Lightovation Metaverse Trendhouse | IBB Design

I was honored to be invited by Leslie Carothers, Lightovation’s collaborating partner and principal of digital marketing agency, Savour Partnership,

Design Decisions | IBB Design

  KITCHEN OPTION 1: Light wood floors paired with a black stained island and white painted perimeter cabinetry. Decisions, decisions!

Lakeside Retreat! | IBB Design

When my longtime friend and client asked our team to help her family design their new lake house, we couldn’t

Geyer Girls Glam Room | IBB Design

Being a mom of two girls and a designer who wants each space in a home to be not only

5 Steps to a Show-stopping Wine Room

*Wallpaper, lighting, art, and furnishings available through IBB Design Fine Furnishings. Wine Rooms are a very popular request among our

1 Bathroom 3 Design Options

Option 1 Sometimes it’s hard for clients to grasp design options and understand what it will look like when it’s

Designing A Pool Bar | IBB Design

Photography by Dan Piassick We used a bright, bold, and happy lemon tree patterned wallpaper as our jumping off point

4 Steps to a Fabulous Front Porch!

Renderings by Daniel M. Chavez   1. Frame your front door with some stylish decorative planters. If you have access

Room Refresh Reveal | IBB Design

Last Christmas, our daughters both asked for a room refresh as their present. I’m excited to share the results of

4 Tips for Setting Your Table for a Party

Photos by Audrie Dollins I recently collaborated with Shane Friesenhahn of Botanical Mix to design a fresh and colorful setting

Brooklyn’s Room Refresh | IBB Design

Renderings By Daniel M. Chavez When you’re an interior designer, you should not be surprised when your children ask for

Designer Dogs | IBB Design

If you’ve followed #teamIBB for a while, then you know we have many animal-obsessed people. We joke that it’s almost

BAR CARTS – Think Outside the Bar!

BY SHAY GEYER, IBB OWNER & DESIGNER@designershay @ibbdesign on Instagram It’s no secret that bar carts have been on trend


Picking paint colors is overwhelming to most people. With expert advice, this daunting task can be made much easier. There


If you’re building or remodeling a home, sometimes it’s hard to commit to a design for your secondary bathrooms. They

One Room Challenge Week Six: The Big Reveal

Well folks, our nursery project for my client is officially finished!! I’m so excited for how it all turned out.

Fall 2018 One Room Challenge: Week Five

Holy moly! There is certainly a reason this event is dubbed the One Room CHALLENGE. Six weeks is an intense

Fall 2018 One Room Challenge: Week Four

We've officially entered into crunch time for the One Room Challenge & the pressure is really on! So much to

Fall 2018 One Room Challenge: Week Three

Things are moving right along & the new design for the Brazil's nursery is starting to take shape. Let's chat

Fall 2018 One Room Challenge: Week Two

It's week 2 & the nursery plans are well underway. Why do I feel like the clock is ticking 100

Fall 2018 One Room Challenge: Week One

Here we go! I'm very excited to be taking on another project and participating as a featured designer in Calling


BY SHAY GEYER OWNER & DESIGNER @designershay on Instagram “Arrows” was one of the first patterns that I developed

FALL 2017 One Room Challenge: The Big Reveal!

The big day is here!  I finally get to share the full room & all of the details with you

Fall 2017 One RoomChallenge: Week 5

Since it’s not quite time to share the big reveal, I thought I’d give you guys a behind the scenes

Fall 2017 One Room Challenge: Week 4

Well folks, things are getting crazy around here!  It’s week 4 and we’re past the halfway point. HOWEVER, for the

Fall 2017 One Room Challenge: Week 3 Furniture Plan

Greetings ORC friends!  It’s week 3 & I’m checking in from High Point, North Carolina as we wrap up a

Fall One Room Challenge: Week 2 Updates & a Few Sponsor Announcements 

It’s week 2 y’all! Time is tickin!! I’m checking off items on my list for my One Room Challenge for

Fall 2017 One Room Challenge ~ Dwell with Dignity

It’s that time of year! The Calling it Home One Room Challenge is back! If you read this blog or

Spring 2017 One Room Challenge: Week 6 The Big Reveal!

Well folks, the six weeks has come to an end & I’m happy to report that we have another completed

One Room Challenge: Week 5

A few big things happened this week & we are in the home stretch! The gold leaf wallpaper went in

One Room Challenge: Weeks 3 & 4

I’m a bit behind on blogging about the updates in our study 😬. Hopefully you’ve been following along on Instagram

Spring 2017:  One Room Challenge Week 2

OMG! What did I get myself in to?  As I sit here writing this post (after 1:00 AM), I’m starting

Fall 2016 One Room Challenge: The Big Reveal

I’m very excited to share the professional photos & details of my daughter Brooklyn’s One Room Challenge makeover! To recap

Fall 2016 One Room Challenge: Week 6ish…

Okie dokie!  The room is done. Woohoo!!! My “planning ahead” got the best of me when I booked my photographer

