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Spring simply calls for pastels. The gorgeous almost watercolored softer shades deserve a place On the Pedestal. Easter is a fabulous time for these gentle colors to make a bold entrance into our wardrobes, but our spaces as well! Pastels are calming and give a serene atmosphere to any space. Mints, butter yellows, blushy pinks, moody blues, and luscious lilacs should invade any and...

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April showers bring April pastels, geodes, subway tiles, and the DASH Market! That's how the poem goes, right? We love the breath of fresh air that is spring, and with this sweet season comes precious pastels. We are placing classics with twist, like subway tiles, and more contemporary items, like geodes, On the Pedestal this month. We can't...

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We are placing some of our favorite vendors On the Pedestal! We love the service team, the furniture, the textiles, and the incredible showrooms here in Houston. So happy to get to highlight Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and Design Within Reach. These nationally found vendors are full of pieces we love and...

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We love seeing dark woods come back. Darker stains, paints, and shades make lighter walls seem taller and the room seem bigger. Give a room depth and extra space with darker floors and add square footage without knocking down a wall. Dark wood doesn’t end with the floors, we are jumping on board with dark furniture and wooden accents as well. Dark pieces are stately and attractive; they hold their own and look grown up and sophisticated.

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Colored appliances, a once retro look, is in and chic as all get out! We love color and needn't be afraid of it, including in our appliances. No need to hide our appliances behind panels or wash them out with stainless steel any longer, let your true colors show! Colored appliances are easier to clean and show fewer smudges, but practicality aside, the color softens up a room usually full of functionality. Stainless steel can be sleek, or it...

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It’s an exciting time here at CDB Interiors! Along with being placed On the Pedestal and in our Staff Spotlight, Kari Nelson our Associate Designer has been given a project all her own. CDB Interiors through Kari Nelson teamed with Wayfair to design her Dream...

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Who knew what we learned in high school math would come in so handy for interiors? Hexagonal tiles, rectangle shiplap, triangular millwork—and no need for a protactor! We love seeing geometrics come out in wooden details and tiles, hardwoods, and backsplashes. Shape is an easy way to add depth without adding fuss.

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Florals for spring. Groundbreaking, right? Maybe its the darker shades throughout winter or the actual thaw, but we love florals and greenery especially this time of year. Faux or fresh, in print of a terra-cotta planter, spring has sprung and we are ready for our greens.

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Don’t think grandma’s kitchen when we say, “wallpaper!” The once dated look is back and we are loving the facelift this classic style is getting! From De Gournay to Cole & Sons, we love adding wallpaper, especially in unexpected places and spaces. A half bath becomes a whole new room with some special print on the wall. An accent wall in an office or bedroom brings to life the space with the right wallpaper.

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Spring has sprung, and shades of green are everywhere. From St. Patrick’s Day to the Masters, to our yards coming back to life, we are placing green On the Pedestal. We love this shade for its vast array of use. It’s organic, it’s cool and multi-dimensional, it’s not shy but doesn’t become an attention-hog either. Green looks crisp and put together, but unfussy and clean. Green...

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There is something sweet and special about gallery walls. The deconstructed method to the chaos kind of look you get with a gallery wall tells a story in your space. From family photos, to meaningful art, to cool vintage finds, we are placing gallery walls and all that you display on them On the Pedestal!

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It's March and Spring has arrived as far as we are concerned! We are placing all things fresh On the Pedestal. From green interiors to green appliances to the real deal green house plants, it is time to feel alive and natural this time of year. We love our march into March, adorned with current trends that have a more classic vibe and the ways that details can make the space. Our...

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We are excited to place two of our favorite antique brands On the Pedestal. As rare and special as the pieces they carry, these vendors have earned their spotlights for unique and beautifully curated styles. In fact, we are such big fans of Janet Wiebe Antiques, we already featured her needlepoint chairs on our post. We love the...

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We are placing acrylic On the Pedestal. We can’t get enough, whether it’s a drawer pull or a ghost chair, acrylic embodies that less can, in fact, be more. These incredible items look contemporary, but not cold; minimalist, but not minor; luxury, but not over the top.

