High-performance fabrics: When are they tough enough?

Photo courtesy of Schumacher Fabrics

“High performance” is a term that’s being used a lot in the world of design today, and in this era of high-tech finishes and copious testing, there are more ways than ever before to get what you want from a fabric. But what exactly does “high performance” … [Read more...]

Some last-minute shopping ideas from Knox and Panoply!

Knox gifts

If you haven’t yet finished your Christmas shopping, don’t forget that furniture isn’t all we carry at Knox and Panoply! You’ll also find a terrific array of accessories in all price points. Home accents are a great gift at any time of year, and they're perfect for … [Read more...]

Today’s La-Z-Boy recliners include the PowerRecline option

Lazboy

One of America’s best-known furniture brands, La-Z-Boy furniture is a legendary line whose name is synonymous with the recliner. In fact, the La-Z-Boy story actually began in 1928 when two young cousins, Edwin J. Shoemaker and Edward M. Knabusch of Michigan, designed the … [Read more...]

Paula Deen Home’s Craftmaster Living Room Chair

Paula Deen Home by Craftmaster Living Room Chair

Celebrity chef Paula Deen is known for her love of comfortable furnishings, and her Paula Deen Home collection features pieces she designed to reflect her Savannah heritage and style. Paula favors thoughtful, classic pieces that are both functional and fun, like her Paula … [Read more...]

Industrial chic trend combines simple furnishings, luxe accents

Industrialgrouping

One of the design trends that began a few years ago was the industrial chic look launched by Renovation Hardware. This “deconstructed” look in furniture featured nontraditional fabrics like burlap, and sometimes the back of a chair or sofa was purposely left unfinished … [Read more...]

HGTV’s Vern Yip creates fabrics, trimmings for Trend

HGTV's Vern Yip designed a playroom for his children using his new fabric line for Trend.

Interior designer Vern Yip of HGTV has created a wonderful new line of fabrics and trimmings for Trend, and he recently made a video for the company in which he discusses his design philosophy. Like so many interior designers, Vern always thinks about his customers and … [Read more...]

Red and green color palette a versatile one

One of our residential projects features a table and chairs with red and green table linens that would be perfect for Christmas entertaining.

Red and green will forever be a popular color palette at Christmas, but try experimenting with some different shades of these traditional colors to freshen your holiday decor. As shown in the photo above, a shade of green such as celadon or lime green can pair beautifully … [Read more...]

“Green is Gold” in today’s lighting world

This custom lighting was part of our design plan for the Newnan Conference Center.

Lighting accessories are going green, and the trade magazine enLIGHTenment says that “Green is Gold” today. According to an article in the magazine’s October 2014 issue, energy efficient lighting is becoming more important in today’s lighting market, and “consumers … [Read more...]

The sofa: one piece of furniture people won’t buy online

A sofa is one purchase many consumers simply aren't willing to make online, according to a recent survey.

    Thanks to the Internet there’s hardly anything a consumer can’t buy online today, but according to a recent survey commissioned by Furniture/Today magazine and the online site Apartment Therapy, there’s one piece of furniture that many consumers … [Read more...]

Bathroom as Spa for an Interior Design Treat

BATH BLOG

As master bathrooms have become larger, they have evolved into a highly prized sanctuary and mini-spa.  From monogrammed towels and lush, fluffy robes to elegant additions like marble soap dishes, today’s accessories reflect the individual style of the owner and create a … [Read more...]

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