All posts by Alexis Chastain

By October 26, 2019

Sitting around your friend’s living room, sipping on your favorite evening cocktail surrounded by those who bring you great conversation and laughs, you’re distracted. An eye-grabbing book lies on the surface of the space’s centerpiece, the coffee table, and you can’t help but imagine what wonders you’d see underneath the hard, matte-finished cover. You don’t


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By October 19, 2019

In some ways, designers have the easy job when it comes to healthy design. We make decisions about what materials to use, what kind of lighting to put in one’s space, and how many plants to spread throughout the home. Once the decision has been made, approved, and implemented, that’s it — we’ve created an


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By October 12, 2019

At Beyond Interior Design, we’re extremely passionate about finding new ways to improve the lives of our clients. Something we’ve recently been consumed with is healthy building, or in our case, healthy designing. In other words, we’ve been researching new ways to improve the health and overall well-being of our clients through different materials, decor,


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By October 5, 2019

In our previous Shop Talk, we highlighted a local, modern decor store, explaining how shops like Kasart are where you find those unique, eye-catching pieces for your interior design. We love our local businesses, but big-box home furnishing stores, like West Elm and CB2, have their benefits, too! In this edition, we’ll discuss exactly what


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By September 28, 2019

In the past decade, the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex has experienced massive growth, making it the fourth-largest metro area in the nation. Because of this growth, many neighborhoods have begun undergoing revitalization to support new residents and their culture. We’ve seen this with Lower Greenville, Deep Ellum, and the Bishop Arts District. Another neighborhood more recently


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By September 21, 2019

Once upon a time, kitchens were merely the place people cooked and prepared their daily meals. They were a place of work, not leisure, and they definitely weren’t exposed to guests. Fast-forward to today’s open-concept living and kitchens are showcased to everyone who walks in the main space. This transformation of spatial planning has changed


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By September 14, 2019

One of the first questions we ask new clients is “how would you define your style?” Since we’re a modern design firm, we understand their general taste, but we need to know more to create a personalized space. Their response, however, can be a bit disorganized. And, honestly, what do we expect? They’ve come to


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By September 7, 2019

I go to mother nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in order. – John Burroughs, American essayist In the 1960s, German-born American psychoanalyst Eric Fromm termed “a passionate love of life and all that is alive” as biophilia. It was a term to describe a psychological attraction to all things


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By August 31, 2019

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO AN INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECT The interior design world has always been mysterious. That rings true for clients and other designers. For years, professionals kept their processes secret from competitors. In the age of social media, blogs, vlogs, and podcasts, a wealth of knowledge has been shared amongst the design community. However,


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By August 23, 2019

Furniture and decor stores like West Elm, Crate and Barrel, and IKEA dominate their market for a reason — they create attractive showrooms and catalogs that allow consumers to easily purchase their curated designs. All one simply needs to do is find a room they like through one of the store’s “inspiration” sources, and they


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