Special Invitation!

Special Invitation:

Every Tuesday at noon, I go Live on Facebook discussing Interior Design Dilemmas. I would love to have you join me, comment, like, share, and send me emoji.

Working on getting a new website and rebranded to Lori Carpenter Designs (feels like a snail pace) hopefully soon?

Are you looking at your tired, outdated home? Are you in a design dilemma? I will offer my expert advice to help you save time, stress, and feel better in your home.

This week I’ll be talking about fabrics and how they can enhance your home. Join the fun each Tuesday at noon.

I also offer in-home or virtual design consultations.

Up to 90 minutes to cover any specific pain points you have in your home: furniture layouts, new rugs, furniture, or window coverings. You may need help with paint colors, tile selections, countertops, a total remodel or new build—$ 250. for the initial consultation, Additional hours at $100 per hour.


Renewing Greens

The color of Harmony and Health.


The color of harmony and health. Green is a generous, relaxing color that revitalizes our body and mind. It balances our emotions and leaves us feeling safe and secure. It also gives us hope, with promises of growth and prosperity, and it provides a little bit of luck to help us along the way.


Suggest that people possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature.

Even before the Covid19 was a household word this past year, I saw the trend while attending High Point Market; everything felt green and organic. I’m buying plants and incorporating them in my home to help clean the air, and I’m planting a little garden for fresh vegetables. I see green in all aspects of design like emerald green wallpaper, walls paint, and fabric uses like in the photo above. How are you incorporating live plants in your home or the paint color Green? Great way to connect with nature.


Shining A Light On Interior Design Trends For 2019

Shining A Light On Interior Design Trends For 2019

2019 is up and running, and so am I! A new year always means a new outlook, so I have set my sights on what will be BIG this year in design. Spotting design trends are one way I can provide a “WOW” factor in all my projects. I am constantly searching for the perfect furniture, fabrics, and accessories that will keep my designs fresh, contemporary and spectacular. So, I visit many markets all over the US, where I attend seminars on all the trends and forecasts for interior design. I am so excited to share some design trend take-aways from my 2018 year-long travels.

Smooth Elegance with Black and Gold.

Black has always been on trend in the clothing market, but I’m seeing it emerge boldly in interiors, usually paired with gold. Dark, moody walls paired with statement pieces trimmed with gold hardware bring elegant modernity to spaces. Black has always been edgy, yet stately, and can often serve to anchor the design of any room. Even though this is a trend, I feel that black and gold will withstand time.

Traditional design is becoming Cleaned Lined, streamlining to a minimal/modern feel I call Transitional Design. This twist on the traditional offers less ornamentation and more classic styles and shapes. You will be seeing classic, nostalgic pieces paired with modern rugs, art or lighting that breathes fresh air into a room.

Farmhouse Refreshed

Farmhouse will continue to trend in 2019, but it will have a modern twist as well. It will still be comfortable, but less will be more with this trend. You’ll see sliding found doors, gray paint, metal furniture pieces, florals in both artificial and real. Farmhouse is like denim; it just gets better with wear and time.

Using clear barstools with gold accents adds a modern flair to a traditional farmhouse design.

A touch of contemporary color adds a modern vibe to a cozy farmhouse living room.


Florals will be showing up in everything from wallpaper to upholstery fabric and art. Geometric patterns will also be strong because of the turn toward a modern trend I see in every interior design aspect. Patterns can make a bold statement in a room or add just a touch to give it an updated feel.

Florals on a dark wall create a dramatic design.

Patterned wallpaper adds modern elegance in Gabby’s Showroom at the Dallas Market. The wallpaper below is from the Thibaut Showroom at the High Point Market.

I am excited about all the possibilities 2019 brings to the design table! A more modern feel with clean lines and a minimalist look is clearly trending in all design styles. And, the mix of metals seems to be holding steady through 2020 and maybe beyond. I hope this trend talk has inspired you to add fresh, modern design elements to your home. If you need help, I’m just a phone call away! The Grapevine Home 870-994-4438.


P.S. If you’re unsure of your design style go to and take the Home Design Quiz.


Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes indeed! I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

And if you’re dreaming of a design project for your home in 2019, Lori Carpenter Designs is here with a fresh set of eyes for your project. Whatever you may need for your upcoming project, paint color selection, flooring ideas, or window treatment ideas. We can help get you get on track and come up with a realistic budget. Let’s make your home a dream come true in 2019. Give us a call 870-994-4438 to schedule your appointment for 2019.