Interior Design

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MEET OUR FABULOUS NEW INTERN, KAELA BUTTS

Kaela has been a wonderful and very talented addition to the Tran + Thomas family. KAELA BUTTS AT TRAN + THOMAS DESIGN STUDIO Fun facts: - I work part-time at Aubrey Vineyards as a Vineyard Technician. At Aubrey I tend to the plants, activities include: netting, leaf removal, moving wires, pulling weeds,...

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Tran + Thomas’ Guide to Amazing Office Design, Part 1

Whether you are a growing firm seeking a larger office space, building new, or are a new start-up setting up your first office, there are so many considerations to a well-designed space.  In a series of blogs, Tran + Thomas will guide you through everything you need to know...

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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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Part II: Can Your Countertops and Floors Keep You Healthy?

How Thoughtful Design Can Battle Covid-19 In a series of blogs, Tran + Thomas Design explores the ways we can partner with science and good design practice to fight viruses to create safe and healthy environments in both private and public spaces.   A significant factor in creating a safe and healthy...

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How Thoughtful Design Can Battle Covid-19

In a series of blogs, Tran + Thomas Design explores the ways we can partner with science and good design practice to fight viruses to create safe and healthy environments in both private and public spaces. Part 1: An Armor of Copper As we adjust to a new normal in a...

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He Said, She Shed: How to Create Your Corner of Happy

Times have been strange these past months, and we all have different ways of coping with the anxiety.  Women in particular are used to wearing many different hats: mom, wife, daughter, business owner, employee, friend, neighbor.  For many women, juggling these roles can leave us depleted and in need...

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A Perfect Paradise: Pools, Patios and…Polyester?

Yes, the dirty word of the textile world is your best friend when it comes to durable, weather-resistant and cleanable fabrics to enhance the enjoyment of your outdoor spaces.  Known for their bright saturated colors and luxurious hand, outdoor fabrics can transform ho-hum furniture into a sophisticated sanctuary or...

A Brief History of the Chair

Ubiquitous, iconic, practical and symbolic, the chair is an everyday part of our lives that we do not give much thought to, at least not in terms of its evolution.  Like fire, it seems to be something that was just always part of the human experience, however rudimentary.  Perhaps...

Trends for 2020, Tran and Thomas design, residential and commercial design firm in Kansas City

Hot Trends In 2020

Trends come and go... here is your clear view in 20/20 for 2020. Natural materials, shells, jute, kabibe shells...especially rattan!   Always a hit, florals... from modern takes to even the more traditional, florals are everywhere!   Still a glamorous hit...brass!   Wonderful, soft curves and silhouette edges.  70's here we come again!   Modern abstract art is...

New home construction

The Must Read Guide For Building Your Dream Home

A dream home?  Your dream home.                      There are many ways to build a home.  Tran + Thomas has used their years in residential and commercial construction to redesign and refine the process... The “selections” or design process builders have their clients...