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How We Designed a Stunning & Sophisticated Home from a Distance

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I’ve been spending a lot of my time in San Antonio lately. Strolling the River Walk. Visiting the Alamo. Immersing myself in the botanical gardens. Okay, well not really there, since it is nearly 1,400 miles away. But I’ve been thinking of it, dreaming about it, designing for it…

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Before & After: A Dramatic and Daring Kitchen Reno

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Do you remember that cliffhanger we left you with last month? The kitchen reno that was in the works - equal parts daring, fresh, and of course, insanely functional? Have you been waiting with bated breath for the stunning reveal?!

Well, today’s your lucky day. We are about to reveal this custom kitchen in all of its dramatic glory...

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How Biophilic Design is Helping You Live & Feel Your Best

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Biophilic design goes beyond “looks” and into the deep-seated biological needs of the human psyche. It helps us feel and live better than ever! But let’s start at the beginning, shall we?

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Tricks of the Trade: How to Furnish an Entire Home

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Furnishing and decorating a whole home can feel overwhelming, but it's actually a designer’s best friend — we can look at and work with the whole picture all at once! Want to know how to furnish an entire home? Well, good news, I’m about to show you...

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Behind the Scenes of a Kitchen Renovation in the Works

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Cursing as we bang our foreheads on the upper cabinet panel. Saying “sorry!” on repeat as we step on a family member’s toes (again). And that final moment when we realize — there's a kitchen renovation on the horizon...

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Before & After: The “I Can’t Believe It Was Virtual” Bedroom Refresh

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Although our full-service design projects are still moving along steadily, we had an exciting project come our way for virtual design refresh — and I can’t wait to share it with ya. This is one project that I think will surprise you...

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5 Creative Ways to Keep Sane During #StayHome

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Eager to find normalcy, control, and joy during these weird times? We've got your back! Sneak a peek at our favorite resources for staying sane, keeping busy (designing, perhaps?), and enjoying this extra time we all have during #StayHome.

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An Inside Peek at Our Kickass Luxury Full-Service Design Process

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Okay, folks, let’s talk about the good stuff — AKA sitting by the pool while we bring your dream home to life! Yep, I’m talking about Luxury Full-Service Design. Pardon our dust, magic is happening...

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Inspiration for Your Most Relaxing In-Home Retreat

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Sometimes, just sometimes, we all need a little rest and relaxation. Somewhere to unplug from our phones and our electronics addiction. (Just me?) An in-home retreat to escape the big, wide world or enjoy a martini...

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7 Important Things to Consider When Designing a Kitchen

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Since we’re coming off the holidays — where the kitchen is usually the star of the show — we’re using January to talk about #kitchengoals. What are yours? And how can you bring them to life?

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11 Thoughtful Ways to Decorate, Enjoy the Holidays & Give Back

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The turkey was glorious, we’re all warm and fuzzy from Thanksgiving memories… but the holiday sprint is on to buy, buy, buy! Before we start swiping the plastic, let's enjoy some fun and beautiful ways to be thoughtful this year!

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DPI’s Gift Guide for a Roaring Good Time

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It’s that time of year, folks... the holidays are here! I've rallied the troops (a.k.a. Team DPI), and we've assembled some of our favorite gifts for the many different people in our lives. The common thread? Having a helluva good time! 

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All About Design Budgets... the Who, the What, the How

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So... HGTV. Fun to watch? Totes. Accurate about timeline, scope, and budget? No, no, and hail no. Here's what you need to know about creating a design budget for your own freaking fabulous home...

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The Pink Project: Bathroom Remodel for Autism Awareness

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We’ve designed dozens of homes, but I have to confess: this project stole my heart and was our warmest, fuzziest experience so far. And it all started with a pink sink...

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR BEST INTERIOR DESIGN CONSULTATION

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design consult is a concentrated, 30-60 minute design therapy session for your home. During this time, we assess and address the scope of work involved and get to know each other a bit better.

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