The Color Psychology idea

Why is it so important to have the right colors in your home? Because the colors in your home, no matter what room they are in, affect people in different ways and give people a certain view of who you are as a person. Our reaction to color is immediate…

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…

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…

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…