Friday, 14 October 2016

5 Things You Should Know Before Remodeling Your Kitchen

Get The Pros Involved

A kitchen remodel is no small task. So before you go to any showroom we recommend hiring a kitchen designer to make sure you don’t overlook any details in the process.


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Figure Out The Costs

Visualizing your new kitchen is the fun part but when you actually sit down and look at the budget you can quickly see that small things really do add up. Do you really need that wine fridge?


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Consider Organization

It’s easy to get caught up in the design and appearance of a kitchen but don’t forget that the whole purpose of a kitchen is organization. Make sure you have the right drawers in the right place for your particular cooking work flow. There is a lot of interesting technology now, like roll out trays and shelves.


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Make Sure You Have A Good Hood

This is one thing you should not go cheap on. A good hood exhausts dangerous gases like carbon monoxide and also gets rid of bad odors. You don’t want guests walking in a smelling last weeks meal.


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Drawer Dishwashers

These are really cool and we highly recommend them if you’re the type of person that frequently does small loads.


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Friday, 7 October 2016

5 Tips to Get Wallpaper Right.

We see so many large estates with big white walls and neutral tones. There is nothing wrong with that but with new technology wallpaper has never been more exciting. We encourage you to have a little fun and maybe try out a wallpaper in one room. Here are a couple tips to help you and hopefully inspire you.


Have a Theme

The great thing about wallpaper is you can have a different theme in each room so take advantage of that and really use it to create the feeling you’re going for.


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Match the room 

Matching the details of accessories with your wallpaper adds a layer of detail and sophistication that people notice when walking in.


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Create Texture

When people think of wallpaper they think of floral designs but wallpaper technology has come such a long way and it’s a great way to bring in a variety of high quality textures into your home.


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Go Custom

If you want to do something special for a statement room then you should consider a custom design. A custom wallpaper is really something to be admired and could be considered a work of art on its own.


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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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