Katherine’s Kitchen: Baked Chicken Parmesan

Baked Chicken Parmesan


  • 4 Chicken breasts (about 8 oz each, sliced in half lengthwise to make 8)
  • ¾ Cup Seasoned Breadcrumbs
  • ¼ Cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted or Olive Oil
  • ¾ Cup Reduced fat mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Cup Marinara Sauce
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Spray a large baking sheet lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a bowl.  Met the butter in another bowl.  Lightly brush the butter onto the chicken, then dip in the breadcrumb mixture.  Place on a baking sheet and repeat with the remaining chicken.  Lightly spray a little more oil on the top and then bake for 25 minutes.
  3. Remove from the oven, spoon 1 Tbsp sauce over each piece of chicken and top with 1 ½ Tbsp of shredded Mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted.

Credit:  Skinnytaste

The Color Trends for 2020

As we approach the last two months of 2019, it’s time to start looking ahead to 2020 (if you haven’t started already!). A hot topic in the design industry as the new year quickly approaches is always, “What are the color trends going to be?”

In the past, we saw neutral tones dominate and then we saw bright colors dominate. In 2020, we will be seeing both. Based on the colors of Milan Design Week, these are the colors that we will be seeing in 2020 along with some PierPoint examples of each color.


Fitting into the neutral tones for 2020 is “Champagne.” This color is a great base for all other colors predicted to be trends in the upcoming year.

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Lemon Yellow

Sprucing up the color wheel for 2020 is “Lemon Yellow.” Whether you use this color for a pillow or for an entire couch, it will light up your space and ensure that it stands out.

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Pumpkin Red

A combination of neutral and vibrant, “Pumpkin Red” has a comfortable aura to it. It could remind your guests of the changing seasons of your city or be combined with wood tones to create a den-like room. 

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It is rare that we see Fuscia in hotel color schemes; however, like Lemon Yellow, it is a statement color that your guests will remember. It is excellent for lighting up a room.

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Sky Blue

While blues are often used in many color schemes, 2020 is the year for “Sky Blue.” Lighter than other blues, it creates an airy and calming feel for your guests.

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Olive Green

After seeing this shade take over the fashion industry, it was no surprise that this color made its way to hotel design. Olive Green can be combined with other earthy tones to create a comfortable atmosphere.

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Burnt Orange

Similar to Pumpkin Red, Burnt Orange falls into the Autumn colors, thus creating a comfortable atmosphere for your guests. If your city is notorious for the changing leaves as the seasons change, Burnt Orange is a great way to showcase it through your design.

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Light Purple

Similar to the Sky Blue, Light Purple is an airy color that can bring a calming aura to the room. It can be combined with other airy colors, such as white and light grey.

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Many colors that we see for 2020 are comfortable and calming while a few are bright and exciting. This goes to show that the goal of hotel design is meant to be noticed. We are straying away from neutral tones and incorporating real colors.

Feeling inspired? Click any of the textile images above to inquire about incorporating them into your design!

How Millennials Are Influencing Hotel Design

It is no secret that the Millennials are influencing the way that hotels are creating their spaces. They are the up-and-coming travelers, so it is vital for hotels to appeal to their wants and needs.

So, how do designers know how to make these spaces appeal to these generations? The simple answer: Instagram.

With a mere scroll through Instagram, designers and hoteliers can see what type of aesthetic is catching the eyes of the top Instagram influencers. One of the common themes that we see in the Millennial generation is the want for an immersive experience. Millennials view traveling as a way to develop their identity, and they develop this identity by interacting with the local culture. When hotels incorporate the local culture into the public spaces, millennials connect with the space and the hotel itself even more.

Bring in the Locals

One of the ways that hotels are incorporating the local culture into the hotel is by bringing the local people to the hotel. One of our projects, the JW Marriott in Austin, TX, has the Burger Bar and the Edge Rooftop Bar, which encourages the locals to come to the hotel and enjoy food, drinks, and views of the city.

JW Marriott Burger Bar - Millennials

Source: The Burger Bar | JW Marriott, Austin, TX

Bring in the City

Another way hotels are incorporating the local culture is by capturing the local aesthetic of the city in which they are located. One of our other projects, The Tennessean Hotel in Knoxville, TN, utilizes the Tennessee River within the design of the hotel. Each floor is named after rivers within Tennessee and the headboards of the beds within the rooms are actual river maps. Through combining Southern hospitality with a luxury hotel experience, Millennials can truly immerse themselves into the Tennessee culture at this hotel.