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Patina actually means “an impression or appearance of something,” and our impression is that the appearance of patina is worthy of being placed On the Pedestal! When copper ages, it takes on a new dimension due to the oxidation over long periods of time. This aging doesn’t actually age a piece though, it gives it rich tonal changes that make us wonder if older is better. From sea...

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Want a show stopper? Do something, anything, in hot pink! We are head over heels for this fun, fabulous shade. It is the wilder, younger sister of the sweet blushy tones we have been seeing all year. A hot pink wall, desk chair, even a hot pink bouquet of peonies has mood-lifting properties to it. Pink exudes confidence without arrogance, while also being soft and approachable. This hue so signature to girly fun has a business side too when...

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While we always love antiques, we are excited to see needlepoint make a glorious comeback! Whether it’s vintage or brand new, we love the depth and richness these unique pieces bring. From bathroom vanity pedestals to pillows, we are seeing needlepoint add texture and prints in otherwise bland designs. And because fashion and interior design tend to trend together, we are loving needlepoint make its way in fashion too....

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? These mirrors would reply that they are! Bring light and luxury to any space with a mirror. Not only does it reflect the natural light already in the room, but it elongates and lets the space grow. Don’t be bashful with your mirrors either, these are pieces of art. We love these ornate pieces that command all eyes on them. Mirrors, like a good relationship, reflect the beauty that...

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We are placing velvet On the Pedestal, because its gorgeous rich texture brings out the best in all the colors of the rainbow. Luxe on a whole other level, and now it’s established its place as a year round textile! What was once a fashion faux paux is now a fashion forward choice, and the same goes for interiors.

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It's that time of year when we transition slowly, but surely to Spring. We are placing some lovely colors, pieces, and textures On the Pedestal this month that hold their own in February and beyond! From our Vendor Spotlights to our favorite color this month, we are loving the way different shapes, textures, textiles, and pieces both old and new can make any space special.

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Our fearless leader and founder, Cheryl Devine Baker believes in the following quote when it comes to space: “ Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful” (author unknown). Making places and spaces livable, beautiful, and reflective of each and every client’s personal aesthetic is Cheryl’s primary inspiration.

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Normally, we would place our love list On the Pedestal, but today we are placing everything on the mantel! With our focus this January on taking care of the things we love, from our minds and bodies to our homes, we were drawn to what is often the epicenter of our living spaces--mantels. Dressed up in ornate millwork and stone carving, or stripped down to a raw railroad tie, these...

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It’s all in the details and hardware is certainly not to be overlooked. Gold hardware is an easy way to lux up a space and add that richness we all crave. Amidst the Carrera marble or the flat grey bathroom cabinets, the gold knobs and faucets pop. Think of it like adding an accessory to an outfit, the hardware adds that next level touch to a room like the gentle twinklings of perfectly styled earrings.

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CDB Interiors has noticed an upswing in bars requested by our clients, so we wanted to place them and the accessories that make it special On the Pedestal. From diamond glass doors for storage, to gilded shakers and glasses, a bar or bar cart (for those with a little less space) adds a certain sophistication to your after work hours. Leather...

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Along with resolutions of health and wellness, there is no wellness comparable to getting the kind of reset and mindfulness that comes from a cozy home. We have picked some of our favorite decompression items. A snuggle-worthy throw from William Sonoma and Barefoot Dreams robe that must be made from marshmallows is the start to a...

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It's regal. It's royal. It's in-your-face bold and yet, not aggressive. It's Pantone's Color of the Year. We see color making it's way across the fashion world, but fashion and interior design have a way of holding hands while telling their stories.

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We are excited to place two of our favorite brands On the Pedestal. Lulu & Georgia and Viyet have certainly earned their prowess in the design world for being original.

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Welcome to 2018 and to the new CDB Interiors Blog! New year, new you, new us—well, in digital format, at least. January is full of fresh starts so we are diving right in with a new way for you to see our vision and the things we are loving, placing all of these On the Pedestal. January is proving to be a month of texture, depth, and dimension. And why not, when we are all assessing...

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