Live Beautifully Organized

As a residential holistic design firm, we can help you enhance every area of your home with elegant interior design solutions. A key piece to incorporate in a luxurious living experience is innovative storage and organization methods in your environment. The idea and function of the home has changed in recent months. Are there areas that need a little refresh or that could better serve you and your loved ones? The holiday season will come to a close soon, and how and where you store your décor does not have to be a chore. A New Year full of new plans is about to be underway, and there is no better time than now to evaluate your current home storage situation. Transitioning your home for each season can be seamless and comfortable with custom cabinetry and built-ins.

Fabulously Functional

Custom cabinetry and built-in carpentry can be functional and fabulous. Alleviating your home of clutter will encourage productivity and increase energy to enhance the lives of all who dwell in the space. These types of design elements demand attention. Custom made products and furniture mean more, not just to the people who live in the house but for those who visit–not to mention they also increase the value of your home. Having something made especially for you and your family’s needs is the kind of personalization everyone can appreciate and should enjoy.

Live Beautifully Organized

Showcase what is essential in your life with custom cabinetry. For the kitchen cabinets, it could be your fine china or priceless glassware. In your home office, you could display your collection of books or classic vinyls that help give your interiors personality. Turn what you treasure into a statement piece to be admired.

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Two Kinds of Problems

In our experience, we have come across two types of storage problems.

  1. You don’t have as much storage as you would like
  2. The storage available is not working for you as it should

Another side to how and where you keep items tidy could depend on what you use daily versus what you use seasonally. Supplies you and your family utilize daily will need to be easily accessible to where there is little disruption in obtaining them, going about your day, and returning them back to their home. While season décor can be tucked away in a safe place, you won’t need access to every day.

Custom built-ins can add storage to numerous rooms in your home, like your closet or mudroom. They can also make organizing clothing items or other personal articles more visible and accessible. Built-ins can also hide those homey things we know we all use but would instead have tucked away when guests arrive.

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Make Your Storage Work For You

Bringing custom cabinetry and built-ins to your home will bring the necessary storage to your kitchen, closets, laundry room, and garage. With these design elements’ versatility, you can convert any space into a functional and soothing retreat. Carve out the space you need and make it work to maximize your home’s square footage for relaxation and entertaining.

Do you have lower cabinets that are a dark deep abyss where you cannot find or easily reach what you are looking for? You can make those deep wells easier to use with custom pullout shelves and drawers. Creative configuration can also improve ease of use around plumbing or support beams while providing effortless living. Can you feel the Zen mood we are creating here?

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Change Your Ways

With each change in season comes life anew. Make the transition between the seasons effortless by keeping your belongings things arranged perfectly. Year-round decorating is a breeze with these easy tips. For those larger pieces of furniture and feature items in your home, stay in the neutral zone of color and layer in your décor from there. Having a neutral base to build off of will lend your interiors to all the seasons.

Create a more inviting window seat by placing luxurious pillows and something to read for the next passersby to take a break. If you have a mudroom equipped with cubbies, let your loved ones organize themselves so they can grab and go on their way out the door. If it’s springtime, help them along by keeping their raincoat or rain shoes handy.

For your living room, switch out those dark bulky pillows and throws for items that speak to a lighter and brighter time of year. In the bedroom, remove the cozier blankets for crisp white duvets and linens to keep everyone covered and cool. Replacing curtains and throws to lightweight cotton or linen are quick and easy updates that allow for lighter and breezier air to flow through indoors.

Change the way you see your interiors and especially the storage features of your home. We have the expertise and know-how to make your custom cabinetry and built-ins work for you and your home. Living well in your domain is what it’s all about, after all. Connect with us and let us help you invigorate your interiors with the latest and greatest in storage solutions.

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The Art of Ikat

Contributing Author: Amy Tran

Ranging from hippie chic, to tribal safari to elegant embellishment, Ikat is a highly sought after material due to the time, effort and precision that goes into making it.  There are many variations of Ikat, as it has origins in India, Japan and many South East Asian countries.  The meaning of the word “Ikat” is “to bind”.  The tying and dyeing process is similar to “tie dying”, however the fabric is dyed as it’s woven, creating intricate geometric shapes and patterns.  The result is both interesting and exotic.  This trend has hit the market hard in the past few years.  In both woven and graphic depictions, the “Ikat” continues to populate fashion as well as interiors; trending in dresses, pillows, and accessories – even iphone cases!

