IBB at Home Winter 2019/2020

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WINTER 2019/2020

M I X E D

METALS

MEET THE

Designers

Living Room

Makeover


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IBB AT HOME WELCOME

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WINTER

2019/2020

Welcome to the winter issue of IBB at Home! It's finally here! Our warehouse expansion is fully functioning, and we have officially brought all of our operations under one roof in a bigger space with efficiencies and streamlined operations never before seen! I can't tell you how excited I am to have doubled our space, giving our designers more room to play and giving our customers more ways to attain their dream rooms. We are now able to showcase even more gorgeous name-brand designer furnishings and home décor. It's like Christmas every Tuesday and Wednesday as our team unboxes all the new goodies ready to be featured in a new vignette or to take their journey to a new home. The new 85,000-square-foot showroom and warehouse are sights to be seen with all of the stunning new furnishings and accessories we feature in IBB at Home. Our visual merchandisers are hard at work changing out the showroom daily with all the new finds now under one roof! You should come by and see the expanded store. Plan a fun walk-through with one of our floor designers and see what you will discover! If you didn't attend the Meet the Designers Open House event this past fall, you can still view all of the beautiful designer vignettes that we unveiled in this issue. We challenged our designers to create dream rooms using the wide range of furnishings and accessories found at IBB Design and IBB textile partners, and let me tell you, they exceeded all expectations! The event was a huge success with hundreds of people gaining inspiration through the new looks. They have really set the trends, and I'm sure we will be seeing their influence in homes this winter. Be sure to keep an eye out for our annual Day of Design event in early spring. Our designers will have design tips for you with topical panel discussions throughout the day, and of course, we’ll have some sips and nibbles at the store. Stay warm this winter, and visit the showroom for some inspiration and look at our new treasures. Thank you again for your business and support. All the best,

OWNER/DESIGNER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF SHAY GEYER VP OF MARKETING ANGIE TASSAN CONTRIBUTING WRITERS MAEGAN BROWN MAXINE BURT MELISSA CATALANO BETHANN CONNOR JORY GATTIS DICKINSON BLAKE DODSON-FRANKLIN SHAY GEYER KAREN HOLLOWAY PAM HOOD ERIN LETRY KAY LEWIS LAUREN MACNAK MICHAEL REESE MEGHAN SEBREN ALICIA WOOD VALERIE WOOD

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Beth Rafferty Owner & Designer IBB Design Fine Furnishings beth@ibbdesign.com @ibbdesign on Instagram

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DESIGNERS ANGIE TASSAN DANIEL M. CHAVEZ COPY EDITOR KRISTIN PEBSWORTH


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There’s nothing better than being snuggled up with your family by the fire this time of year! Copious amounts of hot chocolate will be consumed by our family this season, and we are hoping to actually get some snow this year! Our winter issue is full of inspiration to jumpstart the design projects you’ve been wanting to tackle around your home. Our cover story is a tribute to our annual Meet the Designers event. Seven of our designers transformed vignettes in our store and unveiled them to record attendance. It was an amazing evening! We are thrilled to share each of their designs with you in this issue. Our newest addition to #teamIBB, Blake Franklin, is sharing a fabulous design plan he’s been working on for an upcoming project, and we’re highlighting ways to incorporate silver into your home in our color story. We’re giving you a glimpse into our new wallpaper line that launched in September as part of The Shay Geyer Collection and showing how you can incorporate the beautifully hand-woven papers Shay Geyer into your home. Jory Gattis Dickinson discusses the art of using florals in your décor, Owner & Designer and Karen Holloway provides tips for having a well-lit room. Kay Lewis advises on IBB Design Fine Furnishings decluttering your home this winter, and Lauren Macnak shows how to give a home shay@ibbdesign.com some exotic flair using animal prints. Maxine Burt offers ideas on ways to add extra @designershay on Instagram seating to a room, while Visual Merchandiser Meghan Sebren helps us go from basic to beautiful with quick ideas to refresh our living rooms. We’re also excited to give you a tour through one of our most recent model home projects for Highland Homes in Lantana, Texas. Alicia Wood shares ideas on planning a holiday soirée, and The BakerMama, Maegan Brown, dishes out some scrumptious recipes that you’ll definitely want to try! Valerie Wood from Neat Method is back and is sharing tips for winter organizing. As you can see, we’ve compiled 84 pages full of design inspiration. So, grab a cup of hot chocolate and your cozy jammies and get ready to be inspired! Warmest wishes,

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CONTENTS WINTER 2019/2020 | IBB AT HOME

WHAT’S A GREAT

TREND REPORT

DESIGN TIP?

