofa right up against a wall to create more room, but this actually makes a space look visually smaller. Sofas need breathing room and [...]