Beyond Interior Design awaits excitingly for what 2020 will bring. We've already filled up the beginning of the year, which is a thrilling way to start the new decade. But before we push ahead, we'd like to spend time looking back on 2019 and showcase our work of the 2010s' final year.
This past year, we've had the unique opportunity to work on some amazing projects close to our Uptown office. We completely transformed one unit at the Renaissance at Turtle Creek, which was formally Texas traditional, through-and-through. We also redesigned a space for one of the penthouses at The Katy, taking advantage of its floor-to-ceiling windows and long, continuous space.
Residential building in Dallas has grown exponentially in the past several years, especially as the metroplex gained over 1 million new residents since 2010. Just because people are buying new-builds, though, doesn't mean they're perfect as-is. People still want to set their houses apart, creating spaces that represent them. We had the special opportunity to give a few new builds the interior makeover the new owners needed to feel represented by their home.
Over the past year, we've developed a blooming partnership with Grand Development and Clay Stapp + Co, creating a series of modern spec homes in Inwood Park with a flare of international influence. We're excited about what we've brought to the northwest Dallas neighborhood, and we look forward to our projects in 2020!
Don't be fooled, our jobs as interior designers don't constrain our abilities to transform only interior spaces. We redesigned outdoor areas in 2019, giving clients spaces where they could enjoy the Texas sun in style.
Thanks to all of our clients making this past year possible! We can't wait to get started on all our new projects in 2020.
No matter how hard the retail industry tries to push all the holiday deals as early as possible, many people still find themselves shopping for last-minute gifts for the holidays. That situation can be quite stressful. Do not fear, though. We’ve comprised a list of seven last-minute gifts we think your friends and family will absolutely love! (Plus, they’ll never know you only had a few days to pull the gift together — BONUS!)
If you know the person you’re shopping for loves a certain spirit, maybe you’ve bought them a bottle of that elixir before. Change it up this year and surprise them with a new set of cocktail glasses and Assouline recipe book. The book will act as a great accent piece to the receiver’s coffee table or bar, and the new glasses will give them a fresh feel to their barware collection.
Unless someone’s tragically allergic to chocolate, everyone loves chocolate, making it a great holiday gift for even the ones you’re not sure how to shop for. To elevate the gift, go with a deluxe chocolate maker, either online or local. Compartes and Kate Weiser make beautifully designed chocolates with fantastic presentation — they’re the perfect sweet treat for colleagues, friends, and loved ones.
After the holidays, you’re loved ones are going to need another holiday to decompress. It’s only natural. That’s why a short getaway can be the perfect gift for those on your list. With minimalistic cabins outside major US cities, Getaway offers the perfect weekend getaway for stressed-out city dwellers who want to disconnect. The company’s website offers gift cards or you can purchase the getaway perhaps for a loved one or close couple. You can book a trip for your special someone and you or give a gift card so others can enjoy.
If you’ve read Five fragrances to fill your home, you know we believe home fragrances make excellent gifts. Smell heavily affects how a person experiences a space. Therefore, gifting an elegant home fragrance to someone on your list means gifting them the opportunity to provide their guests an enhanced experience. For a full list of our five favorite fragrances, hop over to our earlier post (once you’ve finished this one, of course).
As a modern designer, we’re most definitely going to recommend modern decor as a last-minute gift. If you know the person’s style and have a general idea of their home’s design, a piece of decor can be an extremely personal gift. It shows you know the person and pay attention to the things that represent them. Located in Dallas, Kasart carries a wide variety of modern decor and gifts, but for those outside of the metroplex, find a local modern shop in your neighborhood. That’s where the truly unique pieces live.
For your friends and family members who try to maintain an overall healthy lifestyle, there’s an array of gifts you can select for them. The Phillips light alarm clock uses a gradual light instead of sound to awaken people, mimicking the natural rising of the sun. Humidifiers can improve your and your home’s overall health, helping prevent certain airborne illnesses for you and prolonging the life of your plants, flooring, and furniture by creating humidity. We also love the Ullo Wine Purifier, which cleans our sulfates and sediments in one’s wine.
There few things more relaxing than laying on a picnic blanket, basking in the sun, enjoying some wine and cheese. But there are always issues keeping the wine at the right temperature and dealing with all the glassware. That’s why we find Corkcicle’s wine tumbler and canteen so convenient. You can leave the glass at home and use this durable set to enjoy your wine wherever your adventures take you. Plus, the company has numerous options and the designs are modern and sleek.
Now that you have a last-minute gift list, it’s time to get going!
Amy and her family had been living in their Plano home for over 25 years, and it came to the point where they were either going to buy a new house or remodel their current one. Amy and her husband made a beautiful life in this house. They raised three kids in it. It was truly their home.
So, they decided to stay and called us to bring their 1978 home into the 21st century.
Having lived in the house for so long, Amy knew exactly how she wanted to improve her space — open up the galley kitchen to the living room and dining room. She also wanted to give the 40-year-old home a makeover — update the style and give it a fresh, clean look that would last for decades to come. We took her suggestions and ran with them, giving her the space of her dreams in the home her family filled with memories.
The biggest task in the remodel was knocking down the wall that separated Amy’s kitchen from the surrounding primary spaces. Opening up that area brought in an incredible amount of light, which accentuated the white kitchen we designed for her.
WHAT OUR TEAM LOVES
“There’s a moment where the backsplash wraps around the cabinets up to the ceiling and it meets the wood paneling on the adjacent wall. It’s a beautiful meeting of two contrasting materials. I just love it.” — ABBEY, Junior Designer at Beyond Interior Design
When we first entered the house (prior to the remodel), we saw two separate spaces — the dining room and living room — with an entry to the kitchen on your left. The removal of the kitchen wall changed those two adjoining spaces. With one large connected space, we had the opportunity to create a cohesive design that flowed throughout the home.
In previous blogs, we’ve talked about the domino effect (if you change one thing, it will often change another). With the kitchen and dining rooms open to the living room, we knew we’d need to update the stairs and fireplace to maintain a fluid aesthetic. To achieve this, we created a custom, sleek fireplace wall and slimmed down the finishings of the staircase.
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We're excited to announce that the international tile, kitchen, and bath company Porcelanosa has invited Head Designer Juliana Oliveira to tour their facilities in February 2020. Juliana will travel to Spain with a small, exclusive group of industry professionals to take a peek at the company's newest line of products and see where the 50-year-old business first began.
As an internationally-inspired, modern interior designer, Juliana sources materials from all over the world, but Porcelanosa holds a special place in the design hearts of Juliana and the rest of the Beyond team. The company's cutting-edge designs don't keep up with the trends, they set them. When we use their products, we know the end result will be innovative, one-of-a-kind, and truly exceptional.
While collaborating with Clay Stapp + Co. and Grand Development on their Northwest Dallas new-builds, we've had the special opportunity to fully take advantage of the wide array of products Porcelanosa offers, allowing us to create distinctive modern palettes.
In some of our designs, we'll source an entire space with Porcelanosa products. Other times, we utilize their materials as accents, such as in backsplashes or countertops. Either way, Porcelanosa products truly enhance a space.
We're constantly following the European company to get inspiration, which is why we're so excited to tour their facility in February and see what they'll be producing for Spring 2020!
Be sure to keep an eye out for our post-Porcelanosa trip blog!
This blog was NOT paid for by Porcelanosa. We just simply love them.