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  • Take Your Walls From Simple to Simply Stunning!

    Wallpapers have come a long way in interior design, from the eighties overload of the romantic florals and stripes, to the stunning designs we now see! As designers, we adore the fact that they can add drama, texture and a sense of luxury to your space! 


  • Mid - Century Modern Mad Appeal!

    Your grandparents may have owned a piece, or maybe your parents? You may own pieces or have friends that do. So what is the enduring appeal of mid-century modern furniture?


  • Natural Inspirations - Part 2!

    In the second part of our nature inspired blog, we went straight to our interior designers to find out what about nature inspires them! 


  • Sherwin Williams ColorMix 2017!

    Color selection is always an interesting topic. Some people are bold color lovers and it is evident in their clothes and homes! Others prefer a more subdued palette of neutrals. Color invokes feelings and expresses itself in many ways!


  • Spotlight on Design - High Fashion Home in The Woodlands, Part 2

    In this week's blog we will continue our tour of this sophisticated and 'high fashion' remodel in The Woodlands, TX! This spectacular home was designed by one of our amazing designers, Erika Barczak, and remodeled by Keechi Creek Builders! In this blog, we will focus on four exquisite bedrooms!


  • Keep Current - Bernhardt

    Last week we blogged about how important is it to keep current in the interior design industry. This week we are going to feature another one of our favorite furniture lines that have been blowing us away with their stunning designs, Bernhardt Furniture! 


  • Keeping Current - Ambella

    How important is it to keep current in this industry? So, so very important! We are not talking fads or trends that will come and go in a year or two but keeping up with the times in general.


  • Global Glamour Part 2!

    Inspired by the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, we want to continue our blog on Global Glamour and the influences on interior design from around the world!Global and tribal elements, appear in motifs, colors and patterns, inspired by the American Southwest, Mexico, South America, Southeast Asia and India. 


  • Global Glamour Part 1!

    In honor of this summer's 2016 Rio Olympics and the coming together of 207 nations from around the world, we thought it would be the perfect time to blog about the "global village" influences in interior design! 


  • Fabric Love!

    Every Tuesday morning we look forward to our vendor breakfast meetings! These meetings provide us with an inside look at the very latest and greatest products including fabrics, furniture, tile, rugs, accessories, and the list goes on! We also focus on keeping our training as up to date as possible, as there are always new innovations and new designs in the field of interior design! 


  • Spotlight on Design - Chic & Sophisticated With a Modern Twist Part 2

    In this week's blog we will continue our tour of this sophisticated and chic modern new build home in Houston, TX! This spectacular home was designed by one of our amazing designers, Ashton Morgan, and built by Flair Builders! In this blog, we will focus on the dazzling master suite, the bathrooms and the living areas.


  • Flirty Florals Part 3

    For the third and final blog on flirty florals, we will take a look at all things floral in accessories, faux floral arrangements and lighting! These smaller pieces can add a fresh, flirty and feminine element to the room!


  • Flirty Florals Part 1

    Flirty floral patterns have been blooming everywhere in interiors including; wallcoverings, fabrics, window treatments, rugs, accessories and even lighting! From large scale prints to old school vintage inspired botanicals, these florals have been reinterpreted to look updated and fresh and they can be incorporated in a variety of interior styles from classic to contemporary! 


  • Spotlight on Design - Timeless Traditional in Tomball Part 2

    In this week's blog we will continue our tour of the elegant, traditional home in Tomball, TX, designed by one of our fabulous designers, Erika Barczak! This week we will focus on the living areas of the home and the magnificent master suite. In her own words, Erika will describe the design process.


  • Spotlight on Design - Timeless Traditional in Tomball Part 1

    We are excited to bring back our series, "Spot Light on Design", with all new projects so you can see what our talented designers have been up to! First up is an exquisite, traditional home in Tomball TX, designed by Erika Barczak! This week we will focus on the kitchen and dining areas of the home.


  • Writing In Designer Style - Part 2

     Last week we took a look at some amazing writing desks and possible placements in the home. This week we will peruse different styles of desks that would suit a variety of tastes and styles from modern to girly to industrial and everything in between!

