Houzz survey reveals trends in kitchen design


Increasingly, kitchens are serving as the heart of the home, a place not only to cook and prepare food but also to gather with family and friends, entertain and even watch television. Houzz recently conducted its annual survey on kitchen trends and found that more than one … [Read more...]

Ikat adds international flair to interior design

An ikat design from Magnolia Fabrics

Those who like to decorate with an international flair are no doubt aware of the ongoing popularity of ikat (pronounced ee-kät) fabrics. Ikat is a fabric in which the yarns have been tie-dyed before weaving. The resulting fabric has a distinctive and almost blurred look, as … [Read more...]

Panoply named to “Best Of Houzz” for 2014


This week we were pleased to learn that Panoply Interior Design in Newnan has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz.com, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Our firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users … [Read more...]

Kitchen and bath hardware can be the “jewelry” of the room

Hardware samples from Top Knobs

Selecting the design for a new kitchen or bath can be a great experience, and a particularly fun element of this process is choosing new hardware. While such fixtures may seem like a minor part of the design, they can actually add a lot of style to the room. In fact, some … [Read more...]

What is a demilune?

The Duchamp Demilune Sideboard (photo courtesy of Hickory Chair)

In French the words “demi lune” mean half-moon, and in interior design, a demilune is the name for a piece of furniture whose top is shaped like a crescent or half-moon. A demilune can also refer to a table with a hinged drop leaf, allowing the table to be used as a full … [Read more...]

Lilly Pulitzer fabrics add colorful Palm Beach style

This children's bedroom we designed features colorful Lilly Pulitzer fabrics.

Lilly Pulitzer is a name synonymous with Palm Beach style and bright, colorful prints. The story goes that Lilly, a rebellious socialite, had a local juice stand but had the problem of constantly getting juice stains on her dresses. Her solution was to camouflage the stains … [Read more...]

Sunbrella fabrics combine design, durability

Sunbrella fabrics are perfect for homeowners who want to be sure that spills can be wiped up quickly and easily.

Many clients know the name Sunbrella as a maker of awning fabric, and while that was certainly true in 1961 when Sunbrella debuted as an alternative to cotton, today Sunbrella fabrics are as likely to be chosen for their attractive design as much as they are for their … [Read more...]

Thibaut updates toile with Oriental pagoda design


Thibaut Design is one of the lines we carry at Panoply Interior Design, and this bedroom at a recent High Point market features their Oriental Toile wallpaper. Toile has been a mainstay in home decor for years, and Thibaut has freshened the look of toile with new colors, … [Read more...]

Blue and white china remains a favorite in interior design

Blue and white china collections are quite effective when displayed en masse.

Blue and white is a classic color combination in design, and a grouping of blue and white china is a perennial favorite with collectors. From plates and platters to bowls, ginger jars, lamps and more, blue and white pieces come in many shapes and sizes and are easy to … [Read more...]

Quatrefoil motif a popular design trend


A recent article in Home Furnishings News magazine titled “Cue the Quatrefoil” notes the current trend of using the classic quatrefoil motif in interior design. The word quatrefoil means “four leaves,” and the quatrefoil is a type of decorative framework often seen … [Read more...]

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