Fall 2016 Week 4 & 5 Update

Holy moly! Things are busy around here. Deep breath.  Now exhale.  I’m clearly behind on posting my updates on Brookie’s

Fall 2016 One Room Challenge: Week 3

We’re half way there! OMG! We’re halfway there!!!  It seems like we have a lot of details left to complete

Fall 2016 One Room Challenge: Week 2

Our design plan is starting to take shape & my little princess couldn’t be more excited! Let’s go over a

Fall 2016 One Room Challenge: Week One

It’s that time of year again!  I’m very excited to be participating in the One Room Challenge for the third

Week 6: The Big Reveal! Spring 2016 One Room Challenge

What a difference a week makes! A whole lot has happened at casa de Geyer.  We’ve officially moved into our

Week 5: Spring 2016 One Room Challenge

Eek!!! There is officially one week left until the big reveal!  This week has really been a blur as I

Week 4: Spring 2016 One Room Challenge

So this is the week when it feels like there is so much left to be done but nothing.  seems

Week 3: Spring 2016 One Room Challenge

I’ve been away at market for a week & it was fun to come home & see progress being made

Week 2: Spring 2016 One Room Challenge

I’m continuing to fine tune the details for our laundry room & mud room but my game plan is still

Week One: Spring 2016 One Room Challenge

Here we go again!  Clearly I’m a glutton for punishment because I’m diving into this challenge again during one of

Christmas Traditions

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year.  We have several family traditions during the holidays.  I’m planning

One Room Challenge: The Big Reveal!

Well, the past six weeks have certainly flown by.  My daughter and I have had a blast working on her

One Room Challenge: Week 5 Update

Now we’re starting to see some major progress!  My daughter’s room is really beginning to come together.  We’re in the home

One Room Challenge: Week 4 update

Happy Thursday! It’s time for another weekly update on my One Room Challenge. Well, this is about the time that

Room of the Month Finalist

Happy Wednesday everyone!  We’re very excited to announce that the nursery I designed for the Latham twins has been selected

One Room Challenge: Week 3 update

We’re starting week 3 which marks the half-way point for the One Room Challenge.  I honestly can’t wait for it

One Room Challenge: Week 2 Update

Last week I revealed that the inspiration for the design scheme and color palette for my One Room Challenge was

One Room Challenge Week 2: Bathroom update

We’re making progress! Jaylie’s new bathroom tile is all in & we’re so excited about how it turned out! I

One Room Challenge Week One

Hey everyone!  It’s been a minute 😉  Things have been crazy busy around IBB & we haven’t been blogging as

Family Photos as Artwork

Happy Tuesday everyone! Things are moving right along with the progress of moving my mom into her new home. You

Designer Life Inspiration

I find inspiration for my designs in all facets of life. Travel, art, friends, family, fabrics you name it. As

5 Simple Ways to Refresh Your Home for the New Year!

2K15 is here! New Year! New Look! Let’s get ready 2 tackle the design projects throughout your home in #2015!

New Video: Stylish Family Friendly Design

Tips for a Stylish Family Friendly Design: 1)    Keep your larger pieces neutral to allow you flexibility to switch out your

Metrie = Architectural Swoon!

I’m very excited about my recent partnership with Metrie!  You see, I’ve got a few renovation projects on my brain

Design with Meaning

I love it when the magic of design comes together for a client and brings out a deep connection between

Master Makeover

IBB designer, Shannon Gidney, recently transformed the master bedroom for some of her clients. Take a peek at what the

New Video: Get Inspired for your Design Projects!

Yesterday on Good Morning Texas, I showed the viewers a few different ways to get inspired to jump start their

Wall Treatments: In or Out?

I’m often asked about how I feel about accent walls and wall treatments. Should people use them or not? Yes!

Style Spotter Rewind

TGIF design devotees!  I have a BIG announcement for you all!  I’m so excited to have been invited back to

Designer Entertaining Inspiration

The weekend is here & there’s a good chance you have entertaining on the brain. Half of the fun of

Embrace Color!

Don’t be afraid of color!  Have no fear, bring in the color for fresh and fun cheer!! You see vibrant

Beautify your Bookshelves!

JT is back on the blog again today with some great advice on accessorizing your bookshelves. So often clients send

Sneak Peek! MillionAir Project by JT

We’re thrilled to have IBB Designer James Turner, a.k.a JT, blogging for us today!  He’s giving us a sneak peek

Three Easy Steps to Creating Successful Design

Happy Tuesday design devotees! I’m letting IBB Designer, Kevin Wild take over the blog today. He’s offering up some easy

Sneak Peek Saturday: Dallas Market

Last night I had a blast gathering at a cocktail party with local design bloggers for the Dallas Market Center’s

Inspired Design: Craig Ranch Huntington

Happy Thursday everyone! If you caught my segment on GMT last Friday, then you got to see a sneak peek

Holiday Entertaining Recap

If you follow me on instagram (@designershay), you may have seen all of the fun I was having setting up

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas design devotees!  I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for checking in here daily for

Holiday Inspiration: Snowmen & Kiddos

Happy Sunday design devotees! I hope you’re enjoying this time off with your family. We have lots of family in

Color Coded

We’ve made it easier than ever to shop for home accessories! You all loved shopping by color for accessories in

2013 Pantone Color of the Year Announced!

Pantone announced this morning that 2013’s color of the year will be Emerald. “A vivid, verdant green, enhances our sense

Making the most of what you have!