  • Writing In Designer Style - Part 1

    It seemed that everywhere we turned in April at High Point Furniture Market, we saw writing desks! These desks were placed not only in a study, but in all other areas of the home as well! We saw some placed behind sofas, next to beds (doubling as a night stand) and of course, in home offices!

  • Beyond the Man Cave Part 3!

    In the third and final part of our series on "the man cave with a designer twist", we are going to explore some ways to incorporate manly art, accessories and rugs into a room!

  • Beyond the Man Cave - Part 2!

    This week we are going to continue to explore the world of masculine designs! Furniture, accessories and art that any man or woman can appreciate and that elevate the "man cave" to a new designer level! In this blog, we will take a look at some handsome case goods and tables that have a masculine feel but with high end designer touches and quality anyone can appreciate. 

  • Beyond the Man Cave!

    In the next few blogs we will explore the world of masculine designs! Furniture, accessories and art that any man or woman can appreciate and that elevate the "man cave" to a new designer level!

  • Style Spotting at High Point Market - Katy Skelton!

    Trying to take in the hundreds of showrooms at High Point Market can be exhilarating and invigorating but overwhelming at the same time! Tours are offered to highlight some of the smaller showrooms or suites with designers or artist that possess exceptional talent or truly unique products! While on a tour with Celebrity Interior Designer, Bobby Berk, we were introduced to an exciting and up and coming furniture and textile designer!

  • Crypton - The Interior Design Super Fabric!

    Back in the day, the "plastic furniture cover phenomenon" was all the rage, some families encasing entire formal living rooms in the stuff! Well, thankfully modern day fabrics have come along to save us all, none more impressive than Crypton!

  • Sunbrella: Livable Luxury

    It is amazing to see how far Sunbrella fabrics have come since their introduction to the market in 1961. Over ten years ago Sunbrella branched out from their outdoor "canvas look" to the beautiful world of luxury interior and exterior fabrics and they have been impressing us ever since!

  • Transforming Homes, Transforming Lives!

    As designers we often see our clients come full circle with their emotions during a project. During the initial  planning phase they are excited, hopeful and optimistic for the upcoming changes to their home.

  • Bring a Little Bling to Your Home!

    In the last of our metallic series, we will be sharing some fantastic mirrors, wall art and accessories that will give your room the perfect touch of excitement and shine!

  • Brilliant Metal Lighting Options!

    Accessories, mirrors and lighting have always come in different metals but we continue to be delighted at all the new, creative eye catching designs! These smaller pieces can be combined with any types of materials including metals in other tones. 

  • Bringing Metal Furniture Inside!

    In our last blog we focused on the idea of mixing different metals into interiors, this week we will show you some alluring individual pieces that you can incorporate into your space! Each of these furniture pieces will add character to a space whether through shine, intricate patterned designs or the perfect compliment to another material!

  • Mixing Metals? We Say Yes!

    If you have been hesitant about mixing metals in the same room, fear not! The beauty of mixing metals is the added visual interest, enhanced character and the ability to blend warm and cool tones in any space! It fact, it is quite freeing and opens up endless design possibilities!

  • Bringing Back the Bar Cart!

    Bar carts have been making a "mad" comeback in interior design, inspired in part by the new vintage aesthetic seen lately on popular television shows! Bar carts are a fantastic and fun way to entertain and can compliment your style whether it is sophisticated and glamorous or hip and quirky!

  • Let Your Creativity Flow - Designing for Children Part 2

    Whether you are first time parents planning a nursery, redoing a nursery into a big kid's room or navigating the tween/teen years, interior designers can expertly and beautifully guide you through all of it!

  • Let Your Creativity Flow - Designing for Children Part 1

    As designers, we love the chance to design children's rooms as it gives us a chance to unleash our creativity in unique ways! There is no fear of using bold colors, vibrant graphics and whimsical accessories! The bonus is getting to work with an enthusiastic, little collaborator on the project!

  • Light Up Your Room - Part 3

     While the use of crystals in lighting is nothing new, we were amazed at how creative lighting designers have become with the sparkle and shimmer! In some showrooms, it looked like it was raining opulence!