Julie A. Palm

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How to succeed at short-term rental design

Short-term rental design differs from residential work in ways that make it lucrative and appealing. That was the message of a keynote panel of successful designers at the second annual Vacation Rental Design Summit in High Point. Is it time for you to give it a try?

Balancing high tech and high touch

These days, people crave both the high touch and the high tech. For retailers and designers alike, that means incorporating AI tools while making a human connection.

6 Trends to Take With You to High Point

As you shop the market, keep in mind key trends shaping tomorrow’s home design. We share six key movements, including Mundane Made Special and Nex Gen Living, from trendwatchers at FS.

Charting the colors of our lives

Can we tell the stories of our lives through color? Executive Editor Julie A. Palm discovers an engaging new podcast, “The Chromologist” from Farrow & Ball, which aims to do just that, talking to designers, artists and others about their personal color chronologies. It’s worth a listen.

Getting a jump on High Point Market

There’s a lot to do in High Point before the furniture market officially opens on Saturday, April 13. As you are planning your trip, consider adding some of the events on Friday, April 12, to your schedule to make the most of your springtime in North Carolina.

The shrinking home presents big opportunities

What do smaller home sizes mean for design trends and a designer’s role in helping homeowners create the spaces of their dreams?

A prescription for healthier homes

We think of our homes as centers of family life, restful retreats from the world, places for socializing. But they, too, can foster health and wellness. We consider ways large and small to add features that improve physical and mental well-being.

7 trends shaping today’s kitchens

Kitchens are the hub of homes — and the spaces most likely to be renovated. We look at what homeowners want in these central spaces.

When a kitchen remodel goes right

The NKBA recently announced the creation of its first Design Council, a group of designers and influencers that the association hopes will “elevate the kitchen and bath industry.”

From Paris to Greenwich:  The latest in luxury wall coverings

Nearly a third of designers surveyed by 1stDibs about 2024 design trends said they were keen on patterned wallpaper. It’s no surprise, given some of the truly stunning wallpapers we’ve seen recently.