Happy Friday design devotees!  I have a treat in store for you today!  I’ve asked Kevin Wild, one of IBB’s

Thanksgiving Gratitude: My Family

Life is busy! People often ask me how I do it all. My answer is always my amazing support system

Thanksgiving Week of Gratitude

With Thanksgiving being this week, I thought it would be appropriate to share with you all a few of the

Fine art on a tight budget

If you’re like me, you love art! Art can be a jumping off point to start a room or the

Sneak Peek at My Joss & Main Curation!

Happy Saturday design devotees!  I’m super excited to share a sneak peek with you at my upcoming “Statement & Style”

Fall Market 2012 Showstopper

There were many spectacular pieces at the Fall 2012 High Point Home Furnishings market, but this one takes the cake.

Ahead of the curve

We had a fabulous first day at the High Point Home Furnishings market. I was super excited to walk into

New look! New Style! Master Bath Makeover

I’m in the midst of a dramatic whole house remodel with some of my clients. It’s turning out beautifully. I

Kravet Blogfest2012 Highlights part 1

Wow! What an amazing week! I had such a blast at Kravet’s Blogfest2012! I’m already ready for next year! I’m

Spotted at market: Lighting

Yesterday, I shared my top 5 lighting picks that were featured in Residential Lighting magazine’s High Point market recap video.

Congratulations Traci!

Remember the Style Spotter contest I participated in during the High Point Home Furnishings Spring market? Well, I didn’t win

Bespoke Bench

Good morning design devotess! You’re in for a treat this morning. I’ve asked one of IBB’s designers, Brandy Scott, to

Sneak Peek Saturday ~ Brooklyn’s Nursery

Well, I must apologize my design devotees!  I’ve been meaning to share Brooklyn’s nursery with you all for quite some

Sneak Peek: Craig Ranch project 2

Happy Saturday design lovers! Remember the Craig Ranch project I showed you a few weeks ago? Well, today’s sneak peek

Last day to vote!

Well my friends, the fun is almost over.  I’ve had such a blast pinning all of my fabulous finds for

Style Spotted: Thom Filicia

One of my favorite stops at market is Vanguard Furniture. I love the fresh design aesthetic of their furnishings. They

Spotted at Spring Market: Color!

I am very happy to report that color was abundant at the Spring 2012 High Point Home Furnishings market. Lots

Show-off Shoe Cabinet

I’ve been having so much fun uncovering the coolest products in home furnishings to share with you all as a

It’s almost here! Ready to spot some style!

High Point, North Carolina’s Home Furnishings Market is like Fashion Week for interior designers & we are super stoked because

Large & in charge!

Today, I’m letting IBB designer JT take over the blog! I love his sense of style & passion for design.

Got a design question?

Do you have a design dilemma that you need to have solved?  On Friday, March 23rd on Good Morning Texas

Sneak Peek Saturday: Craig Ranch

For today’s sneak peek Saturday, I wanted to give you a look inside a fun project we just completed out

Selected as Pinterest Style Spotter

The High Point Market recruited eight home fashion trendsetters to showcase their favorite products and top trends at the April

Thank you Material Girls!

I just have to give a quick shout out & HUGE thank you to my fabulous friend Emily Johnston of

Hostess with the Mostest!

It’s New Year’s Eve & there is a good chance that you are entertaining or hosting a swanky soiree this

For the Dog Lovers

Summer is almost here & the kiddos will soon be out of school.  A bedroom or playroom makeover is the

Tip in a Zip: Sofa Cushions

Many people have a favorite spot to sit in on their sofa.  Over time, you will notice that one side,

Go Wild!

Hello my design devotees!  I’m working from home on this dreary Monday Dallas morning.  One of my little princesses is

Belly up to the bar!

Dear Designer Detective, HELP!  Our family spends most of our time congregating around the island in the kitchen & we

Brooklyn Sage Geyer

Happy Tuesday my design friends!  Life is very busy over here at the Geyer household.  Brooklyn Sage Geyer was born

Sneak Peek: Spring 2011 ~ Fresh Fashionable Fabrics

I just love it when an upholstery line we carry just “gets it”.  Do you know what I mean?  Yesterday,

Project Renovation: Oscarlicious Master Bedroom

That will be the word of the day ~ Oscarlicious!  Why, you ask?   As far as design inspiration goes, I was

Sneak Peek: Brooklyn’s Nursery

Today’s Sneak Peek Saturday is a glimpse into the nursery of our sweet baby girl Brooklyn who is due to

Project Renovation: Study Fireplace

Today’s sneak peek  is a look at what has been going on in the study/home office in our new house.  This

Dreaming of Spring Renewal

Baby, it’s cold outside!  Freezing is more like it.  Much of the country is facing fierce winter storms.  Many in

Project Renovation: Playroom

You may remember that in our current house I designed a stage for our daughter to dance & sing on. 