Sophisticated Silver

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Living Room

Makeover

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CHRISTMAS BY DESIGN

COVER STORY

MEET THE

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61 MODEL HOME STORY 60 MODEL HOME Bold Pattern & Warm Neutrals

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by Jory Gattis Dickinson IBB Designer

by Lauren Macnak IBB Designer

by Maxine Burt IBB Designer

by Valerie Wood NEAT METHOD Owner

by Maegan Brown The BakerMama

ADDING FLORALS TO THE MIX

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

EXTRA SEATING FOR HOLIDAY GUESTS

5 WINTER ORGANIZING TIPS

HOLIDAY FUN RECIPES


BERNHARDT


TREND REPORT

Sophisticated Silver Silver is a cool-toned neutral that pairs beautifully with a multitude of colors. We love mixing it with warmer neutrals, and we’re especially fond of it with navy. We’re crazy for metallic silver and silver leaf finishes! Check out a few of our designers’ top picks for home accents to incorporate silver into your design. Silver paint colors:

Benjamin Moore Deep Silver 2124-30

Benjamin Moore Metallic Silver 2132-60

Sherwin Williams Hammered Silver SW 2840

Sherwin Williams Silver Peony SW 6547

TIP: Always sample the paint in your space before diving in and painting the entire room. Just because it looks fabulous in your friend’s home, doesn’t mean it will look equally as stunning in yours. There are many factors which influence how paint looks in a space.

Follow our “Sophisticated Silver” board on Pinterest for more inspiration on using this beautiful color in your home. http://www.pinterest.com/ibbdesign/sophisticatedsilver

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M I X E D

METALS

BY MICHAEL REESE, IBB DESIGNER

michael@ibbdesign.com | @mr.maison on Instagram Photography By Dan Piassick

What a great time of year! The holidays are upon us, and winter is around the corner. For many of us, it’s our favorite time to entertain, so of course we want our homes to look extra special when welcoming friends and family. It’s time to bring in that glitter and intrigue by mixing metals. Clients often express a resistance to mixing metals - brass, nickel, bronze, and copper. They feel it’s only appropriate to use one at a time. The opposite is actually true! For example, every day we mix gold and silver jewelry, and this time of year, our homes are bedecked with holiday decor that is predominantly gold, silver, and copper. Mixing metals can give your home that exceptionally luxurious feel. After the holiday décor is packed up for another year and your home feels a bit empty, including some mixed metal accessories like mirrors, brass candlesticks, hammered copper wall hangings, and statues will give the bleak winter months some extra pizazz.

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Adding

Florals to the Mix

BY JORY GATTIS DICKINSON, IBB DESIGNER jory@ibbdesign.com @jorya.gattis on Instagram Photography By Dan Piassick

Growing up, my grandmother was one of the florists in my small west Texas town, and I loved nothing more than spending time with her in the flower shop. I could watch her work for hours, and she granted me my first exposure to the world of design. I learned a lot about balance, scale, color combinations, and style in general. Needless to say, floral design and botanicals in general are a big passion of mine and something I try to incorporate in every design. I always reference juxtapositions in my projects. As much as I love structure and truly embrace the beauty in having symmetry, it can make a space feel too boring and contrived. Something as simple as the natural asymmetry of a single orchid can shake that up and make the space feel entirely more interesting. No matter how contemporary or traditional a space is, incorporating organic elements will bring a space to life. Specifically non-primary spaces like guest rooms, studies, and powder baths can feel much more special with these additions. Everything from a classic nosegay on a nightstand or a dramatic wall installation in a powder bath can create an unexpected and dramatic moment. While I’m a huge fan of fresh florals and live botanicals, they are difficult to maintain and can be quite pricey. However, permanent botanicals (or faux florals as we used to call them) have come leaps and bounds over the last few years and can look and feel life-like! Even as big of a floral snob as I can be, I still have to touch some of the newer pieces I’m seeing because they are so mind-blowingly realistic! While they can be a bit of an investment initially, they’re something you’ll enjoy for a long time to come and even the brownest of thumbs can’t kill. Just make sure your house keeper knows not to water them!

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DESIGNER TIPS

Living Room

Makeover BY MEGHAN SEBREN, IBB VISUAL MERCHANDISER meghan@ibbdesign.com | @meghansebren on Instagram Photography By Dan Piassick

As seasons change, we naturally want to create an interior environment that reflects the outdoor mood. It only takes a few changes to revive your space and give it a refreshed new look. I’ll start with the four obvious and easy ones: paint, throw pillows, rugs, and drapes. Changing out those staples will always be a tried and true way to give your room a major instant makeover. Here are a few more personalized ideas to help take your living room to the next level: • Swap out accessories with another room. Collect candlesticks, mirrors, frames, trays and pieces from other rooms in the house and give them a new home. • Add seasonal plants in unexpected containers. • Rearrange your art. Even by keeping it in the same room, changing the placement or creating a gallery wall will have a major impact.

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• Invest in a few quality throws that will add texture and withstand plenty of cold nights. • Update your lighting. A chandelier is like jewelry to a room. A new fixture can help transform your space with a new look. • Add ottomans and/or drink tables. Holidays always call for more seating and places to put your cocktails. • Splurge on a new permanent floral. The addition of a floral brightens every room, and the money you save by investing in a quality arrangement pays for itself.


