'Interior Design'

Tabulous Christmas Flashback

December 8, 2017

By Tab Byrum

It’s Friday and kind of crazy at our house today so I’m sharing today a house I first decorated last year and is still one of my faves. I called this one Natural and Elegant because there are so many natural elements to the holiday decorations, lots of pinecones, greenery and the Christmas tree is covered in nature. The elegance comes from the white and silver color scheme used throughout the house with pops of red and plaid. Those of you new to reading Tabulous Design, I hope you enjoy this look at a gorgeous home and for my friends who are here every day I hope you enjoy this walk down memory lane. Click here to see the full post on Natural and Elegant, Enjoy!!!

This arrangement of greenery and pinecones was one of my favorite things from this home last year. Click here to see the original post and more photos. 

Have a great weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday with looks and ideas for the Holiday Season. Enjoy!!!

Commercial Decor: Meat Market Refectory In Oklahoma City

December 6, 2017

By Tab Byrum

This year I had the privilege of helping a client decorate their restaurant here in Oklahoma City for the holiday season. The restaurant is called the Meat Market Refectory or MMR Prime Steakhouse and is owned by my clients Cindy and Lance Ruffel. The building that now houses MMR used to be a Chinese Buffet but today it has been transformed into a beautiful dining spot that could easily be located in New York City or Los Angeles. The decor of MMR is done in dark wood tones with lots of gray and silver brought in to add sparkle and elegance. There are sections of wall that house mirrors that reflect the light and additional light to the restaurant. The bar is in the center of the restaurant and over it hangs a gorgeous cobalt blue chandelier and we took our color cues from that chandelier for the Christmas decorations, bringing in mercury glass and cobalt blue ornaments I tied the Christmas decorations back to the decor of MMR. I’ll go into more detail with the photos, I hope you enjoy the tour and if you’re in the need of a beautiful dining experience check out MMR Prime Steakhouse at 63rd and May in OKC. Enjoy!!!

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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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My New Bedroom Drapes

November 20, 2017

By Tab Byrum

A few weeks ago I shared with you that we had gotten new bedding, a friend of mine has sewn for me for clients for several years and she and her husband were retiring and moving to Utah so I had her do this one last thing for me. The bedding turned out awesome and I am so happy and proud of it. I also had her make drapes for the bedroom windows but we didn’t get those hung immediately but we did this past weekend. I’m so happy with how they turned out and want to share how they look as well as share some pics of artwork I’ve hung in the bedroom as well. I’ll go into more detail with the pictures. Have a great Monday and Enjoy!!!

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Pop Chart Lab Creations

November 13, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I LOVE a good chart, I always have. For me to be able to write it out and see how things are related or not related is awesome. I think that’s why I’ve always been fascinated by Family Trees, you can see where or who people came from and why they may be the way they are now. When I taught school I always enjoyed using charts in teaching and I found that the kids usually liked making charts and for people who are visual learners it helps them see the relationships or how the subject evolved. Pop Chart Labs has taken the art of making charts to the next level combining pop culture and art to create both beautiful and fun charts that break down some of our most favorite things. Whether it’s film, TV, fashion, beer, coffee, or dogs there is a chart at Pop Chart Labs for that. At PCL researchers spend a great deal of time researching and learning about particular subjects, then the design team takes that research and turns it into eye-catching art disguised as a chart. All of the charts are made in America, printed on museum-grade paper using environmentally friendly inks. Join me today for a quick look at some of my favorite charts and remember Pop Chart Lab posters would make great holiday gifts this Christmas season. Enjoy!!!

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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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Thanksgiving Tablescapes 2017

November 6, 2017

By Tab Byrum

It’s November 6th and two weeks from this Thursday is Thanksgiving so I thought today we would look at some ideas for decorating your family’s table for this bountiful holiday. You don’t have to do anything too elaborate and with lots of people sitting around a table with plates and glasses it’s probably better to keep it simple. A tablecloth is always a great way to begin but if you have a beautiful table maybe just put a fabric runner down the center, I think it’s nice to have something down the center of the table that kind of gives you a “boundary” of where to keep the decorations. Right now burlap is really a hot look and lots of the craft and decorating stores have pre-cut burlap runners available. I also like to find an inexpensive fabric in a color that works with my decorating scheme and get enough of it that you can bunch it up on the table and “nestle” pumpkins and candles in the folds. A good way to know how much fabric to get is to measure the length of your table and buy one and a half or up to two times as much fabric as your table is long, if your table is six feet long (72 inches) then get 144 inches or 4 yards of fabric. I have some images to share with you today of ideas that won’t break the bank but still give you a lot of bang for your buck. Enjoy!!! (image via)

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Haunted House ~ Winchester Mystery House

October 27, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I remember when I was a teenager reading a story about the reclusive woman, Sarah Winchester, heir to the massive Winchester Rifle fortune and the massive house she built in California outside of San Francisco. Sarah was married to William Winchester and his father Oliver had created the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, when her husband died in 1881 she inherited the company and $20 million dollars, equivalent to $500 million today. Following the death of her husband and their infant daughter Sarah moved to California from the East Coast in 1884, she bought an eight-room farmhouse in what is now San Jose, California. She immediately began renovating and building onto the house, construction on the house continued for the next 38 years, day and night 7 days a week. Today the house is known for the winding hallways and the staircases that go nowhere. Legend says Sarah Winchester was haunted by the ghosts of all the people that had been killed by Winchester guns and she built the house to keep the ghosts confused. Today you can tour the Winchester Mystery House and of course, there are special tours going on right now during Halloween. There’s also a movie coming out about Sarah and her monstrous mansion, starring Helen Mirren as Sarah Winchester, the film is called Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built,  the trailer was released yesterday and I’ve added it to the photos below. Enjoy!!! (above via)

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My New Bedding

October 17, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I’ve put it off literally for years but decided to bite the bullet, make the decisions and have new bedding made for our bedroom at home. I had a color scheme in mind for about the last 4 years and had been buying and collecting fabrics over that time, I love working with fabric, choosing colors and putting them together. My friend who sews bedding, draperies, and pillows for me recently announced her husband is retiring and they are moving to Utah so I knew if I wanted her to create it I had to act soon. I opted for a neutral, warm, and masculine color scheme of gray, brown, tan, and taupe, I played off the new headboard we had made a few years ago. The headboard is a wingback design with button tufting done in brown leather, I also used a fabric that I bought from Mood Fabrics in NYC. The fabric from Mood is from their fashion line and is used in men’s suiting, it’s a gray and brown herringbone pattern. I had the bed skirt, a pair of pillows and draperies made from the men’s suiting fabric and then used other accent fabrics from the local fabric stores here in Oklahoma City for the other pillows and the bedspread. OK, time for less talk and more showing, Enjoy!!!

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Decorating For A Fall Party

October 16, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Sorry for the radio silence last week here on the blog, I got busy helping a couple of clients with projects then I started not feeling well. I ended up with a case of Diverticulitis, which occasionally flairs up, but I’m better now, back on track and ready to work and blog. 

One of my friend/clients is very active in the alumni group for the Chi Omega college sorority and often hosts their get-togethers in her home, she recently volunteered to host their Fall party and I want to share the decorating we did for the soirée. My client loves the holidays and now that she has grandchildren who recently moved back to Edmond, Oklahoma where she also lives she decided we would get out the Halloween decorations and do it up right. One thing about the Chi Omegas is that one of their symbols is the owl and my client has collected owls for years, so we incorporate those into her Fall and Halloween decorations. Join me today for a quick tour and a look at some fun and festive Fall decor, Enjoy!!!

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