Our 3 Favorite Colors from Magnolia Home Premium Paint Line

Photo Credit:  Kilz

Photo Credit: Kilz

Joanna Gaines has made her mark in the design world. Not only has she brought a new perspective to flipping homes for clients, She also took Waco by the horns and turned shacks into mansions. As much as I hate to admit it but “Jo” has really impressed me. Her DIY is to DIE for! . She started with the Silos in Waco with their store of chic farmhouse inspired decor and furniture, but shortly took over the Target housewares department with their steel house shaped structure that made it easy for anyone to see from the checkouts. Seems to be a success in which prompted her to spread like wildfire.

As we all were distracted by her cute decor, we never realized she was also taking over the paint industry with the well known Kilz brand.

Tucked away in the small (but powerful) hardware section, her striped paint cans catch the eyes of shoppers. With matte, eggshell, and satin finishes, all seem to be very basic, but when you look closer… you can tell these scream quality paints which Kilz is known for. As you look through the colors, Their names aren’t mainstream either. Silverado Sage to Vine Ripened Tomato this paint collection was meant to be burnt deep in your brain, which is why I had to write a blog about my 3 favorite colors.

 
  1. Green Undertones

I am always a sucker for a green undertone walls. It gives the room a calmer feeling and softens a the room well. Stem Sage would have to be my favorite in her “green” category.

 
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3. Blue Undertones

‘Together’, is a very brave shade of blue to use but it sure is beautiful. The mixture of navy and a deep gray is a color you should also have in your back pocket. Just in case the right moment shows it face.

 
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2. Gray Undertones

No one can go wrong with a nice gray. I LOVE working with a darker shade of gray. A moody room is totally in this year, and why not? Autumn Gray fits perfectly in a bedroom or study.

 
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I hope you enjoyed my take on the Magnolia Home paint line and my favorite colors. Joanna is doing great & that’s why she’s respected by many around the world. . You keep doing you Jo!

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6 Small Home Office Tips that Will Make You Wish for More Remote Work Days

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Telecommuting is becoming an increasingly popular goal for American workers, but before you can take advantage of a flexible work arrangement, you need to arrange a space in your home where you can stay productive. How can you make your remote work dreams come true when you’re short on space?  By following these tiny home office tips. 

Find a Perfect Spot for Your Home Office 

If you want to stay productive in your new workspace, you need to give some real thought to its location. Setting up shop in any old corner or nook inside your home can leave you open to kids, pets, and other distractions that can take your focus off of your work, so choose a strategic space to help yourself concentrate. There’s nothing wrong with using an underused closet for a work area if it will help you stay on task. 

Consider Setting Up Outside of Your Home 

Working with a smaller space can make it more challenging to comfortably fit a functioning office inside. Think about taking your planning outside, and turn a garage or other detached area into your dream at-home workspace. As an added bonus, these areas around your home will be less prone to common distractions, so it will be much easier for you to really connect to your work. Don’t have a garage to work with? Consider adding a steel garage or external shed to an area in your yard, if you have the room to do so. These sorts of prefab structures can be built quickly and don’t cost an arm and a leg. 

Plan Properly to Build a Suitable Budget 

Detailed planning will help you design a home office you really love, but it can also help you create a solid budget. Consider your office needs before finalizing your financial plans, and make sure that list includes any remodeling, furnishings or tech you need to properly set up this home office space. At the very least, make sure your space is connected to the internet, and have a plan for file storage. If you need to save some room, consider opting for more secure cloud storage options rather than using a bulky hard drive. 

Determine Whether to DIY or Hire Designers 

Designing an attractive home office can be simple to DIY if you have the time and patience to set it up properly, but when you need to fit your office area into an already-cramped space, a little professional know-how can make all the difference. Designers will be able to maximize the potential of your new office and make it fit just right with the overall aesthetic of your smaller home. If you are clueless where to start or just need a little help with the creative aspects, consider hiring an experienced designer to help create your dream home office. 

Find Office Furniture that’s Practical and Personal

You need office furniture that works, but that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice your personal style to do so. You can easily find office chairs that are just as stylish as they are comfortable. From traditional to contemporary, you should be able to find furniture that showcases your personality while supporting your work style. If your choices include filing cabinets or other storage items, you may even be able to take the applicable tax deductions to offset the costs of setting up your new workspace. 

Put Some Finishing Touches on Your New Office 

Furniture, space and tech are what form the bones of any functional home office. However, designing a space where you feel creative and comfortable means adding a few elements of your personal style. If you have the wall space, a gallery wall can be a beautiful way to keep yourself inspired. Try to select a handful of pieces that coordinate with your space, and choose art that makes it easier to focus on a full day’s work. 

You don’t need a big space to set up the home office you’ve always dreamed about. All you really need are these tips, a dash of creativity, and maybe the help of a professional designer to turn your home office into a haven for remote work days. 

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Bachelor Needs

Bachelors are the best clients to date! They have open minds and free spirits. Everything has a high sophistication with a twist of juvenile adolescence. Large scale and deep colors are always the main elements found in a bachelor pad. Although, these spaces may be full of darkness and a Marvel posters here and there, at times they come out on top in the design world.

Here are a few of my favorites to date.

  1. The Bold and Beautiful

As humans, we love to proudly show off our heroes to the world. This beautiful living room with an over sized head shot of David is a perfect example. Bold and proud.

2. Minimal Statements

Keep things simple, but doing it with a bang is the bachelor way. This high contrast seating area is what we call “In Yo Face”!

3. Messy But Clean

Moving away from the dark side and more with the male version of the “messy bun” this bedroom says it all. Carefully picked art and layered decor makes for a fresh cozy space to end the day.

