By Design Interiors, Inc. is one of Houston’s premier full-service design firms with expertise in both residential and commercial spaces. Their talented designers stay at the forefront of the interior design and remodel industry and work successfully with homeowners, architects, home designers, builders and remodelers, to create uniquely beautiful spaces.
As a family owned custom mill with more than 35 years experience in central Texas, KingWood has to date produced in excess of 5,000 kitchens, some of which have gone as far as north to Wisconsin, south to Mexico City, and west to Tucson, varying in size, style, finish and wood types. Our award-winning creative designs have been featured in many leading journals of the industry. The latest acquisition to our showroom is the Miele appliance line.
The ASID Austin Design Community held its 27th Annual Design Excellence Awards ceremony on November 7, at Abel's on the Lake. Austin's premiere design community joined in to celebrate creativity, innovation, and achievement in interior design. The evening’s festivities began with a fajita bar, cocktails, and a photo booth.
Designers viewed and experienced new products from 22 vendors including, Dorado Stone Distributors, Anchor Ventana, Cosentino, Legen Lighting, BMC, Crossville Tile & Stone, Daltile, Decorum Architectural Stone, High Tech Flooring and Design, Kravet/Lee Jofa, Stockton Hicks Laffey, Stone SOlutions, Travis Tile, Kingwood Fine Cabinetry, Architectural Tile & Stone, Austin Stone Works, Exteriors Designer Showroom, Sherle Wagner Intl, Sunsational Solutions, Texas Sun & Shade, and Tufenkian Artisan Carpets.
The steady growth of wine production by some estimates has increased by 35 percent a year in just the last five years. The recent influx of wineries in the Texas Hill Country has spurred a trend to opt for a custom wine room, not only to house this new “cash crop” investment, but to add and hold value to the home, something that a wet bar would not normally do.
While the contents of a liquor cabinet are not normally viewed as an investment, fine wines most certainly are, and therefore command much more attention to how they are displayed and stored. You just simply stand liquor upright on a shelf at room temperature in a cabinet or closet and don’t give it another thought until it is cocktail time. Not so with fine wine. It needs an optimum temperature and humidity range (55 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit with 50 to 70 percent relative humidity) and should lay neck down to keep the cork from drying out.
Slocum Street Style 2012 was once again a great success. Yesterday evening, Slocum Street brimmed with design enthusiasts and curious others strolling along leisurely from showroom to showroom in the twilight of the evening. Each showroom was full of the bustle of lively conversation.
The spread at McGannon Showrooms
They helped soothe the growl of people’s stomachs by serving light bites and drinks. Also featured in each showroom were individual raffle prizes for people in attendance. For those with bigger appetites, there were food trucks located on a few street corners filled with the smells of mouth-watering food.
The Kitchen Source had chefs from Subzero whip up some scrumptious tex mex finger foods for guests.
Photo courtesy of California Closets
California Closets of the Texas Hill Country makes it their goal to set a high standard of customer service and attention to detail that is unsurpassed by anyone. Serving Austin, San Antonio, the surrounding hill country, and through the Texas-Mexico border, they guarantee their products and workmanship for as long as anyone owns their home.
"Our systems will always meet and adapt to your changing storage needs, which works well for anyone hoping to add value to their home. Also, unlike most of our competitors, we offer a more substantial product in look and use that is a 100% true custom design and fit to specific spaces," said Tarra Conte, business coordinator, California Closets.
Additionally, they are a one-stop shop with an all-inclusive price: they design, they fabricate, they install and they guarantee. Competitors usually offer do-it-yourself products that you pick up in the store and install yourself or charge an additional fee for out-sourced contractors to install the system for you. When you work with California Closets, you’ll work with a California Closets designer and a California Closets installer; everyone on their team is highly trained in our services and products, exclusively.
New Braunfels Downtown Design District is excited to announce their first ever downtown design stroll! It will be held Thursday, September 20, and the third Thursday of every month from 5 - 9 p.m.; so don't despair if you can't make it to this one. All seven shops will be open later hours for these events and each will have their own separate events and happenings. This downtown design stroll is not only a premiere event, it marks the grand opening of Adele Kerr & Company's showroom!