Project Renovation

Happy Saturday my design devotees!  I apologize for being a little tardy in getting posts up on the blog lately. 

Video: See the Color of the Year in Action!

We’re kicking off the new year with some bold color!  Friday on Good Morning Texas, I unveiled the color of

2011 is Tickled Pink!

If you follow me on Twitter, then you probably already know that the 2011 color of the year is Honeysuckle. 

Holiday Giveaway #2 Winner!

Congratulations to Danna Brown!  You won the beautiful new book “A Passion for Interiors” by Carolyne Roehm in my holiday giveaway #2! 

Holiday Gift Guide featured in ON Magazine

Hey there design devotees!  Only 10 more days until Christmas!  If you’re looking for a few last minute fabulous gift

A Tribute to Sassy

It is with deep sorrow that I share with you that I lost my best four legged friend, Sassy, to

Design Sneak Peek: For the Dog Lovers!

Greetings my design devotees!  I apologize for being MIA from the blog for a while.  I need a clone right

Halloween Tabletop

Today on Good Morning Texas I brought in a fabulous hammered metal dining table all set & ready to go

Perfect Hostess Gift

The holidays are fast approaching & I’m sure your social calendars are already lit up like a Christmas tree with

Makeover Magic in just a few hours!

Last Friday around 8:00 AM, I received an SOS e-mail from a long time client & friend that they were

Nursery Inspiration

After a weekend of nesting like crazy (I organized & cleaned out 3 closets!)  & my little “bump” growing bigger

What’s Your Cocktail Style?

Cocktail tables, that is.  My design philosophy is that your home needs to be a personal reflection of who you

Market Recap: That’s Genius! Part One

I just got back to Dallas from furniture market in High Point, North Carolina.  I have TONS to share with

Thank You! ~ My anonymous friend!

I returned to my office this morning after a busy whirlwind trip to High Point for furniture market & was

Baked Acorn Squash

This recipe is so easy & it’s so super yummy that you’ll have your family thinking that it’s dessert!  I

Think Pink!

As many of you know, October is breast cancer awareness month.  I’ve long been a supporter of the Susan G.

Fall Stuffed Chicken

So, last night I tweeted about our yummy Fall Sunday dinner & had many of you drooling & requesting the

Fall Flavored Before & After

Fall is one of my favorite times of year for many reasons.  1) Fall & Spring give us the most

Gorgeous Gray & Vibrant Amethsyt

Today on Good Morning Texas I featured a beautiful living room with a silvery gray & luscious purple color palette. 

I is for Ikat

I am a sucker for a great Ikat (pronounced ‘ee-KAHT’) fabric.  Ikat means “to tie” or “bind”.  I love the

Off to have some fun with Nate Berkus!

Greetings my fellow design lovers!  I hope you are having a marvelous Monday!  I am writing today’s post from 30,000

H is for Hand-painted Finishes

I am just wild about hand painted finishes on furniture.  It’s such a sassy way to liven up a piece

DVF is coming to my house!!!

Well, not the actual Diane Von Furstenberg in human form (but the invitation is certainly open!  Mi casa es su

Cool Kid’s Spaces & On Magazine

Hey friends!  The new issue of ON Magazine is hot off the press!  This month we’re focusing on the family

G is for Greek Key

The Greek Key is H-O-T in interiors!  From fabrics to furnishings, I am definitely a huge fan of the classic

F is for Finial

Finial:   an ornament at the top of a piece of furniture, lamp, spire or gable, or used as decoration at

D is for Drop Leaf

A drop leaf table is a multi-purpose table that has a stable center section and hinged side panels that can

C is for Chinoiserie

Chinoiserie:  a form of European decoration imitating techniques and motifs of the Orient; especially fashionable in the late 17th century

Fabric 101 ~ A Lesson in Durability

For today’s post, I’ve asked my good friends & fabric experts over at Kravet to give us a lesson in

A Lesson in the Custom Home Building Process

For today’s lesson, I’ve asked my good friend Mike Scarlett from Scarlett Custom Homes to give us his five best

B is for Bergere

A bergere (pronounced burr-jair) is an upholstered French enclosed armchair which originated in Paris around the 18th century.  Traditionally styled

ABC’s of Design: A is for Accessories

Accessories are like jewelry for your home.  Without them, your home will feel naked & as if something is missing. 

Yummy Yellow & Gorgeous Gray!

You may remember that last year’s color of the year was Mimosa, a warm sunny shade of yellow.  At IBB,

Tip in a Zip: Time to Edit!

Yearning for a quick makeover that won’t cost you a dime?  It’s time to edit!  Update your traditional style by

Idzinechat offers FREE Design Advice TOMORROW Night!

Our last #IDzinechat was so successful that we decided to make this a regular thing!  I am very excited to

Fancy Word Friday: Case Goods

If you’re around a professional designer for any period of time, chances are you will probably hear them use the

Update With a Twist!

