When designing our showhouse, I can't begin to tell you how valuable partnering with vendors in our field became during the tight deadlines. I presented our vision on multiple occasions in a packet I had developed for the home. This packet included concept photos, drawings, and more to deliver our design vision in a succinct manner. This made it simple for them to provide alternatives to our designs when items we had specified weren't available.
Partnering with suppliers and vendors is a large part of Designing With a Deadline. If not for our partners at Hickroy Chair Furniture, we wouldn't have been able to have furniture for our home, as well as the home next door to ours, The Net-Zero Energy Home. Both of these projects were furnished by my firm through furniture from one of my favorite partners, Hickory Chair.
I also had the opportunity to work with Currey and Co. for our chandeliers and pendant lighting in the home. What a perfect fit these were for my rustic, modern showhouse design conecpt.
I also had the pleasure of working with my great friends at Craighead-Green Gallery. My relationship with kenneth Craighead allowed me the freedom to choose the perfect pieces for my design. With a distinct vision, I selected several bold pieces for the home.
They each created the perfect feeling for the space and I was never more pleased than when one artist visited the home to see her work installed in the Master Bath. Seeing her eyes when she saw her work and what I thought was the perfect selection for that space, was priceless. She stood there for at least 5 minutes just in silence looking at the room and her art. Truly priceless.
I also worked closely with the Hable Sisters of Hable Construction to select fabric for our Hickory Chair furniture, pillows and drapery. What a great way to share a great Texas flair in a modern way. The Hable Sisters have an amazing eye and a way with color that brought such life to the space.
With amazing partners like these, I couldn't have asked for a better result. Oh and one more thing...you should also have noticed by now, a recurring design theme of spheres. Do you see it now?
Photography by Danny Piassick