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August 2018

The Best Antiques You Should Buy

Antiques are collectible objects such as a piece of furniture or work of art that have high values because of their age. On top of that, antiques are original pieces that are beautiful, rare and have a high degree of craftsmanship. We are going to identify the best antiques you should buy. Chandeliers A real authentic antique chandelier is a must buy simply because of the craftsmanship. Today it takes …Read More


Seasonal design event taps industry leaders for inspiration and insight HOUSTON – The Houston Design Center is thrilled to welcome a dynamic line up of talent for its annual Leading in Design Fall Market 2018 on Tuesday, October 9. This year’s event gathers industry leaders for its keynote program, THE WORLD OF ARCHITECTURE IN TEXAS TODAY. Design professionals are invited to start the morning off with GLOBAL & COLOR DESIGN …Read More

5 Creative Ways to Mix Vintage & Industrial Pieces Into Your Home

Reclaimed Wood Reclaimed wood is a great way to incorporate an industrial feeling into your home. The wood has character, charm, and it tells a story. Lighting Lighting is a great way to incorporate vintage or industrial pieces. There are a lot of artisans using old vintage coverings and the Edison bulb has never been more popular. It also gives a unique modern look to your home. Incorporate Metal The …Read More

5 Interior Design Rules You Should Break

Never Mix & Match Prints This old rule was meant to be broken. Mixing patterns adds visual interest and loads of texture to a space.  Start with one large-scale printed piece like a rug and add secondary items like pillows in complementary colors. Don’t Put Large Furniture In Small Spaces In general this rule still definitely applies because large furniture can emphasize a lack of space. You don’t want to overdo anything …Read More

Meet top designers at Aug. 23-24 Access Design event

Diane Cowen Houston Chronicle, Houston Design Center cohost two-day talks One of my favorite shopping events of the year — the annual Designer Sample Sale at the Houston Design Center — gets a little more wow factor this year with the inclusion of two mornings of Access Design designer talks. While the sample sale runs Aug. 22-26, two interior designers will give talks and meet the public from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 …Read More


Houston’s Favorite Summer Design Event Set for August 23-26 HOUSTON – Design aficionados rejoice! The Houston Design Center’s Designer Sample Sale, Houston’s highly anticipated annual summer design event, returns Thursday, August 23 through Sunday, August 26. This one-of-a-kind shopping event gathers design and decorative professionals, interior designers, architects, manufacturers and builders under one roof to offer guests unprecedented savings on antiques, art, accessories, floor samples, residential furniture, lighting, Oriental rugs …Read More

5 Traditional Design Elements That Will Never Go Out Of Style

Archways Archways have been a key element of interior design and architecture for thousands of years. Archways can bring depth and balance to a building. Ornate Ceilings Ornate ceilings will never go out of style. They look amazing with traditional looks but they also create a cool contrasting look with modern furniture as well that gives it a high class tasteful feeling. It helps add back the details modern homes …Read More

5 Decor Tips For a More Sophisticated Look

Elegant Fabrics An elegant statement fabric can make a room. Whether you have a taste for florals or an elegant jacquard, there is a perfect fabric out there that will bring any cherished antique piece back to life! Large Canvas Prints Large colorful abstract prints! A grander scale piece will allow you to adorn your walls with a fun pop of color which adds interest to an otherwise neutral space. …Read More