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August 2016

HDC Featured in PaperCity Magazine

Houston Design Center Always Pulls in Big Names to Inspire Houston Design Center always pulls in big names to inspire local designers and architects at its biannual market — and the most recent event was no exception. Two Architectural Digest AD 100 members spoke and signed their latest books: New Orleans-bred Suzanne Rheinstein, in from California, along with legendary Vicente Wolf, in from New York. Rheinstein and Wolf discussed and shared trade …Read More

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 …Read More

Houston Design Center Annual Designer Sample Sale

The Houston Design Center Annual Designer Sample Sale gathers design and decorative professionals, interior designers, architects, manufacturers and builders under one roof — all of them offering unprecedented savings on antiques, art, accessories, floor samples, furniture, lighting, rugs, and more. Showrooms and designers participating in the sale include Bunch & Shoemaker, Charlotte Nail Antiques, Design House, Inc., Jann Wisdom Designs, Johnson Simon Resources, Lighting Treasures, Pride of Persia Rug Company, Postmodern Traditions, Scene One Interiors, Teri Pugh Studio, …Read More

How To Stand Out as an Interior Designer

Being an interior designer is an amazing career path. But in an industry that is highly saturated how can you stand out and get clients? Well the good news is, it’s a lot easier than you think. Most interior designers are stuck in old ways and habits. Here are a few things Most interior designers don’t do that you can do to stand out and take over. Pick a Niche As …Read More

Houston Design Center Annual Designer Sample Sale AUG 26 – 28

One of the region’s largest public sale events of its kind, the HOUSTON DESIGN CENTER ANNUAL DESIGNER SAMPLE SALE is scheduled Friday through Sunday, August 26–28. Proudly supporting the Houston Furniture Bank as its official event charity, the HOUSTON DESIGN CENTER ANNUAL DESIGNER SAMPLE SALE gathers design and decorative professionals, interior designers, architects, manufacturers and builders under one roof — all of them offering unprecedented savings on antiques, art, accessories, …Read More

Houston Design Center Hosts Designer Day August 25th

Prior to opening its doors to the general public, the HOUSTON DESIGN CENTER ANNUAL DESIGNER SAMPLE SALE welcomes industry professionals to a special trade preview event on Thursday, August 25, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Throughout the day, design and decorative professionals, interior designers, industry partners, architects, manufacturers and builders will enjoy unprecedented savings on floor samples, antiques, art, accessories, lighting, rugs, residential and commercial furniture and more. The …Read More

The Garden of Dreams: A French Chateau Takes Root in Houston

Dreams are what make our gardens grow; imagination crowds the empty spaces with future blooms. Our favorite flower is as personal as our sense of style, and often changes with the seasons. Because Houston enjoys a year-round climate for flower cultivation, rarely are we denied the pleasure of petals. In addition, there are few flowers we cannot grow in Houston’s temperate climate. Many exotic tropical varieties enjoy the heat and rain, …Read More

4 Secrets of Interior Design

Start with the color scheme When you start with a color scheme you narrow down the choices of furniture and the style. This makes things a lot easier. Fake height with low furniture Make a space feel instantly more open and large by making the furniture low to the ground compared to the ceiling. Mirrors are your best friend Mirrors can be used in so many creative ways and they always …Read More

5 Clever Ways To Add Color

Match the pattern Look at what patterns you are using for the furniture or accents and try to match it. This can create contrast and people will also notice the effect you are trying to pull off which can create some sophistication. Think about the season Drawing inspiration from the seasons and surroundings can emphasize the feeling associated wit that season. So whites, light blues and bright yellows make things feel …Read More