Colorful Collab with Carrie Colbert

Of all the rooms in a home, nurseries and kids’ rooms are some of my absolute favorites to design! The creative use of color is almost always encouraged and the imaginative possibilities are endless. So, when my friend and always-fab fashionista, , she is expecting a little girl this summer, I jumped at the chance to help her create a whimsical nursery.

A long-time fan of Carrie’s blog, , I have always admired her fun and creative use of color in her ensembles and, as a huge advocate of vibrant hues in my designs, I knew our styles would blend perfectly for this project. In fact, I missed my first chance to work directly with Carrie about five years ago when my team designed the interiors for her new home because I was on maternity leave with my twins at the time!

Now that the stars have aligned, I am super excited to collaborate with her on this project and share the process with you along the way. Read on to learn more about the start of this fab collaboration!

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Top 5 Best: Houston Showrooms for Sourcing Fabulous Rugs

There’s something about a room without a rug that just feels incomplete. As Walter from the Big Lebowski says – and I 100% agree – “That rug really tied the room together.” Rugs truly bring a home to life and you can introduce one into any space from the bathroom to a closet or the kitchen.

We are lucky enough to work with some wonderful rug suppliers and showrooms here in Houston and have rounded up a few of those fabulous folks. Hopefully, you can pay them a visit and see for yourself their impressive stock of rugs in all shapes, colors and sizes – the perfect complement for any home.

Read on to learn more about my five favorite spots in town to find the most fabulous rugs around.

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Top 5 Showrooms for Sourcing Kitchen & Bath “hard” surfaces

One of my favorite parts of remodeling or revamping a space for a client (or myself!) is choosing the materials we will use for surfaces like countertops, flooring, backsplashes and more. When you find the right one, you just know, and it truly makes the biggest difference in the overall look and feel of a room. It can easily elevate a lackluster kitchen into a sleek, modern space for entertaining, and some of our most stunning bathroom renovations include a complete tile overhaul.

So, here is just a little sneak peek into the resources we – and many other design firms in HTX – tap when we’re tackling a project that requires detailed tile and stone designs. There are a handful of expert partners here in Houston that we rely on to help us make our clients’ interiors stellar. Keep reading to learn more about our favorite Houston spots for sourcing the mind-blowing materials we use to give our designs a WOW factor.

Marble Bathroom Tile

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Before and After: Timeless Transformation

My husband Michael always jokes that I am never one to back down from a good challenge. If someone tells me something is impossible or simply can’t be done, I can’t help but want to prove them wrong! I think this love for pushing the limits has also translated to at Dbh-biz.info Interior Design. One of our favorite challenges as of late was a home that had fab structural potential, but needed some brightening up to create a cohesive look that was equal parts livable and luxurious.

Our design philosophy at Dbh-biz.info centers around creating looks that draw inspiration from the past while also considering current trends. This transformation is the perfect example of a space that previously consisted of lots of opulent, dark wood and furniture that created an extremely formal feel throughout. While we think this look can absolutely work for some homes, we knew this home had the potential to really be transformed into an updated, yet timeless design in each room.

I’m particularly proud of this project and am so excited to show off the finished product! Read on to see the process of this timeless transformation unfold.

Dining room designs

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5 Design Rules Worth Breaking

As an interior designer, you learn about “design rules” early on and they almost become second nature. Through the years the way you see the rules begins to change as your design style evolves. This is why I always say there is no real “rule book” when it comes to interior design, but rather standard industry best practices to get you started. Then you create your own rules- after all the point is to trust your own instinct and design eye! Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with following the rules, but I have found myself really enjoying projects allowing me to release my inner rule-breaker and push the envelope by creating a unique design with a classically current twists.

Everyone knows the number one design rule I love to break is the need to keep up with the latest trends, but there are a few more I have broken over the years. Continue reading to see five more design “rules” I believe are worth breaking.

pink sofa

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Spread the love: 5 design tips to fall in love with

With the holiday of love upon us, I can reflect on the two things I love most- my family and interior design! Throughout my career, I have studied and experimented with countless design tips and techniques; and have narrowed down my favorites that work best for me.

Let me start by saying there is no secret rule book designers use. We are all creative by nature and love to imagine, explore and follow our intuition by pushing the envelope at times. We do this because we all strive to create our own design style that sets us apart from the rest.

For instance, as most of you already know, I am not a big believer in designs based on “trends” of the season. Mostly because trends come and go at a rapid pace and your home style shouldn’t. Instead, I enjoy the challenge of taking classic pieces and mixing them with modern elements to transform them into one classically current design.

Keep reading to learn a few of my favorite design tips that are easy to fall in love with.

Fireplace decor

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Staff Obsessions: 6 Things We Love in January

My team and I love the start of a new year, as winter begins to fade off (or in the case of Houston, come and go periodically) and spring begins to bloom, sparking fresh inspiration. With all the new designs, amazing colors and fab patterns, we can hardly wait to share our favorite January finds!

Read on to see what we are obsessing over as we kick off 2017.

Wallpaper inspiration

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Before & After: Zen Oasis

Interior design is a transformative process. Through an artful combination of strategic planning and creative thought, designers thrive on creating a completely new space with each project – seeing a project through from beginning to end is, without a doubt, the best part about our job!

Of course, a full redesign is no small feat. There’s consulting and space planning, furniture selection and custom design work, textile choices and installations, and all of the small details in between that combine to create the finished product shown in all of the glossy photos proudly displayed here on the blog.

But what happens before the final photos? Let’s take a look at how our fabulous team took a blank slate and turned it into our client’s vision of a Moroccan oasis throughout the home.

hookah lounge designs

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‘Tis the Season for Three Tile Tips

The holiday season is in full swing and, while most of us are preoccupied with checking items off our gifting lists and decking the halls with holiday décor, the interior designer in me couldn’t help but continue thinking about all things renovation – surprise, surprise!

As is the norm this time of year, our days around the office are filled with one install after another as we work to wrap up our projects in time for our clients to show off their new interiors during holiday festivities.

Installs bring the importance of every detail into full focus. This “install season” got me thinking about one of my favorite aspects of detailing: tile. While most families are relaxing in their cozy homes and remodeling usually isn’t typically on the brain this season, I wanted to pop in and offer a few quick tips on the process to get your creative juices flowing for whenever inspiration decides to strike! Read on to learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to installing tile and perfecting design details.

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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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