The biggest city in the state where everything is bigger, Houston, Texas is home to world-class performing and visual arts venues, a thriving restaurant scene and plenty of lone-star charm. Take a tour and shop the lighting looks from a few of our favorite spots to dine and unwind in the Bayou City!
La Table is a dining destination like none other! Visit the first floor for the charming bakery and coffee counter. As you head upstairs to the formal dining rooms, be sure to browse the impressive library of art, fashion and lifestyle books from Assouline publishing house. Design by Dolores Suarez and Caroline Grant of Dekar Design.
Shop the latest from international retailer Club Monaco’s luxurious yet wearable collection of clothing and accessories. We love the boutique feel of store in the Houston Galleria. Design by Jennifer DiLeonardi and James Mills of Club Monaco’s Store Design Team.
Converted from a cozy ’30s-era house in Houston’s River Oaks, the Backstreet Cafe features a homestyle New American menu and gourmet cocktails. The intimate outdoor patio provides the perfect atmosphere for their legendary Sunday brunch. Design by Rudolph Colby of Colby Design.
Built in 1926, The Lancaster Hotel is recognized as a Texas Historical Landmark and the only hotel in the city to qualify for membership with Historic Hotels of America. Guests can enjoy the Lancaster’s distinctive décor, original 19th century art and top-notch service. Restoration and design by Gensler.
The Traditional Home Southern Style Now Showhouse made its debut in New Orleans this spring. Transformed by 23 talented designers and artists, all originally from the South, the stunning Uptown District home celebrates the region’s cultural traditions while exploring the innovative ways they have been reimagined for 2016. Get inspired and shop this preview of the lighting looks selected for the showhouse! Photography by Brittany Ambridge.
Marbleized silk and gilded antique frames line the walls of the entry hall created by New Orleans-based designer Melissa Rufty.
SIR Development is an award-winning luxury home builder in Fairfield County, CT. Our Greenwich staff has the sincere pleasure of working with in-house designers Shawna Feeley and Gaëlle Dudley, who ensure each SIR Signature Home is finished with exquisite fixtures and furnishings.We are thrilled to shine our Builder Spotlight on SIR Development and share some of our favorite projects designed by this talented duo!
In addition to selecting the interior finishes found in SIR’s award winning homes, Shawna and Gaëlle collaborate with buyers to bring their design visions to life. Their access to high-end sources, attention to detail and organization make the customization process an easy and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.
“I love my work because I truly understand that we are building someone’s dream. It’s an opportunity to work with the best craftsmen, materials and resources. Whether it be a high-end luxury home or a house with a leaner budget, my design/build experience is a critical asset to executing our client’s vision as effectively and as beautifully as possible.”
The SIR design team demonstrates their ability to balance luxury and functionality in their design of this bright and roomy closet. The ample storage includes a center island lit by a crystal George II Small Chandelier by E.F. Chapman.
Known for its Southern charm and unmatched hospitality, Charleston, South Carolina is home to some of the most distinguished restaurants and boutique hotels in the country. Take a tour and shop the lighting looks from some of our favorite spots to dine and unwind in the Holy City!
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Every guestroom in this circa 1804 boutique hotel features original architectural elements including heart pine floors, high ceilings, period millwork details and classic piazzas. Interior design by Alana’s Ltd. Interior Design.
The circa 1798 Gadsden House is a grand Federal style mansion, serving today as one of Charleston’s most sought-after venues for weddings and special events. Restored and designed by Luxury Simplified Construction In partnership with the Historic Charleston Foundation.
The stylish Spectator Hotel resides in the heart of Charleston’s enchanting French Quarter district. The architecture and decor celebrate the splendor of 1920s art deco and the Golden Age of Travel. Interior design by Jenny Keenan.
Award-winning chef Sean Brock values authenticity above all when it comes to the menu at Husk: “If it doesn’t come from the South, it’s not coming through the door.” Interior design by Michael Shewan of Michael David & Associates.
Uniting classic elegance with a natural and easy going Southern touch, The Restoration hotel translates its hometown’s vibrant local history and culture into a casual yet luxurious hospitality experience. Concept curation by Cory Ingram of Identity Atelier.
Marie Flanigan is an award winning interior designer whose passion and achievements in design have positioned her as one of the nation’s best. With her roots and education in commercial architecture, Marie’s strength is in the integration of interior and structure. Her trademark style is evident through the sophisticated use of texture, color, and light, creating environments in which people love to live. Our Houston showroom has had the utmost pleasure of working with Marie and her dedicated team for many years, and we are thrilled to shine our client spotlight on her this month!
“You can achieve a whole new level of depth and creativity when interiors and architecture are considered and carefully integrated.”
“Lighting, in my opinion, is the single most important element to any space. How you manipulate the natural light coming into the room or the way you incorporate task or accent light, you instantly have the ability to not only change the mood, but the functionality.”
Coastal Living is coming to the Hamptons! In anticipation of the 2016 Coastal Living Showhouse opening in Bridgehampton, NY this June, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite spaces from showhouses of years past. Get inspired by these breathtaking beach homes and plan your visit to tour the Hamptons Showhouse this summer!
kitchen: 2014 coronado showhouse in coronado, california / interior design: betsy burnham and max humphrey of burnham design
No matter what fills your shelves, the key to mastering the art of the #shelfie is great lighting. The right light fixtures will complement your shelf decor while illuminating your artful arrangement of books or treasures. Get inspired by our roundup of the prettiest #shelfies on Instagram and shop the pieces that make them shine!
her rooms are mix-and-match affairs of hand-curated pieces from travels near and far. behind every door, color and humor abound—as do fresh flowers, (almost) always. her motto: buy what you love and you’ll never go wrong.
The new year will bring many fresh interpretations on a color palette that continues to dominate home décor trends in 2016: all-white everything! Light fixtures in white hues can add dimension to a whitewashed space or serve as crisp, neutral accents in a colorful room. Explore our wide variety of white finishes and styles – now in stock and ready to ship!