Gorgeous Gray Bathrooms

As I've mentioned before that gray is our go-to neutral and isn't going anywhere anytime soon.  Last month I posted on gray kitchens, and today I thought I would extend the gray color palette to the bathroom.    Gray bathrooms are becoming more popular, with the desire to create a clean-lined, transitional to modern space....more

Thinking Outside the Box: Painted gray trim

So we all know that gray is the color palette homeowners are gravitating towards, and from what I've seen in the industry and in my own opinion, gray is not going anywhere for a while.  We are seeing gray in our fabrics and furniture finishes as well as on the walls, paint & wallpapers.  Recently I posted on incorporating gray into your kitchen (here)....more

Seeing Double in the Bedroom: Twin Beds

Designing bedrooms are so much fun, especially when designing homes that have several bedrooms.  Selecting the style and color palette for those rooms are determined with who is using the room and what that person wants or needs.  As a designer, I always want the homeowner or family member who uses that space to feel comfortable and relaxed in their bedroom.  Typically we see queen beds in guest bedrooms, but there is something to be said for using twin beds in a room....more

Americana Inspired Spaces: Red White & Blue

Did anyone watch the game last night?!  What a game!  Even though we lost, I'm so proud of our boys.  They represented us well.  And what a perfect week for Americans to show their pride, during the week of the Fourth.  It was great seeing so many fans sporting their red, white, and blue so proud.  Let's continue to do so to honor our nation's birthday on Friday.  Below are some Americana inspired spaces to help get you in the patriotic mood....more

White Bathrooms: Clean & Crisp

White kitchens have been very popular in the past couple of years, and another popular place for an all white color palette is in the bathroom.  White bathrooms have a clean and crisp feel while allowing the space to seem more open and spacious....more

Beautiful Gray Kitchens

We all know gray is the new tan and quite possibly the new black.  For two years we have seen its increase in demand for home interiors, and quite honestly gray is still going strong and will still be popular for years to come.  For example, gray was everywhere at April's High Point Market.  With all the remodeling and new construction happening here in Texas, most clients are gravitating towards those shades of gray.  We are using gray in all rooms of the house, even in the kitchen.  Move over all white kitchens, gray kitchens are taking over!...more

Chinoiserie Redux

Chinoiserie has always been a personal favorite of mine, and has never gone out of style.  I have posted on Chinoiserie before (you can it them here), and within the past three years it has become very popular.  Within the past year, we are seeing the Chinoiserie influence but with a twist, a more modern and contemporary perspective--thus Chinoiserie Redux.  It is more streamlined and minimalistic....more

Swimsuit Season: Lose the Pounds in your Home Gym

Many know the saying "Everything is bigger in Texas".  I do find that saying funny, since I am from Texas, but there is some truth to it.  When we Texans do something, we do it 120%.  And our large, high-end homes often have every amenity and start of the art technology.  One amenity that some of these mansions have is a home gym.  Of course we know that there are homes all over the United States that have home gyms....more

Unique Ceiling Designs

I've posted on different ceiling designs, from coffered to cathedral to paneled to beamed ceilings.  Adding another layer of detail to a space can add depth to a room.  There are so many ways to treat a ceiling and there are many material options as well.   We can date back varying ceiling designs back centuries, from the pyramids to monasteries, to todays homes.  We look back to the past for inspiration.  And why not?...more

Fireplace Design: Stone Fireplaces

I hate to be taking you from outdoors to cooler weather in two days, but just because we have warm weather does not mean that new construction selections stop.  Yes, one selection that makes us think of cooler weather is a fireplace.  And fireplace designs are a very important decision; they are an architectural element that can set the overall ambience and design of a room.  There are so many fireplace design material options to select from, but today lets focus on stone fireplaces....more