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Nautical Themed Decor for Summertime

Nothing makes a home feel "beachy" like furnishings that have a nautical touch. Stripes, knots, and seashells can make you taste that salty sea air, whether you're decorating a beach house or a bedroom miles away from the nearest beach. The Design House Showroom has those special items that can give any space a nautical [...]

“Singing the Blues” at High Point Market

The High Point Market, the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, takes place every six months, and the Spring 2015 exposition recently showcased the upcoming trends in the interior design industry. Let me tell you, the color blue was everywhere, and in every shade: blueberry, cobalt, indigo, cornflower...   In contrast, the [...]

2015 Hurricane Preparedness (Preparation “H”)

If you live in Houston, hurricane and flood preparedness is an all-year event. The recent storms in Texas caused some of the worst flooding in the Houston area since Hurricane Ike back in 2008. Now that hurricane season is upon us once again, it’s important to revisit our hurricane and flood survival plans, for both [...]

Woman In Gold

Have you seen the recent film, Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds? It's based on the true story of Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who fought the government of Austria to get back a Gustav Klimt painting stolen from her family by the Nazis. Klimt painted the "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I" in [...]

Art, Design, and Catastrophe

As Houston sits submerged in water from the recent floods, I find myself snickering at pictures of fancy-shmancy party-goers in Venice falling into the Grand Canal during the 2015 Venice Biennale, one of the most important contemporary art exhibitions in the world. Because I may be sitting in water involuntarily, but at least I'm not dressed for [...]

DHI Supports Red Nose Day!

Design House staff, from left: Paige, Rima, Rebecca, Connie in the flowers, Moriah being dramatic, Jin, and Anna.

People Watching at Maison & Objet in Miami

Last week, Connie and I went to Miami to attend Maison & Objet's first show in the Americas. In case you didn't know, Maison & Objet is a major French trade fair for interior design, one of the largest in all of Europe. It was, in a word, fabulous. We'll be posting soon about all the [...]

Lighting Today

Has lighting become confusing?  Don't know what to look for as replacements?  Too many new choices?  And you may be frustrated by all the discontinued light bulbs!   No need to stress or hoard.  It's just getting better! Probably you are well aware of LEDs (light emitting diodes) by now, but technology and pricing keeps changing [...]

Memorial Assistance Ministries Christmas Program November 3 – December 3 — BOX AT DESIGN HOUSE!!

The annual Christmas Share program spreads the joy of the holidays to many families by providing toys, gift cards, and blankets to hundreds of children in the area. The families we serve struggle to provide food and basic necessities for their children often without enough funds leftover for rent and utilities. During the 2013 holiday [...]

FABRIC HOUSE expanding; We are more than just Fabrics!

Fabric House in Houston has more than JUST Fabric! The physical expansion will house separate rooms for all our growing selections of wallcovering, trims and drapery hardware, giving these lines their own space from all the many fabrics.  Fabric House “houses” approximately 40 fabric lines, 20 wallcovering lines, 8 trim lines, 9 hardware [...]

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