The Tennessean - Millennials


Bring in Instagram

A few other notable ways to draw millennials into a hotel’s public space is through creating an “Instagrammable Space.” Through the incorporation of accessories, textiles and rugs, you can create a corner that draws in your guests and encourages them to post. After all, Influencer Marketing is the new wave of advertising. Going beyond hotels, the café Sketch located in London, UK, is one of the most “Instagrammed” cafés in London. They utilize vibrant colors and bright accessories in one of their afternoon tea spaces. By doing so, Sketch London puts a modern twist on a traditional pastime, which is exactly what Millennials want.

Sketch London - Millennials

Source: Sketch London

Looking to create a common space that appeals to the upcoming generations? Contact us today or browse through our accessories, textiles and area rugs at https://pierpointusa.com/.


A Killer Hotel Aesthetic Has Taken Search Priority For Travelers. Here’s Why

Having an Instagrammable hotel aesthetic has become a priority for travelers in recent years. Here’s why it’s a more desired feature than ever before.

There are many working elements that go into maintaining a profitable hotel. The layout and design of the hotel must be purposeful, meanwhile, the entire operation must run on a smooth schedule in order to meet the needs of both the guests and the staff. Lacking in even one of these areas could negatively impact your hotel’s bottom line. But a persuasive hotel aesthetic could carry a lot of weight in your guests’ perception. Here’s why:

Decisions Are Influenced By Look & Location

Think about the last time you or a family member booked a hotel. The first step is ensuring that your hotel is in an ideal location for your stay. Once you’ve narrowed your options to a particular vicinity is when you begin to look at which hotel offers the experience you’re hoping to have. 

Because of today’s digital culture, photographable hotel aesthetic has become a highly desired feat. From arrival to check-in, consumers want to feel like the entire visit is an adventure worth paying for. And that starts with thoughtful interior design elements that offer a unique experience. 


Great Customer Service Is To Be Expected 

Hotel Aesthetic

The hospitality industry takes great pride in its guest-first mentality. Because they are in the business to ensure guests are taken care of, positive customer service has become expected.

It’s no longer a prioritized feature people search for when vacationing because they’d rather achieve a luxury experience and they assume they’ll get the best of both worlds.  

Modern hotel aesthetic has raised the bar for hotels and resorts across the world. If you’ve yet to update your space to meet the needs and expectations of current travelers, you may have a huge area of opportunity to increase your asset value. 

The time is now to renovate your hotel aesthetic to provide an experience that guests crave and appreciate. And we can help. If you have an idea in mind for design elements, we’d be happy to bring them to life. Contact us today to get started!

The 3-Step Process To Creating An Authentic Custom Rug Design

Are you tired of shopping for an area rug when you know you’d rather design it yourself? With our help, you can concept a custom rug design for all your hospitality endeavors.

You Design It 

Are you ever shopping for that special area rug but can’t seem to find the exact style you’re looking for? There are a myriad of store options, but none have all the desired elements you were hoping they’d have to fit your space. Gone are the days of settling for area rugs and accessories you don’t love. This is why we do what we do.

As a custom manufacturing company, we allow our customers to have complete control over the design process. Once you have a vision for a rug, it’s our job to bring that vision to life. You decide the colors, the materials, the shape and the overall look to meet your expectations. We’ll help you every step of the way by mocking up products and collaborating to ensure the final product is exactly what you imagined. 

We Create It 

Custom Rug DesignOnce we’ve finalized your custom rug design, it’s up to us to bring the idea into fruition. We have long-time overseas manufacturing relationships to help us develop quality products in an efficient manner at value pricing. 

We have offices in Orlando, Shanghai and Cebu. Our network of factories are located throughout China, India, Turkey and the U.S. However, we have representatives across the globe to help you with any questions, comments or concerns. 

Your Guests Love It 

The best part about your custom rug design is that it’s yours and no other establishment will have it. By creating one-of-a-kind decor, you’re also giving guests a one-of-a-kind experience they can’t get anywhere else. Nowadays, people often choose their hotel destination based upon aesthetics and the way the environment makes them feel. And what better way to give them a unique experience than by filling your hotel with custom decor that celebrates art and creativity?

If you’re looking for a custom rug design, you’ve come to the right place! You can locate one of our reps to serve your area or you can contact us today to get started. We look forward to bringing your design visions to life!

4 Hotel Interior Design Trends To Look Out For In 2019

The hospitality industry is always evolving to provide a bigger, better consumer experience and consumers are expecting the most. If you don’t adapt to meet the hotel interior design expectations that have been set, you could lose business. 

