Take a house tour with Celebrity chef, Entertaining expert and Owner of Salt House Market, Sarah Schiear. She used our Keegan sectional, Brooklyn Chair, Andrew Day Chaise and John Canopy bed in her Brooklyn Apartment.
How to Avoid Deceptive, Low-Quality Furniture This article showed up in the news recently. I’ve taken out the name and links because I don’t want to give this company any publicity. Read the following press release and then we will address a few problems with this new trend in furniture manufacturing: — The home furniture
So truth be told, I actually loathe trends. I personally value quality and longevity. That being said, who doesn’t love a trend report? I, therefore, acquiesce to the trends. For the sake of hating the word, I’ll use patterns instead. This article will cover the fabric, frame, finish and color stories we saw last year
Hi everyone! I’m Sarah Ashley, chef and founder of Salt House––a lifestyle brand all about entertaining and creating a more joyful life at home. I’m excited to kick off this partnership with Kristin Drohan, where I’ll be sharing a favorite recipe each month. It’s the holidays, and every holiday dinner requires a potato recipe in [...] Continue reading »
About once a week, I’m told that Millennials don’t give a crap about how their furniture is made. They buy particle board, mass-produced, self-assembly furniture at IKEA or West Elm and all they care about is the price. It needs to be cheap and disposable. Millennials are now age 20 – 37 according to the
BEACHY KEEN COASTAL CHIC For local furniture designer, manufacturer and interior designer Kristin Drohan , the need for her new Beach House Collection (kristindrohancollection.com) was one, as many great ideas are, borne out of necessit y. “We were doing a lot of stu on 30A and down in South Wa lton Beach,” the Roswell-based Drohan
1. Chesterfield – Deep button tufting, high arms and a high frame define this classic. Chuck Chesterfield Chip Chesterfield 2. Tuxedo – Arm height and back are the same height like a Chesterfield, but the lines are clean and tailored. Christopher Sofa Tuxedo Sofa 3. English Roll Arm or Bridgewater – Typically a tight
LOUNGING & Taking in the Trends #HPMKT Originally posted by Trim Queen June 27, 2016 in Home Decor – View Full Article Covering High Point Furniture Market ironically doesn’t leave a lot of time to sit down. There are 11.5 million square feet of showrooms to cover with 2000+ domestic and international exhibitors to survey
August 5, 2015 by Arianne Bellizaire Interior designer Kristin Drohan may have been a new addition to the list of showrooms at the Spring 2015 High Point Market, but she is no newbie to the design industry! Kristin’s bold design aesthetic combined with her emphasis on using sustainable materials made her showroom a must-see destination
Take a Seat! 25 Fabulously Chic Benches, Stools & Ottomans You’ll Love Carmen Natschke June 8, 2015 | Decor by X The spring High Point market offered lots of gorgeous seating options. In this post I share 25 of my favorite design finds. Posted via Decorating Diva … Mademoiselle Ottoman – The Kristin Drohan Collection
Whew! What a whirlwind! I can’t believe High Point Market is over! It really was a home run! We have been writing orders and playing catch up ever since. I had a blast meeting so many of you and catching up with old friends. It was such a busy and fun-filled week. I’ve included a
HPMKT Style Watch: Big Impact Design For Small Spaces April 12, 2015 by Arianne Bellizaire I’m counting down to High Point Market Spring 2015!!! As you know, I’ll be attending this market as one of the Style Spotters which means I’ll be looking for the hottest trends in home furnishings and design this year and
Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the World Atlanta, GA, January 30, 2015 – Kristin Drohan Collection of Atlanta, GA has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Design by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Kristin Drohan, one
8 Of A Kind: Luxe Accent Chairs From Our Editor’s Eye Meg Busacca , Design & Trend Jan, 02, 2015, 04:21 PM We’re consistently drawn to beautifully shaped furniture of luxe fabrications and bold colors to update any room. We find inspiration in the use of design elements and materials that elevate these select chairs.
