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Friday, December 8, 2017

Tapatio Springs Remodel

This beautiful Master Bathroom remodel started as a dark and dated, traditional bathroom with a huge built-in tub area.  

The layout was moved around to incorporate the addition of a free standing tub while keeping the double sinks and making space for a larger shower.  

The result is a contemporary, light and airy Master Bath with vein-cut vintage travertine tiles throughout, Taj Mahal Quartzite countertops and a large walk-in shower with a beautiful view.  

The centerpiece of this room is the freestanding tub with split face travertine wall and floating shelves. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Large and in charge

What do you do when a client has an extra large Living Room and wants to entertain?  You customize an extra large cocktail table complete with stunning marble top. 

We started with this gorgeous slab of Calcutta Bluette Marble and this custom sized metal base with a metallic antique pewter finish.

Several weeks later the team from Delta Granite and Marble came in to do their final measure.  Their outstanding craftsmanship with cutting this stone down to size and mitering skills created the 2" extra thick edges.  

It took four of their guys to get this 450lb top placed. 

...and it is perfection wouldn't you say?

This piece is definitely the crown jewel of this space!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hollywood Park Kitchen Remodel

Sometimes you find a great home in a great neighborhood but it comes with a less than perfect kitchen.  In this case it was worth embarking on a remodel for our clients to achieve the kitchen of their dreams. 
BEFORE photo of the main kitchen area 

These before photos show how small and closed off this
kitchen was with a large wall between the kitchen and living room and a small eat in breakfast area.
BEFORE photo of breakfast area

In redesigning this kitchen, we doubled the size of the kitchen by removing the wall between the kitchen and living room and incorporating the breakfast room into part of the new kitchen design.  The new layout creates a much more open floor plan, and a spacious kitchen with triple the counter space and more than double the storage.  Having a new large island creates ample prep space for daily cooking and eating breakfast while also serving as a gathering place while entertaining guests. 

These after photos showcase beautiful new full height cabinetry, a large island with contrasting paint color and the extra long 4" x 16" subway tiles that reach all the way to the ceilings on the two main walls.

The island countertop is stainless steel, a durable and easy to care for surface that adds character to the farmhouse industrial styling of this kitchen.

The perimeter countertop is leathered granite for a practical surface with a unique texture.  

The homeowners are avid cooks and often entertain.  They are now planning on teaching cooking classes from their new custom Kitchen.  


Monday, January 23, 2017

2016 Year in Review

2016 was an exciting and busy year.  We have so much to be thankful for.  Here are some of the year's highlights as we embark on a hopeful, happy 2017. 


This is a Lake Home we designed from the ground up with our wonderful client.  We love taking care of all the construction finish details for our clients and builders and completing the home with fine furnishings and custom window coverings.  We are here to take care of all the details from start to finish and this home was a joy to design.  






You may remember the Guest Bath below from our "Going for the Gold" post. Well it is now complete with the addition of a beautiful gold metal framed mirror.  We've chosen to keep the accessorizing to a  minimum since this bathroom's fixtures really are the jewelry.

Another fun Guest Bathroom remodel that we finished this year was for a client who wanted to add a few rustic touches to her newly updated and modern space.  Small additions like the functional wire baskets, the driftwood starburst mirror and this reclaimed wood wall treatment all work together to marry the two different styles.   

The same client also updated the Bonus Room where this Guest Bath is located.  We chose sleek new cabinetry, white marble counter tops and modern shelves paired with this contemporary glass mosaic tile. 

We had a great time this year doing projects that are centered around children and their spaces. This is our fav.

Talk about a fun room! This playroom has so many pops of color and interesting details from the brightly printed wallpaper on the ceiling to the confetti rug and even the carved details on the furnishings. Keep an eye out for updates from this project as there is more fun to come.

We are willing to try something new and this unique ground level tree house gave us a new fun challenge.  Built around a large old Oak tree this incredible house was made for hours of imagination and entertainment for minds young and old alike.    

We have so many highlights when it comes to our projects but we want to specifically focus on some of the programs that hold a special place in our heart as we donate our time, funds and expertise to each year.  