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DESIGNER TIPS

BY BLAKE DODSON-FRANKLIN, IBB DESIGNER blake@ibbdesign.com @alwaysblakedesign on Instagram

Tips for Couples with Different DesignS tyles

After 15 years of helping clients create their dream spaces, one of the most common reasons people seek my design services is because their significant other has a completely different design style from their own, and they are stuck, trying to blend two styles with little success. One person loves contemporary, and the other loves traditional. One person loves eclectic bohemian; the other loves super sleek modern. One person loves taxidermy animal heads, and the other volunteers for PETA. Nine times out of 10, couples disagree about the style of their space and are left melding two entirely different color palettes, furniture styles, and design aesthetics. This dilemma was true for a young couple when I designed their space. He loves salvaged wood, industrial, and masculine, and she loves Hollywood glam, glitz, and sparkle. Through the use of some key information, I was able to build a space they both loved. There are five easy steps I have perfected over the years that every couple can take to overcome that common “bump” in the design road, mesh their style, and build their dream space together. 1: Get help from a professional! No not a marriage counselor... a design professional. In today’s modern world, you can have the expertise and knowledge of an educated, experienced designer at the touch of a button, people who have a passion for creating unique and beautiful spaces and who dedicate their every waking minute to solving design problems just like yours. Professional interior designers are experienced with degrees in the field,

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have a true passion for design, and come with years of know-how. They can help you fuse any two design styles you can imagine and create a space that leaves you both happy and fulfilled. With a simple email, call, or text, you can be on your way to design heaven in no time. We started designing this retreat immediately following our meeting. 2: Let it go! I know you love your leather sofa from your first apartment in college... even with the broken leg and torn cushion, but all the memories will still be there even if the sofa isn’t. Take a picture, hold a memorial service, and say goodbye! Nobody wants to come home to a sofa that lived in a frat house, and your spouse doesn’t want to be reminded of your days as a “single bachelor” every time they walk into the room. Filling a space with new furniture that you and your significant other find together can be a wonderful bonding experience. It gives you the chance for a fresh start with new pieces that you can build your own shared memories with and leave the past behind. A good rule of thumb when furnishing your space with your spouse is that if you shared it with someone before you met them, then be prepared to let it go. 3: Split it up! Not your relationship... just the rooms. A lot of times, I have clients who like what they like and refuse to budge, and that’s perfectly okay. In cases where we can’t find common ground between them and their partner, I often make a simple yet satisfying recommendation. For the main areas of the home, we compromise and blend their two styles together, and then


Renderings by Jane Gianarelli

we find two separate spaces in the home to make uniquely their own. Maybe we create a separate man cave full of his favorite sports memorabilia and a she shed fit for a queen. You then have your very own space to design however you please, and the main areas of the home become a beautiful compromise you can both live with and love. The couple I designed this space for did something very similar. She has her office where she gets to glam it up as much as she wants, and he has his game room where he can add as much salvaged wood as possible. The main areas of the home have touches of both of their styles, creating a stunning space they both enjoy. 4: When in doubt, go for timeless neutrals. If you and your partner have conflicting styles and can’t agree on one direction, you can’t go wrong with classic silhouettes and neutral color palettes. When selecting the large staple pieces for a room, steer yourself more toward a clean, simple, timeless shape (like the sectional shown in the rendering). A classic squared-off arm with a light neutral fabric (greys, whites, ivory, taupes) can work with virtually any color palette and design style. You can then

inject each of your unique personalities into the space through pillows, accents, artwork, and decor that are easily changeable and bring the space to life. Then when you want another update, it’s quick and easy to transform the entire space by changing a few accents. 5: And finally... have fun! Designing a space should be an exciting, happy, inspiring task for you and your significant other. Never take it too seriously. Opening yourself up to your partner’s ideas and style is a great way to broaden your horizons and bring you together. Take an inventory of the existing furniture and artwork you each have to determine your personal design aesthetic. Then use the internet to search for spaces with your two individual styles combined. Find a couple of inspiration photos, and recreate it with your designer in your new home together. The most important part of the process is compromise! It’s key to creating a space you will both love and feel comfortable living in for years to come.

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by Design BY SHAY GEYER, IBB OWNER & DESIGNER shay@ibbdesign.com I @designershay on Instagram Hardcover: 256 pages

IBB Design Fine Furnishing’s Shay Geyer’s home is featured in this holiday cocktail table book and is even featured on the cover! What would Christmas be without lights, color, greenery, and glitter? Join leading professional designers on a tour of well-appointed private residences dressed in their festive best. The one-of-a-kind decorating schemes are a study in the art of using scale, shape, and color to play up the house’s best features and create a look that’s pulled together. Here are fresh design ideas for indoor and outdoor scenes, whether it’s a glamorous staircase, pristine tree, perfectly wrapped piles of presents, or a simple, well-placed evergreen wreath. Representing a range of geographic locations and decorating philosophies, the designers share their tips, tricks, and traditions for celebrating the season in style, and in every room of the house.

Purchase your copy of Christmas by Design at https://ibbdesign.com/product/christmas-by-design/

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Photography By Dan Piassick

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ZEN

ZEN Gunmetal wallcovering by The Shay Geyer Collection is made from Banana bark, stitched together with metallic threads and layered hand-finished in gunmetal, giving the two-tone coloration.

Photos By Dan Piassick

INTRODUCING OUR NEW

Wallpaper COLLECTION

All of our wallcoverings are handmade by Philippine artisans and are from local products and materials that are harvested from the lands and neighboring islands. Each piece is carefully laid out and constructed on hand looms and woven with a skilled perfection, lending to the natural beauty and aesthetic quality of each exclusive design we are presenting.

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CIEL

The CIEL wallcovering by The Shay Geyer Collection is made from a handmade paper and stitched together with metallic threads and layered hand finish.

BALI

BALI wallcovering by The Shay Geyer Collection is handmade from water hyacinth laid out in a brick pattern motif.

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Take a Walk on the

WILD SIDE BY LAUREN MACNAK, IBB DESIGNER

lauren@ibbdesign.com | @laurenmacdesigner on Instagram

Looking to infuse texture or fun in your home? An animal print is a great way to either add color or simply a neutral texture to take your room to the next level. Animal prints come in many shapes and forms and can be either a strong statement or a subtle nod in a space. They can be considered a neutral or, if you are feeling adventurous, a bold pop. While a leopard sofa may not be for everyone, a chair, a pair of ottomans or even some pillows might be just what you are looking for. Why limit animal print to furniture? Bring a little exotic flair to your next party by incorporating an animal print runner or placemats. Want a different animal besides the exotic cats in your space? No problem! Adding a cowhide to a space can add a natural flare. Animal hide rugs have options within themselves. There are hide rugs that are cut and

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sewn to a rectangle or a hide-shape to add some sophistication and organic contour. Want a little RAWR added to your wall? Consider animal print wallpaper! When combined with other patterns and textures, a neutral animal print on the wall instantly elevates your space to a chic and sophisticated spot. No matter what form your flare may take, don’t be afraid to have a little fun and add some animal spice to your space.


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Let there be Light BY KAREN HOLLOWAY, IBB DESIGNER karen@ibbdesign.com

The lighting in a room can make or break the décor you have so painstakingly selected. Have you ever walked into a room and mar veled at how the light was diffused? Probably notand for good reason. When lighting is well planned, it’s hardly noticed. It enhances skin tones, fabric colors and textures, and makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. The best lit rooms have layers of light that blend well together creating a comfortable, inviting environment I always try to incorporate multiple points of light in a room. Even in a small area like a powder bath, consider a wall sconce or a lamp on the vanity to add ambience. Remember, if you only have one light source in the center of a room, you will have your shadow all day long.

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Carefully consider the bulbs you select so that the color of the light complements the fixture, especially if there is a shade. With white shades, for instance, use a brighter, more pure white light, just not emergency room bright. The new LED bulbs can vary, so do a little homework before you buy. Dimmers are a great tool to allow you diffuse light and control the mood of a room. Lastly, if you have done any decorating at all, you know that the chandeliers, lamps and other types of fixtures in a room should complement and flow with the rest of the décor, but the most common misstep I see in lighting is the scale of the fixture selected. Often, they are too small for a space – especially with the tall ceilings in our Texas homes. Designers at IBB are able to assist with those selections.


EXTRA SEATING FOR HOLIDAY GUESTS BY MAXINE BURT, IBB DESIGNER

maxine@ibbdesign.com | @designer_maxine on Instagram

HOLIDAY GUESTS COMING? Use these quick ideas for EXTRA SEATING that will allow your home to have function, while giving more dimension and color. A well-placed bench, stool, or ottoman can help liven up a room with some dimension and serve as extra seating without making a room feel crowded.

1. BENCHES

• Put one against the wall in your entry and add a mirror or piece of art on the wall above it. • Place one in front of a window if it won't obscure your view. • Bring a bench in front of a bed, in either the guest or master bedroom.

2. STOOLS

• Place a couple in front of your fireplace or hearth. • Position a pair under a console in the back of your sofa or against a wall. • Place a couple on the end of the cocktail table for an easy pull-up for snacks. • Put two under a round entry table.

3. OTTOMANS

• Combine four square ottomans together and position a tray on top for drinks to serve as a cocktail table. Move slightly apart for extra seating when needed. • Use a pair in front of a fireplace or tucked beneath a console to pull out when you have extra guests.

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Four Seasons of

Entertaining

BY SHAY GEYER, IBB OWNER & DESIGNER

shay@ibbdesign.com I @designershay on Instagram

Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday, and our family has many traditions for the season. I love entertaining in our formal dining room this time of year. From decking out the room in holiday décor to planning every little detail for the tablescape, I get so much joy from sharing it all with family and friends.

