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.
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!
Photo by Kirk McCoy
Think of it as the closetless closet, or perhaps the closet turned inside out. Just as kitchens have opened up to become free-flowing spaces connecting to dining areas and family rooms, so too are closets losing their doors — and in many cases, their walls.
When Robert Sweet remodeled Joe Borst's Marina del Rey house [full article and photo gallery], he eliminated formal closets in favor of built-in wardrobes and storage units lining the master bedroom wall and entryway.
Ginny Snook Scott, vice president at California Closets, sees the trend as the American home comes full circle. In the 1920s, she said, closets with doors increasingly replaced armoires. In the 1950s, larger closets with sliding doors spread across suburbia. The love affair with the walk-in closet began in the 1980s, and by the 1990s, his-and-hers walk-ins were not uncommon. By the early 2000s, closets in larger homes had reached the size of small bedrooms — or actually were converted bedrooms.
Come by and see us today and tomorrow at Dallas Market Hall at booth 313! Thank you, McGannon Showrooms for such an exquisitely designed booth. We've gotten so many compliments. Great to be among a plethora of talented and wonderful design professionals at Metrocon12.
Today, we featured the talented lip print reader, Kathyrn of Pucker Up, who told people their all-around personalities and what tastes and desires they had. What a fabulous time!
METROCON12 is the largest design-related regional expo and conference in the USA. The premier two-day event will take place at Dallas Market Hall [2200 Stemmons Freeway] on Thursday, August 9 and Friday, August 10, 2012.
METROCON is a resourceful alliance: a tradeshow and convention organized through landmark volunteer collaboration between the Texas Chapter of ASID [American Society of Interior Designers] and the Texas / Oklahoma Chapter of IIDA [International Interior Design Association]. In a determined effort to strengthen the design community, these two organizations have joined forces and pooled resources to offer the best in exhibitors and continuing education to their members and beyond.
METROCON focuses on introducing the latest in products and innovative ideas to the Southwest region’s community of interior designers, architects, design students and other essential industry members.