Bungalow Mag is a quarterly home magazine created for the vibrant urban lifestyle of Texas. The magazine focuses on interior design in Dallas, Austin and Houston. We love and the way they approach their stories. They offer fresh and very creative content in a unique digital platform. Bungalow Mag publication serves as a definitive resource for interior designers, architects and other design pros, featuring innovative new products, up-and-coming projects, and exclusive design industry news.
We are honored to be included in the magazine for our knowledge of wallpaper, paint and all things color! We really enjoyed their process and are grateful to have been featured in the Winter 2014 issue! Read our feature below or see it on their website .
Houston | Dbh-biz.infomansky
Eye-catching wallpaper. A standout ceiling. Dynamic walls can pull your home, together and help bring out the “you” in your favorite décor, but how do you go from dull to dynamic? Dbh-biz.infomansky of Houston design house Dbh-biz.info Interior Design gave us the skinny on how to make walls pop.
Wallpaper is making a big comeback, but it’s not your grandmother’s wallpaper,” says Laura. “The tired patterns from yesteryear are being replaced with natural wall-covering, such as grass cloth and wood walls, and amazing, rich patterns with metallic threads and accents.” When considering a special paper for your space, think about where you are now. Are you ready to splurge on your forever home or do you just need a touch of pizazz for your starter space?
Wallpaper adds depth and personality to your living space, but it’s also a more expensive option. For your starter home, Laura suggests using paper sparingly- think accent walls and ceilings in high-traffic areas to get the most for your buck. Also, stick with neutral patterns. Too much “personality” can deter buyers when you’re ready to sell (your potential buyers may not have superb taste).
When it comes to your forever home, “anywhere and everywhere!” says Laura. “If you have a larger budget, go for it!” And go as bold as you dare. A nice neutral throughout , combined with complementary accent walls and ceilings can make a huge impact in your home. Once you decide paper is for you, Laura says, “working with a designer to help you envision the ideas in your head is really Important.” An experienced designer will have worked with several professional wall covering in-stallers and should be able to give you many options. He or she will also be able to properly measure your space, ensuring there is plenty of your paper readily available for the project. Three of our favorite wallpaper designers include Gracie, Phillip Jefferies and Maya Romanoff.
If you’re on a budget but still want to make a big impact, experiment with paint,” says Laura. “You can make a statement!” Selecting a bold color is great, but it’s best used as accent, says Laura. A good rule of thumb: Be conservative with color but liberal with texture. A little paint can camouflage a lot of sins, says Laura. If you have a little natural light in your home, select a warm white to bring in some added warmth, deeper hues can add some good contrast. And, if it’s high ceilings you’re battling, light colors or a nice wood stain are always best, as there is so much space to fill.
Take a leap of faith with paint! So what if you don’t like it in a month? You can always change it. But before you go all in, be sure to sample your colors on a large space and view your sample hue in the morning, noon and night. Some colors can appear drastically different in different light.
Coming Soon | Studio U
Laura takes her amazing eye for turnkey home design to a smaller scale with her newest concept: Studio U. Coming in March, Studio U will be housed alongside Dbh-biz.info Interior Design and will provide customers with the opportunity to speak with experienced design professionals about their desired home styling options. IT will also provide custom design packages and options for Custom small-scale projects.