Career Day at Valley View Elementary

One of the many perks of being an Interior Designer is being asked to participate in Career Day at the local elementary school.  We had so much fun with the 4th and 5th graders interested in Interior Design and Architecture as a career.  I asked the kids to create their dream bedroom.  The sky is the limit. Think grand.  Think out of this world. Each class seemed to...

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PAI on Ask the Expert!

We are excited to be included in the latest edition of Modern Luxury Interiors of Texas Magazine as a resident expert.  We love talking about multiple areas of our job.  This particular article is about Remodels and what I felt was the most important thing to know when planning a remodel.  What do you think I said?!  Read below to find...

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Happy Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is coming up on June 19th! It’s time to celebrate all the wonderful Dads in your life and thank them for their unwavering love and support throughout the years.  Here are a few fun gift ideas whether your Dad likes to grill, spend time outdoors or likes gadgets, get him something good this year! Father’s Day Gifts: Stix Fireplace,...

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Memorial Day Cookout

Memorial Day is this coming Monday and with the long weekend in mind we’ve put together some simple accessories to help you pull off a successful and festive cookout. Add some Red, White and Blue to your decor and go ahead and invest in some key accessories to use all summer long. Enjoy the time with family and friends while remembering the reason for the holiday...

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Mother’s Day Must Haves!

It’s May which means it is time to shower your Mother with love on Mother’s Day! For some new mom’s, they may be looking for that gift card to the local famous Margarita spot, but for seasoned mom’s we know we want THAT and a few more items!! Take a look at our favorite gifts to spoil your Mom this Sunday!   Mother’s Day Products: Zig...

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It’s time for summer lounging!

It’s warming up out there and the days and weekends spent by the pool and hanging out in the backyard are upon us! The days of outdoor furniture being just metal or teak are gone! Add some drama to your outdoor living space with some of these fun lounge pieces!   Lounging Details: Walter Lamb Chaise: Design Within Reach. This chaise brings out a hint of...

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Paint colors-Beach Inspiration

Colors that Inspire you! With the weather warming to a balmy 85 this week, it has me thinking of vacations, beaches and relaxation.  When I found this picture, my first thought was “This is a place I want to be.” If you are sitting at your desk right now enjoying another day at work…like me, join me as we daydream our way into the soft colors of Spring...

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5 Favorite Table Lamps of 2016

Table Lamps can be fun.  They can be an accent piece or blend into the surroundings as a purely functional piece.  Here is a list of our Favorite Table Lamps for 2016: 1. IC T1 High Table Lamp from Design Within Reach   We are in love with this lamps unique angels, yet it sports a functional quality for general task lighting in a more contemporary living or office...

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Outdoor Living – Part 3 – Accessories

Accessories are the name of the game in today’s final entry in our Outdoor Living Series. Once you have bought your main, outdoor items–the big furniture pieces, nice lounge chairs, etc–you can move on to the fun, decorative items. There are endless ways to spruce up your exteriors and give them a personality! 1. Pots and Plants From modern, rustic...

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Outdoor Living – Part 2 – Lounge

The weather is great!  It’s time to get your Lounge on! Today we are continuing our Outdoor series with our favorite aspect of outdoor living–lounging! Once again, lounge chairs and lifestyle furniture sets for your exteriors are not what they once were. From hanging beds to cushioned swings to illuminated sofas, the options seem to be almost as expansive as...

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Outdoor Living – Part 1 – Dining

The beautiful, Spring weather is here in Texas and it’s our favorite time of the year to be outdoors! It is that season where we spend more evenings on the back patio with friends and family , or mornings on the front porch sipping coffee & reading the paper. This means that it’s also that time of year you might want to consider replacing your worn out...

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Paint color of the Year-All of them

When it comes to Paint colors, do you ever wish all of the powers that be would gather in one room and make a decision that for everyone to share? NO?! You are right! That would be boring if everyone thought the same. Variety is the spice of life, correct? I will admit that when the list of “Color of the Year for 2016” starts to roll out, I too give an...

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