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KBIS 2017: Orlando

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KBIS 2017: Orlando
For three days in mid-January, sunny Orlando will be the destination of choice for an estimated 37,000 kitchen and bath aficionados from around the world who will convene at the Orange County Convention Center to attend the annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). Hosted by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), this trade show boasts 500 exhibiting companies covering 500,000 square feet of exhibition space, with interactive displays, keynote speakers, panel discussions, and insp...
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| Categories: Interior Design Tips, Kitchen Design | Tags: Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, kitchen design, bathroom design, interior design | View Count: (344)
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MidSouth – The Warmth of Wood

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 MidSouth – The Warmth of Wood
Wood cabinetry is a timeless and classic choice, traditional in many ways, but not at all limited by its history. Each decision about the cabinets’ color, construction, and finishing details affects the outcome and includes everything from a classic traditional and timeless look or a contemporary and modern aesthetic. All of the cabinetry companies contracted with MidSouth offer superior cabinets constructed with a high degree of craftsmanship from exceptional quality wood. These cabinets ...
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| Categories: Interior Design Tips, Kitchen Design | Tags: wood finish, hardwood finish, softwood finish, wooden cabinets, MidSouth Building Supply, kitchen design, bathroom design | View Count: (779)
 MidSouth – Hot Trends at High Point Market
Twice each year, at High Point Market, the up and coming trends begin to come into focus. This fall was no exception – stunning furnishings, hot colors, and new twists on old ideas – a true treasure trove of inspiration for home design. High Point Market tapped nine designers as their Style Spotters for 2016 and they shared these trend observations: A continued trend toward mixed materials showcases the sophistication of combining glass with wood, adding in fabrics of different tex...
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| Categories: Design Trends | Tags: design trends, vintage design, modern design, metal finish, metal design trends, High Point Market, color design trends | View Count: (439)
MidSouth – How Do They Choose the Color of the Year?
As the days grow shorter and the leaves begin to change color, there is excitement in the air. Yes, all things pumpkin spice will be on the shelves, but even more exciting (truly!) is the fact that every color authority company in the world begins to unveil their picks for their Color of the Year for the new year. Ever wonder how they choose those colors? While each group has a different approach, most of them follow a collaborative process. Take a peek at this explanation from PPG on how they n...
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| Categories: Design Trends | Tags: Color of the Year, PPG, MidSouth Building Supply, interior design | View Count: (479)
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MidSouth – Trend Lab: Shared Experiences

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MidSouth – Trend Lab: Shared Experiences
As shared in earlier posts, The Salone del Mobile Trend Lab based in the fashion capital of Milan, Italy digs into research, data, observations, and trends to explore how space is used in modern living. Their work focuses not just on which trends will be on the rise and those gaining momentum, but analyzing and prodding those trends for the motivations and explanations that are the impetus for these movements. They call this research Livingscapes. One of the concepts explored in 2016 was the ide...
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| Categories: Design Trends | Tags: social spaces, interior design tips, modern living, design trends, MidSouth Building Supply | View Count: (480)
MidSouth – Five Finds for Smarter Home Security
Feeling safe and secure in one’s home is critical. Where years ago, the only options were a deadbolt on the front door and locks on the windows, home security has developed, adding seamless technology, to offer a multitude of options. CNET, a leading consumer network with a focus on technology, recently shared some of the best-reviewed smart home technology devices on the market today. 1. Smart Lighting – BeOn Lighting BeOn is a smart light bulb system with a battery backup, a sound ...
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| Categories: Smart Home Technology | Tags: smart home technology, CNET, MidSouth Building Supply, smart home devices, home security, smart lighting, smart camera, smart lock, video doorbell | View Count: (660)
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MidSouth – The Future of Home Fashion

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MidSouth – The Future of Home Fashion
At the recently wrapped High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina, the official sponsor of the event, the High Point Market Authority, partnered with Fashion Snoops, a prominent trend forecasting consulting firm, to offer an overview of future trends presented by Jaye Anna Mize, home interiors director for Fashion Snoops, followed by a panel discussion entitled The Future of Home Fashion: Discover the Trends Driving Tomorrow’s Style Choices. Members of the panel included voices from ...
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| Categories: Design Trends, Smart Home Technology | Tags: luxury design, luxury finish, luxury furniture, smart home technology, design trends, interior design trends, interior design tips | View Count: (452)
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MidSouth – First Impressions

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MidSouth – First Impressions
When visitors arrive at the front door, there is only one chance to make a fantastic first impression. The door is the physical manifestation of the word “welcome” and, as such, should showcase quality and beauty. With options that increase the energy efficiency and safety of the home, upgrading the front door is a smart move. Door manufacturers offer dozens and dozens of high quality options for front entry doors. Material – Most modern doors are fiberglass, steel, or a comb...
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| Categories: Design Trends, Interior Design Tips | Tags: quality design tips, front door design, metallic finish, door upgrades, MidSouth Building Supply | View Count: (628)
MidSouth – Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2017
Benjamin Moore Paints recently unwrapped their 2017 Color of the Year – Shadow – a rich amethyst shade taking the lead in a palette of 22 jewel-toned colors in this year’s array. The drama of this color is not just in its rich depths but in the way it plays stunningly with light. In an interview with Architectural Digest in October, 2016, Ellen O’Neill shared her thoughts on her quest for a color worthy of following last year’s Color of the Year – Simply White...
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| Categories: Interior Design Tips | Tags: Color of the Year, MidSouth Building Supplies, Benjamin Moore, interior paint | View Count: (470)