These photos were taken at the Thanksgiving Luncheon put on each year by the Greater San Antonio Builders Association.  This Thanksgiving lunch is for the many service members in the San Antonio area, all which are unable to make it home to spend holidays with family.


We donated food and Nicole and Yadi both assisted in serving our soldiers.  It's always a great time giving back to our military community.  

We also decorated our annual Christmas tree at the Children's Hospital of San Antonio Child Life Services Department.  This is one of the highlights of our holiday and to see the children's faces when they see all of the brightly colored and fun ornaments is really a delight.

A new organization that we had the pleasure of working with this year and would like to continue to help in whatever way we can is The Center for Refugee Services.  A generous client of ours donated her old bedroom furniture and we delivered it and set it up in the homes of these very grateful families. 

Many of these families come here with nothing but some hope for a better life and rely on the generosity of the community.  We had the pleasure of meeting two of these families and were just so touched by their stories.  

If you would like to assist or have items that you would like to donate, please contact us or The Center for Refugee Services directly.  All donations are tax deductible.

 It was a Happy Holiday and will be an even Happier New Year!  Here are the pics of the Christmas install for one of our favorite clients.

Beautiful garlands, tablescape and of course a gorgeous 10ft fully decked out Christmas tree.

 We hope that 2016 was good to you and look forward to designing more beautiful spaces for our clients in 2017. 

Cheers!  Happy New Year

Monday, November 7, 2016

The Magic of Motorization

Motorized draperies were thought of as an indulgence several years ago, but today's hardware, technology and pricing have made this onetime luxury readily available to the general public. Motorized draperies offer many advantages including ease of use and safety considerations for parents with young children. So how do motorized blinds work?  Lets start here with the basics.

The Basics: Motorized drapery is available to be installed and function in a few different ways.  The most popular are hardwired, plug in and battery operated. The drapery is controlled from either a handheld remote control or a wall switch — with just a click, the window coverings magically open and close. 

Safety: Motorized window treatments are cordless - and that means that they help make your home safer for kids and pets. No more long strings or cords, either hanging or attached to the wall, which are known potential choking hazards!
And of course last but definitely not least...

Style: Window treatments, in large part, can make a well designed room feel complete.  Many view window treatments as necessary for not only light control but to keep others from seeing in as well.  Drapery can not only solve the issue of privacy but can pull your whole look together.  With motorized drapery you can achieve the best of both worlds. 

A stunning example of motorized drapery in a client's Great Room.
Beautiful fabrics in an endless array of colors and patterns without the hassle of cords, that open and close at the touch of a button, so smoothly and quietly that you'd be hard pressed to know it if you wern't watching it happen with your own eyes. Go ahead let your creative side run wild!  

This video showcases how beautifully these drapes open and close.  Not that you'd ever want to cover up that fantastic view, but if you have to, why not stare at something equally gorgeous!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Branching Out

This summer has been a busy one with many new fun projects.  We love being outdoors so it was a pleasure to take on a new challenge of designing this unique ground level tree house.  Built in a secluded area of this beautiful San Antonio backyard around a large old Oak tree is a house made for hours of imagination and entertainment for minds young and old alike.  We kept with a color scheme similar to the existing home to seamlessly blend this new addition into the existing landscape.  Summer fun.    

Monday, January 11, 2016

Drenched Color by Robert Allen

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Robert Allen presents Drenched Color, a color-soaked collage of crushed reds and inky blues inspired by the intense, saturated hues achieved through natural dyeing methods. The fabric line embodies the concentrated colors present in organic materials like berries, bark, and roots. These rich tones bloom into painterly designs influenced by manual production processes, such as resist dyeing and batik. Patterns range from the globally inspired, like ikat and ogee motifs, to the geometrically influenced, such as interlocking latticework and graphic chevrons-all with the common thread of arresting color and unstudied beauty.

We are in love with the dramatic vibrancy of this 'Beet' collection from Robert Allen.

I highly recommend you look through the Robert Allen Design - Beet Collection and revel in all the luscious color combinations and stunning patterns available in this collection. If you do, be sure to comment below to let us know which one is your favorite! 

Should you decide you need some of this in your home Robert Allen fabrics are available through NR Interiors, so give us a call.