Award Winning Registered Interior Designer, Cristie Schlosser is a professional member of ASID. She earned her degree in Business Administration, Marketing and Finance at The University of Texas and later studied Interior Design. Cristie’s previous career in the apparel industry working for national retailers and manufactures provided an excellent background and natural transition to the interior design industry.
Maxwell Fabrics is a third-generation, family-owned and operated distributer of fine fabrics offering three new collections a year. Maxwell makes thousands of modern-classic fabrics accessible and affordable for upholstery, drapery, decorative accessories, bedding and residential and commercial design projects.
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.
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.
Susan King, Glasshouse, shares some of the many ways to utlize glass in ways you may have never thought of:
At Glasshouse, we have had a lot of fun experimenting with our clear textured glasses and colored glasses. We can silver the back for a mirrored affect and can also antique the silver for an aged affect.
It’s great on a piece of furniture or a ceiling for example. We have also painted the back of the clear glass with metallic paints to achieve a gold leaf, platinum or copper affect. This can be beautiful when the glass has a sandblasted design in it also.
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!
Texas Sun & Shade announces its 25th anniversary celebration of being in business!
September marks the anniversary that Ben and Gudrun Skoldeberg, a husband and wife team, brought retractable awning systems to Austin and Central Texas. In 1987, the Skoldebergs, along with one business partner, saw an opportunity to expand their already successful awning business, located in northern Sweden, to a new market with much climatic need for these systems - and Texas Sun & Shade was born.
“The initial challenge in Austin was educating people on retractable awnings and why they are a wise investment,” says Ben Skoldeberg. While awning business flourished in Sweden, the depressed local economy and the unfamiliarity of the products proved to be hardships for the Skoldebergs as they sold only one mini blind for $100 during the initial 5 months. Continuous education and endurance ultimately prevailed, and in 1990 the Skoldebergs bought out their Swedish business partner’s share of Texas Sun & Shade.