It seems like granite was all the rage for years; everybody just had to have it. It required a lot of maintenance (sealing, specific care instructions and products, and daily cleaning), but most people just dealt with all the guidelines because granite used to be the only way to get such unique colors and patterns. Continue reading
Our client’s style is soft contemporary. They wanted a neutral palette in warm gray leaning toward taupe tones. We actually pulled from our exterior paint selections and used Kelly Moore colors from the same palette to give the interior and exterior a cohesive look. Continue reading
I have tried some new red wines lately and have to admit that I have not cared for any of them. I tend to like a dry wine that is less sweet with richer nuances such as leather and wood, but it seems like everything I have tried lately tastes like grape juice.
I was pleasantly surprised to find Llano Estacado Cellar Reserve 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon. Llano winery is a local Texas winery which consistently produces some exceptional wines. This one scored with me. If you are like me and prefer a more rustic dry wine then I highly recommend it. The wine is complex with aromas of current and cherry. It also has hints of cedar (which I love) supported by full tannins.
This wine will be excellent with any type of beef or lamb. I could even see this complimenting Texas BBQ which is not an easy feat for wine.
Life is better with good food, good wine, and great design!
This house has a very contemporary architecture, and so we opted to use baseboards only and did not use moldings on the windows. To make the home even more unique and give it a little bit of an industrial vibe, huge beams were adhered to the tops of the doorways with giant screws (they looked like railroad spikes!) Continue reading
We hosted an open house at our new location a couple weeks back and had a great turnout! We were able to raise both awareness and funds for Hope4Minds, a wonderful charity that helps children who have suffered from an acquired brain injury. We were also treated to some amazing jambalaya from Chef Mike with Nola Kitchen and delicious wine pairings from Russ Donaldson from Wine Shop at Home.
Robin made some tasty homemade appetizers for the event as well, and we were so excited to hear from everyone that they wanted loved it all and wanted the recipes! So, by popular demand, here are the printable recipe cards from our open house!
Thank you all so much for attending, and remember, life is better with good food, good wine, and great design!
The exterior rock for this house is a custom blend that includes both warm tones and some very gray cool tones. Using this as inspiration for the rest of the exterior, we used a warm gray palette for the exterior paint to work with both tones from the rock selection. Continue reading
Sheer fabric is made using a thin thread and/or low density of knit. The result is a semi-transparent and flimsy cloth. Continue reading
Vinyl is a man-made material. It’s a type of plastic that is made from ethylene (found in crude oil) and chlorine. When processed, the substances are combined to form a PVC resin. Continue reading
Silk is a luxurious fiber composed mainly of fibroin and is produced by silk worms when they form their cocoons. This secretion is then used to make thread and fabric. Continue reading