Sherwin-Williams names 2021 Color of the Year

Paint and wood coatings specialist Sherwin-Williams has chosen Urbane Bronze as its 2021 Color of the Year, a theme the company said in a release inspires finding “sanctuary in any space for mindful reflection and renewal.”

Also called SW 7048, the color is part of the Sanctuary palette in the company’s 2021 Colormix Forecast, which aims to help influence and complement interior design trends in the year ahead.

“The home is now the ultimate retreat from the world, and color is an easy and effective way to create a personal haven,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “Urbane Bronze encourages you to create a sanctuary space for mindful reflection and renewal.

“Urbane Bronze is a comforting color, drawing from nature for a feeling of relaxation and serenity.There’s also reassurance in its sentimentality, with nostalgic ties to the design of the 1970s and ‘90s, but with gray undertones that give it a distinctly modern twist.”

The company said that whether it is used as an accent or main color, Urbane Bronze is “the new neutral that can be used anywhere in the home, inside or out.”

Urbane Bronze is the company’s 11th color of the year. It Is

42 Errors Folks Make When Designing A Kitchen

Ever wondered what sort of intense stress Christiano Ronaldo have to be going by every time he walks on to the field whereas taking part in for the hugely widespread Manchester United? Crops are different – and predictably, they like completely different kinds of soil! The three primary varieties of soil are clay, sand and silt. There’s also the sandy loam, which is a combination of all three. Yow will discover out which sort of soil your plant prefers by checking the label that comes with it, or by reading the product description online. Selecting the very best soil to your vegetation is step one – you may also need to constantly strengthen the soil with a plant fertilizer. You can do this with a garden compost, some decayed leaves and even store-purchased fertilizer.

Aullwood Backyard represents not only a lifetime of planning and cautious landscaping but also the convenience of mixing wildflowers into a traditional landscape setting. In the early twentieth century, John and Marie Aull spent weekends looking out the countryside for flowers that they might bring to and grow in gardens alongside the woodlands and stream terraces. They planted several varieties, from hepaticas to Dutchman’s breeches to …

Hooker Furniture marks 10th anniversary of Melange Collection

The Dallas chest, left, and Trobe stool are two new pieces in Hooker Furniture’s Melange Collection.

Hooker Furniture is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Melange Collection with 45 new pieces at the Oct. 13-21 High Point Market.

The globally inspired, eclectic collection of one-of-a-kind artistic accent pieces has been a top performer for the company, resulting in retail sales of more than $250 million dollars to date.

“Ten years ago we identified a niche in the marketplace for high-style accent pieces with luxurious looks at affordable price points,” said Tim O’Hare, senior vice president of merchandising and design for Hooker Furniture case goods. “The collection, which includes an eclectic assortment of accent pieces inspired by industry-leading consumer fashion, style and design trends – at affordable price points – has proven to resonate with consumers year after year, as it consistently ranks among our top performers, generating more than a quarter of a billion dollars in retail sales.

“Our retail and design trade partners appreciate the quality and distinctive looks the collection provides, along with the variety of styles available that can easily transition from traditional to contemporary settings,” he added. “With an assortment that can provide that ‘finishing

Bernhardt Design sets North American distribution partnership with Italian brand

Bernhardt Design, the contract division of Bernhardt Furniture Co., has formed a new partnership with Italy-based furniture Plank.

Called Bernhardt Design + Plank, Bernhardt Design described the move as a long-term partnership “between two design-focused, family-owned companies” in North America.

“I have been searching for an appropriate European partner for a number of years and was unable find the perfect product fit and personal chemistry,” Jerry Helling, president of Bernhardt Design. “We have admired Plank for many years, and when I heard Michael Plank (CEO of the company) might be open to a new relationship, I was sitting in his office the next week.”

In its release on the partnership, Bernhardt Designs notes that the companies share common goals in several areas like “the pursuit of quality, a deep appreciation for the value of design and a commitment to innovation.”

Through the new partnership, Bernhardt Design + Plank will be the exclusive distributor for Plank’s indoor and outdoor products in North America. An extensive Fast Track program will offer two-week shipment on an array of seating and tables, and the brand is launching this month in North America.

Plank, established in 1953 and known for collaborating with designers such

Lighting expert makes case for courting designers

The interior design channel is growing, but lighting showrooms often fail to court designers and are therefore leaving money on the table, according to one lighting expert.

Designers offer a unique opportunity to lighting showrooms in multiple ways, said Tim Stumm, creative director for Z-Lite. Stumm was the moderator of the panel “Working with designers to grow your showroom business” during the American Lighting Association’s virtual symposium this month.

First, showrooms should join and participate in such associations as the ASID, IDS and Design Guild, Stumm told Home Accents Today ahead of his panel. Then they can offer up their spaces to host association events, for example, or provide designers a conference room or area to meet with clients. Clients who then have great experiences in the showrooms through their designers will tell their friends. “The best way that you build a business is by word by mouth.”

Designers also need lighting for showhouses and other events, so lighting showrooms can engage in that way as well, Stumm added. It’s all “brand awareness for the showroom.”

Designers bring such energy, he said. “Why would you not want that in there?”

Designers can also help keep showrooms on top of trends,

Best Backyard Tools For Green

Drapes are an ideal choice for a living room, eating room, or main bedroom. Create your dream residence, fitting your way of life, with the assistance of our high designers. Plant shade-tolerant crops between taller rising greens corresponding to tomatoes. Planting on the proper time might be a very powerful think about successful fall gardening. Table 1 lists average planting dates for every area. Medieval period in European history was between the 5th century and fifteenth century which witnessed adjustments in buildings like art, weapons, and castles. The artwork of this time was a tremendous mixture of German and Roman types. Gothic appears in art varieties and usage of symbols related to faith in both artwork and decors gained reputation in this era.

Fancy a stylish sunscreen with out shelling out large bucks? Salvaged shutters are a good way to add privateness and texture to your outside space. Repurpose with a vibrant lick of paint for a warming Mediterranean-type scheme. Take into consideration lighting. Lighting is all the time one thing to contemplate in Animal Crossing, as it may drastically change the temper of a room. Gadgets reminiscent of wood-burning stoves and brick ovens can create a comfy glow, while …