A couple of weeks ago we attended an ASID event that featured Alexa Hampton
and her book The Language of Interior Design.
She was just as fabulous in person as she is in pictures and her design. She graciously signed each book and had a small chat with us as we met her!
Her design love started from her father, Mark Hampton...a design legend himself. She has now completed hundreds of beautiful interiors and put a book together explaining her theories.
She briefly spoke about the 4 elements she believes cultivates design: contrast, proportion, color and balance. During her presentation, we not only got to learn about her design...but her personality.
She is full of spunk and always ready to crack a joke ;) She kept the presentation light and
happy with lots of personal stories and experiences.
Contrast: She spoke a lot about how she loves book spines and the color contrast
they can provide in an otherwise neutral room.
Color: Bringing color around the room in unexpected places is always a statement.
Balance: In order to create the timeless, classic effect that her clients love,
she feels the importance of balance is exceptional.
Proportion: Creating unity between the furniture pieces and their surrounding
architecture is the key to correct proportion.
Here in Texas, it seems that summer lasts throughout the "fall" season most of the time! But we still like to make ourselves feel like it is Autumn ;)
While we spend most of our time creating beautiful INTERIORS, it still is important to remember the first thing someone will see when they enter your house...your front door.
We have found a few of our favorite Autumn wreaths online, and most are all DIY projects! Grab a friend, your kids or family and have some fun bringing in the "fall" season! Click on the links to take you to the tutorial for each wreath.
Do you have a friend, mother, wife, sister, or colleague that is an Interior Designer or just loves to Design? These are 10 things that we find very true when coming from the other side's perspective of design ;)
This high rise in Uptown was perfect canvas for a beautiful, transitional design!
The view of downtown Dallas from this beautifully windowed living room is spectacular. The soft creams, sea-green and blues complement each other so well. A Taylor King sectional and lounge chair are the perfect upholstery to get comfortable in and see the view! CTH Sherrill created this tiny custom cocktail table.
Beautiful mirrors from Arteriors were the backdrop to this simplistic dining room.
A gorgeous cabinet by Hickory Chair was the perfect finishing touch for this combined living/dining.
Moving into the bedroom, the mirrored nightstands from Bernhardt add an extra punch of life to the serene room.
With custom pillow fabric and bedding, this bedroom screams relaxation and great design.
Again, pulling together a complementary color scheme with furniture is our speciality, let us know if you'd like to create your own custom escape!!
Traci Connell and her team are experts in delivering unique design with ease of mind. Traci's impeccable eye for space planning and design combined with her in-depth knowledge of project management, differentiates her from other interior designers. Traci specializes in materials and furnishings that stand up to everyday life, giving her clients a “bulletproof” home for kids, pets, entertaining and more.
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The award-winning entrepreneur creates gorgeous interiors that also offer livable-style. Traci says: “What good is a luxurious home if you can’t actually live in it?” That philosophy drives her to provide high-end interior design that really lasts for every one of her clients.