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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Technology has improved fabrics! Both Luxurious and Practical Fabrics available at Fabric House in Houston!
With todays advancements in technology, we can now have chenille's and woven fabrics for our outdoor spaces and luxurious and practical fabrics that can be cleaned with bleach. We have a large variety to chose from at our new Fabric House in the Houston Design Center! Please contact us if you would like any information on these gorgeous performance fabrics! Also, visit our website at www.fabrichousetx.com or call us at 713.864.7550!
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 [...]