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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. 


NEW LAKE HOME DESIGN

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.  
  

 


 


 


 

SMALL BATH REMODELS

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. 

KID SPACES THAT ROCK
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.

BRANCHING OUT
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.    





GIVING BACK
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.


SANTA'S LITTLE ELVES
 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!

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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.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Boring stair case?

What to do with a boring stair case?  In this home we painted the stair treads and risers white and added stripes in blue and grey all the way up.  Now the cool factor of this back staircase may just steal the show!


Friday, December 18, 2015

Happy Holidays!



Happy Holidays! What an amazing year 2015 has been. We are overjoyed that we’ve had the opportunity to work with each of you over this past year and we look forward to continuing to serve you in the new year.  

As the year draws to a close we are excited to share with you some recent updates we’ve made.  For starters, our office has been freshly renovated to serve you better.  We are still located in the same office at 930 Proton Road, Suite 300D but we have improved the look and functionality of our office space and we hope you’ll let us know what you think next time you are in.  We’ve also ‘renovated’ our website. We updated our portfolio photos with some of our latest projects, included some new information about design trends and included a link to see our work ‘As Seen On TV!’  It was a great honor to have a home we designed in Cordillera featured on a TV show recently.  If you haven’t had the chance yet, please go check it out at NRInteriors.com.

We are very excited about these changes and improvements and even more excited to share them with you, our fantastic friends and clients.  We can’t wait to see what marvelous things 2016 brings and wish all the best for you and your family.

Warmly,
Nicole, Yadi & Jalayne

P.S. We’re also on Houzz, Facebook and Pinterest and we’d love to keep connected with you! 

Friday, November 27, 2015

2016 Color of the Year - Blue!

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We are fully on board with the color of the year. Blue is such a versatile color that can be sophisticated, soothing and welcoming. To create a serene look for this lake house on Lake McQueeney the interior color pallet is natural linens with accents of deep blue. 



The vibrant blues in the rug, pillows and urn add interest to the relaxed feel of this lakefront balcony:


We chose Sherwin Williams' Regatta for the walls of this guest bedroom and love how it adds so much character and depth to the room. 




This home is full of gorgeous blues which have added to the calm serenity that is found in this lake house. To see the rest of the home please check out the rest of the photos on our website at: Lake House Casual | McQueeney

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