Cutest Eye Clinic in Town

We just recently installed some eye popping roman shades and accessories at the Clifton Eye Center in Bossier City. Its such a exciting moment when your clients tell you they trust you to make the best judgment and they LOVE IT! 

These roman shades were designed by Jennifer Taylor in our in house workroom, where Judith Allen and her team made sure they exemplified upmost perfection detail and quality.

This upscale eye center has the latest technology with the most adorable frames and sunglasses in all of town. Everything from Coach, Michael Kors, Tory Burch just to name a few.

We were so please how just adding a few pieces and attention to detail made this waiting area come to life!!!!!

 

Take a closer look!

 

 

Want this look? Call us at 318-424-0044. Until next time....HAPPY DESIGNING!!!

New Design Service: Design In a Day!!

 

 

We recently launched a new service for local clients living in the Shreveport/Bossier/East Texas area called Design In a Day.  This is an on-site design service tailored to meet your specific design challenges. I will personally work with you, up to seven hours in one day, on any design project of your choosing. Design In a Day includes a tremendous amount of idea sharing and discussions about how to turn your home into a place you absolutely love.  During the session, time can be spent on the following:

  • Shop for furniture, accessories, art and lighting
  • Suggestions for rearranging furniture to better utilize your space
  • Explore favorite shops and local antique stores
  • Travel & Visit the Dallas Design Center for a unique tailored shopping experience.
  • Select paint and wall coverings
  • Seek guidance and general advice

Investment for Design In a Day is $600.  Lunch & Transportation will be provided.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please email us at info@allensinterior.com


 

House for Hope 2012: Proud Sponsor (Sneak Peak)

Every year Shreveport hosts this great event to give away a brand new home furished by local vendors and we are proud to be one of the sponsors.

The KSLA News 12 / Community Renewal International House for Hope will be located at 859 St. Roch Avenue in Orleans Court at Twelve Oaks. It is being built by the Hamilton Builders, Inc. and the Home Builders Association of Northwest Louisiana. Proceeds from the House for Hope are used by Community Renewal International to build Friendship Houses.

We love our community and are honored to donate our services to this great cause. We have been busy finalizing all the details that will debut this coming Saturday on the Parade of Homes Tour. Bring your family and check out this beautiful cozy home.

Here are some sneak peaks gearing up for the final unveiling.

Floor Plan: Perfect Single family home with great space
House for Hope Floor Plan

Love the fabric selection we chose for the living room draperies! Can't wait until you see how it beautifully ties into the theme. Love!

House for Hope drapery fabric selections

Love the kitchen cabinetry and back splash. The colors are so calming. Don't you think?

House for Hope Kitchen

Sneak peak of what is to be the master bathroom. We are making a beautiful shade for the window. It's going to be gorgeous. 

House for Hope Master Bathroom

Can't wait to post the final picks. So much time and work went into making this dream come true. And so many people will be blessed by these efforts. See you all at the home!

 

Visit the link below for more tickets and more information.

https://www.houseforhope.us/index.cfm

From the Dinner Table to a Pool Table

Although I was unable to sneak away to see our designer friends for the Highpoint Furniture Market here in April, plans have already been set forth for the October Market.  New product introductions have been hitting my mailbox (email-box that is) for weeks and there is one in particular that caught my eye. Fusion Tables created a multipurpose product that goes from dining table to pool table in seconds…now that is brilliant!

These awesome tables are available in metal or wood as well as a variety of felt colors.

These innovative functioning tables are a the ultimate conversation piece!!! Love!

Natural Woven Wood!!!

I visited a good friend the other week and we were brainstorming on ideas to brighten up her master bedroom. It has a beautiful paint job, however she is ready for a new look. We decided on sheer panels and natural woven wood bamboo shades!!! Perfect solution!

 

Natural woven shades may be used virtually anywhere in your home to enhance the look of a room. They are naturally translucent and filter the sunlight, while softly preserving outside views.

Rich in character! Natural woven woods combine clean lines and textural interest in designer finishes. The effect is a warm, inviting, and naturally beautiful window covering.

Cannot wait to see the final product. I will keep you all posted!

What is the one thing you absolutely need for your home for spring: Part 1

Tonight I asked my facebook friends what is the one thing they absolutely need in their homes for spring. I received so many different responses. With the change of the season, many homeowners feel inspired to decorate and remodel their homes.  To help you with your spring interior design efforts, I will be sharing my top decorating tips/concerns for my viewers.

Tonight’s Topic: How to create more space!

Decorate on the Diagonal: One way to add visual interest to a room and make it appear larger is to place your furniture at an angle. This arrangement works best for rectangular dining room tables, beds in square bedrooms, sofas and desks. Placing furniture at an angle works because the longest straight line in any given room is its diagonal. When you place your furniture at an angle, it leads the eye along the longer distance, rather than the shorter wall, making the room seem larger. As an added bonus, you often get some additional storage or display space behind the angled piece.

