Friday, 30 September 2016

5 Beautiful Kitchen Design Ideas

Light and Modern

White Kitchens are very popular right now. We love them because of the fresh feeling you get when walking into one. Be sure to have high ceilings and spot lighting in a kitchen like this.


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This warm and inviting kitchen design is perfectly suited for family life.


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Open and serene

What makes this kitchen so amazing is the huge windows.


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Minimal and masculine

The huge island takes center stage in this minimal kitchen.


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Rustic and sleek

The reclaimed wood island and stainless steel appliances are what makes this unique kitchen stand out.


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Friday, 23 September 2016

4 Interior Design Trends For Fall


Swap The Fabric

Swapping out fabrics on furniture and pillows is a great way to bring fall into your home. Swap out the bright summer colors for colors like pumpkin, brown, cream, and light gray.


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Go Bold With Gold

After you have switched out your fabrics for warmer tones its time to add some accent pieces. Gold goes perfectly with warm colors and it really makes your home fell cozy and luxurious at the same time.


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Seasonal Art

Seasonal art has been a big trend this year. We recommend large bold art peaces with warm color tones for fall.


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Heated Entryway Floors

This is something your guest will surely appreciate during the cold weather. Going into fall is the perfect time to make this upgrade.


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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Houston Design Center Fall Market Introduces Interior Design Master Class

The Houston Design Center (7026 Old Katy Rd.) is honored to welcome esteemed journalist and textile designer, Carl Dellatore, as Keynote of the annual Fall Market, Tuesday September 11thDellatore will discuss his highly anticipated book, INTERIOR DESIGN MASTER CLASS:100 Lessons from America’s Finest Designers on the Art of Decoration.

Poised to become the essential book on design, INTERIOR DESIGN MASTER CLASS collects the expertise and knowledge of the best interior designers working today. Perhaps in the same esteemed vein as The Decoration of Houses, this classic in the making features 100 essays by America’s top designers—from established legends to members of the new guard—that explore, in detail, the process of designing a home, from the fundamentals to the finishing touches. Grouped by theme, the subjects range from practical considerations and details, to inspiration and style. Each contribution is paired with images of the designer’s work to illustrate the principles being discussed, generously annotated with informative captions. Unique in the quality of its contributors, INTERIOR DESIGN MASTER CLASS is a book that readers will refer to again and again for advice and inspiration, and is an invaluable resource for practical tips and thought-provoking design.

Dellatore will be joined Heritage Texas Properties President & CEO, Robin K. Mueck to discuss the creation of the book and taking the audience through their own Master Class! The discussion will begin at 11:30 AM in the Bunch & Shoemaker Showroom 152 followed by a book signing.

This event and all market events are free and open to the public but reservations are required. For full market schedule and reservation information visit or call 713-864-2660,

With more than 40 showrooms and design offices featuring over 10,000 manufactures the Houston Design Center is the city’s preferred destination for the best in luxury residential and commercial furnishings and products. Nestled in over fifteen acres of green space the HDC provides the design professional and the design inspired refined and unique style that is second to none.

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Friday, 16 September 2016

5 Easy Decorating Projects For Fall.

Fall Inside Glass.

You can create this beautiful terrarium by using a shallow terracotta bowl dish lined with moss and covered with a bell jar.

Framed Leaves.

You can create this by finding some unique leaves and framing them in double sided glass picture frames.


White pumpkin center piece. 

You can find white decorative pumpkins at many craft stores. The white really goes well with orange accents.



Cattails in a vase are simple and stunning.


Natural Gold.

Wheat is such a simple and beautiful plant. You can use it to make this beautiful wreath. Add a couple maple leaves for character.


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Friday, 9 September 2016

How To Get Your Home Ready For The Holidays.

Summer is officially over and it’s that time of year again where we have to start thinking about the holiday season. We decided to help you out this year with some ideas to help you get ready for the holiday season.

Refresh the Bathrooms

Buying new towels, bathroom essentials and scents is the best place to make a positive impression on your future guests.

Add Festive Touches

Adding a few themed trinkets and accessories is a great way to stay current with the holidays without over doing it while also maintaining a budget.

Add Jacket Hooks

The cold season is quickly approaching and where there is cold weather there are jackets and you’re going to need a place to put them. Having jacket hooks installed is a great way to handle the problem in a creative and fun way.


Seasonal Fragrances

Take advantage of the seasonal fragrances available during the holidays to create a festive and inviting atmosphere while changing up the routine.

Make Room For More

During the holiday season you’re going to have more people coming to your home so pulling out extra seating arrangements is a must.


Give Something Small

Creating little gift baskets filled with small items to give your guests is a good holiday gesture and will remind them of the amazing time they spent with you this year.

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Friday, 2 September 2016

Summer Of Giving At The Houston Design Center

Every year the Houston design center has the Design Sample Sale where designer furniture showrooms liquidate floor samples and extra furniture peaces and accessories to get ready for the new season.  The designer sample sale has always been an amazing opportunity for the general public to come by and pick up some amazing deals on designer furniture while enjoying a little entertainment at the same time.

This year might have been the most successful year for the showrooms at The Houston Design Center. Showrooms not only reduced their prices to the general public but also donated significant amounts of furniture to the Furniture Bank. So much was donated that the Furniture Bank will be returning next week for more furniture donations!

With furniture peaces at half of whole sale prices young audiences were able to pick up their first designer furniture peaces. We heart very touching stories of families suffering from a recent home fire who were able to get new furniture peaces and make there house a home again.

Many fabrics were also donated to local quilters, school teachers and design students.  Some were making table place mats and runners!  Two of the most unexpected uses though were a child whose grandmother was going to help her make doll clothes, and teachers of the blind who were searching for textured fabrics that they could cut into shapes that the blind students could feel to understand the shape of objects or symbols.

The designer Sample Sale was truly an amazing success this year and we are incredibly touched by some of the amazing stories that came from the event. We do the Designer Sample Sale every single year and we cant wait to have the event again in 2017.

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Friday, 26 August 2016

How To Pick Your Interior Design Style

Look at the style of your home first

If you live in a historic elegant estate going all modern might not be the best choice. Examine the architecture of your home and find a complementary style.

Learn from your clothing style

Looking at your own style is a good way to get inspiration for your space. Are you very professional or are you more earthy and relaxed. Interior design is art you can live in so you might as well compliment yourself and create a space that reflects you.

What type of art do you like

Do you like floral and elegant art or do you prefer geometric patterns and abstract shapes. This can help you find inspiration for fabrics that can match your art preference and tie everything together.

Make it your own

Dont just copy pictures from pottery barn make it your own. Make the art yourself. Figure out what inspires you and reflect that through your space.

For some extra fun check out this Quiz on houzz.

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