A few months ago I took a webinar taught by some Chemical professors from Cal Berkley sponsored by the Sustainable Furnishings Council. I had been reading a fair amount about Flame retardants in cushions and was trying to make a decision on whether to switch our cushions to FR Free as a standing operating procedure.
It has been a long time since I have blogged. I’m going to try and do it more often, but I have said that many times and have failed to deliver. High Point was so busy and fun this market, but I still feel like I’m recovering. We starting with a factory tour and VIP
Atlanta, Georgia, February 4, 2014 –Kristin Drohan Collection of Atlanta, Georgia has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz. The residential design firm and cutting edge furniture manufacture was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community. Drohan was chosen by the Houzz community thus ranking her among the nation’s most influential designers for luxury residences.
This blog (can't type the name it is too risque) is getting a lot of play in the media lately. NY Times, AJC, Decorno blog etc. I think it is really funny. I don't always agree with the posts, but they crack me up. Maybe it is because the author uses the "F" word. I don't know. Essentially the
Last week, interior designer Kristin Drohan traveled from Atlanta to Boston to debut her new sustainable furniture line. But that wasn’t the longest trip — a 1920s factory showed up as the frame of charming canopy bed. At the collection’s debut at Twelve Chairs, Kristin shared a bit about the construction, design, and inspiration. In
I just received the New York Spaces, The Goods issue today and I'm so excited to have the Kristin Drohan Collection included. I have to thank Andrew Beopple at Strohl and Co. for that. He is awesome!! If you need a publicist, they are the people to contact. A lot of exciting stuff happened over
Clearly, I have been MIA for several months. The move pretty much kicked my arse. The kid's had their last day in school the end of June in Boston and we were packed and loaded the following week. We arrived in Atlanta the beginning of July and quickly starting unpacking, remodeling, and getting the kids
Last week I finally made it to Brimfield. I'm desperately trying to check off the Boston bucket list before we move. Time is quickly running out. I try not to think about only having four weeks left. I start to have heart palpitations. In the last couple weeks, I have been frantically finishing client projects while
Drum role please…Yes, it official. The Air Force is moving us to Atlanta. I'm not going to lie, I'm happy to be moving South after this Boston winter, but moving for the 8th time in 17 yrs of marriage, makes me nauseous. The logistics of moving the business are beyond overwhelming and this past month has
I have so much to post and no time. I have Kitchen and Bath trends to blog about, Highlights from High Point Market, and some other very big news to announce. I'm not preggars, that is not the big news. That ship has sailed from port many many years ago. I am still living out
The new issue of New England Home is on the shelves. Totally pysched to have been interviewed in this gorgeous magazine. Thanks to Louis Postel, who wrote the article and the editor, Kyle Hoepner. You can read it here if you don't have the print version yet or don't live in New England.
A reader from Texas has asked for help with kitchen cabinets, sofa placement, and a new color palette. 1. Colors: The earth tones are not working for us anymore. Can you recommend a cooler color scheme around the olive couch (We'd like to keep that). Everything else can go. All will be painted, new pieces
As a military spouse of 17yrs, I dream of the day I am free and can purchase/remodel/build that dream house. Ironically, my husband and I don't know where that "nirvana place" is. After living all over the country, we don't know where that perfect place is for us. There are several places we like, and I
The last space plan challenge elicited some additional comments that I have wanted to respond to. Unfortunately, my 101-year-old Grandmother passed away and I have been occupied with that. A little over a year ago I did a tribute blog post to my Grandma regarding all the things I have in my home that were once hers.
Long time, no posts. So much work, so little time. I'll be honest, if I don't feel I have anything of substance to blog about, I am not motivated to do so. My business requires so much creativity with client projects and furniture designs, I feel like my brain is going to convulse at times. I
A reader writes: Please help me create a family room layout that works – I am continually moving around our existing pieces trying desperately to find what will work but we are at a complete standstill, not able do anything until we figure out what the right layout is, what type of furniture, window treatments, lighting etc.
