Tuesday, April 1, 2014

TCI Open House : A Thank You to Clients and Vendors

We are finally moved into our new office space 
off the Dallas North Tollway and Westgrove and we are loving it!

In celebration, many of our clients and vendors came to see the new design studio!

The drinks were flowing and the cheese and hor d'oeuvres were readily available!


We even threw in a few special details such as a chalkboard table runner ;)




The party was so well received and we are 
very grateful for our amazing clients and vendors!


Jana, with Kravet, came to show a few of the hot spring trends 
from her newest collections:


And Stacy with JF Fabrics had some bold and bright patterns to reveal as well!


Barry with Prosource brought some amazing new tiles and carpets to show off.


We were able to showcase many of our vendors through the custom furniture 
we designed for our office reception area.


And each guest left with an adorable succulent plant ;)


A good time was had by everyone!



Special thanks to my team members, Courtney, Jesus, Paula and my home team... 
Austin, Avery and Ash...wish you were here:(



Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Modern Uptown Loft - Big Reveal!

We are so excited to share with you our most recent photographed project!!

Last summer we had the privilege of working with an amazing client 
through a long-distance design process! They lived in El Paso, and their daughter was going to be moving to Dallas to attend Medical School here. 
So we got everything in tip top shape and ready to go for her when she arrived.


In one week, we completed a remodel of this uptown loft, 
AND furniture installation and design!
What a reward it was to stand back and see the result!


After seeing a few color scheme options we proposed, the client decided 
on the bold turquoise, black and white scheme for her main living areas. 
Ahhh. It turned out so crisp and clean.

The wallpaper from ID Collection was the icing on the cake for the entry wall.


This gorgeous chair from Cyan Design was well worth the wait! 
After being backordered, ;(
it finally found it's home in this perfect spot. 


Each little nook was well thought out. With an eclectic mix of turquoise 
and metal / glass, this view from the loft is stunning with this custom 
painted Vanguard console.


Even more of a show stopper is the dining room. With the custom blown 
glass wall plates from Viz Glass and turquoise chandelier from Cyan Design ... 
This dining room can't wait to be used for a dinner party ;)



Upstairs, the client went for a magenta color scheme that we adore! 
This "loft" space is used for her studying and relaxing. The custom wall mural f
rom JF Fabrics is the backdrop to the amazing space.



In her Master Bedroom, we went for a more calming feel to the magenta 
and black color scheme by bringing in white bedding, and drapery. 


The custom artwork from La Montage's artist, Blakely Bering, 
combined all the colors beautifully!


Downstairs, the guest bedroom is nothing but FUN, FUN and Adorable
The citrine and cobalt color scheme was the perfect touch to a small space.


The drapery and art really made this room come to life!


We couldn't be more excited about how this Uptown Loft turned out 
and hope that our sweet client enjoys it everyday! 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Stylish Children's Rooms...for One of our Own!

Designing a child's room can be both exciting YET challenging! You want it to be 
functional, child-proof, AND stylish + chic.

How do you do it?!

We saw all the new additions to the Young America line at the 
Las Vegas Furniture Market in January and were INSPIRED!


They create sturdy, well made furniture that is both aesthetically 
pleasing AND safe for your child.


The staging they created in their showroom was impeccable. By using unexpected wall decor pieces like bicycle wheels as photo holders (first pic) and wallpapered accent walls (below), these children's rooms took on their own personalities. 


We believe that is the goal for a child's room -- to express their personality! This adorable nursery with pink accents would be perfect for a sweet baby girl!


As we saw all these wonderful ideas at Market ... we also have a children's room of our own in the works! Courtney's baby boy, due this Spring, has a great room forming!

Here are a few sneak peeks of the space:



Stay tuned for more! Let us know if YOU have a children's room to bring to life!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Wide Open Spaces

These kind of space CAN be tricky to design. Many clients just can't figure out how
 to create a smooth flowing layout... 
and that is where we come in!

We are excited about a new clients home in Fort Worth which has an incredible OPEN floor plan, with a very large living space. As you can tell from the floor plan below... 
there is enough space to place at least 3 seating groups! WOW!

(I think we rocked it on the space planning if I do say so myself!)


How do you manage to do this without it looking 
overcrowded or jumbled? 

1. It's all about creating the seating groups. Area rugs are a huge help in this area, to pull the groups together and balance them with the space. 

2. Symmetry - Instead of angling items or spacing them unevenly, it is nice to be able to mirror the seating group, set the furniture straight and orderly for a room that holds a lot of pieces.


3. Low Pieces - In order to be able to have a seemingly open plan, use lower backed sofas, low benches and chairs so that the room can been seen over one plane.


Do you have a "wide open space" that needs some TLC??

We'll be sure to post the After shots for this Ft. Worth Beauty!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Forming a Design around a Show Stopper

Many times when we start a design, we like to look for that "one unique piece" 
that will define what the space becomes. 

Whether that is a light fixture, a rug, a sculpture or a statement fabric print.. ANYthing 
can jump start the design, it's just our job to find it!

In this particular current project, we began this dining room around this amazing 
Currey and Co Serena Chandelier
The aqua crystal orbs make the chandelier formal and different at the same time. 


Once we had decided on this "show stopper", we were able to pull wallpaper, 
chairs and fabric to dress the rest of the room.

As you can see, the chandelier is the center! (literally ;)

Check out these design images and guess 
what their showstoppers are!

Hint: LIGHT FIXTURE!

Hint: WALLPAPER!

Hint: AREA RUG!

Hint: ARTWORK!

Let us help you find YOUR "one unique piece"!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Natural and Organic Design

How do you add natural elements into your design?

Our favorite way is to incorporate organic materials with unexpected pieces. This concept can form the entire design of the space!

For example, we just completed a project where the color scheme was a fun "paprika" color mixed with neutrals. When we brought elements such as green moss balls, mushroom plants, and branches into the mix, it completely transformed the space!!


Here are four ways to incorporate a natural look into YOUR space:

1. Use materials such as bark, mushroom, or moss throughout the vignettes. 
Fill a bowl with succulents, or a vase with feathers.


2. Odd numbers and straight lines. Sometimes all you need is a simple display of 3 of the same thing. We like to use glass vases and put a single moss pom pom ball coming from each one.


3. Simplistic is the best. Don't try to over-do. A simple plate with artichokes or a glass vase with the right green sprig will do the trick!


4. Make a terrarium! These are great. Using a glass bowl or lantern, and filling it with cactus, rocks, moss rocks, or succulents makes for a great display.


Give it a try ;)!

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