Lighting is a key element in opening up a space. Let the light into the room. By letting the natural light flow into the room, you will be surprised at how this will open up the room and make it look larger. If you do not have a lot of natural light, you can add some lighting features to the room to make it look bigger. You will be amazed at how this small addition can make a big difference.

If you have access to natural light, make full use of it. Bring it into your home through windows. Full height glass panes work best. Having a large picture window can make a room seem bigger because a barrier between the visitor and outside view has been removed. Instead of seeing a dimension-defining wall, visitors see an expansive view of the outdoors. Make sure window coverings are sheer, or are pulled back, to bring more light in. If the view is bad use hanging plants and potted flowers near windows. Lamps will bring in colour and focus attention. Track lighting is my total favorite. This is an inexpensive way to add a dramatic effect to a focal point. Which brings me to my next tip.

Mirrors can make your room look larger. Use a focal point and angle your mirrors towards it, which will give the illusion of depth. The mirrors also reflect both natural and artificial light to make a room brighter during the day and night. They bounce light deep into the room, making it appear larger. This is especially effective with near a window so the outdoors can be reflected. Mirrors on the walls and glass tabletops will make it seem like there’s a more open flow. You can also use mirrored cabinet doors to make spaces feel large and uncluttered. Making these small adjustments can make any room look bigger!

Stay tuned as I answer more of my viewers top concerns and must-haves for spring!!!

Need professional design assistance that wont break the bank?

Need professional design assistance that wont break the bank? Email me photos of your space and a brief summary of your design preferences and receive your custom mood board delivered right to your inbox! Your custom mood board comes complete with a color palette which includes paint colors and fabric selections for upholstery, pillows, and /or drapery. Furnishings are selected according to your design preferences and any existing items you want to remain are incorporated into your final design.

Email me for pricing.

Jennifer@Allensinterior.com

 


Allen's Interior now offers "Hand Crafted Mosaic Designs"

We are now proud to offer custom hand crafted mosaic designs!!! I think these are absolutely beautiful!!!!

Our natural stone mosaic medallions are hand cut and assembled on a mesh backing from Marble, Granite, Travertine and other Natural Stones done in house by our new addition to the family Shonda Vail.

Our mosaics create outstanding focal points for the home and office or just about any area where a mosaic can be used.

 

Marble, Granite, Travertine and other natural stone materials used for these medallion creations come from many parts of the world — Africa, Italy, China, the United States and Mexico—to name a few. 

The pieces of natural stone are hand cut into sizes and shapes suitable for creating mosaic designs. They are then assembled on a mesh backing to create a decorative mosaic. The designs are suitable for interior or exterior applications as they are resistant to sun, rain or snow. They can be used on walls, floors, tabletops, or any area where a focal point is desired.

 

Our mosaics create outstanding focal points for the home and office or just about any area where a mosaic can be used.

Come design your own custom mosaic today and receive 20% off.

 

 

 

New Luxury Patio Furniture Exclusively at Allen's Interior

Are you ready for spring? Check out our new line of luxury outdoor patio furniture totally customized to fit your needs. Exclusively at Allen's Interior. Come check out these breath taking outdoor furniture line that is crafted of high-grade materials chosen for beauty, strength, durability and long-term performance in all weather conditions.10 Year Limited Warranty. All Collections are fully Customizable!!!!

Just need cushions? Customize these to fit your own collections any other brand of furniture. With a production time of two weeks or less, these cushions stack up against the competition with regard to style, value and comfort.


How using framed photographs can change your entire room!!!

Framed photographs are amazing home decorating ideas that make empty walls look stylish and interesting, giving unique character to interior decorating. Photographs bring good memories and pleasant emotions into interior decorating, adding more color and impressive images to home interiors.

Even if photographs are not taken by professional photographers who use expensive equipment, they evoke happy and nostalgic memories, making people smile. Beautiful framed photographs that look neutral are perfect for any interior decorating and home staging also.

 

Photographs are one of common items that clutter homes. Using photographs for interior decorating help de-clutter storage boxes, wall shelves and drawers and let happy moments photographs lift the spirit, bringing more smiles into your life.

 

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 Are your windows receiving less love than everything else in your home? Don't miss this unbeatable promotion to receive 1 pair of FREE custom pillows by just showing your windows a little love and covering them. How would you feel going to bed with no covers?? I know I can't live without a warm down comforter. Show your windows a little more loving!!!!

Promotion: Receive 1 pair of custom pillows FREE with any purchase of a window treatment. 1 window min.