Do you have cushions on your kitchen chairs or barstools?  For a quick update, say “Bye Bye” to bows &

4th of July Favorites

We love to grill & cook lots of yummy food for our family & friends.  You may want to try

Good Old Red, White & Blue

In honor of the 4th of July, let’s talk about some  All-American colors!  Friday on Good Morning Texas, I showed

Expert Installers

I have to take a moment to give a big shout out to the guys over at Special Projects.  They

Fancy Word Friday: Matelassé

Today’s “Fancy Word Friday” is matelassé.   Matelassé is a French word meaning quilted or padded.  It’s a thick textile

Fancy Word Friday

As designers, we use certain design terms on a daily basis, but people outside the industry may not always know

Pretty Swanky Powder Bath

Today’s Sneak Peek Saturday comes from a project we recently installed for one of our Dallas clients.  We love to

It’s ON!

I’ve got exciting news my fellow interior design aficionados!  I’m thrilled to announce my editorial debut & partnership with ON

Nail Head Know How

Have you ever looked at an amazing piece of furniture & wondered to yourself “How did they make that?”.    We

It’s Nate Day!

Did you know that today is Nate Day?  And, yes I am referring to the uber-fabulous  Nate Berkus, celebrity interior

Jet Set Style

Having been in business for over 30 years now, IBB has designed quite a diverse range of projects for our

Have it Your Way

Who do you turn to when you need custom upholstery that not only looks hot, but is also comfy &

Patriotic Parfait

I served these light & yummy parfaits yesterday at our family’s Memorial Day celebration.  The colors from the fresh strawberries

Sizzling Summer Colors

The kiddos will soon be out of school & begging to play in the pool all day everyday to beat

It pays to be Eco Chic!

Did you know that you can get up to a $1500 tax credit on your 2010 tax return just for

Hibiscus Martini

The Hibiscus are blooming in my backyard right now & it makes me want to just sit on the patio

Wallcoverings that Wow!

If you have yet to be informed, let me dazzle you with some exciting news… Wallpaper is back & with

Happy Mother’s Day!

Wishing all of my mommy friends a wonderful Mother’s Day.  I hope your day is sweet, that you get pampered

Never a dull day!

Hello design friends!  I apologize for being MIA over the last week or so.   After I returned from furniture market

Sneak Peek Saturday: Designer Nursery

Today’s Sneak Peek Saturday is from IBB designer Shannon Gidney.  Shannon is just weeks away from delivering her first child,

HP Highlights: Innovative Designs for Today’s Lifestyle

We’ve just returned from our buying trip to High Point, North Carolina and I’m happy to report that several furniture

A Fabric That Rocks!

Even if you’re not a huge fan of the Beatles, you probably instantly recognize the iconic group pictured on this

Barbara Barry & Goodies from Global Views

I was so excited to receive a sneak peek at Barbara Barry’s  new accessory introductions for Global Views that I

A sofa that swings

The weather in Dallas in absolutely gorgeous right now!  Aside from the wind, I have been dreaming up ways to

Glamorous Gray!

You read it right!  Gray does not have to mean boring, drab or dreary!  Gray is actually quite the glamorous

Tip in a zip: 4/7/10

Accessories help tie your room’s whole look together.  Lamps, art, rugs, floral arrangements, and other decorative items can add color

Upholstery 411

Last Friday on GMT, I gave viewers some helpful pointers on things to look for when shopping for upholstery.  I

Sneak Peek Saturday: MINT Dentistry

Today’s sneak peek is from my client Dr. Harrison’s new dental practice, MINT Dentistry.  His main priority was to create

Scene Stealer: Sensuous Sofa

Almost every day I see an item or fabulous home furnishing that arrives at IBB & my mind starts rolling

Sneak Peek Saturday: Ottomans

Look what just came in to IBB for one of my clients!  I’m a huge fan of adding small benches

Picking the Perfect Coffee Table

Today on Good Morning Texas, I gave a few quick tips for choosing the perfect coffee table for your room. 

What’s a Welt Cord?

Dear Designer Detective, I often hear you refer to a welt cord when pointing out things on the furniture you

Got Questions???

I’ve got answers!!!  I will be answering viewer questions on an upcoming GMT segment.  Post your questions here on the

Sneak Peek Saturday: Bathtime Fun!

Today’s Sneak Peek Saturday is from a super fun project I’m working on right now.  We’re converting this vintage claw

White Hot!

Today on Good Morning Texas, I featured a sofa by Century that has everyone around IBB white hot!  With style

Wedding Details: Fireworks, Favors, Place Cards & Menu Cards

I had so much fun planning all of the details of our winter wedding.  We enjoyed every minute of the

From Toddler to Teen: Girl’s Room

Friday on Good Morning Texas I showcased a fun spring inspired little girl’s room & adjoining play area.  The bright

Is your home in tune to social media?