Here are four design trends worth implementing:

1. Mixing Elements 

Over the years, we’ve seen more and more hybrids of design that have become a norm in the hospitality industry. From mixing industrial elements with patterns, there’s an apparent shift in the market that implies anything goes– as long as it goes well. 

Hotel Interior DesignMost boutique hotels have made the move toward a more modern, minimalistic experience that seems to be a fan favorite. 

2. Implementing Nature 

You’ve likely seen ivy-covered walls and plants hanging from the ceiling. A key hotel interior design trend includes the combination of plants and earthy materials to portray an inviting, peaceful environment. 

The use of refurbished wood and other natural elements have a genuine raw beauty to them that make guests feel comfortable. And when guests feel comfortable, the chances of them returning to the space that makes them feel that way are likely.

3. Showcasing Authenticity 

Nowadays, consumers are longing for an experience, and hoteliers are looking to provide a sense of community. The only way to accomplish the two is by ensuring the quality of the guest experience is so unique and authentic that they won’t choose to go elsewhere. 

By implementing one-of-a-kind accessories and quirky boutique elements, you’re guaranteeing an experience they won’t get anywhere else. Great customer service and five-star accommodations are still key factors, but authenticity holds weight.

4. Providing A Home Away From Home 

The most important trend we’ve seen has to be the replication of residential elements in hotel interior design. When consumers travel often, they crave an experience that reminds them of home. 

This can include useful products, like phone charging stations and refrigerators, or strategic design elements that make for a homey environment. Either way, you’re making an out-of-home experience that much more special. 

If you’re looking to evolve with the trends and spice up your hotel interior design, we can help you customize one-of-a-kind products to help your business stand apart. Contact us today to get started on your new project!

How Positive Workplace Culture Is Influenced By Creative Commercial Interior Design

You may not realize it, but commercial interior design can have a huge impact on workplace culture. And we’re getting to the bottom of it:

Innovative Design Sparks Creativity

Commercial Interior DesignImagine landing a new job in the hospitality industry and discovering your workplace consists of outdated interior and muted colors. What do you think the chances are that you come to the office every day inspired to work?

Oftentimes, businesses allow their employees to decorate their space, but that doesn’t always do the trick to get the creative juices flowing.

Commercial interior design is more than having a stylish office– it’s about creating an environment that employees want to work in. People feed off of creative energy and if your business has one-of-a-kind products and innovation throughout, productivity is sure to increase.

Creative Environments Instill Pride

Maintaining positive company culture is critical for the success of a business and the confidence of your workers. If employees don’t like coming to work, it’s going to show in their work ethic and enthusiasm. By curating a creative work environment that employees are proud to be a part of, you’re building a stronger company.

There’s so much you can do with commercial interior design to highlight the personality of your brand. Whether that’s with funky textured materials or unique accessories, crafting a fun culture presents well when guests or potential partners are in the building. The goal is to provide employees with a space they want to brag about and believe in.

Proud Employees Spread Positivity

Not only does commercial interior design say something about your business’ commitment to quality, but it also says something about the experience your brand offers. When employees work in a creative environment they’re proud of, it creates a positive experience for everyone involved. And it makes guests feel like they’re a part of something special.

It’s time to update your commercial interior design into one you and your employees are excited about. Contact us today to create one-of-a-kind products and accessories that are unique to your brand. We’d be honored to help you transform your space and influence your company culture!

Turn Rooms Into Art Exhibits With The Help Of Textured Materials

Are you looking to renovate your space? We’re explaining the power textured materials can have on a room.

When you own, or design, a space in the hospitality industry– whether it’s a room or an entire building– you’re given the opportunity to create something aspirational. Something unique. Something worthy of a visit. Each room tells a story and sends a message to your guests about what they can expect from their experience. Here’s how you can utilize textured materials to turn a room into art.

Give Your Space Some Personality

Textured materials add depth and personality to a room. If you walk into an underwhelming lobby with a simple color scheme and an outdated interior, the chances of you returning are slim to none. Especially when there are dozens of competitors that have adapted to the trends and taken their responsibility to heart.

In 2019, no one should have to settle for hospitality design that doesn’t inspire. The hospitality industry revolves around giving the ultimate guest experience, which involves providing an atmosphere that simply is a work of art. Everyone else is doing it, you should too.

