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Marge Carson School of Fashion & Design at High Point Market

High-end furniture brand Marge Carson held their first School of Fashion & Design at the 2014 Fall High Point Market. Our Rockville associate Christina del Real was in attendance for the 2 day program. The inaugural event focused on the brand’s design process and highly customizable product line. Plans for next year’s event are already underway!

Marge Carson Design School

“Marge Carson furniture products are made from the finest materials and allow me to design opulent and luxurious homes for my clients! The design seminar led by Marge Carson’s amazing team, was both inspiring and informational.” Christina del Real,  Sheffield Furniture Rockville Associate


Take a look at some beautiful Marge Carson room scenes below…




Fall 2014 High Point Market Trends

This fall some of our designers traveled to North Carolina to High Point Market, the largest furniture trade show in the world! While at Market, they met with furniture manufacturers and were given a sneak peek at the upcoming trends and new introductions from your favorite brands! Malvern designer, Cate Heck, was on top of the trends and provided these great photos from her trip!


 Trend:  Chanel-Style Quilted Upholstery 

High Point Market Trends - Quilting

High Point Market Trends - Quilting

High Point Market Trends - Quilting

High Point Market Trends - Quilting

Trend: Jewel Tones

2014 High Point Market Trends - Jewel Tones

2014 High Point Market Trends - Jewel Tones

2014 High Point Market Trends - Jewel Tones

2014 High Point Market Trends - Jewel Tones

2014 High Point Market Trends - Jewel Tones

Trend: Patterned Upholstery 

2014 High Point Market Trends - Patterned Upholstery

2014 High Point Market Trends - Patterned Upholstery

Trend: Bold Art

2014 High Point Market Trends - Bold Art

2014 High Point Market Trends - Bold Art

2014 High Point Market Trends - Bold Art

2014 High Point Market Trends - Bold Art


On Trend: Gold

Gold is a trend we see pop up over and over again in fashion and home design. But this year, gold has taken on a life of its own!  No longer satisfied with simply using gold as an accent color,  we’re gilding it all - from floor to ceiling and everything in between.

Below see just a few of our favorite gold pieces carried by our Sheffield brands.

Statement Gold Pieces at Sheffield Furniture

1 Perlini Mirror by Hickory Chair

2 Harmony Damask Wallpaper in Metallic Gold by Thibaut

3 Strelka Cocktail Table by Baker

4 Althorp Ballroom Chair by Theodore Alexander

5 Kensington Metal Canopy Bed by Bernhardt


On Trend: Statement Side Tables

Add some big personality to your living space with a small – but far from simple – side table. Whether you choose an understated piece with an unexpected surprise or a bold pop of color, these side tables are interesting additions to any home decor.

Check out some of our favorite statement side tables offered by Sheffield brands below.


Statement Side Tables at Sheffield Furniture

1 Piaget by Christopher Guy

2 Twig Table by Chaddock

3 Shoe Feet by Theodore Alexander

4 Serena Side Table by Hickory Chair

5 Ridegfield Round Lamp Table by Stickley

6 Le Lion Stand by Baker

7  Savoy End Table by Bernhardt

8 Ruffled End Table by Henredon



4 Ways to Make Radiant Orchid – Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year Work For You

Incorporating purple and pink hues into home decor can strike fear into the hearts of many.  Too bold? Too girly? Too bright? Too daring?  But, with the announcement of Pantone’s Color of the Year – Radiant Orchid, everyone wants to know how to make this trendy color work for them.  Either in small or large doses – the warm purple with undertones of pink and fushia can work in almost any home.  Here we look at four ways to incorporate Radiant Orchid, or any accent color, into your space.


1. Start small with accent pieces.   If you aren’t sure about a color or are afraid it might overwhelm your space, try incorporating it in accent pieces that can be easily and inexpensively replaced.  Pillows, picture frames, other decorative accessories, even floral arrangements, add color to a space but can be easily replaced if you get bored or want to try something new.

American Leather in Orchid

Radiant Orchid accented accessories in this American Leather living room

Stickley in Radiant Orchid

Radiant Orchid accented accessories in this Stickley living space


2. Large colorful art.  If you aren’t quite ready to commit to a bold, bright wall color – consider oversized artwork that gives the illusion of wide swathes of color without the commitment.  Consider art that is made up of multiple pieces or a large work that can span an entire wall.

Bernhardt in Radiant Orchid

Art in Radiant Orchid accents a living room by Bernhardt

Baker in Radiant Orchid

Large artwork and a side chair in Radiant Orchid in this living room from Baker


3. Just paint it.  If you’re feeling adventurous- or just plain love the color- pick up your rollers and brushes and dive right in.  You can start with an accent wall or go bold and change the whole look of your room.

