See Gabby's blog posts on decorating with transitional furniture, eclectic furniture, and antique style furniture.

Modern Farmhouse Design Tips

Modern Farmhouse Design Tips

Tips for Achieving a Modern Farmhouse Design from Texas Designer, Shayne Morrissey Design is a family affair for Shayne Morrissey, the Texan entrepreneur and principal designer behind Morrissey Home Solutions. Identifying a need in the marketplace for well-integrated remodeling and interior design services, Shayne and his father, a longtime residential contractor, launched the Fort Worth design-build firm in 2014. His sister Shelby also joined the MHS team, now working as Shayne’s right-hand design assistant. Known for his well-curated interiors and popular design blog Designing Fort Worth, Morrissey credits his clients for sparking his creative success: … read more

2019 Gabby Winter Market Introductions

2019 Gabby Winter Market Introductions

More and more, design-lovers want their homes to be comfortable spaces where they can relax and express their own sense of style. They want their homes to be an experience. Gabby’s winter market showrooms, from Atlanta to Dallas and Las Vegas, will be filled with new introductions that reflect this with a mix of beautiful designs, a hint of the unexpected and furniture that elegantly mimics the way people live today. Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the trendy new furniture pieces you will find this winter market season in our showrooms! 5 … read more

White Lights: Alabaster Lamps are 2019’s Brightest New Trend

Maple Table Lamp styled by Shayne Morrissey of @DesigningFortWorth. Photo by @jenmburner.

Favored by sculptors & architects for centuries, alabaster stone has a number of desirable qualities, most notably, its pleasant weight, powder-smooth surface, and ethereal white coloring. Easily cut, carved and polished, the rare beauty of this material comes from its soft translucency––a rare characteristic among stones––making it quite popular with artists and artisans throughout the world. Read on to discover the history of alabaster, styling suggestions, alabaster cleaning tips, and Gabby’s favorite alabaster lamps. Ancient Art to Modern Artisans: A Brief History of Alabaster Lamps From elaborate Egyptian pottery to romantic sculptures from the European … read more

Wendy Jane Performance Pillows Add Style

Wendy Jane Performance Pillows Add Style

There are endless ways to mix and match decorative throw pillows, especially when it comes to all of the fun prints and patterns the Wendy Jane by Gabby performance pillow line offers! However, because there are SO many creative ways, is the exact reason why it can be so overwhelming and hard to pull off. Best of all, these pillows can stand up to everything life has to offer––indoors our out––spills, stains and kids. The Mix & Match Throw Pillow recipe is: SIZE + TEXTURE + PATTERN = THE PERFECT MIX 5 Throw Pillow Combinations You’ll Love: … read more

Around the Home with Gabby: Dining Room Ideas with Definition

Around the Home with Gabby: Dining Room Ideas with Definition

It’s been said the kitchen is the heart of the home. But we’d argue that where you eat is just as important as what you serve. Eating and entertaining is about coming together as family or friends, and whether it’s a breakfast table, kitchen counter, or table set for 12, every meal deserves a beautiful spot to enjoy it. So clear those crumbs, break out your favorite china, and revitalize your dining spaces with the inspiration here. 7 Dining Room Ideas That Make Us Swoon: 1. Scale Appropriately   View this post on Instagram   … read more

5 Tips for Creating Antique Style in the Home

5 Tips for Creating Antique Style in the Home

Antique Style: Mixing the Old and the New Every successful interior should have one thing in common – a mix of the old and new. Unless you are going for a room that says the Palace of Versailles, not every budget can accommodate an “antiques only” museum look. Adding a touch of modern or transitional furniture provides a balance and a fresh touch while a treasured heirloom evokes an immediate “Old World” feel – it can be a happy marriage for both style, creating a seamless blend and something we like to call, antique style.  … read more

10 Tips for Family-Friendly Holiday Decorating

10 Tips for Family-Friendly Holiday Decorating

As a working mother with a busy schedule and full household, Lauren Clement is an expert at making the most of her time and energy. Her secret? Keep it simple, and create impactful moments that make a strong visual impression with the least amount of stress. We asked her to share her best ideas for making any space stylishly – but practically – festive. “Christmas comes and goes quickly,” she says. “Make it magical!” Here, her top 10 tips for family-friendly holiday decorating: 1. Start early! Clement always starts decorating the weekend after Thanksgiving. “We … read more

Interior Empire: Transform Your Interior Design Business with These 12 Expert Tips

Interior Empire: Transform Your Interior Design Business with These 12 Expert Tips

Here at Gabby, we love to see our clients succeed––scaling their businesses and filling their portfolios with dream projects––which is why we jump at opportunities to promote ongoing education and meaningful conversation. Last month at High Point Market, we invited LuAnn Nigara, host of top-rated podcast A Well-Designed Business, to moderate a panel on interior design business tips, growth and development. Flooded with positive feedback, we want to share the event’s juiciest insights and lessons! Below, we’ve rounded up twelve of the most poignant takeaways for transforming you interior design business from this design-centric discussion. … read more

The Gabby Guide to Stain-proof Fabrics

The Gabby Guide to Stain-proof Fabrics

Life is a beautiful mess. Between kids’ crafts, spaghetti dinners, muddy paws, and birthday parties, no home is safe from occasional spills and stains. How can homeowners minimize the mess and prevent permanent damage? Ask around, and you’ll discover that many designers offer the same sage advice: white, cream, and other light-colored textiles are among the easiest fabrics to clean. Of course, choosing the right upholstery takes a little research and preparation. Seeking expert advice for stain-proof fabrics, we turned to interior designer Marie Flanigan of notable Houston design firm Marie Flanigan Interiors. Stain-proof Fabric … read more

New 2019 Product Announcement

New 2019 Product Announcement

For many of you, your friends and family ask about High Point Market the minute you return home from the “Super Bowl” for furniture. They are curious about this twice-a-year pilgrimage to North Carolina to see the latest and greatest in home furnishings. Sometimes it’s hard to translate everything you saw in the in almost 12 million square feet of inspiring showrooms. So, to make life a little easier, we put together a Gabby High Point Market trend guide covering all the latest finds in our new furniture line. Find your favorites and see which … read more