I love studying fresh design trends and watching them roll out to the stores and tv shows and then finally to Texas homes!
How do I do this?
By keeping abreast of the fresh trends by attending industry seminars, like those put on by the paint retailers Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams. They highlight fresh new color combinations and future trends.
Industry organizations like the Interior Design Society provide monthly meetings which have taken me to local design showrooms for granite, custom furniture, lighting and original art.
Studying retail and wholesale showrooms and the items offered, I observe the fresh ways they are grouped and displayed, and how they might accent my customers homes.
I pore over industry publications, survey retail catalogs and try products and colors in my own home.
Why do all this?
To be prepared to create the looks my customers ask for, and not to just have one style I provide to all. My goal is always to have a customer’s home be a truer reflection of them, beautiful and comfortable, and on the emerging (not back) side of home fashions!