June 24, 2011


June Design Newsletter

Neutral Design Scheme and Decor

A neutral design scheme is very calm and classic. To create a neutral design there should be an emphasis on simplicity, clean lines, natural products and just a hint of color in accessories and when possible add products that are organic or nature inspired.

Neutral design incorporates using a lot of whites, creams, and greys.  This allows a 'blank' canvas in which you can then add hints of color which can be easily changed out as your taste and trends dictate.
The Owen Group Design Firm
Tami Owen

A top Houston designer, Tami Owen, regularly uses calm neutrals in her stunning home designs.  She has won numerous awards and accolades for her work. Her design is a perfect example of how to blend neutrals for a relaxed yet refined look.

Mackay & Associates  

Selena Mackay and Larissa Pineda

2155 Bissonnet, Ste. 101

Houston, TX 




Selena Mackay and Larissa Pineda expertly blend neutrals in their designs. The results are spectacular and soothing.

SegretoSegreto Finishes
10211 Memorial
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 461-5210



Leslie Sinclair uses her keen talent to mix paints and plasters to conceive new cabinetry finishes unique designs. She can take practically anything and work her magic for captivating results.

Lucinda Loya Interiors

Lucinda Loya



Lucinda Loya has designed spaces all over the US. Her unique style and exquisite taste make all her designs extraordinary. 





Here are some beautiful neutral decor pieces to add to your home:

Tamara Moore Interiors


Memorial Antiques & Interiors (MAI) 

8719 Katy Freeway

Houston, Texas 77024
Antiques & Interiors on Dunlavy 

3845 Dunlavy

Houston, Texas 77006


18th C handpainted cupboard 
18th C French plateaus 

The Fabulous Flea

@ Antiques & Interiors on Dunlavy 

3845 Dunlavy

Houston, TX 77098



French herbearie

18th C Swedish Desk


8719 Katy Freeway

Houston, TX.77024

(713) 827-8087



Quatrine Houston
2411 Times Blvd, #120
Houston, Texas  77005


Pilie, Inc
3621 West Alabama
Houston, Texas 77027



Laura U Collection
1840 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas  77098
Phone: 713-522-0855


Set of wooden birds - so fun!
Laura Umansky's beautiful neutral design

Found for the Home
2422 Bartlett Street, #5 

Houston, Texas  77098




Rattan chair

Oak coffee table

3 Houses
By Appointment

News & Events

C. Damien Fox

Lighting Design Studio

2313 Brun Street

Houston, TX 77019



C. Damien Fox Lighting Design Studio is celebrating their 1st Anniversary in their Houston Showroom! They have an Anniversary Special on orders placed before July 30th: Purchase any lamp and receive an upgrade on the standard white paper drum shade to a silk drum shade in white or ivory.   




The Arrangement
1721 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, Texas  77056


The Arrangment's July 4th sale is July 1st-4th.
Food, Drinks and Live Band are on July 2nd and July 4th from 12-4pm.

Cavalier Fine Art 

2518 Bissonnet at Kirby

Houston, TX 77005




Welcome to our New Members 

Nest & Cot 

2402-B Rice Boulevard

Houston, Texas  77005




Nest & Cot was born from a need for great hand crafted children's furniture, custom and designer bedding, lighting, accessories and gifts.  Our thoughtful combination of services and products will ensure that your children will be
surrounded by the very best.  Our assortment of products  are chosen to accommodate babyhood, childhood and early adolescence.  The idea behind Nest & Cot is to offer a variety of choices for your little ones and their taste and style.  We pride ourselves in doing custom design work from the bedding and chandeliers to each piece of furniture in their room.  However, if you are in need of a quick gift for your family or fiend, our staff will readily be available with a warm blanket, soft sweater or night light.

2405 Rice Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77005

Our owner and founder, Helen Stroud, is inspired by French style, European sensibilities and her two Louisiana grandmothers who believed in making a house a home, and not simply making a fashion statement. To us, this is about more than fine furniture. Simple, soft and inviting, our furniture and furnishings are not only comfortable, they are comfortably priced. Everything we feature is fashionable and beautiful, but also durable, washable, livable and loveable. Our lines include names like Bella Notte Linens, Pom Pom at Home, Vagabond Vintage, Aiden Grey, Le Cadeaux, Pixie Lily, Moss Studios, Dash and Albert rugs, and Shelley Kyle grapefruit candles.

14611 Sunny Grove Dr.

Houston, Texas 77070-2435

877-550-2678 or 281-655-9798  



Make ErgonomicHome.com your home for advanced ergonomic products. An online furniture store since 1997, and in the office furniture business for 35 years.

They sell commercial grade, high quality ergonomic office furniture from American Seating, DARRAN, High Point Furniture Industries, Kittinger, Innovative Monitor Arms, RFM Seating, and Viking Ergonomic Desks.

Make them your home for office furniture, computer furniture, hospital furniture, monitor arms & stands, and office chairs.

Going Green? Most of the ErgonomicHome.com manufacturers are  MAS Certified Green, have LEED credits, or use recycled content. 


Call Tom Gaede at 281.655.9798 or email tom@ergonomichome.com 

and see how you can make your life better!


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Elizabeth Cole


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