Talk about being socially savvy & totally with it!  Furniture manufacturer CR Laine has hit the height of uber (or

Very Veggie Salad

I make this yummy salad often at our house & it’s always a favorite ~ even with my 5 year

Just call me Mrs Geyer 🙂

Hello friends!  I owe you all a super big apology for my absence here on the blog over the last

Party for a Princess

Birthdays are a big deal at our house.  My sweet little princess recently turned five and she had her mind

4 Tips to Start A Bedroom Makeover

Last week I featured my 4 tips to start your bedroom makeover on GMT.  You can watch it here. I

Busy Mom’s Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

It’s snowing like crazy in Dallas today.  My sweet little princess is home from school & enjoying playing in the

Tip in a Zip 2/8/10

Image from House Beautiful To avoid headache & achieve precision, hire a professional art installer to hang art & mirrors

Thank you for your patience!

You may have noticed that we had some technical difficulties over the past few days on the blog.  We are

Video: My top 5 favorite chairs right now!

If you’re looking for that special something to liven up your decor, a fabulous chair or pair of chairs can

Mini Make-over

It’s time for a make-over!  It’s a mini project for me.  I’ve finally had it!   My office at IBB

Video: Create a cozy look for your home

Greetings design lovers!  It’s still winter time & there’s nothing better than a cozy environment during the cold winter months. 

Posh Pillows

Remember, my 2 P’s tip to instantly update your home?  Paint & Pillows!  Well, I just have to share this

Fresh Take on Turquoise

Yesterday, I introduced you to my fabulous friend & our first guest blogger, Shelly Rosenberg.  Today, she shares her fresh

Video: How to Use 2010’s Color of the Year

GET IN TOUCH IBB Design Fine Furnishings Retail Store & Design Center5798 Genesis CourtFrisco, TX 75034 Phone: Toll Free 1-800-355-9195Main:

Designer Style: Turquoise

Kelly Wearstler is simply one of my very favorite interior designers.  Known for her bold use of color, her designs

Terrifically Turquoise

I’ve been geting lots of e-mails about how to use the 2010 color of the year, turquoise, in your home. 

World’s Tallest Building Opens Today in High Style

Design & architectectural lovers around the world are swooning today as the extraordinarily elegant 160 story (2,625 feet)  Burj Dabai

Happy New Year!

Woohoo!  2010 is here!  I hope you all had a fun & safe New Year’s Eve.  We had a very

Looking for Durable Fabrics?

Shay,I watched a show on GMT (quite awhile ago now) where you showed a sofa upholstered in a “new” leather like material.  

Christmas Entertaining

A very Merry Christmas to you all!  I hope you are having a very blessed day & enjoying some quality

Video: Holiday Tabletop Ideas

Christmas is just days away!  Are your tabletops ready for the big celebration?  If not, check out last Friday’s GMT

Video: Makeover for the Holidays!

Good morning friends!  I know many of you are probably running around crazy like me trying to get last minute

Finding the perfect Fabrics

Kravet, one of my very favorite “go to” fabric lines had a wonderful post today on their blog about selecting

I got that Boom Boom Pow!

For that boom boom pow, you need to head on over to the Standard Hotel in New York City in

2010 Color of the year

I am giddy with excitement today!  Pantone, the global authority on color, announced that 2010’s color of the year is…

Christmas Favs: Candles

One of my favorite aspects of Christmas is all of the wonderful scents associated with it.  Evergreen trees, homemade &

Bada Bling!

Hello all of you glamorous people out there!  It’s no secret that a touch of bling can instantly make a girl swoon. 

Birthday Wishlist: Day 11

Something edgy, fun & conetemporary. Century furniture is one of my favorite furniture lines.  I took the photo below in

NYC Design Trip: Day 1

Well, I’m back in New York.  It seems I can’t get enough of this city lately.  This week I’m here

Birthday Wishlist: Day 10

Flirty chairs. These armless chairs are a definite favorite of mine!  I love the ribbon print on the cushion fabric. 

Birthday Wishlist: Day 9

Fun with neutrals. Who says a neutral color palette has to be boring?  This birthday wish is for all of

Birthday Wishlist: Day 8

A beautiful bedside table. A bedside table can help make or break a bedroom.  I often like to mix &

Birthday Wishlist: Day 7

According to my poll asking which room in your home is in major need of a make-over, many of you

Birthday Wishlist: Day 6

I absolutely love this spun glass vase!  You could use it as a floral vase or just by itself for

Birthday Wish List: Day 5

Chair fabulosity!!!  Definite statement piece.  I would love to find a special place in my home to fit this more

Birthday Wish List: Day 4

Flowers for my birthday?  Yes, please!!!  I want a pair of these sconces for the entryway in my home.  I

Birthday Wish List: Day 3

I am a HUGE art lover!!! Art is a great way to tie your room’s whole look together.  While I

Birthday Wish List: Day 2

My family loves gathering together for family game night.  So, in honor of that, I present to you item #2

Birthday Wishlist: Day 1

I am really into birthday celebrations!  Like, big time!  I like to go all out.  Not just on my own

Happy Halloween

In honor of Halloween, I’d like to show off some “spooktacular” bedding we have on our showroom floor right now. 

