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Why Wood Is Used In So Many Country Club Interior Designs

August 24, 2015 | By | No Comments

 

Gleneagles Country Club Plano, Texas

Gleneagles Country Club Plano, Texas

If you’ve ever been a member or been inside of various country clubs, you’ll notice a lot of common elements amongst them. For example, a lot of country clubs use wood in their interior design. It is almost like it is a requirement for them to use wood in order to be deemed a country club. While we’re pretty sure the latter statement is not true, we do happen to have some insight into why so many country clubs use wood for their interior design. Read More

City Hotel Spotlight: Seattle

August 11, 2015 | By | No Comments

 

hotel hospitality designIn this month’s hotel spotlight, we head to northwest coast to Seattle, Washington. Seattle is well known for its iconic Space Needle and home of grunge music. Seattle produced some of the biggest bands during the 90’s such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. The city is also well-known for its Pike Place Market. There is no doubt you will have plenty of sights to see and food to eat when you visit Seattle. Where to stay? Now that is a great question. Read More

City Hotel Spotlight: Miami, FL

July 25, 2015 | By | No Comments

 

hotel pool area designWe’re going to Miami! Well, sort of. We’re going to feature Miami, Florida for this month’s city spotlight which unfortunately is not at all like going to Miami. If you haven’t been to Miami yet, finish reading this post, book a room, book a flight or gas up your car, and get going. The city has some of best clubs, bars, restaurants, and beaches in all of the U.S. It also has some of the best hotels. Read More

3 Ways We Make Interior Design Beautiful Yet Functional

July 14, 2015 | By | No Comments

 

Firestone Country Club - Akron, Ohio Winner - American Society of Interior Designers Design Ovation AwardInterior design is not simply finding the newest pattern trends of chicest color palettes. It is about creating a beautiful interior that is aesthetically pleasing, but also is usable to its inhabitants. This is where beauty meets functionality. If a beautifully designed interior has no functionality, consider that design a bust. If the design doesn’t meet the daily needs of the people using it the amount of design detail was for nothing.

For us, designing is about the marriage between these two factors. It is not simple, but the end result is undeniable. Read More

Patients Should Come First When It Comes To Healthcare Interior Design

June 18, 2015 | By | No Comments

 

Health Care Design - Caron Texas - Drub Rehabilitation Facility Princeton, TexasWhen it comes to healthcare interior design, patients should come first. The design should not be about what healthcare executives want or how cheap building materials can be. Additionally, it should not be about designing for maximum number of rooms even if that means compensating with small patient rooms.

 

The atmosphere of a healthcare facility should be patient-driven, and that starts with the interior design. The interior design can actually have a vast impact on the overall recovery and experience for the patient. Read More

City Hotel Spotlight: Phoenix, AZ

June 10, 2015 | By | No Comments

The Omni Hotel Richmond, Virginia 350 Guestrooms & Suites/Public Area

The Omni Hotel Richmond, Virginia350 Guestrooms & Suites/Public Area

In this month’s city hotel spotlight, we will travel to the American Southwest, stopping in Phoenix, Arizona. Travelers to Phoenix expect sunshine, red rocks on the horizon, leisurely afternoons at the pool, and rounds of some of the best golf in the country.

 

The hotels highlighting this list are full of luxurious amenities, activities, and endless beauty. Read More

Who Made That? 3 Local Dallas Artists Whose Work You May Have Seen In Hotels and Restaurants

May 21, 2015 | By | No Comments

dallas restaurant interior designThe city of Dallas has been making huge strides towards featuring local artists virtually everywhere. This means that you may have seen plenty of local artists’ work in coffee shops, hotels, and restaurants. In honor of this focus on local, we wanted to share three local Dallas artists whose work you may have seen in hotels and restaurants. Read More

City Hotel Spotlight: Kansas City, MO

May 16, 2015 | By | No Comments

 

hotel wood interior designThis month, we head to Missouri for our hotel city spotlight. We’ll be exploring three incredible hotels in Kansas City. Located in the heartland of America, Kansas City is ripe for visitors, sporting some excellent hidden gems along with its famous barbecue fare. For a refreshing beverage, enjoy Kansas City’s own brewery, Boulevard Brewery. After you’ve had your fill of Kansas City sightseeing for the day, head to one of these three hotels to put your feet up. Read More

City Hotel Interior Design Spotlight: Louisville, KY

April 24, 2015 | By | No Comments

A new month, a new city! This month we’ll focus our City Hotel Spotlight on Louisville, Kentucky. So if you are heading to the home of the Louisville Slugger, where should you stay? We have three excellent options recommended below. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the first hotel. Read More

Bar Interior Design in Dallas Isn’t All About The Bar Anymore

April 14, 2015 | By | No Comments

bar interior design dallasBar interior design in Dallas used to be all about the focal point: the bar itself. However, there has been a noticeable shift in bar interior design primarily due to changing preferences and expectations of patrons.

The bar in the bar used to be the hotspot; the place where you interacted with friends, attempted to mingle with the opposite sex, and of course, order your beverage of choice. Bars were constructed of incredible marble or rich mahogany. They were designed to impress and draw attention.

However, times and attitudes have changed. Read More