Yesterday our design team took a field trip to the Dallas Design District to check out the latest in furniture, decor, and fabric. These are just a few of our favorite trends that we spotted and can't wait to incorporate them in to our clients' homes. It was also good to know that the blues that we love to use so much aren't going anywhere. Not that we would change our tune anyway.
Indigo prints and ticking stripes were in the most unexpected places, including light fixtures and furniture. We loved this ticking stripe covered table trimmed in leather. Perfect for a beach house! And these indigo dyed fabric chandeliers are just the right amount of bohemian chic.
Bad to the Bone
Bone inlay is a hot trend that we just love. Lamps, vases, mirrors and the most gorgeous bed side table we've seen in a while.
Neutral color palettes are anything but boring when infused with texture and unique design. These whimsical jute pillows are the perfect accent to the black and white bedding, and this unique chandelier combines iron, wood and linen panels in a way that is both rustic and modern. Lastly, this gorgeous bleached teak stool is accented with embedded glass covered in resin
Check back on Monday when we share with you all the yummy textiles we found. Happy Summer Solstice, get out there and enjoy the day!
Our latest big project has been a lakehouse out in Athens, TX. While it's not 100% complete yet, we are so excited with how it turned out, we had to share. The homeowners gave us free reign to unleash our creativity and style, which of course makes us happier than a pig in mud. The original storyboard for the dining room had only a minor change when we found the amazing zebra artwork. Considering the location of the property has for real ZEBRAS roaming around, it just seemed appropriate. Then we happened upon these adorable zebra plates and well, that sealed the deal.
Since it is a vacation home, we didn't really need to have a ton of kitchen storage, so we chose to install the floating shelves on the long wall. The rustic wood shelves give a nice contrast to the concrete tile backsplash and sleek quartz counter tops. Kitchen cabinets are painted Bunglehouse Blue from Sherwin Williams, which when you look at the color online proves once again that you can't judge a color on the screen. We echoed the color in the rug under the dining room table to provide a bit of continuity.
The homeowner had two embroidered placemats that she bought on a recent vacation to Mexico and we framed those to go over the sink and on the floating shelves. It's such a fun, cheerful room. How can you not be happy here?
As you by now surely now, we are a huge fan of color. Lots of color, mix and match color. Textured color. Unexpected color. One of the reasons for that is the energy that color conveys. While we appreciate calm and serene neutrals, there is just something about the vibrancy and "happy pops" that a colorful room conveys. In the latest issue of 817 Home Magazine, Shauna talks about her design influences and how color plays such a huge part of her aesthetic. Shauna also believes that your house should be a reflection of your life, so she encourages clients to bring out treasures they have acquired from family or travel and incorporate them in to the decor of a room. When you surround yourself with favorite pieces, it just brings even more joy to a space. "I think everyone needs color. There's just something about a neutral backdrop and happy pops, especially if it's carried throughout a room." Read more here.
It's summer time, June is flying by and July is quickly approaching. We have put together some ideas for your Fourth of July party. Whether it's at your lake house, beach house, or your backyard pool, these are some fun and creative ideas to celebrate the good 'ol USA.
Fun, festive and fizzy beverages will liven up any party!
C'mon, everyone comes to the party for the food!
Setting the table is my favorite part. How cute are those painted pineapples?
Party games will keep the kids entertained. And might just engage the grown-ups too.
Speaking of the kids, they will LOVE this dessert table!
Keep beverages cool all day long with these great ideas!
Lastly, for all the responsible drinking adults, a fun party shot to enjoy.
Having trouble finding something for the awesome father in your life? Look no further! We've put together some great ideas for Dad including travel gear, grilling essentials, stylish accessories and the best tech gadgets. Click on the photos to purchase the product.
School's out which means we're all going to be spending more time outside. We've rounded up our favorite (on trend) outdoor living furniture and accessories.
Favorite pillows! (click on the photo for the link to the product)
Stay cool in the shade with these fun umbrellas.
Keep your feet cool and stay off the hot ground with these trendy rugs.
Gather around outside with your family on these awesome furniture pieces.
Looking to entertain? Here are some great dinnerware options.
Relax in the pool with these fun and flirty floats.
Cool off by the pool with this tasty Watermelon Mojito. *Remember to drink responsibly*
It's no surprise we at SGD love wallpaper. We suggest every client adds it to some part of their house, whether it's an entire room or just a statement wall. Wallpaper has the ability to update an outdated, stale space into a room full of zest and personality. We have rounded up some of our favorite wallpapers below. Enjoy all the yumminess!
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A while ago I searched for a small print painting to go with my super busy wallpaper and found one that cost over $700. For dots. Painted on a canvas. I didn't understand why it would be so expensive to own a print or a painting that was literally DOTS. So I went to my crafts store and purchased canvases, paint, and a paint brush, and made my own version of dot art. Since I posted it on my Instagram page I've had lots of inquiries and requests for a tutorial. Apparently I'm now some kind of dot painting genius, which is exactly what my parents had in mind for me when they brought me home from the hospital nearly 48 years ago. So here you are, my beautiful friends. Dot Art Tutorial Para Ti. (for you)
Look. At. This. Kitchen. It's crazy that five weeks ago this room looked nothing like it does now. The transformation is so amazing I can't stand it. The only thing that would make this kitchen better was if it was mine.
Look where we started. It wasn't a bad kitchen. It just needed an update. My sweet client Samantha told me that the thing she disliked most about it was that it always felt dirty even when it was clean. That told me that it needed to be lighter and brighter.
The plan was to take out the island altogether and put in a new one. Sam wanted a farmhouse sink so we needed an island to accommodate that. We also agreed to get rid of the curve in front for a more sleek, modern look. The cabinets were in good condition so we just had new door fronts made in a shaker-style. The rest of the kitchen plan was this: new floors, new lighting, new countertops, new backsplash, new furniture. Basically everything new. Scroll down to see the before and after photos. Enjoy!
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Last summer I met Erin and Gary at their home in Fort Worth. They had lived in their custom built home for twenty years and were ready for an update. One space I was excited to tackle was the kitchen. It's positioned in the center of the house, with views of the den and living room. One thing I loved about it was its location. It had the potential to be a real showstopper.
Here's what the kitchen looked like before.
See that step up? I thought, hmm, what if we tiled it? And the cabinets were in good condition. They just needed a facelift. And there were no pendant lights, so we definitely would fix that. The rest was a no-brainer. New floors, new backsplash, remove the wallpaper, new counter tops, add hardware.
After Erin & Gary reviewed the plan and approved it, it was go time!
Here's the kitchen now.
I love how this kitchen renovation turned out. The space is light and clean and invites you in to stay a while. I'm sure Erin and Gary are going to enjoy their new space for years to come.