Indestructible Fabrics & Enduring Advice: A Chat with Crypton’s Randy Rubin

We are one day away from and I could not be more excited or honored to participate in this year’s event as a member of the ! From the moment I was asked to participate in the Market as a Style Spotter, I immediately began making mental notes of all of the vendors and designers I knew I had to check out. One of the names at the top of the list: Crypton Fabric.

As part of my Classically Current design philosophy, it’s important that the interiors I design not only transcend the current trends of the moment, but also stand the test of time. My goal is always to create interiors that are equal parts luxurious and livable, because spills happen, accidents happen, life happens, but that shouldn’t ruin a design!

Needless to say, Crypton’s line of checks all of the necessary boxes for  livable, luxurious interiors and the stain-repellent fabrics are available in a wide array of textures, patterns and, most importantly, vibrant colors! A long-time fan of Crypton, I was thrilled to find out the company would be a sponsor of this year’s High Point Market and recently had the opportunity to learn more about Crypton’s newest projects, what’s coming up next, the history of the company and a few pieces of advice from Crypton’s founder, Randy Rubin.

Of course, I am so excited to share all of that fabulous insight here and encourage everyone heading to High Point Market to check out the Crypton showroom to discover all that the company has in store!

-XO,LU

Classic Interior DesignImage: JF Fabrics Meredith Heron Crypton Home Color Collection
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Million Dollar Questions With Million Dollar Decorating

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with James Swan of , the only podcast devoted to the world of interior design, decorating and beautiful living. Listen in for a peek into the inner workings of our world at Dbh-biz.info Interior Design and how it all began! Find out what sparked my interests in interior design, the lessons I’ve learned along the way, upcoming projects and I are working on and more.

-XO, LU

Casual Living Spots Our Style!

Moroccan travels and personal touches that capture our client’s unique interests are what inspired the colors and exterior design of this stunning Moroccan-themed veranda, and Casual Living took notice! I loved talking with the publication about the wonderful work our team – led by our principal designer, – put into this project and we are so excited to see the work laid out in the glossy pages of the magazine!

You can pick up a copy of the April issue of Casual Living on news stands now (or grab a copy at High Point Market)! In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this piece about our project as much as we enjoyed designing it!

-XO, LU

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Vessels of Vanity

The bathroom – the room where we get ready for the day, for the night and touch ups in between – has to represent your most fabulous self. As I’ve discussed before, the interior design of a room can greatly so the design of the space where you get ready to take on each day should be just as stylish as you!

Vessel sinks and floating vanities are a couple of my favorite design elements to incorporate into my classically current interiors as they can offer a unique dynamic to bathrooms of any size, bringing style and elegance to the space.

Floating Vanity

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Sip and See!

As interior designers, my team and I are always on the lookout for new products and ideas to incorporate into the classically current designs we create for our clients, and what better way to preview the newest collections from some of our favorite vendors than over a glass of bubbly without even leaving the office?

We recently hosted a “Sip and See” at our Houston interior design studio and had a blast exploring the gorgeous new collections from , and and, of course, enjoying some cocktails.

Here are some of the new designs we can’t wait to try out!

Interior Design Inspiration

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Light Up A Room!

It’s time to shine some light on the subject of…light! The use of quality light in interior spaces greatly affects the overall environment and “mood” of a space and is a huge design opportunity in every interior. Whether natural or artificial light is employed, properly illuminated rooms make your home feel more spacious and can manipulate the mood you want to achieve or activity level you desire in the space. For example, softer lighting creates a calmer environment and brighter lights are ideal for areas that are busier, like an entertainment area or your kitchen.

Ambient lighting is incredibly important and something we always consider, but I want to focus here on using decorative lighting as an interior design feature. You can create a fab atmosphere and set the intention for the purpose of a room by using the right chandelier, sconce, picture light, or task light.

Here are some of my favorite interiors spotlighting, well, light!

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