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A Stunning Transformation

If there’s one thing I’ve learned during my years as an interior designer, it’s the key to successful design in often “thinking outside the box.” Solutions to design dilemmas are seldom obvious, and this was certainly the case with a recent bathroom remodeling project. Knowing our client desired a luxurious and glamorous master bath, I was on the hunt for the perfect crystal chandelier to suspend over the bathtub. Of course, the location for the lighting fixture required something fairly small, which most chandeliers are not! I needed the fixture to measure 18” x 18”, but couldn’t find what I...

Design Shuffle Names BGI a Top 10 of 2013

Design Shuffle, an online go-to destination for design professionals and enthusiasts, has revealed its first annual Top 10 of the year and Barbara Gilbert Interiors was selected! Ten design professionals from each of the three regions of the United States were chosen based on the quality of their designs within their online portfolios. Design Shuffle’s popular “Fave” feature also played a contributing factor in the firms honored. Design enthusiasts and industry partners everywhere use the fun and helpful “Fave” feature to identify their favorite design photographs. The design of the room was based on our client’s desire for an inspiring,...

HGTV Features Barbara Gilbert Interiors

Talk about an amazing Christmas gift! After being contacted by HGTV requesting projects for their consideration in upcoming publications, I submitted two recent remodeling projects. Imagine my excitement when they decided to feature both projects online and interviewed me for all the details! The first project is a large kitchen remodel in Farmersville, Texas that required the removal of two walls to create the open floor plan the homeowner desired. The kitchen was part of an overall home remodel and, due to extensive construction requirements, took over 9 months. But the end result was so worth it! HGTV chose to title it...