Rooms to Grow

May 2018 bring fresh designs for every room of your house! New showrooms in the Decorative Center offer options aplenty.

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ALL ACCESS

The New Year ushers in vast décor options at the newly opened Tipler Collection. The multi-line showroom offers everything from art and tile to window coverings and furniture from luxury brands including Dacor, Habersham Home, Ambella Home, Bernhardt, Arizona Tile, Hunter Douglas and many more. Make it a one-stop shop with Tipler’s architectural design, construction, interior design and furnishing services. tiplercollection.com


Still life details, cup of tea on retro vintage wooden tray on a coffee table in living room, top view point. Lazy winter weekend with a book on the sofa.

SURFACE APPEAL

Every surface in every style is what you can expect from Designer Floors of Houston — poised to become the city’s go-to for never-before-seen customizable products that work for any design direction. Whether you are dressing the floors or walls or need a countertop update, the new showroom promises finishes that range from ultramodern to traditional. “We are very excited to work with the design community, offering a great resource of surfacing materials,” says manager Linda Marshall. designerfloorsofhouston.com

CALLING ALL COOKS

Contempo Designs brings the best of Italian kitchen design to Houston with its new showroom extension, Aster

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Cucine. Located next-door to Contempo’s existing space, these bespoke dream kitchens are all about sleek lines and unique materials. “We believe a kitchen is more than a set of cabinets and doors — it’s the heart of the home,” says manager Tony Smock. Find seven core collections with a range of distinctive materials, finishes and fixture options — and every order is handmade in Italy. contempodesigns.com

Fashion+Home

SOUTH FLORIDA-BASED Italian shoe line Concetto Limone will make its Texas debut at a cocktail reception at Valobra Master Jewelers (2150 Westheimer Rd.) on Thursday, April 29 from 5-7pm. The evening of "All Things Italian" will transport guests immediately to the coast of southern Italian as they sip on Italian wines, Aperol Spritzes, Negronis and Limoncellos while feasting on an assortment of Italian hors d'oeuvres from Houston's beloved Tony's. Invited guests will have the first glance in Texas on the Concetto Limone line and the opportunity to purchase unisex styles on Thursday evening and all day Friday at a trunk show at Valobra.

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