Blog Topics: Home Decor & Maintenance

home maintenance and interiors

After having your ideal home designed and built, then comes the fun part of decorating and maintaining your new or renovated casa. It’s easy to get swept away for hours on Pinterest and Houzz gathering ideas, but when it’s time to make decisions and order materials, the project gets real, real quick.

Ask anyone who has finished a home remodel project and they will tell you they had no idea how many finishes there were in a house. Most rooms require you to decide on flooring, paint colors, light fixtures, doorknobs, cabinet style, countertops, plumbing fixtures, tile… the list goes on and on.

If you do a little homework you can find quality, low maintenance finishes and fixtures for a variety of budgets and decor styles. You just need to know where to look. Whether you want to change from traditional to contemporary or select a new stone countertop that won’t stain at your next dinner party, we can offer you guidance that will make the decisions easier. Dallas architects, Laura and Holly of hpd architecture + interiors share tips on organizing, decorating, and maintaining your home. Don’t go it alone. We are here to help.

Setting up Craft Room and Storage in Your Home

Setting up Craft Room and Storage in Your Home

This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase, it does not increase the cost to you, but we may receive a small commission in return. As we all adjust to our new pandemic normal, many of us have found that more time at home breeds more time for...

How to disinfect, not damage, your home’s surfaces

How to disinfect, not damage, your home’s surfaces

COVID-19 has caused many of us to remain at home to help “flatten the curve” on the spread of the virus. Now is a great time to do some clean and disinfect your home. Before you dive into that endeavor though you may want to know what types of cleaners are safe for...

6 Fun, Modern, and Trending Indoor Planter Ideas

6 Fun, Modern, and Trending Indoor Planter Ideas

One of the current home decor trends is to bring natural elements into your home. There are so many creative ways to add plants to your interiors, the containers are as interesting as the greenery! Here are six innovative ideas to get you started: This post contains...

How to Renovate Your Bachelor Pad to a Home for Married Life

How to Renovate Your Bachelor Pad to a Home for Married Life

When you bought your home, was it just for you? Getting married may mean you look at that layout a little differently for life when "me" becomes "we." If you suspect that your bachelor pad might need to move some walls, we can help. Changing a great guy hangout into a...

Decorating Tips to Transition Away From Bachelor Pad

Decorating Tips to Transition Away From Bachelor Pad

Bachelor pads are a single man’s oasis—his hideout, his lair, his crib. But what happens when “his” place becomes “our” place? Or maybe you're not quite to the “me” becomes “we” bit, but are planning for it in the future. If you are ready to take the next step in...

Spring Trends in Home Decor

Spring Trends in Home Decor

It’s springtime and if you’re like me, you’re all revved up and ready to freshen up your home—not only opening up those doors and windows, but also freshening up the energy, color and textures. There are some fun new trends coming along in home décor, and I’m excited...

From Tidying Up to Totally Organized

From Tidying Up to Totally Organized

If you subscribe to Netflix then you've probably heard of or watched the increasingly popular "HGTV-esque" television series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo released in January 2019. Each episode features families struggling with decluttering challenges and Marie...

17 Steps to Transform from Traditional to Contemporary Home Decor

17 Steps to Transform from Traditional to Contemporary Home Decor

At hpd architecture + interiors, we are seeing a trend here in Dallas — the rebirth of homes from traditional style to contemporary home decor. Originally published in 2012, this trend is still going strong. The traditional Dallas house built in the 1960s and 1970s is...

How to Declutter your Home and Restore your Joy

How to Declutter your Home and Restore your Joy

Do you feel like you are drowning in STUFF? Do your possessions stress you out instead of bringing you joy? It’s time to break down the steps for sorting, purging, donating, and organizing your things so you can sleep at night and restore your joy!Here are some common...

20 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring

20 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring

The holidays and our New Year’s resolutions are distant memories. Spring Break is still a month away. It’s too cold to go outside, and we need a distraction from eating Girl Scout Cookies. So, let’s make the best of it and refresh your home for spring. By embracing...