Light Up Your Life: Part 2

I hope you are busy finding all sorts of wonderful ways to light up your life!  As we discussed previously,

Light Up Your Life

After choosing furniture, colors and accessories, if you’re room still feels lacking the problem may be the lighting. Lighting is

Tip in a Zip 10/23/09

Use my 2 P’s tip for a quick update for any room in your house ~ Paint & Pillows!  If

One Design Competition

In honor of Maitland-Smith’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, they are hosting the “One Design Competition”.  The contest is open to designers

Trend Alert: Turquoise & Tangerine

So, remember when I was telling y’all that my favorite new color combination is turquoise & tangerine?  Well, I’m just

Amazed by Alexa

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of getting a VIP tour of Hickory Chair during their blogger breakfast.  One of

Style and Substance

I am super excited to share a fabulous new book with you!  It’s called Style And Substance, The Best of

5 things to make you feel cozy

Cooler temperatures means it’s time to get cozy.  Snuggle up & take a look at a few things to warm

Color Trends

Dear Designer Detective,What are the latest color combinations for home decorating? What combinations do you view as timeless? ~Holly Dear

Hickory Chair = Instant Gratification

Well, instant gratification when it comes to custom upholstery that is… This is really great news my fellow design lovers! 

Tip in a Zip 10/12/09

Not ready commit to custom bedding? Buy a white or neutral down comforter & add color to your bed with

Windows with Style

Dear Designer Detective, Need to find out what to do about window coverings in our family room. We don’t want

Fabric talk with Fabricut

Want to know what’s hot in fabrics for your home? Today on GMT I sat with fabric expert Margie Gomez

Lovely Lee Jofa

So, I happened upon this stunning new fabric by Lee Jofa the other day while pulling fabrics for a client…

Questions Anyone???

Hey fellow design lovers!  I need your help!  I am working on an upcoming Good Morning Texas segment where we

Are You Smart?

Do you think you’re smart?  Kravet fabrics wants to know!  On Wednesday, September 23rd, Kravet employees across the country wore

Gorgeous Green

As I was walking through our showroom today, my eye was caught several times by this gorgeous apple green that’s

New Fabrics for Fall

The temperature is dropping & the kiddos are back in school.  Before you know it, you’ll be sitting in front

Designer Detective on Twitter

GET IN TOUCH IBB Design Fine Furnishings Retail Store & Design Center5798 Genesis CourtFrisco, TX 75034 Phone: Toll Free 1-800-355-9195Main:

Fan Friendly Family Room

Does your ultimate sports fan need a great place to watch the game?  Do you cringe at the thought of

Tip in a Zip 8/14/09

Here’s today’s quick & easy design tip ~ aka, TIP IN A ZIP 🙂 Use glass or other transparent material

Unveiling John-Richard

Drum roll please… It’s here!  I’m so excited to share a sneak peek at our exclusive John-Richard Gallery now at

Birds of a feather

If you are looking for some new ideas in wall coverings, then take a look at this.  Talk about luxury. 

Are you ready for some football?

Well, preseason football is officially underway.  It won’t be long until the temperature drops & Sundays are filled with back

Paint app for your iphone

O happy day!!!  O happy day!!!  Check this out!  OMG, I am having a blast playing around with my latest

GMT 7/24/09

Click Here to watch the segment Could the way you place your furniture in your home really affect your productivity

Laugh a little…

I just had to share these funny quotations I came across today about furniture & decorating your home!  They gave

Style with leather???

Dear Designer Detective, We are looking to purchase a new sofa for our family room.  My husband refuses to have

Find your style ~ Traditional

I recently featured a series on Good Morning Texas in helping viewers find their design style.  I decided to put

Is your outdoor space IN style?

Decorating your home is no longer contained to the interior.  During the spring & summer months, families spend more &

Just say no to knick-knacks!!!

In my humble opinion, knick-knacks= trinkets, (a.ka. JUNK)!  Too many knick-knacks (or trinkets, or junk) can clutter a room and

Candice Olson=Divine Fabrics!

In case you haven’t heard, Kravet carries a fabulous line of fabrics from famed interior designer, Candice Olson.  You may

On Magazine Feature

I am so excited to have been chosen as one of a handful of Dallas designers to be featured in

Please Vote for IBB!!!

IBB Design Furniture Showroom has been nominated as one of the best furniture stores by WFAA’s A List Awards.  We

Que Bella!!!

We’re live from a stunning Bella Custom home on GMT this morning.  We talking size & scale when selecting furniture

Fashion Collides

Schumacher has done it again!  Style icon and fabulous fashion designer Trina Turk has crossed over into home furnishings.  Could

GMT 3/13/09

Gather round the table!  Let’s talk about cool ideas for dining.  I’ll be featuring dining tables taken to a new

Shay’s Entry

Dear Designer Detective, Where do I find the mirrored piece that you have in your entry in your home? Also,

Out with the old & in with the blue!

Think Navy is an outdated color?   Well, think again.  Browse thru your local mall today & you will find the

Viewer Questions Answered!

Have a design dilemma or topic you need help with?  Need some fresh ideas, paint or fabric advice, or just

Nail it with Nail heads!

