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May 2018

Inaugural Access Design Event Draws Sold-Out Crowd

  InauguralAccessDesign event draws sold-out crowd By Diane Cowen Four award-winning interior designers participated in the inaugural Access Design event hosted by the Houston Chronicle and the Houston Design Center. The free event drew capacity crowds on two days to hear Pamela O’Brien of Pamela Hope Designs, Lucinda Loya of Lucinda Loya Interiors, Julie Dodson of Dodson Interiors and Missy Stewart of Missy Stewart Interior Designs. O’Brien talked about kitchen- and bath-remodeling trends while Loya talked about her homes in Houston, New York and Kentucky. Dodson discussed using antiques with more current …Read More

Make Small Rooms Feel Bigger With These Design Ideas

Extended Shelving This is a strategic configuration that appears to give the room more height which creates the appearance of a higher ceiling. Mirrors If the room has no windows then you can add mirrors to make the space feel more open. Glass Walls If you can incorporate glass into a room it can really open the area up and make it feel much larger. Sliding Door Instead of a …Read More

5 Patio Ideas For Summer Entertaining

Teak Patio Table Pair a teak table with a few wicker chairs and you have the perfect summer setting for early breakfast. Ivy Covered Walls Fig ivy softens the look of a brick wall and makes an urban setting feel more natural and inviting. Patio Ceiling Instead of just having an open patio that is exposed to the elements, you can add a ceiling to create a more transitional indoor, outdoor …Read More

5 Interior Design Trends For Summer 2018

Think Outside The Home Now is the time to start thinking about your outdoor area. There is nothing quite like an evening outside during the summer with friends. A big trend in home designs is opening the home up to the outdoors rather than having an outdoor area. Window Wall Instead of having a singular window in the kitchen, why not turn the entire wall into the window itself. This is …Read More

5 New Trends From the Milano Furniture Fair

Soft Cell From soft carpeting to padded furniture, a big trend this year was furniture embraced by soft fabrics. Tapis made a case for rolling around on the floor after a hard day of work. Big-Scale Sustainability Sustainability has always been a goal every furniture maker reaches for. So far it’s been exclusive to only higher end furniture brands but this year Emeco and Kartell launched elegant, affordable chairs made …Read More