My friend, Paula Grace has asked my to get the word out regarding a big event she is chairing that will take place, Oct 16th. It is the Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter Gala. You can read about it here. Paula, is a good friend of mine and fellow Interior Designer. She has been passionately involved with LAWS
I hope everyone had a great Father's Day. We finally had a down day in our house. The last couple weeks have been…unreal, but this Saturday was epic. In the last two weeks I have had furniture that was to be delivered to a client in VA end up in MA. Furniture that was supposed
A reader writes: Hi Kristin, I'm redoing my bedroom & bath. Both Bedroom & bath have high ceilings. I wanted to know should I paint the rooms the same color or use two different colors. I'm not sure what the popular colors are now. I did have wallpaper and paint together but am tired
I have just returned from the BDC where I attended a seminar by Margaret Russell. For those of you who don't know who that is, Margaret, is the editor of Elle Decor mag and one of the judges on Bravo TV's Top Design (not to be confused with HGTV's Design Star). She is one of most influential individuals
I received this email last week from a reader: Hello Kristin: Curtains or no curtains?? That is my dilemma for my living room. I love your stylish design and was hoping to get your advice. I have (3) three 72" x 36" windows and one large picture window that will be replaced with french doors leading to
This past Monday my fabulous photographer, Bob Narod did these two shoots in Northern Virgina. I think my clients and Bob do a pretty darn good job of styling the shots since I am in Boston and couldn't make it to DC. Bob, shoots the who's who of designers in the DC area as well as all
With the recent demise of many of our favorite shelter mags, a crop of new online replacements has surfaced. Are you reading? http://nestingnewbies.com/magazine/winter10.html http://www.lonnymag.com/ What do you think? Do you like the format and content? I don't think you can ever replace an actual shelter mag. It is hard to curl up in bed
The National Kitchen and Bath Association has posted the 12 finalists for their 2010 competition. There are some really impressive kitchens this year. Here they are. No 1 No 2 No 3 No 4 No 5 No 6 No 7 No 8 No 9 No 10 No 11 No 12 There are elements in almost everyone
I made it! It was touch and go, shopping Christmas Eve day for last minute gifts and my daughter's Christmas Eve outfit. The cards went out just a couple days ago but, hey, they went out. Nothing was fabulously done this year, but we succeeded in filling the squares and finding some down time. We had a nice visit
I know in my last post I was dreaming of a White Christmas. Who knew that was going to equate to several inches a few days later. How about DC getting more snow than Boston. In the combined 6 1/2 years we lived in the DC area, we only had one bad snow storm. I happened to
I'm not going to lie. I'm seriously in the weeds with holiday tasks. The gift shopping is only half done. The cards aren't even ordered yet and the teacher and friend gifts have hardly been given a thought. The move has finally caught up with me. We only got about 90% moved in before life
We are in the thick of it now. Decorating, entertaining, attending holiday parties, gift shopping, and card sending are all in high gear. It is the busy season. Do you need a little holiday table inspiration? Homegoods is sponsoring a tablescape contest on Facebook. I do love that store. I have perused the 200+ entries and have found
Lately, I've noticed that Peacock stuff is popping up more and more in my vendor catalogs. Here is a sampling. Peacock Rug from Delos. This is completely custom. You can pick the colors you like and they make the rug. I just did this rug recently for a client in more of the sea glass colors. It
Man, I do not like returning from vacations. I did not do any work for six days including checking email. It was really nice while it lasted, but returning to 300 emails, piles of mail, and loads of unpacking…not so much fun. Writing a blog was the collateral damage. I didn't get around to reading the
Okay, it is almost 10PM, and I've been on my computer over 8 hours today. I wanted to complete a post, so I headed over to the Typepad blogging site and they decided to "upgrade" aka "toy with me" on the configuration of everything. Thanks, Typepad, you have stellar timing. I have been pondering how to blog about some recent
