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Interior Design Synonymous With A Brand

January 22, 2016 | By | No Comments


dallas interior designThe word “branding” is often used when talking about logo design, advertising, and marketing. It is created to establish an identify for a company and its assets. For example, Pepsi has a very distinct brand. They use the same blue, white, and red on all material and their logo along with brand name are all present. This look and feel doesn’t change whether you are holding a can of Pepsi, scrolling through their website, or viewing their ad on TV. The mediums change but the brand does not.

Many companies with brick and mortar space may not initially think of “branding” when they think of interior design. However, it plays a pivotal role in your overall brand. The interior design matters for your brand for a number of reasons. Read More

What Diners Get Right About Their “Interior Design”

January 10, 2016 | By | No Comments


dallas restaurant interior designMost restaurants are well-aware of the “food critics” that enter their restaurants every day. Online reviews through sites such as Yelp!, Google, and Facebook can have serious impacts on restaurants. Restaurant owners are left at the mercy of what reviewers think of their food and surprisingly, their interior design.

Yes, these “food critics” also happen to be interior design critics. Having a well-designed interior for your restaurant is important regardless of what any customer has to say about it. It creates an atmosphere that can greatly affect a restaurant goers experience. However, you don’t want to pander to the reviewers critiques either as much of their input is simply personal preference.

With that in mind, there are some things that diners do get right about interior design reviews. Read More

What IKEA Has Done TO The Interior Design Industry

December 18, 2015 | By | No Comments


IKEA has been a staple in the interior design industry for some time now. It’s had a very high adoption rate among consumers because of the low price, great aesthetics, and justified quality relative to price. IKEA has done number of things for the interior design industry, but it also has done a number of things to the interior design industry. Read More

Smooth or Sharp: How Lines Work In Interior Design

December 5, 2015 | By | No Comments


Residential DesignWhen it comes to interior design, there is more to it than meets the eye. Those unfamiliar with professional interior design will see a beautifully decorated interior. Those familiar with interior design will see all of the elements used to create that beautifully decorated interior including lighting, space, accents, shapes, colors, and lines. All of these elements and more play a pivotal role in the actual outcome of a room. Read More

Why You Should Hire an Interior Designer Rather Than Doing it Yourself

November 23, 2015 | By | No Comments

hire an interior designerMany people forego hiring an interior designer because they believe it will be too costly. Sure, there are top designers out there who do charge a high hourly rate and earn a commission on the furniture. However, we guarantee there are interior designers in your area that you can afford. The investment will be well worth it rather than doing it yourself. Read More

What IKEA Has Done for the Interior Design Industry

November 5, 2015 | By | No Comments

dallas hospitality designDepending on the designer you ask, IKEA may have done any number of things for the interior design industry. You’ll hear both ends of the spectrum from loving IKEA to hating IKEA and everything in between. Regardless of an interior designer’s personal feelings, the truth is that IKEA has changed the interior design industry in more ways than one. Read More

3 Of The Trendiest Bars In The US

October 25, 2015 | By | No Comments


A lot of people dream and talk about opening their own bar. The business is recession proof, right? How could it fail? Unfortunately, like restaurants, many bars can fail too due to poor management, lack of direction, and a handful of other causes. While there are many types of bars you can open such as a sports bar or a live music bar, one of the challenges is starting a trendy bar. These three bars stepped up to the trendy challenge and conquered. Read More

3 Of The Best Old Fashioned Bars In The US

October 10, 2015 | By | No Comments


dallas bar interior designBars with a theme have a special place in our hearts. It gives an interior designer the ability to hone in on a specific look and feel. Some of the coolest bars are the ones that give customers a blast from the past. Bars that have an atmosphere set in specific time periods make for a truly unique experience if they pull it off right. With that said, here are three of the best old fashioned bars in the United States. Read More

Sofas And Interior Design: Leather vs. Cloth

September 28, 2015 | By | No Comments


dallas interior designInterior design is about assembling a room to fit a specific theme and elicit a certain emotion. Whether that is warmth, elegance, modernistic, or something else is up to the homeowner and interior designer. The type of furniture used also plays a role in complimenting that overlook look and feeling. When it comes to sofas, there are two main types being leather and cloth or fabric sofas. Depending on personal preference, you might be using one over the other. Read More

Comfortable Bars: Wooden Bars vs. Metal

September 16, 2015 | By | No Comments


Bar Design - The Houston City Club - Houston, TexasHave you ever walked into a bar and immediately thought about what material the bar was made out of? Probably not, but we do. The curse of the interior designer is to immediately notice what elements were included in every room in order to create the atmosphere and look that it does. While some places care more than others, it is interesting to understand why a bar may have chosen a particular building material for their bar. Read More