Cleaning and Organizing Your Refrigerator – Inside Out
With the holidays approaching, now is the opportune time to clean out your refrigerator and make room for your family's favorite dishes and leftovers!
Sitting at the Kids’ Table
Should your formal Thanksgiving dinner include children on the list of invitees, nothing pleases parents more than a separate kids table, where young diners can make messes and enjoy a special meal while the adults get a few minutes of grown-up conversation. The key to a successful kids table is planning.
Custom Homes of Texas: Waxahachie
This beautiful home designed by Ambrose Furniture Works bring old-world Italian elegance to Texas. They display a stunning collection of unique antiques that seamlessly blend sophistication, history, and practicality. A custom-made backsplash, custom mixed paint colors, and hand-hewn wooden beams give life to the homeowners' vision of a dream custom home.
Custom Homes of Texas: Frio Cañon
With their kids growing older, these homeowners wanted a new space to call their own. With help from David Dalgleish, the original builder, they added a master suite that incorporated the minimalistic style found throughout the home. Common elements include reclaimed wood beams from Vermont, white shiplap, and clean lines. A bridge made of steel and glass connects the parents’ oasis to the main house.
Custom Homes of Texas: Tomball
These Tomball homeowners sought a timeless design, inspired in part by the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Eklektik Interiors worked with them to create a breathtaking home in neutral shades that still stand out. The use of varying textures ties together the organic feel throughout the home.
(Organizing) School is in Session
Whether it brings nostalgic tears or a huge sigh of relief, the kids will be heading back to school soon. Day after day, they will return home with heads full of knowledge and bags full of paper, trash, and leftover lunch. Rather than a go-with-the-flow reactionary methodology, take advantage of the freshness of a new season, and earn an A-plus in organization this year by implementing some (or all!) of these organization tips.
Custom Homes of Texas: Bellville
It was an episode of the popular Texas-based show Fixer Upper that served as a springboard for the entire home’s design. Homeowner Bailey was watching an episode of Fixer Upper when saw her dream kitchen in the show. When she started working with Bellville-based Republic Custom Builders designer Lisa Myers, she knew for a fact it was the kitchen she wanted, and the show served as inspiration for the home.
A Unique Invitation for Every Occasion
A memorable host often plans with the little details in mind: the colors, theme, atmosphere, and everything in between. When inviting others to a celebration, the experienced host knows and values the importance of making a first impression. However, even the best of hosts might be missing the essential first step that sets the tone of it all: the invitation.
Design Styles Explained: Part 1
While the written theories, history, and explanations on interior design could easily fill a library, there are many terms often used when it comes to home décor. With the prevalence of home décor shows and publications available to help anyone achieve their perfect, dream-home aesthetic, terms get thrown around that can be confusing, and even incorrect.
Essential Barware for Hosts
Cocktails can be sipped from almost any vessel, from mason jars to a plastic, red, disposable cup. The drinking experience, however, should be special and enjoyed with all five of the senses. A good-looking drink complete with twisted or speared garnishes should amaze the eyes, while ears attune to the melody of ice clinking against the glass.
Interior Design Trends of 2019
Like with most things, it can be immensely helpful to bring in a professional for guidance about how to remake spaces in our homes that are both trendy and classic. When it comes to interior designers, Texas boasts some of the best. Far from creating stereotypical all-white, completely unlivable rooms, these designers work tirelessly to create gorgeous custom spaces for their clients to revel in, show off, and enjoy. Some of the best designers in the state have given us a peek at what they foresee as 2019’s top home trends.
Ten Air-Purifying Plants Every Home Needs
While it is common knowledge that outdoor air contains many toxins from vehicle fumes, insect repellents, and other pollutants, did you know the air inside your home contains toxins as well? Cleaning products, scented items like perfume and candles, and particles carried in from outside can all create polluted air within your house. Luckily, there is an easy, and beautiful, way to help keep your indoor air clean!