Anniversary Tent Sale at Eklektik Interiors

 

 

Our anniversary sale is this Friday and Saturday! We are celebrating one year at our new location in the Heights with major markdowns. This is our biggest sale of the entire year.  Stop by the white tent on Shepherd Dr. to find luxury home furniture and accessories at a price you’ll like!

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Our Feature in Houston Design Resources

Happy May, design lovers!  We know you’ve been wanting to read more about our recent remodel (because we have too) and you’re in luck.  Houston Design Resources magazine recently featured our award-winning design; and we’re happy to share.  The article is very informational and will give you great insight into the minds of our design geniuses.  Take the time to enjoy and be inspired!  If you have any questions about this project or one of your own, leave them in the comments section below or contact us.

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Know Your Interior Designer

Like we always say, developing a good relationship with your designer is the most important factor if you want to be over-the-moon happy with your finished home design.  Let’s be honest, who doesn’t?  We don’t just want you to just like us, we want you to love us enough to tell us what you’re thinking!  Don’t be afraid to voice your opinion.  This is your home and we are not here to criticize or to force our preferences on you. You are the boss! 🙂  The point of all this is that we want to know you and for you to know us.

Our design team is filled with some of the best talent in the industry.  Each of our interior designers brings something special to the table and are all super qualified to bring your design dreams to life.  You’ve already met Stephanie in a previous post.  Next up, associate yourself with one of the smartest people we know,

Sarah Brown

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I attended school close to home at Lamar University.  I received two bachelor degrees; one in Interior Design and the other in Graphic Design.  I graduated in 2007 and immediately went to work in the interior design field.  I have worked at several design firms, but I have been at Eklektik Interiors since the fall of 2010.

James and I have been married for three years on October 23, and there has not been a dull moment yet.  He works as a tankerman on a tug boat, and I am an interior designer at Eklektik Interiors.  He is gone for 20 days and home for 10 days.  When he is home we usually go boat riding, swimming or fishing on Lake Conroe.  We also hang out with friends and play cards, too.  James never meets a stranger so I am always meeting “new friends”.

 

 

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We just moved into our house this summer.  I drew up a floor plan, and James built it.  The outside is complete as you can tell from the picture, but the inside is a different story.  We have one fully functional bathroom, complete bedroom, office and a halfway completed guest bedroom.  I have a temporary kitchen set up for now, but we will eventually get cabinets and new appliances.  James keeps asking where is the real silverware (technically it is in storage).  I told him, “When we get a real kitchen you can have real silverware”.  Until then, it is paper plates and plastic forks.

 

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James and I have different taste in styles.  He loves traditional…the more carved wood the better.  I like more transitional, clean lines, and unique pieces.  But we both love the color blue as you can tell from the outside of the house.  The inside of the house is neutral with pops of blue.

 

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Through the years, I have worked on many different styles.  We have been working on a lot of transitional projectsnot too heavy and cleaner lines.  I have been working on several remodel projects that are transitional, and there is never a dull moment because you never know what is behind the sheetrock.  Daniel and I usually are working together on the remodels. He has called me to come and look at what he found during demo…interesting to say the least.

Kathy and I recently won several awards in the Ferguson Design Competition for a kitchen remodel that we completed in the Houston Memorial area.  We actually remodeled the entire house (kitchen, master bathroom, master closet, powder room and secondary bathrooms), including paint and new flooring.  The master bathroom result was also fabulous!  It always feels good to help our clients see their imagination become a reality.

Eklektik's Award Winning Interior Designers

 

 

Join us in saying CONGRATULATIONS to Kathy Anderson and the rest of our Eklektik Design team! Recently, we submitted photos of an Eklektik kitchen and bath design (pictured in this post) to the Ferguson/Kohler/Thermador 2013 Design Competition… and we won in several categories!

Below is a list of the categories our submission won, as well as a description of that category. 

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Because we won “Best of the Best”, our project will be featured in Houston Design Resources 2014 Spring issue.  If you aren’t already subscribed to Houston Design Resources magazine, make sure you pick up their spring issue!

We feel lucky to be working with the best interior designers and decorators. An Eklektik Interiors design will always be reflective of the homeowner and not the designer. All we do as designers is help you discover your signature style. If you can dream it, we can bring it to life! Don’t delay homeowner happiness any longer. Speak with one of our award-winning designers. 

 

 

I'm Dreaming of an Eklektik Christmas

 

We are a week away from the big day! The day we spend months shopping, decorating and preparing for… Christmas! It’s easy to get caught up in the craziness of life that sometimes we think, “Where has this month gone?” If this is you, and you’re still trying to put the finishing touches on your home Christmas decor, we hope you will think to come to Eklektik!

Every year we pride ourselves on supplying some of the best quality Christmas decorations and accessories. Trust me when I say, a little bit of high quality product from Eklektik goes a long way. For example, here is a bansiter in a small apartment that is decorated with product from Eklektik Interiors. Would you believe that the garland is just one piece? Nothing added – how easy is that?

Beautiful products at a quality matched by few is what we strive to have at all times on our showroom floor. It helps us keep things simple and sophisticated, which is so refreshing at this time of year!

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Here’s a peek at some other goodies you’ll be able to find under the Eklektik Christmas tree! Keep in mind, our Christmas is now 60% off.

This beautiful tree was decorated by our favorite, Nann Pettey! She is so amazing!

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Gemstone twig picks
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If you’re looking for ideas for this year or want to do something new for the next, come pay us a visit!

Happy Holidays, y’all!

Personalize A Favorite Look

I have been to two markets and one great ‘product knowledge’ trip that has kept me going. I am eager to share with you some of the wonderful things I have seen and some observations about interior design that I’ve made.

First, the markets! I have noticed for new design trends that COLOR is making a great comeback. The fact is that Restoration Hardware has really had a major impact on design. I can’t tell you how many times I hear, “I got it at Restoration Hardware,” or “I love Restoration Hardware.” Well, I love the look as well. They have really turned the design industry, especially for their store, upside down.

HOWEVER, that is NOT the only look out there. Frankly, I have to caution people sometimes that you don’t want to look like everyone else…do you? You can take that look to the next level by just popping it with one major splash of color…your signature, on a room. Restoration Hardware’s linen, monochromatic look is lovely and works great, but can be a bit monotonous. If you aren’t careful, you will look like everyone else…let’s face it, you AREN’T everyone else!

How do you take a look that you love and make it your own? Well, color and accessories are a beginning. To keep the look fresh and not too jumbled, pick one color to pop—orange, turquoise, lime green, yellow, are all the rage right now. This strong color contrast will set you apart from others and will allow your personality to shine through. Pillows, large color vases, and amazing art are just a few other ways to make your room your own. Don’t be afraid but be careful not to overdo if you still want a more monochromatic space—just a few areas will do the trick.

Now, let me say here that one of the biggest problems I see in rooms that I go into is too many small accessories and no large ones. I understand why, small accessories are more of an impulse purchase and are typically not too expensive. However, you never quite get the ‘WOW’ factor with a lot of little things. It can start to look cluttered in a hurry. Save your money for the large ‘WOW’ accessories that can really make a difference. Large art pieces can make all the difference in the world. Make a bold statement! You will be happy that you did.