Furniture

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Textile Tutorial: A Beginner’s Guide to Home Fabrics

For each new space we design, the element that really brings the design to life is the fabric selection.  From window treatments, to upholstery, to pillows, well-chosen fabrics give the room not only personality and color, but can elevate the quality of a space.  But there is so much...

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Top 7 Fabulous Tips and Tricks For Your Home

Hope you were able to catch us this month on Fox 4 for some great tips we have learned over the years to make our client's homes more beautiful, easier to live in and love! This month on Fox 4: Design Tips and Tricks. Tran and Thomas Design Kansas City,...

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Trend Series: Metal Wrapped Furniture

With the emergence of Steampunk as an interior design trend, it’s no surprise that furniture is experiencing some innovative changes. To add something eye-catching to your home, consider a piece of metal wrapped furniture. By using traditional or vintage shapes, these pieces can give a nod to the past...

Trend Series: Steampunk

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tranthomasdesign/6899764873/ Steampunk, a blend of vintage, Victorian style and today’s technology, has found its way into the interior design world. Wonderfully bizarre and alluring, the style is best known for oddly beautiful objects, art and rooms. If you were throwing a dinner party and Steampunk was a guest, it would...

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Guest Blog Post: Fashion and Furniture

We're excited to share our first guest blog post with you! It covers two of our favorite topics, fashion and furniture. The fashion and furniture design industries have become so intertwined that it seems, at times, furniture mimics fashion. We see this especially in the color-blocking and animal print trends. Patterns...

The Amazing Chair

One of the things I love about my design work is the exploration.  Finding wonderful, inspiring things...even crazy, odd or silly just make my days so much more fun.  Wanted to share these with you... I snapped this as I couldn't resist! Make it fab! -Jill Click here to view Jill's newest tips,...

Get Inspired With More Beautiful Objects…

Back to sharing more lovely photos with you from the Market.  I have been loving all of the gray distressed patinas and/or chalk finishes the wood has been treated with.  It is a finish that creates such mood.  I threw in some additional grays through silvers....glass and metal.  Perfect...

Birds, Birds and More Birds! What’s Hot!

First off, I have to apologize for not blogging in a month.  I have been SWAMPED with work and am so thankful to all of you for so much great opportunities to make people's homes amazing right now.  During that time, too...was the High Point Furniture and Accessory Market. ...

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Dreamy Sofas I Really Love

These are a few of my favorite sofas.  What else can I say?  Look at them!  They each have wonderful curves and lines that would be perfect in the right space.  Their proportions are so handsome and their style is striking. I have seen all of these in person,...

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A Beautiful Home With Children and Pets? Yes!

Having kiddos...with two legs and/or four, just adds to your desire to live in a beautiful home.  A gorgeous home is the perfect backdrop to enjoy, love on and take photos of them all.  But to enjoy your home with them living there too, you have to be able...