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Projects Are Like Salad

May 18, 2015

“I often compare these projects to salads, we’re tossing together a mix of ingredients that don’t need to be totally reconciled, and the shingles are like the dressing that brings all these things together- they contextualize everything else as part of one style, one tradition.” –Barkley, Co-Author of The New Shingled House

Photo by Architectural Digest


This beautiful 19th century shingle style inspired mansion is located in South Hampton, New York. The mastermind behind this home was Architect, Joel Barkley. He wanted to design a home that would be the perfect summer beach retreat for his clients, a Manhattan couple with four children. In the home “there is a theme of shipshape woodwork throughout, whether in the mitered angles that recall a boat’s tapered prow or the prevalent bald-cypress shiplap paneling.” One of the main directives Joel was given by the couple was that they wanted everything to be very open and airy. Below is a photo that demonstrates the open and airy concept as the image of the kitchen opens up to the terrace and pool.

Photo by Architectural Digest


Photo by Architectural Digest


The designer, Lauren Muse of Muse Interiors, magnified the architectural elements through her careful placement of “personality and pale colors.” The Manhattan couple and children spend as much time together as possible in the summer in this wonderful oasis.

Photo by Architectural Digest

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Trendspotting

May 8, 2015

High Point Market is one of the most anticipated events of the year in the design community. HPMKT happens twice a year once in the fall and then again in the spring. Market offers designers a chance to look at a variety of furnishings; it is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world with over 75,000 people attending the event. After this year’s spring market, HPMKT announced a list of new and trending designs. Here is a list of what was announced:
#1- Petrified Wood

Fusto Coffee Table from All Modern


#2- Linen

Jonathan Alder Malibu Sofa from Wayfair


#3- Earthy Opulence

Caroline Coffee Table from All Modern


#4- Deep Velvet

Knoll Bertoia Diamond Chairfrom All Modern


#5- Nail Head Trim and Tufting

Cooper Sofa from All Modern


All of these different trends can be found from our to-the-trade resources. If any of these new trends catch your eye, then be sure to check out our online shop at www.bigskydesignonline.com or contact us for assistance! Here are a few photos of what our designers found in these trending categories at HPMKT:

Nail Head Trim and Tufting


Petrified Wood


Earthy Opulence

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