4. Just Because….

Placing things in your space just because you can keep that sense of personality to any interior. Here we go with a well put together space. The fresh floral and fur textiles make you think a female is in control. The surprise is, you see “gender” is not the rule of thumb here. The Skull abstract art makes for a plot twist of who actually lives here.

Every space is unique to the individual that is using it, which in return makes interiors amazing!

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Cody@studior.design

Weekly Design Tips

Did You Know Lights Have A Temperature?

Being An Interior Designer, I always get that one question from everyone….

“HOW DO I MAKE MY ROOM LOOK LIKE MY INSPIRATIONAL PICTURE?!?!?”

It’s a lot easier than you think. Interior Designers use a number of principals which fall into the psychological category of our profession. We use feeling and emotion to design spaces for our clients. We do this through our knowledge of scale, color, and even lighting. Lighting is one of the the most Important, in my option. Having the right lighting can make or break a room. This is one of the main reasons why most of my clients have a problem making their spaces look identical to their Pinterest inspiration photo. There isn’t just one temperature or color that everyone has as a “Go To”. It all depends on how the clients want the room to feel or look.

This is a very complex topic. There are even specialty interior designers who focus just on lighting.

This article by Life Hacker will help have a better understanding of lighting temperatures. Here are a few examples of how lighting and change a room.

This is an example of different lighting temperatures in one area.

This is an example of different lighting temperatures in one area.

The different in using different kelvins. Left: 3,000 K; Right: 2,500 K

The different in using different kelvins. Left: 3,000 K; Right: 2,500 K

Trending in 2019

In 2018 the colors and styles of furniture have seem to fit well in the 50’s with their pastel colors and classic design. 2019 is looking more in the direction of deeper and brighter colors, glass and more glass, along with ceramics from you mother’s house. Those nasty green and mustard yellows are fighting their way back in to our homes. Deeper jewel toned decor will be the front runners of all new designs according to Helena Barguet and Fabiana Faria, owners of New York City design shop Coming Soon..

“Pastels will take a back seat to deeper, darker jewel tones in 2019. Pastels have been so prevalent, and these days we’re seeing that richer colors are getting more interest when it comes to home accessories”

Seeing some fun deeper colors this year is just what we need. I feel people are getting tired of the cold, sterile white rooms. People want to show their personality in other ways in their clothing. We have found a few interiors of what we’re talking about!

Deeper Jeweled interiors

Color Glass Lighting

TBH Top Bar Designs - San Antonio

A Night Out in SA

Bars, Restaurants, and Hotels….OH MY!!! Who doesn't love hospitality design? We’ve put together a list of the top three amazing bars in San Antonio . These bars are sure to make your San Antonio visit one to remember.


  1. Ocho @ Hotel Havana

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If this article has you inspired feel free to let us know in the comment section!

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TBH Top Bar Designs - Austin

The Wild ATX

The ATX is full of unique bars and social hubs for any social butterfly. From low key speakeasies to up beat dance clubs. The night life is sure to be amazing no matter where you wonder off too.

  1. Garage Bar | 503 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701

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If this post has you inspired then let us know how you feel in the comment section.

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TBH Top Restaurant Designs - Austin

Eat Your Heart out Austin

I was told many years ago by an Austinite that you could literally eat at a different restaurant for breakfast, lunch, & dinner everyday for a full year, and you wouldn’t eat at the same restaurant twice. I know that’s hard to believe, but it’s true! Many of these little bistros & diners have some amazing designs. I put together a small list of my absolute favorite ones.

  1. Colleen’s Kitchen

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How amazing are these? My husband & I have eaten at all three of these. Colleens being our absolute favorite. Their menu consist of southern comfort food. We rate it 5 stars & hope you will one day try it out.

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Holy Dog Treats!!!

Having the title “Interior Designer” everyone around me thinks designing my own home is easy and probably looks like a museum….WRONG! It’s actually on of the hardest spaces for any designer to successfully complete. We’re our hardest clients with our endless ideas and indecisive mindset. We’re the very same people we hate to design for. PICKY PICKY PICKY!!! The absolute hardest part is if you have fur-babies. Designing for pets very challenging because wagging your tail doesn’t help make decisions. Our minds have developed an O.C.D mentality ( If we didn’t already have it ) where everything has to fit in it’s perfect spot, and is functional in the space.

Browsing the web for clients, I’ve found an online pet shop. Pets So Good is a pet designers heaven with muted colors and clean modern lines. Perfect for O.C.D and high modern pet lovers.

Here are few of our favorites from the site. Hope you all enjoy.

1. CASTELLA CUSHION SET. DARK GREEN | $160

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3. DEAUVILLE (Available January 2019) | $400

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We all should have a wonderful Christmas including our Fur-Babies!

Head Over To Pets So Good now to get 20% off of all orders of $100 or more!

Skelly Home’s Office Space | Austin, Texas

When you take a glance at Skelly Home’s website, you think they’re an interior design firm based out of Austin. Surprisingly their a renovation and construction company who work closely with interior designers. Skelly Home is a great example of how women can do anything they set their mind too. CEO, Diana Skellenger, is a leader when it comes to women taking over the world. As stated on their website:

“As a female leader in the construction industry, Diana brings a special viewpoint that allows for her passion for quality renovation, teamwork and integrity to be integrated in every project.”

This is true is so many ways. Skelly Home stand out among the rest. Not just for their female power in control but for their quality of work and attendance to detail. This small, but large detail, sets them on top of the market and having the ability to connect and KEEP relationships with fellow industry partners.

One of the many projects that Skelly Home has completed is their personal office.

Just as their website and team has set them apart from other industry professionals so has their home base.

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