Back to School: Make the Home Work for Homework

Many of you in the U.S. have already started school, and for those who haven't are getting ready to do so.  It's back to the grind of school, schedule, and yes, that dreaded homework.  And as a parent, I know how homework is not just work for the child, but for the parents.  I mean, who remembers Physics calculations? It's just as much work for the parents as it is the child....more

Pantone Fall 2013 Color Trend: Acai

Happy Monday my friends!  I hope you had a great weekend!  Today I wanted to start the work week out with a gorgeous Pantone Fall 2013 Color Trend Color, Acai....more

Fourth of July: Red, White & Blue

Going with the American theme I started yesterday, I thought I'd bring to you some interiors that use red, white, and blue!  While we all know these colors are in our nations flag, they weren't selected for their meaning....more

Pretty in Pink

Pink is typically known as a girly color that most men aren't a huge fan of.  But every now and then, you will find a man who doesn't mind a little femininity in their home.  Pink is a beautiful pigment that when used in design it can produce a beautifully designed space....more

Not Just A Laundry Room Part 1

Laundry rooms are becoming more and more popular in the home.  It's now not only a need to have a separate laundry room, but it's also a requirement for many homeowners.  The laundry room is no longer a small hidden closet space, used to only house the washer and dryer, but now is being transformed from a utility space to a multi-purpose family center.  Today I thought I'd do a 2-part series on the new focus for the laundry room....more

BlogFest 2013: Behind the Scenes at Kravet--Studio Tour Part 1

On our final day of Kravet's BlogFest, we got to take a personal tour of Kravet Studios, where we were able to see what happens behind the scenes--the process of the fabric design, color selection, product development, showroom development, etc....more

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

Painting the Town Blue and White: High Point Market April 2013

Before I get to my post on blue and white, I wanted to give a shout out to Legrand.  Legrand donated id="mce_marker",000.00 to the ASID Foundation during their Adorne, CEU and custom wall plate covers, event at Metro Lighting Showroom in St. Louis....more

#HPMKT Twitter Chat & High Point Market Sneak Peeks Part #1

Last week, we participated in the bi-annual High Point Market Twitter Chat hosted by the Decor Mentor team.  The Decor Mentor team picked 30 of their top picks out of the 300 options High Point Market News submitted.  The chat participants consisted of talented interior designers, design bloggers, and the furniture brands who submitted their images for the Decor Mentor team to select from.  It was a whirlwind of chat, an hour long and tweets going a mile a minute!   ...more

Pantone's Fashion Color Report Fall 2013

I know it's starting to feel like spring here in Houston, and officially just around the corner, but Pantone has announced Fall 2013's Fashion Color Report.  The fall color report came out during fashion week, and I'm looking forward to seeing if any of these colors will pop up at High Point Market in April.  During October's High Point Market so many vendors were spot on with the Spring 2013 color forecast....more