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At Home With Designer Vern Yip

April 3, 2018

By Tab Byrum

I’ve always enjoyed watching design shows on TV hosted by designer Vern Yip so I was excited the other day when I stumbled onto a Traditional Home online article about Yip’s home he shares with his partner Craig and their two children. Yip was born in Hong Kong but grew up in Virginia where he graduated from high school in 1986 and attended the University of Virginia and earned degrees in economics and chemistry. Yip was all prepared to attend medical school when he changed his mind and decided to study architecture instead, graduating from Georgia Tech with a Masters in Architecture. Today Yip is known for his classic designs imbued with color and personality and hosting shows on HGTV and TLC’s Trading Spaces. Vern Yip is now based in Atlanta and lives in a 1925 home. I love the design of this family’s home, there are so many traditional elements such as paneling, wide baseboards, large arched windows, and wood floors all done with lots of colors. Of course, you could also totally carry off this decorating scheme using neutrals for a very sophisticated look and feel. Join me for a tour of Vern Yip and Craig Koch’s Atlanta home and be inspired. Enjoy!!!

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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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Adding Drama: Hallways

July 20, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Hallways for most of us are areas in our homes that we simply pass through going from one room or area to others several times a day, but I think we should take full advantage of hallways. Our home is not an open concept home, it was built in 1962 and all the rooms are separated by walls except for the current kitchen and living area. We have a hallway from the living room that leads back to the bedrooms and bathroom, but the hall is across the front of our home and passes by the front door so when you enter through the front door the hall acts as an entry way also. I think hallways are the perfect place to have some fun, whether it’s with the artwork you hang, light fixtures you choose, family photos you display, or the colors, patterns, and textures you put on the walls. Our hallway is home to some vintage posters we’ve collected over the years and had framed, I would love to raise the ceiling in the hallway and install a couple of beautiful pendant lights as well as some track or recessed lighting that can be used to light artwork. Today we are going to look at Dramatic Hallways and get some ideas on what you can do to liven up one of the most traveled areas in your home. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Adding Drama: Bedrooms

July 19, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Your bedroom is the room in your home that not a lot of people will see if they do that’s a whole different blog, so it’s a great room to let yourself go and indulge. Decide what kind of bedroom you want, do you want it to be dark and cool or perhaps you want a room done in bright colors that will be invigorating every morning, maybe there’s a wallpaper or wall treatment you’ve been wanting to have done, now’s your chance. Does your bedroom have a great view? If so you need to take that into account and incorporate the windows into the design and decoration. Today we are going to continue our look at adding drama to rooms, especially the bedroom. The bedroom is a great place to indulge in your favorite color, or if you have a favorite fabric with a lot of patterns use it to your heart’s content. Let’s take a look at some beautiful and dramatic bedroom, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Adding Drama: Powder Bathrooms

July 18, 2017

By Tab Byrum

On Tabulous Design you’ll often see me say that a certain paint color, wall covering, or light fixture would be great in a Powder Bathroom and that’s because a Powder Bath is a room that doesn’t necessarily get a lot of use and it’s also the bathroom most of your guest will use when visiting you in your home. A Powder Bath is much like an entry way, it’s a great place to make an awesome first impression. Usually, a Powder Bath consists of a toilet and a sink, although I’ve been in some powder baths that do have a small shower in them, for most parts they are home to facilities to do your business, wash your hands and that’s it. Today we are going to look at some Powder Baths that have an added extra flair from wallpapers to mirrors, lighting and paint you can get a lot of drama and panache in a small room. I hope you get inspired, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Roll & Hill Superordinate Antler Lighting

June 7, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I’ve always had a thing for and really enjoy beautiful lighting, whether it’s a crystal chandelier, a simple table lamp or something more sculptural, lighting for me has always been the jewelry in a room. There’s a rustic side to me and that side loves antler lighting, made from naturally shed antlers, but recently I found lighting made to imitate antler lighting, made of ceramic and it also uses the always popular trend of metallics as well as black and white. I first saw the Roll & Hill Superordinate Antler Sconces in a magazine and that put me on the lookout for what other creations are out there, I was so happy to find ceiling fixtures in different sizes, all the way up to grand chandeliers. All of the fixtures are available in white like in the above photo, some are also available in black and the sconces are available in silver and gold as well. This lighting is a great example of taking inspiration from nature and combining it with some glamor to create something extraordinary. Join me for a look at several pieces of the Roll & Hill Superordinate Antler Lighting and you can see the collection plus so much more on the YLighting website here. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Lamps From Safavieh

February 23, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I think I’ve told you before how I have a thing for lamps, I just think there’s nothing that finishes a room off more than good lamps, they’re like the jewelry of the room. I’ve recently discovered the furniture and home accessory company Safavieh, I have purchased 2 different pairs of lamps from them and am very happy with what we got. I thought today I would share some other tabletop lighting that has caught my eye, one thing that’s great about Safavieh is their pricing, they have some beautiful high-end merchandise with high-end prices but they also have great looking merchandise with amazing prices. The two pairs of lamps I’ve recently purchased were both less than $200 for the pair and the lamps are very well made. Join me today for a look at lighting and we’ll be back to see what other amazing deals and beautiful finds are available from Safavieh. Enjoy!!! (above lamp is Color Swirls)

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Christmas Lights In Yukon, Oklahoma

December 19, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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One night last week we drove out to Yukon to see their beautiful Christmas In The Park light display, we wanted to go before the “Polar Vortex” arrived. Christmas In The Park has been going on for several years, it’s made up of over 400 lighted displays and over 4 million lights. Many of the displays are sponsored by businesses, individuals and families and all have a Christmas theme to them. Yukon is about a 15 to 20-minute drive west of Oklahoma City and is well worth a visit, especially if you have kids. We drove through the entire display but there are several places along the way that you can park your car, get out and walk among the displays and enjoy them up close. I wanted to share some of the sights from Christmas In The Park with you as we head into the week before Christmas. Have a great day and Enjoy!!!

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Creating A Christmas Staircase

November 18, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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One of many thing I enjoy doing when I’m decorating client’s homes for the holidays are staircases. Staircases are a place in the home that allows you to decorate vertically, you can take color and your decorating theme up which also draws the eye up. Staircases are also one of the things I get a lot of questions about: How do you start? How do you attach the decorations? How do you not damage or scratch the staircase? Let me start by saying it’s all about layering, you need a good base like a garland then add your lights, ribbon or garland and decorations just layer on layer. I’m going to share photos today of a couple of staircases I recently did in a client’s home, I’ve shared the home with you before but haven’t gone into detail on any of the decorations and last year we added decorations to the back staircase. I’m going to share photos of both staircases step by step as I did the installation. I’ll go into more detail with each of the photos, let me know if you have any questions and Enjoy!!!

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Yearning For Urn Lamps

October 5, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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One of my favorite shapes for lamps is the classic urn shape. Based on the ancient urn that was used to store everything, especially oil and spices, the shape is very basic and has curves in all the right places. I’m always on the lookout for an antique pair of marble urn lamps, I’ll just find them someday, I know I will. If you can’t find an urn lamp already made it is possible to have them made once you find an urn you like, they come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, I’ve even some recently made from concrete garden urns. Today I’m going to share some images of great Urn Lamps as well as some that are up for sale on One Kings Lane. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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