My husband and I hosted a dinner party for Christmas that was featured in my fabulous friend Shayla Copas’s book, Four Seasons of Entertaining. We began the meal with creamy mushroom soup. For the main course, we served my mom’s famous beef tenderloin, my crowd-pleasing Boursin cheese mashed potatoes, honey roasted carrots and my sister-in-law’s scrumptious corn soufflé. My holiday sangria is a delicious cocktail that you can make ahead of time, and your guests will rave about it! Eggnog pie and berry trifle ended the party on a sweet note. Pick up a copy of Four Seasons of Entertaining to see the rest of our favorite family recipes and tabletop decor ideas. The books are available at IBB Design Fine Furnishings in Frisco and online at https://ibbdesign.com/ product-category/books/. Hardcover: 256 pages | Size: 9″ x 12″ | 258 color images ISBN13: 9780764357312 About the Author Shayla Copas is one of the South’s most acclaimed luxury designers and tastemakers. In 2015 she designed the Arkansas Inaugural Ball and updated the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion. She was recently appointed commissioner to the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion.

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Photos by Janet Warlick

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DECLUTTER YOUR ROOM BY KAY LEWIS, IBB DESIGNER

kay@ibbdesign.com I @mkaylewis on Instagram Photo By Dan Piassick

Decluttering doesn’t have to be a daunting process. We often look at the “mass” and just walk away feeling overwhelmed. It’s best to take it in bite-size spaces that require little time. Choose a couple of drawers, empty them out, replace the items you want to keep, and relocate the items that are out of place. You will feel a sense of accomplishment. You have started, and that’s what’s important, so just tackle a drawer at a time, and soon they will all be organized. Done Next, sort through that stack of mail that keeps screaming at you and get it off your to do list. It will make you feel a bit more “in

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control.” You will discover that most of it you don’t need anyway. If you didn’t need it up to this point, then throw it away! Done Everyone has a load of clothes still in the dryer or in the laundry basket. Take a little time and put it away while listening to your favorite music playlist. Take out and hang up the coats, and put away the shoes while you sing your favorite tunes. Done It’s more manageable than you think. Just take a few minutes of your precious time, and it will all add up especially if you make a game of it with your entire household! Take baby steps, a little every week, and you’ve got this! Done Next week, let’s get started on that bathroom counter!


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Design Styling by Lauren Macnak Photo By Dan Piassick


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ASK THE DESIGNERS

WHAT’S A GREAT

DESIGN TIP? BY PAM HOOD, IBB DESIGNER

pam@ibbdesign.com

MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL Use mirrors like decorative pieces of art over a chest or mantle to create a focal point in your room. Mirror frames can help reflect your style, whether it’s transitional, traditional, or modern. An ornate, heavily-carved mirror will have a different effect than a plain wood frame. Height matters when hanging your mirrors. Art is almost always hung at eye level, but with mirrors, you want to consider what you are reflecting and raise or lower your level accordingly. Place a mirror across from a beautiful piece of art or furniture to give the piece you are reflecting more prominence. Use a full-length mirror in small rooms or narrow hallways to create the appearance of a larger space. Bring more light into your room by placing a mirror across from windows. Check out our new IBB Collection of mirrors designed by Shay Geyer!

BY ERIN LETRY, IBB DESIGNER

erin@ibbdesign.com

THROW IT! Throws are a simple yet functional way to incorporate color, pattern, and texture into your space. With various sizes and styles, you can always find the right one to curl up on the sofa with. Plus they make a great gift for a loved one!

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BY MELISSA CATALANO, IBB DESIGNER melissa@ibbdesign.com

SEASONAL DÉCOR ON A BUDGET Seasonal décor doesn't have to be expensive. I am a huge believer in mixing unexpected everyday items into your décor, especially during the holidays. In addition to "shopping" within my home for pieces like candlesticks, textiles, and architectural items, elements that are found in nature such as magnolia stems or pine cones instantly add that festive holiday cheer. By incorporating seasonal elements with objects you already own, you can save those pennies for gifts for your loved ones or for adding that special seasonal piece. This decorating ideology definitely creates a more layered and evolved look for the holidays, all while on a budget!

BY BETHANN CONNOR, IBB DESIGNER bethann@ibbdesign.com

ACCESSORIZE FOR THE SEASON

Accessories add the finishing touches to a design that make a room feel complete. Vamp up your room by bringing in colorful vases, coffee table books, picture frames, and plants! The great thing about these pieces is that you can change them out depending on the season, and they add the special touch that makes a space uniquely yours.

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COVER STORY

MEET THE

Designers

OPEN HOUSE

This fall, IBB Design Fine Furnishings hosted our annual Meet the Designers Open House, and we welcomed hundreds of guests. It was an evening full of design inspiration. Take an inside look into our team’s vignette designs and the inspiration for their spaces. Follow us on social media for information on upcoming events including our next Meet the Designers Open House.