Chaddock in Radiant Orchid

A bedroom from Chaddock with a Radiant Orchid accent wall

Stickley in Radiant Orchid

A dining room from Stickley painted in Radiant Orchid


4. Don’t forget the furniture.  Furniture in your accent color can bring life and excitement to an otherwise neutral and potentially boring space.  If a pop of bold color is a little overwhelming, try a patterned piece or a smaller accent chair or ottoman.

Hickory Chair in Radiant Orchid

Patterned sofa in Radiant Orchid in this Hickory Chair living room



Window Fashion Vision Magazine Award – Decorative Pillows

Window Fashion Vision Magazine, the leading publication on industry news, trends, and education, recently announced the winners of the 2014 Ingenuity Workroom Competition. We’re happy to announce that our own upholstery designers Susan Watson and Diane Shea won Second Place in the Decorative Pillows category.


This blue and gold, striped chevron accent pillow was custom designed for a Sheffield client.  The client requested accent pillows for their new sofa made from the same fabric that had be used to make their custom Sheffield window treatments — Susan and Diane were pleased to provide an award-winning result!


Congratulations to Susan and Diane!


Sheffield Furniture in Vision Magazine


Custom Blue and Gold Chevron Pillow from Sheffield Furniture


Custom Blue and Gold Chevron Pillow Detail from Sheffield Furniture


On Trend: Quatrefoil

The quatrefoil motif has been around for centuries and its popularity doesn’t seem to be waning. Signified by a symmetrical, four leaf clover shape; the quatrefoil turns up everywhere! From classic architecture, to jewelry, wallpaper, even Girl Scout cookies.

Girl Scout Trefoil Cookies

We, however, love to see the quatrefoil motif reflected in home decor! Check out some of our Sheffield brands featuring the trend below…

Quatrefoil Trends at Sheffield Furniture

1 Quatrefoil Cocktail Table from Universal Furniture

2 Haven Cabinet from Bernhardt

3 Alexandra Chair by Suzanne Kasler from Hickory Chair

 4 Pattern Makers Floor and Table Lamps from Regina Andrew

5 Upholstered Mirror from East King St & Co

6 Mara Embroidery Fabric from Thibaut


7 Pro Tips for Picking Paint

If you’re a fan of home decorating shows or magazines, you already know that paint color is a key component to any room makeover. Changing the wall color is one of the easiest, most affordable ways to refresh a space. You can make a room feel larger, brighter, cozier, trendier, bolder or more dramatic—all by updating the wall color.


Painting is also the perfect project to complete while you’re waiting on your custom furnishings or window treatments to arrive. Yet for most people, picking the perfect paint color can be daunting.


Here are seven professional tips for selecting a shade that will transform your space and make you smile every time you walk into the room. If you need more assistance, our experienced design staff can help you choose a paint color or develop an entire color scheme for your home.


All the best,
Sheffield Furniture & Interiors


1. Gather ideas. Look at your favorite sources of inspiration—websites, magazines, Pinterest, friends’ homes—and look specifically at the wall colors. Start an idea file of your favorites


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As Seen In… (Autumn 2013)

Did you know that the most popular home decor magazines feature Sheffield brand furniture? Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful and more regularly feature our best selling pieces as well as some new up and comers. We’ve compiled the best of the best below from the past season.


Have you seen a Sheffield brand item featured in your favorite publication? Let us know and you could see it featured on our blog!


All the best,
Sheffield Furniture & Interiors



October 2013


Soames Table by Michael S. Smith for Baker on Pg. 64


Marge Carson Rivoli Collection Mirror on Pg. 64



Sheffield Hosts ASID Course on Crystal Fundamentals

Recently, we hosted Jason Pike from Swarovski Lighting and Schonbek at our Malvern Showroom to teach an ASID Continuing Education Course on Crystal Fundamentals. The presentation was extremely informative and interesting! Jason capped off the morning with step-by-step examples of how mined rock crystal becomes the beautiful shimmering pieces of art we see hanging above our dining room table.




We’re so proud to carry Schonbek Chandeliers featuring Swarovski Crystals in all three of our showrooms. Did you know that these works of art have taken center stage in multiple blockbuster movies? Keep reading for details on some of our personal favorites!


All the best,
Sheffield Furniture & Interiors




The Swarovski chandelier featured in the 2004 movie adaptation of Phantom of the Opera weighed in at 2.2 tons and measured at 17 feet high and 13 feet wide. It was covered with more than 20,000 Swarovski crystals, hung by hand.



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