Bar Carts that “Up the Bar”!

Last year you couldn’t find an original bar cart to save your life!  This year’s selections seemed never ending during our visit to the Spring Season High Point Market. Here are our favorite gold accented bar carts!  They will be sure to bring a bit of sophistication and glamour to your next event. All of our great finds are always available for purchase.  Call Tina today to get pricing – 856.673.0290.

Discrimination in North Carolina

The furniture industry has always been a “Good Ole Boys” club. Even during my years as a student, it was quite evident who ruled the roost when it came to the industry.  It became even more prevalent when I began attending High Point Market in 2007.  A women’s place was behind the desk, answering phones, and assisting the male sales force. They teetered on their stilettos walking us through the showrooms killing their feet on a concrete floor for a petty temporary wage.  The few women who were representing lines were my sisters. They were warriors against the establishment, and… Read More

How to Keep a Construction Project on Time (Which in Return Usually Means on Budget)

One word. PLANNING! Planning for any project takes patience.  It’s hard, especially when our clients have been waiting for years to build that perfect house or to move into their dream neighborhood.  Waiting another day to get started is always tough, especially when they realize that the HGTV half-hour timeline is not compatible with the family room/kitchen open concept vision that needs to be ready by move-in.  The Property Brothers fail to show the five months of planning it took to get to their 6 week construction timeline.  As far as they are concerned, everything happens simultaneously.  Of course it… Read More

Never Choose Your Paint First!

Please, read the title again.  As a designer, I say this on every single project.  MDG’s other designers say it on every project.  And still, clients insist on picking paint first.  I am passionate about this stance, so much so that I will stake my reputation upon this absolute statement.  Unless you have an unlimited budget that allows you to have everything custom made, you should never, EVER chose your paint first. Here are the top three reasons why this is a really bad idea: The Cerulean Blue Speech Remember the speech Miranda Priestly gave Andy in The Devil Wears… Read More