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Photo By Dan Piassick

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MICHAEL REESE michael@ibbdesign.com @mr.maison on Instagram Going into the fall and winter months where the landscape can be a little desolate, I decided to take inspiration for my vignette from the season. I used an all neutral palette. For added drama, I painted a geometric pattern covering the entire wall. I am using upholstery and leather with wood and metals for depth, texture and contrast.

Paint Colors:

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Sherwin-Williams Wellbred Brown 7027 Mega Greige 7031 Virtual Taupe 7039 Accessible Beige 7036 Warm Stone 7032 Natural Choice 7011


Photo By Dan Piassick

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LAUREN MACNAK lauren@ibbdesign.com @laurenmacdesigner on Instagram A mix of traditional and modern can create an interesting juxtaposition thereby taking two styles and blending them. I wanted to create a warm and inviting room within the space allowing for a little more adventurous vibe. Often clients are transitioning from one period and style of their life to another, but there are ways to bridge the time while still providing a cohesive feel. Whether it’s a color, piece of furniture or painting that inspires you, taking a little risk and working a room around what you love can offer a big reward.

Wallpaper Color:

Boero - Metallic Grit Pearl 7025 with Textile Effect with a brushstroke applied

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JORY GATTIS DICKINSON j o r y@i bbdesi g n. c o m @j o r y a.g at t i s o n I ns ta g ra m So many clients love the clean aesthetics associated with contemporary design. They comment that it can feel cold and harsh when incorporated in spaces where the architecture doesn’t necessarily call for it. Through incorporating traditional motifs, textures and silhouettes with sexier, streamlined palettes, this space has warmth, interest and personality. It also tells a story about the individual who lives there and the life they’ve led.

Wallpaper Color:

The Shay Geyer Collection - Zen

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PAM HOOD pam@ibbdesign.com This year my design inspiration comes from clients asking me to help them with their dining rooms. With the holidays coming up, people are thinking about entertaining family and friends. Sometimes they want new furniture, and sometimes they choose new accessories for an updated look. I wanted to show a beautiful dining room that reflects style, function and comfort.

Wallpaper Color:

Back wall: Thibaut - T72874 Mushroom Union Square Wallpaper Small wall: Boero - Metallic Grit in MG Pearl 6133 with Textile Effect

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KAREN HOLLOWAY karen@ibbdesign.com I think every room deserves something to make it unique, and it doesn’t always have to be architectural. In fact, with a little planning, it can be the furniture like the pair of unique chairs that I used in my design. The geometric pattern of the fabric works so well with the interesting “Frank Lloyd Wright-ish” shape and detail of the arm that overlaps the seat cushion. I’ve decided to play off of that style in this vignette, offering a slight twist to the popular transitional look of today’s home furnishings.

Paint Color:

Boero - Metallic Grit in Pearl 7018 with Textile Effect

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BLAKE DODSON-FRANKLIN blake@ibbdesign.com @alwaysblakedesign on Instagram Coming from a design background and working with primarily neutrals, I wanted this space to be a collection of dark decadent hues with pops of bold color like energetic greens and mustard yellows. This space is a blend of boho chic meets vintage industrial which creates a vignette layered with classic modern silhouettes, revamped with a bold new color palette.

Paint Color:

Sherwin Williams - 6237 Dark Knight

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KAY LEWIS kay@ibbdesign.com @mkaylewis on Instagram Every girl deserves some glam in her life! The shimmer and shine of the Kravet wallpaper give you shocking color, texture and glam. It’s a fabulous backdrop for any color palette you may chose. I have chosen a neutral palette and contrasted it with some gorgeous green pillows for a dramatic contrast. Layer in some oversized art, and you now have the desired WOW factor!

Wallpaper Color: Kravet - W3293-21

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Vignette by Karen Holloway

Vignette by Lauren Macnak

Vignette by Michael Reese

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Vignette by Pam Hood


Vignette by Blake Dodson-Franklin

Vignette by Pam Hood

Vignette by Jory Gattis Dickinson

Vignette by Kay Lewis

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Model Home Bold Pattern

Warm Neutrals

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HIGHLAND HOMES I MODEL HOME LIBERTY SUBDIVISION I MELISSA, TX DESIGNED BY IBB DESIGN FINE FURNISHINGS LEAD DESIGNERS: BETH RAFFERTY & SUSAN NEFF We are very excited to share with you our latest model home installation for Highland Homes. From the brick and stone elevation to the attention to detail throughout the home’s architecture, #teamIBB had a blast designing this model home.

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KITCHEN To create a focal point, we used patterned tile to help anchor the kitchen’s design. A trio of pendants hangs over the kitchen island and acts as jewelry for the space. Black iron and reclaimed wood counter stools add texture to the room and provide contrast to the white cabinetry.

