Iconic American Design Styles – Part 2

American homes, both interior design and architecture - have stood with proud columns and elaborate moldings, have been modern and minimal, some traditional - while others sat tucked away in the hills - a log cabin with a western or rustic style.In our first post, we featured the Iconic American…

Iconic American Design Styles – Part 1

Homes and interior design styles have changed throughout history, and across cultures. Did you know that there’s been many iconic American designs that have been replicated all over the world? American 'design styles' have taken some of the best features from cultures everywhere - and included them in their layouts, floorplans…

The Small Things In Interior Design That Count

J. Douglas Design is known as Dallas Premier Interior Design Firm and provider of the most unique and interesting pieces for your home. It's the small things that really count in your interior design - special, hand-picked home accessories you can't find anywhere else.With the most exclusive brands of interior…

Seven Quick Tips for Interior Holiday Decor

Did you spend the Thanksgiving weekend getting the Christmas decorations out of storage? Feeling a little uninspired by what you found there? Year after year, making the hodgepodge in the tubs look great becomes a challenge for many folks. A little advice from an interior designer is just what you…

Halloween Decor – Interior Design That Is Classy AND Creepy

Halloween is the first opportunity of Fall to decorate your home and your home's exterior, and participate in a fun and frightening annual tradition. Some entertain in their homes for this haunted holiday, and others more likely just entertain themselves by looking at the spooky settings and hair-raising handiwork of…

Fall in Love With Maitland-Smith

After a long day working and managing every detail of our lives, we all look forward to having an opportunity to relax in our favorite spot with a book in hand, our favorite show on the television, or our favorite tunes on blast. If you're like most people, when you are…

How To Select The Right Hardwood Flooring

The widespread popularity of wood flooring continues to grow for one simple reason: There's no substitute for the warmth and natural beauty of real wood. Wood flooring comes in dozens of styles and sizes, but there are only two basic types: solid wood and engineered wood.Traditional solid-wood flooring is exactly…

Backyard Love Affair – Top Five Tips For Designing An Outdoor Space

More Americans are showing their love for the great outdoors with their homes according to the American Institute of Architects Home Design Trends Survey.  AIA surveyed architects nationwide to discover home preferences. “In the last few years, outdoor living spaces have become the new ‘great room’ in terms of must-have items…

Game on: Four Easy Game Room Design Tips

Whether your game room is a place to entertain, display media or 'play games' and just relax - we've got some do-it-yourself tips to optimizing a space for this purpose. Interior design is about creating comfortable, beautiful and functional spaces. First, make it relaxing:  Pay attention to color, specifically -…
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