'Dining Rooms'

Crate & Barrel Thanksgiving Tabletop

November 14, 2018

By Tab Byrum

Today we are going to look at great stuff from Crate & Barrel for your Thanksgiving table and Buffet. Crate & Barrel always has great products with a contemporary feel to the design. Whether it’s dishes with writing on them or pumpkins and turkeys with an artistic edge, you can find it at Crate & Barrel. Let’s have a look at their dishes, napkins, tablecloths and so much more for Turkey Day. Enjoy!!!

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New Fall Tabletop @ MacKenzie-Childs

November 12, 2018

By Tab Byrum

With Thanksgiving 11 days away I decided to take a look all week this week at fun and beautiful Tabletop available from some of our favorite companies and available online. Today we are going to start with MacKenzie-Childs and check out just a small portion of the gorgeous stuff they have available to make your Thanksgiving Table sparkle and shine. From Napkin Rings and Candles to Placemats and Dishes, MC has gorgeous merchandise that you can use again and again, year after year for Fall and Thanksgiving. Join us now for a peek at the bountiful and beautiful items from MacKenzie-Childs Thanksgiving Collection, Enjoy!!!

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Hello November, 2018

November 1, 2018

By Tab Byrum

It’s the beginning of a new month and a very busy one. The end of October and beginning of November always heralds all the end of the year holiday craziness is about to begin. I do like to take this time though and celebrate all the fall colors, food and tastes that go with it, I love Thanksgiving and think it gets pushed aside for the holidays still to come. Today we are going to usher in the 11th month of the year with a peek at the sights, colors, and decorating ideas that can be used in November. I hope you guys have a wonderful day and start making those lists now for Thanksgiving and all the trimmings, remember it’s earlyish this year, November 22nd. Enjoy!!! (above via)

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Mixing Traditional & Rock-N-Roll In Texas

August 8, 2018

By Tab Byrum

I love mixing it up as far as interior design goes, mixing styles, types of furniture, you know contemporary and antiques. Today we are looking at a home that was recently featured in Traditional Home magazine, it’s a very traditional home in style and decor but what stands out is the amazing art collection, much of it having to do with rock and roll and the people who perform it. The home is in Houston and is owned by a 58-year-old banker who loves music, he bought the 5,800 square foot home after about a third of it was completed so he was able to upgrade and make changes to the interiors before the home was too far along. Today the house is home to beautiful furniture, accessories, and artwork that reflect the taste of its owner. I love how the artwork is what brings color to much of the house and the furniture and upholstery are done in softer colors and provide a neutral background. Join me for a tour of this beautiful home and remember you’re never too old to rock-n-roll. Enjoy!!!

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Elegant Lacquered Walls

February 5, 2018

By Tab Byrum

Lacquered walls are something that has been around forever and have always been one of my favorite wall treatments but unfortunately as with all beautiful things they are not cheap and take a lot of time. Recently I’ve been saying a lot more use of lacquered walls in home decor and it seems to look best in strong colors but by the same token lacquered walls in Gray will appear very elegant and timeless while Red lacquered walls will be strong and dramatic. The ideal situation is to have lacquered walls done when building a home because of the smell of paint and lacquer but it can be done in an existing home. Remember though you have to have the smoothest of smooth walls because any imperfection in the surface of the walls of a home will show through in the shiny, reflective walls. Today I’m going to share a look at some gorgeous lacquered walls, let me know what you think. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Day 2: 2018 Design Predictions

January 3, 2018

By Tab Byrum

It’s Day 2 of our look at what well-known Designers and Interior Decorators recently told Vogue Magazine would be the biggest changes in Interior Design, what’s out and what’s in. Today’s list covers the use of fabrics and pattern, including one of my favorite fabrics that is amazing to both touch and look at. We’ll look at large patterns, lighting and bringing more color into your tile choices. So let’s start looking at these 8 design trends for 2018. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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15 Interior Design Predictions For 2018

January 2, 2018

By Tab Byrum

I always think it’s interesting to see what “experts” say the trends will be in Interior Design and Fashion when we begin a new year, so I thought we would look at 15 predictions that recently appeared in Vogue Magazine concerning what’s HOT and what’s NOT in 2018. We are going to look at seven predictions today and eight more tomorrow. Some of these I can totally get behind and some of them caused me to roll my eyes, trends always bug me a little because I think you have to decorate your home the way you want it to be, I always tell my clients that it’s their home and they live in it so it needs to be what they like. One of the trends we’ll be talking about is a curated home as opposed to a decorated home, that’s one I can totally get behind and I’ll go into more detail later. As for now, here are seven purported trends, let me know what you think and as always, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Homes For The Holiday: Bright & Beautiful

December 4, 2017

By Tab Byrum

HELLO!!! Sorry for the “radio silence” last week but I decided to bear down and get as much done as possible in my decorating for clients.  This year I had 18 places to decorate, most of them were private homes and there are also a few businesses on the list. This week I’m going to share a home with you that I’ve done for several years and a restaurant that I did for the first time this year. I’ll also share a couple of doors I did that we changed up since the last time we featured them on the blog. 

First off we have a home that I’ve decorated for Christmas since the owners moved into it which was probably about 8 years ago. The home is a traditional European designed home with a cream stone exterior and on the inside, there is a lot of beautiful woodwork. The rooms in the house are large and open with lots of windows that let in the natural light.  In the past we’ve done two trees downstairs, one in the formal living room and another in the Family Room/Kitchen area, but this year we added a third tree and moved the more bright and colorful tree to the Entry of the home. I’ll go into more detail with you on the decorations as I share the photos of the home with you. I’ve gotten to be great friends with this homeowner and it’s always a joy to help her and her family celebrate all their holidays and know that I played a part in making their time in this home enjoyable and a little more beautiful. Enjoy!!!

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Turkey Platters: Decorative & Useful

November 17, 2017

By Tab Byrum

In my retail days, we sold a ton of turkey platters, many times people were buying them for decoration in their dining rooms and kitchens but a lot of people also used them every year for Turkey Day. I’ve always been very partial to the Woodland Turkey Platter from Spode, it has beautiful colors with a strong rich brown border and all the gorgeous colors used on the turkey itself. Whether you’re looking for Thanksgiving decoration in your home or something to hold the bird, I’ve brought you some classic and fun choices and linked to the websites they’re coming from. Many of these places will still ship them to you before next Thursday and one of them is even available at a lumber yard. Check out these beautiful dishes and see if anything strikes your Thanksgiving fancy, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Thanksgiving Table Runners & Placemats

November 8, 2017

By Tab Byrum

On Monday I shared some beautiful ideas on dining table decorations for Thanksgiving, in that post I talked about having a runner down the center of your table to give a defined area for your centerpiece and decorations. Along with that, you can also use placemats, I love placemats but I know some people don’t care for them, I like that they are a simple way to add a holiday look to your dining room or kitchen table without breaking the bank. Today I’m going to share some great buys from Pier One and Mackenzie-Childs on table runners and placemats that you can use for Thanksgiving and all Fall. Enjoy!!! (above via)

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