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FAMILY ROOM & DINING ROOM We played up the texture in the family room. A large, petrified wood cocktail table grounds the room, and the warm wood tone helps create a cozy vibe. Black and white patterned pillows and faux fur pillows bring contrast and drama to the relaxed linen sofa. Metal chairs upholstered in cognac tufted leather add extra seating as well as depth to the color palette. The casual aesthetic continues into the dining room with a wood trestle style dining table and linen Parsons chairs. An orchid arrangement in a wooden vessel from The Shay Geyer Collection was selected as the centerpiece for the table and brings a fresh look to the design.

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STUDY GAME ROOM/ MEDIA ROOM High contrast enters the room through black-painted walls and built-in cabinetry in white. Texture was added with a wood and metal desk and with accessories throughout the bookcases. Pattern grounds the room with a black and white rug and drapery to dress the windows. To create a cozy atmosphere, we painted the game room sitting area walls and ceiling black and selected a black and white rug to contrast with the wood floors. A pool table anchors the adjoining room, and a bar table and bar stools offer seating for the area. Patterned draperies dress the windows, and a fiddle leaf fig breathes life into the room.

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MASTER BEDROOM We created a focal point behind the bed by continuing the large wood planks used for flooring up onto the wall. A creamy white upholstered bed contrasts the wood wall and keeps the room feeling fresh and light. Mirrored nightstands help bounce light around the room and provide symmetry on either side of the bed. White sheer drapery panels made by our IBB workroom provide a light and airy vibe in the sitting area. We chose a comfortable sofa for seating in the large space.

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MASTER BATH Brick tile was used as part of the interior finish out to coordinate with the overall design aesthetic of the home. We used it as wainscoting behind the free standing tub and as an accent around the window in the shower. A metal and acrylic chair works perfectly for the vanity space.

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SECONDARY BEDROOMS

All of the secondary bedrooms are very spacious. In one of the bedrooms, we created drama by painting the bed wall black to give high contrast with the white upholstered bed. Wood The kitchen and metal nightstands flank the bed, and a diptych of an owl adds interest over the bed. In the teen girl’s room, we painted black and white stripes on the bed wall to create a focal point in the room. A few red accents add interest to the color palette, and custom drapery panels generate pattern into the room. In the guest bedroom, a soft neutral palette with accents of black and blush pull together a sophisticated and feminine style. Distressed wood and iron nightstands work seamlessly with the room’s casual and inviting interior.

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Photos Courtesy of Highland Homes. To see this home in person, log on to: https://www.highlandhomes.com/dfw/lantana/lantana/barrington-70ft-lots/section

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ENTERTAINING

Hosting a Holiday Soirée BY ALICIA WOOD, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, ALICIA WOOD LIFESTYLE aliciawoodlifestyle.com I alicia@aliciawoodlifestyle.com @aliciawoodlifestyle on Instagram

‘Tis the time of year when friends and family gather to celebrate the holiday season with good food, drinks, and of course, gorgeous home décor. While I love entertaining throughout the year, the Christmas season is my absolute favorite! Since the season is filled with non-stop festivities, I prefer having friends over in a way that is as stress-free as possible! One of my favorite customs is hosting a Holiday Tea. Hosting on a weekday allows your friends to stay and mingle without feeling the need to rush out the door to the next party. I also think a Holiday Tea would make a memorable mother-daughter tradition! When hosting a holiday soirée of any type, planning ahead and making a list of things to do are key. Two entertaining tips I live by are prepping food items beforehand and having a signature beverage ready when guests arrive. Remember, there is no harm in having items catered or picking them up at your favorite café. Two of my favorite local caterers are Savor Culinary Services and City Café. They often round out my entertaining menus. Proper planning

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allows you to be ready and relaxed so that you can enjoy time with friends and family. In this issue, I am including a few of my favorite “make ahead” recipes. My Pomegranate Chicken Salad is not only delicious, but also perfectly dressed for the holidays. Consider making extra to have for lunch throughout the week. You will also find one of our family favorites, my Coconut Macaroons. This is a recipe we love baking together and often adapt based on the season. For Christmas, we like to dip the macaroons in chocolate and then into some crushed peppermint candies. Finally, I have included a favorite holiday beverage I serve each season: my Hot Apple Cider. Remember, the goal is for you to enjoy yourself! If you are having a good time, your guests will have a great time as well.

xo,

Alicia


Pomegranate Chicken Salad

Ingredients • 1 lb. cooked chicken breasts, cut into 1⁄2″ cubes • 1 cup mayonnaise • 1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste • ¼ cup whipped cream • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste • ½ cup pomegranate arils (seeds) • 4 chopped green onions • 1 loaf of bread

Instructions 1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a bowl. 2. Spoon chicken salad on to precut bread. 3. Top with pomegranate arils and chopped green onion 4. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Coconut Macaroons

Ingredients • 28 oz. sweetened shredded coconut (two bags) • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk • 2 tsp. vanilla extract • 2 extra large egg whites at room temperature • ½ tsp. salt • Chocolate for melting • Peppermint candies, crushed Instructions 1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. 2. Combine the coconut, condensed milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. 3. Whip the egg whites and salt on high speed with an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until you have medium-firm peaks. 4. Gently fold egg whites into the coconut mixture. 5. Drop the batter onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper with either a 1¾-inch diameter cookie or ice cream scoop, or 2 tablespoons. 6. Using the back of the spoon or your fingers, make a hollow place in the center like a bird's nest. 7. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, until golden brown. 8. Let cool. 9. Dip ½ cookie into chocolate and then into peppermint candy. 10. Enjoy!

