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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 [...]

Easy Tips to Get Your Home Summer Ready

June 21st marks the first day of summer, but for most children summer break just started.  Summertime is usually connected to outside activities like pools, parks, and family vacations, but who says your home can't feel summery?  Follow one of more of the below easy tips, to "summerfy" your home! Tip One: Declutter your home and [...]

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 [...]

Choosing Showroom Artwork – Rebecca Cornelius

As a designer here at Design House, choosing art for our showroom has been one of my favorite things to do. I was a painting major and it’s a dream come true to be around so much art every day. Just this week, an art vendor stopped by, loaded with decorative paintings and collection pieces [...]

Houston Arts & Culture: Sweeney Todd

This is the popular notion of opera, but it's not always accurate. One may think opera is all about plus size women wailing away in their Viking helmets, but it's so much more. I like to think of it as the greatest expression of storytelling through music. I’ve often been told that opera is [...]

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