Designers’ Notebook: Spring 2021

Home-related tips, trends, and tidbits
Photo by Jeff Garland

GET OUTDOORS: Riverbend Home, a home décor online marketplace, reveals in its Around the Bend spring trends that they’re seeing lots more outdoor working spaces, and also acknowledges that front yards are  the new backyard (think drive-by celebrations).

FENCE ME IN: Sherwin-Williams’ 2021 Color of the Year is proving to be a great shade for wood fences. Urbane Bronze is a rich, grounding brown with gray undertones.

TO MARKET: The High Point Spring Market returns to an in-person event June 5-9 in High Point, N.C. It’s the place to be for those who love design, as it’s where tomorrow’s homes are imagined, given form, and brought to life by home furnishings industry innovators. The fall market is scheduled for Oct. 16-20

COOL COVE: The Ford Cove Shoreline and Coastal Wetland Restoration Project is transforming Ford House’s Lake St. Clair shoreline back to its natural state. It was originally created by the Fords when they built their estate in Grosse Pointe Shores in the 1920s. 

PETITE PITS: Measuring 10 inches tall, Baby Fire Pits are perfect for small-cottage patios. They’re designed to be used with a smokeless, nontoxic gel fuel for hassle-free enjoyment.

— Compiled by Megan Swoyer

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