Ashley, nailed it a full 18 minutes before Melanie. Send me your info so I can send you the book. Congrats! Yes, Gray with a pop of what I'd call Hermes Orange was the flavor of market. Those of you who said Blue are on track too. I see that as a secondary emerging color
Before I get down to the post I want to thank Kristi at Addicted to Design for the free Premier Listing in their Interior Designer Directory. I also want to congratulate my friend Paula Grace of Paula Grace Designs for being chosen by the Washington Post's Blog Watch. Now down to business. Today I was in
I recently received Pantone's color report for 2010. Although, I don't decorate according to color trends, I still find the information very interesting. Going forward, neutrals are apparently taking center stage. So much so, that Pantone has added a neutral palette this year to the forecast. "Design and color trends are not conjured up in
I frequently get asked about how hiring an Interior Designer/Decorator works. Since there isn't an industry standard, it must be very difficult for potential clients to understand. So I will try and outline some basics for you. 1. How does the ID charge? Some ID's charge by the hour plus a mark up on goods purchased
Recently, I've noticed in both the shelter mags and my trade mags the deliberate use of curtains instead of drapes when referring to window treatments. So, I did a little research. I actually think the incomparable Miles Redd is behind this switch and others have quickly joined suit. I remember reading this interview in the Post
I was tagged by my friend Paula Grace, of Paula Grace Designs to write a post about six things that make me happy. I have to tell you that narrowing the list to just six was hard. So here we go. 1. My Family The Kids The four most important guys in my life,
I know I predicted that Antonio would win but that wasn't because I thought he should. I think HGTV needs to stop calling the show, Design Star. It should be called HGTV Host Star. After watching the show last night I think Dan got robbed (unless he gets the show being voted on by the public). Am I crazy? The
My family and I have just returned from a much needed vacay to Cape Cod. We were finally able to catch our breaths and get some R & R. It was my first time to the Cape and it was wonderful. We were fortunate to be visting some friends who have a lovely home on the water,
I recently received this request I had a flood in my home and now have zero time to make decisions on my kitchen. I am getting new kitchen cabinets and a new wood floor. I love Brazilian Cherry hard wood floors(which harden over time) but think that having Cherry cabinets with my Uba Tuba granite would
Caught up with my DVR'd Design Star last night. Okay, I have a bit stronger opinion about this episode. First, are you kidding me with the landscape challenge? Not only do they give them a back yard to do. It is flipping huge and completely barren. They did get a fairly decent budget (which I'll
It has been a crazy last few days. Thursday, the next batch of prototypes for my eco friendly line of upholstery were delivered. They are better than I could have imagined. We had to scramble to finish putting the beds together and get the house cleaned before my parents arrived that afternoon. It was chaos.
Okay, I have to admit the poll from last week's Free Advice was really interesting. I had tallied up the master bedrooms I'd done for my clients and the results were very similiar. Since we are on master bedrooms, I thought this was the perfect choice for free advice this week. A reader writes: I
I finally got around to watching the latest installment of Design Star, the "Design" competition on HGTV. Every show I watch, is now on Sunday night at 10pm Eastern. Mad Men, usually gets viewed Sunday because my husband will watch that with me. Which means Army Wives and Design Star get DVRd. The show consists
Arlington Dining Room Before Arlington Dining room After Arlington Wine Fridge Before Arlington Wine Fridge After Arlington Kitchen Before Arlington Kitchen After Arlington Living Room Before Arlington Living Room After Arlington Master Bedroom Before Arlington Master Bedroom After Arlington Bathroom Before Arlington Bathroom
Kristin Drohan, Interior Designer, CID, IDG, Green AP, Member of National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Biography Kristin Drohan, one of America’s most versatile interior designers, offers complete design services and her own furniture line to elite clients throughout the country. Kristin, whose work has appeared in print and on-line publications nationwide, works with industry