After all the furniture, rugs and wallcoverings have been installed, there’s one more thing you need to do – accessorize! Accessories, especially in bookcases, are a must. It creates another dimension to the design when you layer in objects of different heights, shapes, textures, and sizes. They’re the perfect finishing touch and elevate the space by adding unique, fun and personal details.
Mirrors are so much more than a reflective surface in which you check your appearance. While they are great for a quick glance at your lipstick on your way out the door or the application of a full face of makeup, they can also become a focal point of your room. They add depth and dimension and bounce around a room’s light like nobodies business. Added bonus: mirrors with fab frames add texture, detail, and color to a space too!
One of the things about being a designer is that I’m always rearranging, tweaking and changing up the look of a space…trying to find new ways to make the space feel more personal and lively. Though pillows, rugs or a new coat of paint can definitely change the vibe of the room, art can be even more impactful. Art plays a supporting role and a room isn’t complete without it.
When you think of feminine colors, shades of pink are one of the first colors that come to mind. For quite a while now, millennial pink has been a hot color in the design world. But I feel the winds of change a-blowin’ and I’m calling it: This season I’m predicting that lilac is the new blush!
Paint is a great way to set the mood and ambiance in a room. But there’s another often overlooked design element that has a huge impact on the look of the space – grout! It may be hard to believe, but grout color can completely transform the energy of a room!
[ezcol_1third]Today we wanted to highlight one of our favorite new interiors: our Heights Loft guestroom. This space is a great example of what to incorporate to ensure your guests are happy, comfy, and enjoy their visit!
The palette chosen for this room is absolutely urban & chic, but super versatile as well. The brick wall is contrasted with the delicate tones of the neutral walls, ivory headboard, and crisp bedding, while the strong red of the drapery, rug and accents is a fun compliment.
We are so thrilled with this look and love the unexpectedness of the black and white throw! But, by far, my favorite thing about this room are the glossy red lamps. Love. Them. So. Much.
It is truly a wonderful feeling to work hard to fulfill our clients’ needs and get this sort of positive feedback. Working with Devi and Duane was a total dream – they have great style and a beautiful home. Their reaction makes everything worth it. We are thrilled they love their finished home and hope that they stay in Houston and that house for many years to come! Thanks, Devi and Duane, for being AWESOME clients!! <3
P.S. Please forgive the cell phone pics – we are getting this house photographed ASAP!
Progress! The quarters and garage are completely gone! The lot actually looks much better without them and I am encouraged by the clean slate. We also removed all of the old, scraggly ivy that had taken over much of facade. My “fairytale” house looks kind of like a nightmare right now. And somehow the smallest house ever looks even smaller…But not for long! Formwork for the new slab starts this week.
In addition, Preservation Houston () ed us about becoming a designated Historic Houston home. Old House is so super old that it can be considered Historic – wow! I love this idea and am excited to start the process (thanks Courtney!)!
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