Hot Apple Cider

Ingredients • 6 cups Apple Juice • 1 cup Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice • 1/3 cup Maple Syrup • 10 Whole Cloves • 8 Whole All Spice Berries • 2 Cinnamon Sticks Instructions 1. Place all ingredients in a large saucepan. 2. Heat for 5 minutes on medium or until thoroughly warmed. 3. Lift out spices. 4. Ladle into mugs.

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ORGANIZING

BY VALERIE WOOD, OWNER, NEAT METHOD DALLAS valerie@neatmethod.com neatmethod.com @neatmethod on Instagram

5 Winter Organizing Tips

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to get organized.

1. Holidays mean lots of visitors! Make them feel at home by providing extra blankets and any other necessities. This trunk at the foot of the bed helps to ensure guests have easy access to these items.

Store your everyday household items as well as emergency items in one spot. Labels make these accessible for everyone in your home. 4. Creating a zone for winter coats and accessories is a must in the cooler months. A multipurpose closet can double as a utility closet and coat storage.

2. Sending out cards this holiday season doesn’t have to be a chore if you store all of your stationery items in one place! Pick a drawer or a basket to house all your correspondence needs.

5. After the holidays, it is a great time to take inventory of your decorations. Acquire holiday storage tubs to hold decorations that you used and donate decorations that you no longer need.

3. In winter months, keeping a well-stocked supply closet will allow you to be prepared for anything.

Happy Organizing!

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RECIPE

TUSCAN TORTELLINI SOUP

SERVES 8 | PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES COOK TIME: 25 MINUTES INGREDIENTS: • • • • • • • • • • • •

2 teaspoons olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound Italian sausage 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes, undrained 2 (14.5 ounce) cans Italian style stewed tomatoes, undrained 4 cups chicken broth 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 2 (9 ounce) packages refrigerated cheese tortellini (about 5 cups) 3 cups fresh baby spinach 3 teaspoons kosher salt ½ teaspoon ground pepper

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By Maegan Brown, The BakerMama PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE BAKERMAMA

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. In a large pot over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add onion and garlic and sauté for 4-5 minutes until tender. Add in sausage and cook until golden, about 4 minutes. Stir in crushed tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, chicken broth, and Italian seasoning. 2. Bring to a boil and add tortellini. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tortellini is cooked, about 8 minutes. Stir in spinach, salt and pepper. Cook until spinach is slightly wilted, about 3 minutes. 3. Serve warm with Parmesan cheese and crusty bread. Enjoy!

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ITALIAN SALAD WREATH WITH CREAMY ITALIAN DRESSING

SERVES 8 | PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES SALAD INGREDIENTS: • • • • • • • •

16 ounces mixed greens 1 cup cherry tomatoes ½ medium red onion, sliced ½ cup green olives ¼ cup sliced pepperoncini ½ cup fresh mozzarella pearls 1 red bell pepper, divided to make bow 1 cup croutons

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Serve the salad in a large round-rimmed lazy susan or platter (about 18” in diameter) with a bowl placed in the middle for the dressing. 2. Spread the mixed greens around the dressing bowl. Scatter the remaining ingredients on top of the greens. Use part of the red bell pepper to create a bow at the base of the salad wreath and chop the other part to scatter on top of the greens. 3. To make the red bell pepper bow, slice the top off and separate each portion. Use three portions to create the main bow. Slice two long strips of bell pepper to make the ends. 4. To make the dressing: In a blender or food processor, combine mayonnaise, onion, garlic, vinegar, and sugar. Blend until smooth. Season to taste with Italian seasoning and salt. Place dressing in the bowl in the middle of the salad wreath. Serve & Enjoy!

CRANBERRY CHEER MAKES 1 COCKTAIL | PREP TIME: 5 MIN

INGREDIENTS: • • • • •

1 small sprig rosemary .5 ounce simple syrup .75 ounce fresh lemon juice .75 ounce cranberry juice 2 ounces gin

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Muddle rosemary and simple syrup together in a cocktail shaker. 2. Add remaining ingredients and some ice. Shake well. 3. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a cocktail glass. Serve up or with ice. 4. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and fresh cranberries. Cheers!

CREAMY ITALIAN DRESSING INGREDIENTS: • • • • • • •

1 cup light mayonnaise ¼ white onion 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 teaspoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

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MEET THE

Designers OPEN HOUSE EVENT SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 PHOTOGRAPHY BY THOMAS GARZA & ADRIAN GONZALEZ

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