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,…

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…

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…

Designing Bedrooms with Your Child in Mind

Technology is becoming the playground for our children. They maneuver smart phones, tablets and computers with ease. Parents use to be open to putting computers and televisions into children’s rooms but have recently responded with a firm stance to not. Remember when kids would set up bedroom tents and play…

Green: Lucky Interior Design?

Is green the color of luck?  With the color of the year being 'Greenery' - it's a question we have to ask! It's certainly associated with the American version o the holiday St. Patrick's Day, along with the four-leaf clover and pot o' gold. But what about using the cool…

Maitland-Smith & The Unique Furniture Building Process

La Barge and Maitland-Smith have long been known as luxury furniture brands in the furniture and home furnishing trade.  It is because of their unique approach, and centuries-tested methods of furniture fabrication that they have earned one of the highest and most respected ranks in the industry. Recently, they created…

Effortless Spring Florals For Easter

With Easter coming up this Sunday, you may be wondering how to get your space decorated in the right fashion for all of the friends and family coming over for celebrations for Easter Sunday. Flowers, which are easily bought at any store, are the quickest way to get that Springtime…

Interior Design Trends – The Simple Modern Kitchen

Few places in your home can bring together family and friends like a kitchen can. Your kitchen is where you roll out those delicious holiday desserts and tasty dinner dishes - and the place where you sip on your morning coffee before beginning the day ahead. All in all, your…

The Art of Working with an Interior Designer

Working with a interior design professional can be both exciting and intimidating. However, doing so can give your home continuity, function, and beauty without going over your budget. Designers can save you money in many situations by allocating resources wisely, choosing durable, high quality furniture, eliminating decorating mistakes, and increasing…