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Blush Pink Rises in Atlanta

By Michelle Lamb | January 20, 2016

At the recent Atlanta market at Americasmart, warmed blush pinks were among the freshest and most-interesting color stories. They appeared in products for Christmas and everyday, and were found in the company of warm grays, off-whites, gold metallics and coral hues. Here are a few of the best blush-colored items at the show. Want to…

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Italian Design and Designers at Ambiente 2016

By Michelle Lamb | January 5, 2016

Ambiente’s partner country for 2016 is Italy,  following in the footsteps of Denmark, France, Japan and the USA. Nicolette Naumann, Vice President of Ambiente/Tendence, is expecting some truly crowd-pleasing Italian exhibitions in 2016 that will be right in step with the show’s overall theme of Dining, Living and Giving. Some 400 Italian companies are slated…

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Fabric Detail: Embroidery

By Michelle Lamb | January 4, 2016

Embroidery, or its look, was everywhere at the recent Showtime decorative-textiles market. That means consumers can expect to see lots of embroidered look on sofas, chairs, ottomans and cushions at retail in the second half of 2016. The types of designs featured will be diverse. Subjects will range from expected birds and florals to coastal icons,…

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The Future of Metallic

By Michelle Lamb | January 1, 2016

If you’ve been wondering about the future of metallic treatments, one of the best places to look for clues is Showtime. This decorative-textiles market is the place where furniture companies select the fabrics that retail buyers will see on the showroom floors at the next High Point furniture market. Consumers will have a chance to…

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