27th Annual Arts Awards

Hello! We love to share company highlights with you as well as 
helpful tips and here is our latest! 
It is such an honor and privilege for me to have been nominated by industry peers in the Interior Designer category for the 27th Annual Arts Awards. The gala was held last weekend and I was one of four world wide interior designers selected as a finalist. Behind the scenes, I worked diligently to create a presentation to show my work over my career, and it was culminated by this celebration.
The event was seriously like the Academy Awards ;) for the home furnishings industry and I was thrilled to have my three incredible children by my side as well as my uber talented TCI team

It's been a long road and it's my tribe that gives me so much support- thank you.
 A top notch event- 
Bravo to the Arts Awards Committee and the Dallas Market Center!

Included in my submission presentation, I showcased how a kitchen design was inspired by personal items belonging to our client. Creating beautiful design is ONE thing. Creating a beautiful design that actually means something to you is a completely different story. 
Here at TCI, we strive to incorporate YOUR memories within the design by using important items in special places.
How do we do that?? Check out these tips of how we have implemented this thought process in a few recent projects.
In this new construction build, we gathered inspiration from a china place setting that the client loved and owned for years. We incorporated the colors and lines into the kitchen color scheme as well as the backsplash and tile design.

And in the end, a stunning result showcasing their wedding gift!

This is a VERY recent project that you are getting a special sneak peek at right here in our blog!
In this gorgeous home, we incorporated the client's collectors art and framed window in a layered effect on the mantel 
as it would be a focal point in the room.

On this custom server, we placed a few of her favorite accessories ... our client's scales, framed art and tea pot that she has collected over the years.

So don't be afraid to use YOUR items in new and different ways. They too can be beautiful in an updated and unique WAY!

Wallpaper Fanatics and the Dallas Morning News

Thank YOU to Dallas Morning News for featuring a quote from TCI on wallpaper and how it CAN be the newest fav!

We love to add wallpaper in unexpected places!!

This ceiling was boring prior to US getting ahold of it with some amazing wallpaper for this pool bath!

Where could YOU use wallpaper??

Simple Flowers for a Modern Space

Many people may think that flowers are "out of style" .... or "traditional".... but we say NO!
If you use the RIGHT flowers in the correct way, you can accomplish things accessories just can't. 

Here are some of our favorite foliage for a contemporary setting, and HOW to use them correctly!

This little bud is not only adorable button add just the right about of color in a small vase, or series of vases.

Yep, we aren't kidding! This "flower" provides texture without distracting with color. Bundle several sticks together for a full, space-taking-up pop!

We love this huge flower. On a floor, or in a giant vase, it screams "HELLO" in a beautiful way.

We recently used this floral as a styling device that stood out as unique, and NEW. Place in a bowl or bunch together in a vase.

Simple and classic. These are minimal buds and we love the simplistic look they give off. Clear glass vases are the best way to get your money's worth on this guy.

Split-leaf philodendron:
Yes, that's a tongue twister -- but well worth it. One or two of these leaves will leave you happy and excited to view a floral any day.

Similar to the first flower, we love this for it's round, simplistic shape and color. But the large bud this time makes for an extra special surprise!

Client Project: A Neutral Master Bedroom with a POP

Every room we design is fun and unique for its own reasons ... but Master Bedrooms are always a blast to design because it is a space so special and close to the client's heart. 

A master bedroom is a place many people spend most of their time, and each person has their own reasons for wanting it special. 
Some want it "spa like", some want it "calming" .... maybe "relaxing", "clutter-free", or "clean" is a word you would use to describe it?

Well, whatever you'd like to call it, here is our latest and greatest master bedroom designed for a fabulous client.

With a neutral color scheme and a pop of rose color throughout the space, we chose a trellis patterned wallpaper with a beautiful sheen for the headboard wall as an accent ... and then decided to add a pop of this beautiful wallpaper along the lines of the vaulted ceiling to outline the uniqueness of this space.

A custom upholstered headboard sets the stage for a grand focal point in the room. Flanking this beautiful king size bed are two pairs of artwork that bring the rose, cream and peach color scheme together.

Many people love a cozy corner, and this comfortable arm chair and ottoman make the perfect addition to a beautiful room!

Custom casegoods throughout this room add another level of texture, wood and beauty to each wall. The painted dresser and nightstands bring a new color into the space that creates a calm depth that the client desired.

Bedding can make a space ... and in this circumstance, these custom pillows turn heads and scream comfort in so many ways.

Are you ready to create a new oasis in your Master Bedroom? Let us know today!

Welcome to the New Year - Go Clutter-Free

There's an endless amount of new years resolutions you can choose from -- 
but this one is worth it for so many reasons.

Going clutter-free is something that will both benefit you, the others around you, and will for a long time!

Here's a few reasons WHY from around the web--

1. Create free time:
With less around you, there is LESS to do

2. Spend less money:
When you don't need to fill up your countertops -- there is automatically less to buy

3. Feel more calm:
With endless amounts of piles, you feel stressed. When there aren't piles ... calmness ensues.

4. Get better sleep:
I don't know about y'all, but I sleep better when i know things are in their place and picked up.

5. Sit down without having to move something:
Enough said ... DONE!

Start now -- YOU CAN DO IT!

A "Kitchen Office" is the Best Solution

What is the latest "fad" in kitchen design??

ADDING a "kitchen office" to the space!
What more could the homemaker, cook or mom of the house want?? Yes, a place to drop her keys, store her "treasures" and look cute while doing it.

Here are some tips to make the kitchen office adorable, effective and usable:

1. Takes a "home" outside of the main kitchen work area:

2. Provides a place to charge electronics

3. Has a spacious desk

 4. Becomes the "pit stop" for notes, reminders and mail

 5. Has bookshelves for cookbooks

How cute are these designs? I know you want one too!!

Beige or Gray - What's Your Neutral? Here's ours!

Many people love either gray, or beige .... few like both .... and some don't know 
WHICH one they like! 

What are OUR Favs??!


                  Benjamin Moore Rever Pewter                  Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige

                Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray                 Sherwin Williams Repose Gray

Houzz recently compared the two and we loved several of their ideas!

It's best to pick one or the other. 
On rare occasions you can mix the two and we will show you when later. But ultimately, deciding which is your fav is the first place to start.

A beige will warm things up. 
This neutral tone has a natural tendency to warm a room without creating a yellow 
or "old" hue to it.

Contrast with beige.
There are so many different types of beiges, that is makes for an easy contrast 
in many rooms.

Gray. This neutral can be color's best friend.
Gray will pop a bright color in awesome ways!

Black makes great accents with both grays and beiges. 

When a neutral is so close to gray OR beige, it's ok to mix them. 
When the line is blurry ... go for it. Mix away and enjoy!

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