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August 2019

The To-Doux List: August 23-25

This weekend brings sample sales, sandcastles, and style talks. By Abby Ledoux THE TO-DOUX LIST is lifestyle editor Abby Ledoux’s weekly roundup of pop-ups, markets, and other design- and style-related events around Houston each Friday-Sunday. HDC Showroom Sample Sale When: Through Saturday, August 24; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday Where: HoustonDesign Center, 7026 Old Katy Road What: The 11th annual sample sale began Tuesday, August 20 and …Read More

Houston Design Center to Host Sample Sale, PaperCity Awards Opens Submission, and More News in Texas

Here’s what you need to know By Anne Lee Phillips August 15th, 2019 Texas is full of great designers and makers, and new things are happening every day in the Lone Star State. To help you keep up with all the design news and goings-on in the area, AD PRO is here with what you need to know this week. Sales Houston Design Center Hosts Designer Preview for Showroom Sample …Read More

Top Design Styles From Around The World

Spain: Modern Elegance Spain has a very unique design style. What you will see throughout the country is elegant exterior architecture that has been preserved while interiors have been modernly renovated. It creates a synergy of old a new that is unique and beautiful. Australia: Nature Inspired What you will see in Australia is a form of minimalism, but unlike Denmark, Australia has a large emphasis on nature. You will …Read More

5 Ways To Design With Color

Create A Mood Board The real power of mood boards is being able to make connections to otherwise unrelated things. For example, you might find using a certain color combined with a material or shape can evoke something you haven’t yet considered. Consider Lighting Lighting is one of the biggest factors that affect color in a space and it’s something a lot of people tend to overlook when designing. You …Read More

5 Ways To Use Oversize Photography

Tell A Story  Find a group of photos from a trip or experience that communicate a mood or story when they are combined together. This is not only a fresh idea, but a fantastic way to decorate a long horizontal wall. Emphasize A Style In the photo below the oversized art collage plays into the modern western style of the home. The cactus picture goes perfectly with the actual cactus …Read More

5 Things Making Your Home Look Outdated.

Tile Countertops Tile countertops were all the rage in the 70s, but if you want your home to be current then you should leave this trend behind. TIle countertops are also harder to clean and can hold dangerous bacteria. Accent Walls Accent walls are sadly out of style. Nina Magon of Houston’s Contour Interior Design notes that accent walls give the impression that the budget could not allow for the completion of the …Read More