Designer Spotlight

Interior Design Awards 2018

This was another fantastic year for the 417 Magazine Interior Design Awards! We are excited to share that our team won 8 of the 10 categories! How exciting is that??? Read on to see more of our winning designs below! MOST CREATIVE USE OF MATERIALS IN A KITCHEN Our Arbour Drive project is a breathe of fresh air. It’s not too often that we get to work on a kitchen project that has such a punch of color and texture. Don’t [...]

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Behind the Brand: JKM Home by J. Kent Martin

We feature a lot of great furniture designers on our site, but we’re most excited about our very own J. Kent Martin and the new furniture line he’s debuting at High Point Market this spring. To say that this is long overdue would be an understatement. It’s true that J. has been designing product for major retailers and boutiques for decades, but never his own line – until now, and it’s about damn time. This first introduction consists of accent [...]

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Surya Rugs

Surya’s wide variety of colorful, fashion-forward rugs are brought to life through the hands of dozens of talented artisans. From the designer’s thoughtful vision to its (more…)

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Brand Spotlight: Control Brand

This edition of Behind the Brand is dedicated to the New York based company, Control Brand. We love them because their designs are current but also timeless. Control Brand employs a team that searches the world for inspiration to create their own pieces. They always have something new and exciting to offer. Beyond their beautiful designs, we love that the company is small enough to be personal in service but large enough to handle any needs the customer may have. Check out [...]

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Catstudio

Perhaps their company really started the moment the two fell in love, when Carmel and Terrell Swan put more than their initials together to create Catstudio. As one of the most beloved hand embroidery textile companies of our time, the couples love of travel, artistry and each other have resulted in a cult like following. In combining a charming nostalgic style with the enduring appeal of hand embroidery we now enjoy an extensive collection of pillows and kitchen textiles– inspired by [...]

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J. Kent Martin

The author and activist, Maya Angelou’s words give us a measure of confidence regarding creativity.  She assures us, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” That is a relief to those of us that have long anticipated J. Kent Martin’s Home Collection.  Call us crazy, selfish or just impatient, (more…)

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