Design Trends

The Heart of Your Home Gets A New Beat!

March 11, 2019 | By Barbara Krai

The Heart of Your Home Gets A New Beat! Exciting New Kitchen Trend – Color! Bright colors were all the rage at the latest kitchen and bath show that just wrapped up in Las Vegas. Yes, even appliances are being shown in striking vibrant colors! Trend Forecast According to Trend Forecaster, Jaye Anna Mize, “Bright vibrant...

Design Trends

Interior Design Trends Paris, Maison et Objet 2019

January 26, 2019 | By Barbara Krai

  My Point of View We live in such an exciting time. In January there is a major international design show in Paris – Maison et Objet – showing the latest interior design trends. And, I am able to have a virtual front row seat since I am receiving daily emails from my contacts at...


Fashion Gurus Bring Glamour to Your Living Room

October 28, 2017 | By Barbara Krai

Old Hollywood glamour is alive and well with a modern freshness imagined by the dynamic couture fashion duo of Mark Badgley and James Mischka – hailed by Vogue as one of the top ten American fashion designers and as the darlings of the Hollywood set. I was lucky to meet them at the recent International Home Furnishings Show....


Live Edge Alive at High Point

October 21, 2017 | By Barbara Krai

Live Edge – this hot trend continues to build! The High Point NC Fall International Home Furnishings Market – largest in the world – was alive with new ways to use this amazing work of nature. A cocktail table as a work of art You can’t just think of a Live Edge slab of wood...


Fresh Classics

September 22, 2017 | By Barbara Krai

The title says it all – Fresh with a Classical Flair. I love this Collection from Caracole – light and airy yet grounded in the classics. These are the perfect pieces to add to any room you want to refresh, add some sparkle or a touch of elegance. I love the way this chair floats...


Commissioned Art Expresses Your Personality

October 3, 2014 | By Barbara Krai

Today’s interiors are all about focusing on you as the homeowner and adding your personality to your home. There is no better way than adding art that you love – and taking that a step further – adding commissioned art created just for you. On a recent project, Ron and Kathleen Benson commissioned multiple artists...

Published Work

Mirrored Master Bath

September 2, 2013 | By Barbara Krai

Reflections published by K+BB (Kitchen and Bath Business) Digital Edition features a glamorous master bath designed for one of my clients. Read the full story at:                                                                                                                   ...


Livable Style

August 21, 2013 | By Barbara Krai

Livable Style Style and comfort never have to be at odds. My goal is always to create not just beautiful, but livable, interiors. I love formal elegance, and many times a room will call for a formal look. However, increasingly my clients are requesting a casual elegant look throughout their homes. Of course, “casual elegance”...