Add some pazazz to your furniture & nail the look you want.  Sorry for the pun.  I just couldn’t resist

GMT 2/6/09

Today on Good Morning Texas…Get resort style living in your home. Tour a fabulous Highland Homes model home in Allen

Wear Red Tomorrow!!!

Join with millions of women, as well as companies, organizations and cities across America on National Wear Red Day, Friday,

Accessorize It!

Is something missing from your home?  You’ve bought all of the big furniture pieces, but it just doesn’t seem right. 

GMT 1/30/09

Is your home ready for some football?  Tune in today to get tips on how to get your home ready

Means to an end…

Looking for a fabulous finish to a stylish sofa or a great pair of chairs?  Read on to get the

Updating Brass Fixtures

Dear Shay, I love your GMT segments and I am using Jim Morgan from IBB to recover a chair and

Yellow Fever

Yellow is so energizing & happy that I’m just bursting while writing this post.  Doesn’t yellow make you happy just

Not Your Grandma’s Cocktail…

No, it’s not 5:00 and time for cocktail hour.  Sigh.  However, when it is… you better have this to set

GMT 1-16-09

We’re bringing sexy back!  Curved sofas have been around for ages, but they’re rapidly growing more & more popular.  Rounded

Awe-inspiring Accent

Feast your eyes on this marvelous chair by Century.  If you want to make a beautiful statement, here’s how you


Dear Shay, I often hear you talk about eglomise.  What exactly is eglomise?  Also, can you use more than one

Girls just wanna have fun ~ with color

I am in love, love, love with this look.  I am SO into color & this definitely emanates color!  As

Waves of Blue

Expert color forecasters are saying that blue is here to stay.  Take note.  The mineral and ice blues that were

Out with the old & in with the new!

Happy New Year everyone!  Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get your design projects underway!  Hopefully you

Drumroll Please…

This just in!! Pantone, the global authority on color, announced today the 2009 color of the year ~ Mimosa.  Get

GMT 11/14/08

Today on  GMT… “Shay’s Favs”!  I’m in studio & showcasing some of my favorite things in home furnishings & decor. 

Inspiration for Organization

It’s a wonder how one gets inspired simply by being in beautiful surroundings.  Having a sense of order & function

GMT 11/7/08

Stuck on how to design an area just for the kiddos?  We’ve got some great ideas for you!  On today’s

A place to set your drink…

You absolutely MUST have one of these in your home!  They call it a “Martini Table”, a swanky name for

Get some Glamour!

Today is my birthday!  So, I thought it would only be appropriate to have some glamour & bling today!  This

GMT October 31, 2008

Today on Good Morning Texas, we’re dining in style!  I’m setting up a gorgeous dining table & chairs by Century. 

Simple Storage Solution

I like to buy greeting cards in bulk so I have them handy when I need to send a birthday

GMT October 24th

Hey everyone!  We had a blast cooking with Lisa Garza at our client’s fabulous home live on Good Morning Texas. 

Lisa Garza Recipe

Lisa Garza from the Food Network’s hit show The Next Foodnetwork Star is cooking in our client’s kitchen this morning! 

Enter to Win!

Enter to win this new contest sponsored by IBB Design Furniture Showroom!  It’s so easy & one lucky winner will

Secret Office…

Today’s Design Dilemma:Dear Shay, I need to create a home office, but I don’t have an actual room to use. 

Eye Catching Table

I love this table!  This fantastic end table by Hickory Chair offers not only gorgeous style, but also superb functionality. 


Tune in, TiVo, & get your bootie in front of the TV to watch GMT this Friday Oct 24th!  You

Add an Ottoman!

These are a must-have for your home!  Functional, movable & so super stylish.  They can go just about anywhere in

GMT Ocotber 17th

This week on Good Morning Texas… How to use bold colors in your bedroom without losing any sleep!  I’ll give

Fabulous Fall Fabrics!

Fall inspires beautiful colors and gorgeous fabrics containing them!  Schumacher has some of the prettiest new fabrics out in their

Wild with Style!

I just cannot get enough of animal prints!  I think it’s just one of those things I will never get

Add some pop!

Today’s Design Dilemma:  Using color to make your room say WOW! Take a monochromatic or neutral color palette from drab

Seeing Red…

Want to ensure a restless night’s sleep?  That’s right… I said restless.  Try painting your bedroom walls red.  That should

GMT 9/26/08

Title: GMTLocation: WFAA Channel 8Link out: Click hereDescription: Tune into Good Morning Texas this Friday as we show how one

Perfect Paint Picking!!!

Today on GMT, we’re talking paint!  If you want to avoid one of the biggest mistakes people make when decorating

Study 101

Dear Shay,I want to turn an upstairs bedroom into a ladies study with a small desk and lamp etc.  If there

Simple Master Bedroom

Today’s Design Dilemma:  Ideas for creating a peaceful master bedroom retreat Calming colors of gold & green chosen in soothing

Paint treatments that are all the Rage!

Today on Good Morning Texas we discussed new techniques in paint finishes for your home.  All of the gorgeous samples