The color red is a lot of things! The rich, warm tone reminds people of the heat of the summer and the festive spirit of winter holidays. Though in recent years, cooler colors have ruled interiors, bold crimsons are suddenly back on the scene

Like taking a bite into a red velvet cupcake, a soft, luxurious scarlet chair adds a taste of glamour to neutral and monochromatic spaces.

From crimson and fire engine red to Merlot and rust, there are endless ways to use this warm shade to create a mood.

Red can feel contemporary, traditional, rustic or timeless, depending on the shade and context. A touch of red can warm up a room, or add drama when used as the main color in a small space such as a powder room.

This space screams strong, radiant and full of energy, it is pleasing with confidence. Red is incredibly versatile when used in moderation.

This room solves the balance problem in its own unique way.  This living room uses the color red sparingly as accents! This vivid hue makes a dramatic difference.

Balance and elegance are the keys to getting this fabulous color scheme spot on!

An all-white backdrop ensures that even the slightest pops of black and red stand out with ease. Wow! This makes for a super-chic home!

Contemporary kitchens with glossy counter tops are incredibly popular and seem to be the preferred choice in most urban homes.  Combining with white in an effortless manner, red and black is a color duo that seems custom-made for the trendy modern kitchen!

Architectural Digest has done it again! The red hues provide a great this lovely organic living space.  The neutral, peaceful ambiance of the white balances out with the bold, demanding red.

This gorgeous San Francisco home library paneling has been painted a classic Chinese red with gilt detailing.  The emerald tufted chairs are so settling!



Tis the Season!

Pressed for time but want a big show to greet guests and carolers on your holiday front porch? Magnolia branches and sprigs of seeded eucalyptus will do just the trick!

Three trees are better than one! This magnificent Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C. has Christmas tree lighting down to a science.

Nature Inspired!

Fresh cedar pine, fir branches and magnolia leaves combine with fruit, pinecones and tangerines for an ultra-natural and festive look.  Strands of gold beads add a surprising hint of color within the garland.

Love the vintage draped blanket over the white table it adds the perfect amount of holiday color!

This tablescape gets it right with varying heights of decorative trees, candle holders and tiny décor items.

This gorgeously stunning mantel décor pulls colors from the room into the heavily laden garland full of pine cones, ribbons, mirrored balls, trailing vines and silver leaves.

If you pride yourself on having the most festive house on the block, don’t settle on the inside! Your home should be just as festive, cozy and colorful.

Grey and gold is a crisp, graphic combination. Why not transform the color combo for the holidays? Santa will be perfectly accentuated in his red suit coming down the chimney into a grey and cold holiday wonderland.

Just adore this coastal holiday look! A frosted decor livened with blue tones really makes a difference in this beautiful living space.

We Work with Your Contractor to Build and Design

Building or remodeling a home is an exciting but challenging undertaking. Often, homeowners seek out a builder without first consulting a designer. This means a designer isn’t brought into the process until many things are already built or in process. At MJS Interiors, we suggest that home design Houston be done as a collaborative effort between designer and builder to create something that fits homeowners’ needs and pocketbooks.

Benefits of a Designer-Builder Relationship

Designer-builder relationships have many benefits. First, this allows the building contractor to focus on what they do best—build. It also creates a process where every part of the build or remodel is thought out and budgeted for from day one. This ensures clients stay within budget and are happy with the end product. Last, an interior designer can work as a project coordinator and communicator to move through the whole process without confusion and without leaving you to make sure everyone is on task.

What Does an Interior Designer Do?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Interior designers make interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and materials. They read blueprints and must be aware of building codes and inspection regulations, as well as universal accessibility standards.”