Tag: traditional

Schranghamer Design Group, LLC: Best of Houzz 2014!

Schranghamer Design Group, LLC has been awarded Best of Houzz 2014 for our design portfolio! Many of our clients use Houzz and we have found it to be an invaluable tool in exchanging ideas and communicating design intent quickly and easily. This is our second year to be recognized by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design, with fewer than 3% of design professionals receiving this recognition.

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Texas Antique Hunting

A couple of weeks ago I was in Dallas and had a chance to do some antiquing there.  We were on the outskirts of the city and meandered into several little shops and stores. One thing about antiquing is that there is a fine line between “antiques” and “junk” that is often crossed but if you are patient you will come across some real gems.


Spring Catalog Finds with Graphic Punch

Spring is here and who doesn’t love a quick little pick me up for their home? The best place to look for one of those is often a catalog. They have some great finds that are good quality and can be mixed in with more high end items for a well balanced look.

Here are some of my latest finds that all have a graphic punch:

The Giardino Outdoor Collection by Ballard Designs is chic, clean lined, and could work well in a traditional or contemporary setting. The bold umbrella immediately caught my eye.  The collection is made of black powder coated iron and teak which will age to a soft gray over time.


Reusing an Heirloom

Often clients will have a piece they want to hang onto for sentimental value and that was the case with these chairs today. They belonged to the client’s father and they wanted to keep them and somehow integrate them into their home we were remodeling. Their taste is clean and contemporary but these chairs add a nice heirloom feel to the space.

This is what we started with: a pair of vintage red leather chairs from the 1940s. They have nice lines and are comfortable to sit in so they were a good option for keeping and reupholstering.