Donna Vining Blog in the Press

I know I mentioned before in several of my High Point Market posts that I had some exciting news regarding a Texas magazine.  Well the time has come to announce that I am working with Texas Home and Living Magazine this year!  I am writing several articles on my trip to High Point, including the 'Starring Trends' I found, trends that I saw in the home furnishings industry, etc....more

Ceilings: 'Beam'ing Up

Anyone watch the Oscar's last night?  What an evening!  I'm not sure how I felt about the actual show layout.  The singing and dancing for the introduction was a bit long and strange.  What about you, did you like the introduction?  A big congrats to all the winners!   Back to my post, lately I've been thinking about ceiling beam designs.  Beams are an extra detail that creates interest in a space as well as add warmth.  Drawing your eyes up, it's a great way to make sure you see every detail in the space. ...more

Powder Rooms That Make a Statement

There are specific rooms that I believe a homeowner should spend a little extra money in.  The main ones you might know are the kitchen, master suite, living, family, and dining, but many often forget the powder room.  Yes, I said the powder room; this is the one bathroom that many of your guests will use while visiting your home.  Shouldn't it stand out? ...more

Pantone's 2013 Color of the Year: Emerald

I'm excited to announce that Pantone has selected the color of the year for 2013: Emerald!  Emerald green is one of my favorite colors!!  I love the bright, bold lively color.  I did a post a couple of months ago on Pantone's Emerald (you can find it Here)....more

Pantone: African Violet

This week, I thought I'd spotlight another Pantone Spring/Summer 2013 color trend,African Violet. ...more

Going Bold: Metal Cabinets

 patina will change the look of the cabinet.  What do you think about metal cabinets in your kitchen?  Would you use them? Here an industrial, sleek look with the stainless steel base cabinets.  Designer: Mark Egerstrom...more

What's Trending: Faux Bois

Faux Bois has gained more popularity every year, and this rustic motif is appearing in countless glamorous products, ranging from lamp shades to wall coverings to rugs.  It's another approach to bring the outdoors in.  The look can be both rustic and modern, depending on the product material.  Are you a fan of Faux Bois? As seen in Elle Decor's September 2012 issue....more

From Bloom to Room #16

 Happy Monday everyone; hope you had a great weekend!  This week's bloom is actually a vegetable, the tomato. Source...more

From Bloom to Room #13

I hope everyone's weekend was great.  And I'm sure like many of us, you were watching the Olympics, opening ceremony and the competitions.  How bout Michael Phelps?!  But congrats to Ryan Lochte for bringing home our first gold medal! Okay, enough rambling, here's Monday's bloom, a delicious vegetable, the eggplant.  Enjoy ...more

From Bloom to Room #12

It's Monday again, so back to it!  I hope everyone has a great start to the week.  I have got so much to do; I have been, and still am, so busy with work, which is a great thing!Back to my Monday series, week's bloom I chose the Cinnamon Fern....more