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“Bayadere” By Brunschwig & Fils

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Ikat iphone case by Tory Burch

Meet Amy, our Summer Intern!

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We welcome Amy Tran, Summer intern, to the SDG team.  She is studying Merchandising and Design from Wade College.  Amy is originally from Houston,  an honorary member of National Kitchen and Bath Association, and working toward her certification as a Kitchen and Bath Designer.  In her spare time Amy enjoys literature and finds inspiration for design in the different people she comes into contact with every day.

Amy looks to people, history and her travels for design inspiration.  An avid Architectural Digest reader, Amy recommends:

Amy describes her personal design style as a clean and natural aesthetic, and is attracted to unusual materials.  Some of her favorite materials for adding unique character to interior spaces are natural stone and reclaimed wood.

Inspired by Art Deco

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Jay Gatsby’s estate isn’t the only hot spot for twenties decor!  Art Deco style is back, and in more than just fashion design.  Interior design has been subject to this surge in roaring twenties aesthetic. This spring (opening in theaters May 10th), the Baz Luhrmann version of the film and novel, The Great Gatsby, will hit cinemas with a bang. And we can only imagine what stunning cinematography, glitz and glamour he has in store for viewers.  Designers such as Kelly Wearstler and Charles Allem have been inspired by Art Deco geometric shapes, high gloss, and glamour for years, but quite recently the trend has captured a much broader audience and selling look-a-likes in retailers everywhere.  From mirrored and lacquered furniture, to wallpaper with geometric deco shapes, to curvy, low-profile furniture, Art Deco is a Great trend in 2013! 
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Spring Outdoor Furniture & Color Trends

Written by our guest blogger Kayla

Our Design Guide Article on Spring 2013 Outdoor Design – See the article on the

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Spring is in the air and it’s time to start thinking about your outdoor living spaces.  This year’s trends lend themselves to nature, nurture and cocooning. There’s texture and color, the warmth of woods, and sleek lines of metal. Comfort and style come in one package with outdoor furniture designs found in the 2013 lines of Brown Jordan, Sutherland and DeDon to name a few.

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Sutherland Table Chair / Emerald Textiles from Perennials / Photo Credits: Kayla Harvey

Selecting the right furniture to sit and enjoy the sunshine is only the beginning. Exploring the colorful world of outdoor fabrics like the new lines of Robert Allen, Perennials, and Sunbrella will give you the opportunity to add some personality and vibrance to your outdoor space. Schlosser Design Group especially loves the new Schumacher fabric by Trina Turk.

Photo Credit: Robert Allen Upholstery Fabric

Photo Credit: Perennials Outdoor Fabrics

Emerald green is the Pantone color of the year. So why not work the trend and add a splash of colored fabric with this tranquil hue? Or even incorporate emerald with the raging trend of dip dye for your outdoor accessories. Check out this simple image of dip dyed blocks that can be used as outdoor embellishments, and require a lot less watering than flowers.

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Introducing Our Newest Team Member, Kayla

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SDG is welcoming the newest member to the team.  Kayla Harvey is studying to achieve her Bachelors of Arts in Interior Design, and is working as an intern this spring.  Hailing from the Hoosier state of Indiana she has moved around the Midwest several times before settling here in Dallas.  In addition to previous work experience in the field of event management, Kayla has also worked in IT sales and as a design drawing tutor at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She is ready to bring her enthusiasm and passion for design to SDG.

Kayla Recommends these Design Blogs…

designsponge.com
Designsponge.com is a great resource for everyday residential design inspiration.  Since it is updated frequently throughout the day it is worthwhile to check in periodically to see what is happening.
fab.com
If I am looking to find a special gift, or just seeking an item to fall in love with for my own home I always check out Fab.com.  Fun, quirky, and unique items can serve as inspiration for a room, or the perfect, albeit unexpected, accent to finish a space.
inhabitat.com
Eco-friendly, meets Architecture, meets Art, meets good Design. Inhabititat.com is the place to search for the latest green innovation.  The information here ranges all the way from the tiny house movement to massive scale green hotel designs, and everything in between.