Monday, May 20, 2013

Ital Art Designs: True Old World Craftsmanship

It can be challenging to find beautiful, high-quality furniture that will fit the d├ęcor of your home. Ital Art Designs is a large international importer of living room, bedroom and dining room furnishings that is both elegant and gorgeous.

Their European-designed traditional furniture will beautify your home and open the door to a extensive assortment of items for those who are style-conscious and seek quality and value.

Their superior craftsman put the 'art' in Ital Art Designs. They don’t compromise on quality - and proudly boast their Old World craftsmanship. Simply put, their fabrics, materials and finishes are among the best in the world.

Many of the items created by Ital Art Designs are crafted from natural elements like beechwood, alder or mahogany and produce exquisite and unique looks. They offer a wide variety of finishes - including the natural clear coating as well as premium finishes.

Just like their wooden finishes, their fabric is also artfully crafted from a variety of designer fabrics and grades that are guaranteed to suit your taste—whatever that may be.

At J. Douglas Design Fine Furniture and Interior Design, we focus only on the best lines and finest brands and we are proud to be able to display Ital Art Designs furniture in our Dallas showroom. Stop by and see what we have to offer.

Monday, May 13, 2013

New Construction Allows New Interior Design

Purchasing a new home can be an overwhelming experience but should be an enjoyable one. A new home brings with it a new neighborhood, new communities and a new opportunity to start fresh – that’s why there’s no better time to enjoy the luxury of a blank canvas inside your home… waiting for you to put a bit of “you” into it.


Recently built homes share little in common with those that were built decades ago. Some are larger; others are smaller but more efficient when considering energy and lighting. All in all, the features of newer, modern homes are something to be celebrated and something to consider when planning your interior design direction.

Large, Open Living Spaces
Most are much more practical for entertaining and enjoying the company of others because they feature wide floor plans and open living spaces.

No more struggling to catch a glimpse of the “big game” on TV. These open living spaces allow for entertaining larger amounts of guest without compromising on the coziness of a comfortable home.
Warm, inviting and durable furniture in an open living room is a great accent to a great atmosphere.

Lighting
The lighting in your home can make a big difference when personalizing your new home. In a new home, you’re able to pick and choose your own light fixtures that fit into your vision of each room.
Some beautiful accents in modern rooms are spotlights and lamps that feature specific locations, such as a focus over a gathering area in a living room.

Ceilings
Ceiling of modern homes are higher than their older counterparts. They provide an open feeling to those inside and give off a sense of sophistication when decorated with colors, artwork and curtains that catch the breeze from an open window.

Seize the opportunity to maximize the benefits of new construction with reference to your home accessories selection and interior design plan. 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Designing Bedrooms with Your Child in Mind

Technology is becoming the playground for our children. They maneuver smart phones, tablets and computers with ease. Parents use to be open to putting computers and televisions into children’s rooms but have recently responded with a firm stance to not.
Remember when kids would set up bedroom tents and play with little more than action figures and their imagination? Does their bedroom allow them to get creative?
Interior design specific for children can be an incredible opportunity to build a creative mind and allow children to entertain themselves into the day without sitting and staring at a glowing screen.

Gender-specific room designs are usually the first addition to be made to a child’s bedroom. People fill boy’s rooms with toy trains, fire trucks and superheroes and girl’s with dress up clothes and costumes, dolls and stuffed animals.
Design with Your Child in Mind
Each child is different and as they grow, they want to express themselves in individual and personal ways. Ask your child what they enjoy and build around them.Does your child like “teaching class” to a group of furry stuffed animal students? Invest in a chalkboard for those lesson plans. What about the die-hard football fan? Grab a green-colored rug and paint some white “ticks” on it to imitate a playing field. Make a room your child will love! 

Limit Tech in the Room
Although that iPad might keep your child busy for hours on end, find ways to absorb their attention in different ways. Lights from glowing screens can throw off rhythmic sleeping patterns for children and recent studies reveal that consistent technology use by growing children contributes to limited attention spans.
Most of all let your child play a role. Make their room their room. Allow them a say in paint colors,  furniture and other room accents so that it truly will represent what they like and who they are.