Focus Your Energy On Culture

Textured MaterialsAdding textured materials to the mix does more to the mind than meets the eye. Sure, the curtains are nice and the area rug is soft, but why are these elements so important overall?


They speak volumes about the culture you’re trying to portray and the liveliness you want your guests to feel.

Interior design is not just about how the room looks. It’s about how the room feels when you walk in. Textured materials automatically give off a sense of comfort. They make the room feel less cold and quiet, and more warming and inviting.

This is the same concept that involves repurposing a brick wall as a statement piece, surrounded by more bare elements. The brick wall adds texture and depth to the room, which has a different effect than a patterned wallpaper. By implementing textured materials into your hospitality design, you’re offering guests a modern, unique experience. And when you design these one-of-a-kind products from us, you’re truly giving them an experience they won’t get anywhere else.

If you’re looking to add textured materials to spice up a room, contact us today! We’d be happy to manufacture products that make your guests feel right at home.

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How Social Influencers Are Making Appealing Lobby Design More Crucial Now Than Ever

When it comes to lobby design there are many working parts that make a room what it is. A well thought out design and statement accents make all the difference, especially nowadays with how prominent social media and influencers are.

Is your lobby design something you’re proud to showcase? Ever since influencer marketing became a phenomenon, businesses have had to rethink their brand strategy. There are high expectations for interior design based on the photos and videos that circulate the internet. Here’s how influencers have changed the game:

Your Design Elements Will Be Exposed  

The lobby used to just be an area where guests were welcomed and asked to wait until they were relocated. The focus wasn’t on the decor or the atmosphere, but more so on guest service and comfort.

Lobby DesignHowever, social media has altered the way people consume a new experience. Nowadays, the lobby is your business’ first chance at making an astounding impression. And it better be picture perfect.

The evolution of influencer marketing holds the hospitality industry to a high standard. Consumers want to feel like they’re visiting a place that’s unique, modern and makes them feel special from the second they walk in the door.

This is why lobby design speaks volumes about what kind of experience you’re providing your guests. Each and every detail in your lobby could end up all over social media, which in turn could be great marketing for your brand.

The Experience You Offer Will Be Documented

Not only will your lobby design elements be judged and compared, but the way the entire experience makes your guests feel is something to consider. If you have awesome decor but an elevator that doesn’t work, the chances of gaining recurring visitors are slim.

The present and future focus is on the consumer experience. It’s all about being unique and giving guests a taste of your brand that they won’t find anywhere else. We saw a desire in the hospitality industry for design accessories that are one-of-a-kind. This is why we manufacture products that are made solely and specifically for our clients.

Now is the time to evolve your space to meet the standards of today’s society. If you’re looking to spice up your lobby design and have a vision for your spaces accessories, give us a call! We’d be happy to help you create a welcoming environment you’re proud of.

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4 Reasons You Should Choose Pierpoint For Your Interior Design Accessories

The opportunities to create compelling interior design accessories are endless. But, one must resist the easy way of just picking something from the web that is not proven to be contract-worthy.

Interior design holds more weight in an atmosphere than many realize. Design elements could be the sole reason a room feels the way it does. This is why it’s important to be strategic when brainstorming interior design accessories that are right for a commercial setting.

At PierPoint, our sole mission is to bring innovation to the hospitality industry by transforming ideas from concept to reality. Here are four reasons we should be your go-to source for manufacturing:

1. The Service Provided

As a boutique company, we made it a point from the very beginning to be available to our clients, designers, buyers, and partners. We have representatives across the globe to answer any calls and questions regarding our business and what we produce. We are molded by a set of core values that are shared by each and every associate.  

2. Our Speed To Market

When you design or buy interior design accessories from us, you’re working with a market-focused, process-centered organization. Over the years, we’ve developed trusted partnerships overseas that are held to a high standard. Our network of factories are located throughout China, India, Turkey, and the U.S.

3. Quality Materials Used

Quality is our most valued characteristic. In everything we create, we utilize quality products and quality machinery to deliver quality interior design accessories. We have a wide array of materials available to transform any concept into a reality. From area rugs to pillows and throws and wall decor, we offer designers free-range to customize accessories how they envision them.

4. Craftsmanship Like No Other

Interior Design AccessoriesPierpoint is unique in the sense that we manufacture products that are specifically designed for a particular space. We work with designers and buyers to bring a new dynamic of craftsmanship to the hospitality industry. From concept to craftsmanship, all of our interior design accessories are one-of-a-kind.

If you’re interested in working together, contact us today. We’d love to get started on your new and exciting project.