At Design House we are now offering amazing sconces that are not only simple, clean lined & beautiful, but also ADA compliant, so they can be used for residential narrow hallways and also for contract or hospitality projects. Our new wall sconce collection reflects the unique and functional products offered at DHI. Hand-applied finishes, natural materials [...]
Why Support Locally Owned Businesses? 1. Local Character and Prosperity In an increasingly homogenized world, communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an economic advantage. 2. Community Well-Being Locally owned businesses build strong communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contributing to [...]
On the mission trip in Africa, we toured and shopped at "Kazuri", a large bead factory which provides employment and benefits for single mothers. They showed us how they process the clay, paint the beads and make jewelry. Only about 25% of production is for Africa, with 75% exported. “Kazuri” is the Swahili word for “small [...]
Something fun and different I saw at market this year were some great “forward thinking” outdoor furnishings and decor. These eye-catching pieces were made with innovative materials, such as ceramics, metals, concrete and recycled bottles; all of which can be mixed and matched together to elevate and freshen up your indoor and outdoor areas. Some of the [...]
This is some interesting information recently read about GREEN as the color used to paint an enviromental movement. It automatically makes since that GREEN would be the pigment chosen for obvious reasons (nature) but it is actually strange because the GREEN pigments are actually toxic. Even with all the new and modern dyes pigments and technology [...]
Try wool carpet. Wool is a natural fiber that has the ability to absorb indoor contaminants, including formaldehyde, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, and lock them into its core without re-releasing them. As such, wool improves indoor air and creates healthier working and living environments. It has been estimated that wool carpets can continue purifying [...]
Are you one of those suffering from “fatigue from recessionary survival” and considering remodeling, perhaps buying a new home or maybe you need to prepare to sell?
Here is what a 2011 consumer preference survey revealed – so you can make some smart decisions. The top-ranking features that consumers want include: High-efficiency heating and cooling systems (89%) High-efficiency appliances (85%) Deck or patio (84%) Low-maintenance exteriors (79%) Here is what they want for the living spaces: Separate laundry room (81) Additional storage [...]
Challenges of the Design Businesses
The last couple of years has been quite a learning experience for me, both as a resident of Houston and also as a business owner/designer. After living in an area for more than 30 years with nothing other than power outages, some street flooding, and occasional downed trees, Hurricane Ike arrived in September, and then [...]
An exciting new product that can help with allergies. We can tell you all about it if youre interested? Call us at 713.803.4949 ext 101 or visit the Design House showroom!