Junior League of High Point Spring Designer Showhouse

Stephanie and I are excited to announce that we were recently chosen to design the patio and yard for the upcoming Junior League of High Point’s Spring Designer Showhouse! This is such an amazing honor, and exciting opportunity. This year, designers will take a journey back to historical High Point, where we will draw inspiration […]

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Stephanie Selected to Judge 2015 Pinnacle Awards

As an avid design enthusiast and professional, I am honored to announce that I have been selected as one of the 12 judges to preside over the 2015 Pinnacle Awards. The American Society of Furniture Designers celebrated The Pinnacle Awards for the first time in 1995, beginning an honored event that would take root deep […]

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White House Renovation: Old Dining Room

Recently, funded by a special donation from the White House Historical Association, the White House Old Dining Room was transformed into a modern showcase of art and design. The space brings together a beautiful juxtaposition of classic antiques and modern art into an eclectic and sophisticated design. The yellow walls selected by Jacqueline Kennedy have […]

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Michael Graves, Architectural Legend, Passes Away at 80

Michael Graves, iconic designer and architectural legend, passed away yesterday morning at the age of 80. Although we mourn the passing of an icon, Graves’ design philosophy will continue to live on through the many architects and designers he inspired during his lifetime. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1934, Graves received his Masters of Architecture […]

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Allen & James Window Treatments: Custom Quality Beauty

We are excited to launch our line of quality crafted window treatments made from the finest materials and styled to bring grace and elegance to any room. The line is full of patterns and fabrics designed to be a complement to any decor, from Asian inspired floral to modern geometrics and everything in between. Highlights […]

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Coastal Sophistication: Life by the Sea

Nothing makes coastal living more magical than an open, airy and elegant place in which to reside. When the exterior views and the interior design flow seamlessly, the result is an environment in which the space is designed to best capture the stunning panoramic ocean views. Enjoying the killer view often means forgoing window treatments […]

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New York Fashion Week: February 2015

Fashion and home design follow similar paths. Whatever comes down the runway is often reimagined and reinterpreted for the home. Keeping our eyes on the runways of Paris, Milan, London and New York gives us the best chance to catch a glimpse of the trends headed our way. New York Fall Fashion Week just wrapped […]

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Maison & Objet 20th Anniversary

Celebrating 20 years of contemporary trend expertise, Maison & Objet held their annual trade show in Paris the last week of January. Showcasing beautiful trends in contemporary living, exhibitors from around the world convened in Paris for a week of inspiration, relationship building, and appreciation of the art of living. The diversity of offerings included […]

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Trends to Watch: Trendy Wallpaper

Wallpaper earned itself a bad name for a while due to its overt floral tones and dated appeal. Recently, new products have peppered the marketplace with gorgeousness, and it may be time to reconsider our resistance. Sophisticated and trendy wallpaper is like art in a room. While paint could be used to recreate some of […]

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Allen & James: Award-Winning Interior Designers

We recently received the award for Best Design Consultants at the 2015 FLS Award Banquet. This is the fourth year in a row we have received this award, and it is an incredible honor to be placed in the same ranks as some of the worlds most renowned interior designers. We were so incredibly humbled and honored […]

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Traditions with a Twist: Global Prints

The use of prints, especially those with global flair, continues to be a significant movement to make note of as 2015 advances. Many designers are highlighting the ancient techniques and ethnic traditions that are central to the beauty of these textiles. While the past looks of suzani and ikat prints move forward, new influences of […]

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Trends to Watch: Craftsmanship

A major trend in luxury goods in 2015 is the return to the fundamental exquisiteness of true craftsmanship and the appreciation for quality materials. At the Maison & Objet Paris show in late January, the abundance of handcrafted and “made” objects was clear. Throughout the show, three themes emerged related to craftsmanship: • Nature made […]

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