Don't get Gobbled Up by Thanksgiving Stress

So its the Friday before Thanksgiving. And if you are wondering like me, where on earth did time go and why is Thanksgiving next week? Don't panic! Thanksgiving is strictly a time to give thanks for friends, family, loved ones, and life itself. Don't ruin it with anxiety of trying to do so much by yourself. Here are some easy tips for a stress-free Thanksgiving! 

Make a list and, yes, check it twice

Since we have a week before Thanksgiving, gather up the recipes you’ll use for the big day and read them carefully. Make a shopping list of all the items you’ll need to make your feast. Be sure to determine if you have all the pots, pans and utensils you’ll need, too. If you don’t, you might consider borrowing items. 

Add a head count to your list, too. Sure, Cousin Chloe might instead opt to go to her boyfriend’s house for dinner at the last minute, but at least you’ll have a general idea of how much you’ll need to make for your dinner. Lists will be a big help to keep you organized.

Timing is everything


Go back to your recipes and check them yet again. This time, figure out cooking times for each of your dishes so you know what to put in the oven (or fridge or salad bowl) and when and how much time you’ll need to cook or prepare each dish. Be sure to look for things that you can make ahead of time, like cranberry sauce. When making pies, make the dough a few days before and store in the frezzer until you are ready to use them.

Delegate, delegate, delegate

If you’re having guests, chances are they’ll offer to bring something. Take them up on it! Even though your family loves your mashed potatoes the best, your guests can still contribute without taking on the beloved taters!

Ask your guests to bring things you still need, like the beverages, ice or an appetizer. That will help free up your valuable time and still allow your guests to contribute.

Appetizers are a great distraction to keep your family and guests sidetracked (and satisfied) from asking, "Is it ready yet?"

Decorate for the holidays

A warm and pretty setting can be the crowning glory to your big meal. Make a plan to ensure you have at least a few easy ideas to help make your home and table inviting. This can range from something easy, like gathering a few pumpkins and gourds together in different spots, to creating a pretty centerpiece.

And remember to give thanks! Happy Holidays!!!!

My 3 Best Tips for Holiday Decorating

1. Find your focal point

Every room has a focal point and when decorating for the holidays if you use these focal points you can go lower key on other decorations. When you enter a room or home, your eye should be drawn to that focal point. Let's say for instance you have a fireplace in a room that is your focal point. By adding a Christmas tree next to it or near it then decorating up the fireplace and mantle you don't need to add too many other things in the room to make it feel Christmassy. Same with a dining room, the dining room table is your focal point, use a beautiful table cloth and an elaborate centerpiece for your decorations and you don't have to do too many other things to make the room work for any type of gathering.

2. Accessorize.


Buying pillows and candles can really make a room feel comfortable and cozy while pulling the holiday colors around the room. Adding flower arrangements, evergreen sprigs and using inexpensive holiday bulbs in lots of nooks and crannies add splashes of color and a festive feeling.

3. Store for use again next year.


Probably one of the best uses of time and money is buying things that can be stored and used again. Using plastic containers to store all your decorative items makes sure that they will not be damaged over time. Many online stores as well as large retailers have color coordinated bins to use for each holiday season. Having color coordinated containers for each holiday theme will make it easier for organization. If packaged properly these decorations can be used for years depending on their durability and style.

Everyone loves a nice warm home because it reflects the personality of the homeowner. Going home at the end of long working day is worth looking forward to-its your little piece of heaven on earth.

Need help with your holiday decor for an upcoming party? Call to schedule your private consultation today! Happy Holidays!!!

Benefits of Window Treatments

While redecorating a room can seem overwhelming, a good place to start might be by focusing on the window treatments. Imagine what sort of mood you want your home to convey. Do you want an airy look? Would you rather have a warm, cozy look? Do you want it to be romantic or elegant?

Since windows come in so many shapes and sizes, there are just as many types of window treatments to use on them. One great benefit of a well-designed window treatment is that should you decide to put your house on the market, well-designed windows will up the value as prospective buyers gaze on in admiration.

Keep in mind also that another great benefit is the potential that a window treatment has for conserving energy. You might want to block the sun out of a bedroom, while taking advantage of the sunlight in a family room.

· Sheer window shades allow you to control light levels and privacy and help soften the look of your home. In addition, you can choose sheers with light-filtering or room-darkening options.

· For parents concerned about kids becoming entangled in window shade cords, there are a number of cordless options that are beautiful, stylish and safe.

· If you love the idea of wood blinds, but not the warping, cracking or fading that goes along with them, think about engineered or faux wood.

· Look for vertical blinds that are energy efficient, use soft fabrics and operate without the use of bottom weights and chains.

· Consider roman or roller shades. Both combine the operating benefits of a window shade with the subtle textures and patterns of drapery style fabric.


A New Beginning

There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.

Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein