Signature Living

Signature Living was created by Houston designer Shandra Ward in 2010. Ms. Ward is the Founder and Lead Designer of Signature Designs Interiors & Events. Her philosophy: Live a curated life.  This platform was created for those who seek inspiration and ideas to help them create and live their signature lifestyle.  This blog captures the essence of stylish living, plus it covers topics from interior decorating to entertaining at home and everything in between.

Tips for Creating a Well-Appointed Guest Room
Bedroom Interior Decorating

Tips for Creating a Well-Appointed Guest Room

The holidays are almost upon us and you know what that means, guests are coming.   Your goal is to...
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Naturally Neutral
Accents & Accessories Pillows

Naturally Neutral

Urban Style & Luxury Design your every day with stylish throw pillows you'll love for your couch or bed. Discover...
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Home Office On A Budget
Features Home Office Interior Decorating

Home Office On A Budget

A home office has become an essential space for many, since the invasion of COVID-19. Businesses, large and small, are moving their...
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Interior Design Styles: Guide to Understanding their Characteristics
Interior Design Styles Mid-Century Modern Designs

Interior Design Styles: Guide to Understanding their Characteristics

Guide to Understanding the Characteristics of Interior Design Styles Modern | Midcentury | Contemporary Interior design offers a range of...
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Chinoiserie:  Global Sophistication
Interior Decorating

Chinoiserie: Global Sophistication

I'm in-love with Chinoiserie!  It is one of my favorite classic decorative styles.  The word Chinoiserie is borrowed from the...
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Accessories, Details and All That Jazz
Accents & Accessories Interior Decorating

Accessories, Details and All That Jazz

 How do we accessorize and add details to our home? Accessorizing is a quick and sure way to add personality...
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Designing With Pattern
Design 101 Interior Decorating

Designing With Pattern

Pattern is a way in which we strive to create order To use pattern is an art and can be...
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Design 101:  Make It Personal
Design 101 Interior Decorating

Design 101: Make It Personal

Create a space that is comfortable and inviting Personal touches can transform any living space from blah to beautiful.  Your...
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Design 101:  Balance
Design 101

Design 101: Balance

If you have a piece of furniture that looks a little out of place, use accessories to balance the piece...
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Modular Kitchens
Contributing Writer Kitchen

Modular Kitchens

Kitchens are considered to be an important part of the house.  It needs equal attention as far as style and...
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Design 101 – Living With Color
Color Design 101

Design 101 – Living With Color

Don't be afraid to get behind the wheel...the Color Wheel The quickest way to liven up a room is to...
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Stylish and Elegant Floor Decorating Ideas
Contributing Writer Flooring Interior Decorating

Stylish and Elegant Floor Decorating Ideas

The new age of flooring design is coming. It is more likely that we will be seeing different patterns in...
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How to Mix Patterns in Home Décor
Interior Decorating

How to Mix Patterns in Home Décor

Have you ever felt a desire to do something wild and daring with your home but never had the chance?...
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Design 101: Focal Point
Design 101

Design 101: Focal Point

FOCAL POINT An emphasis or focal point is the dominant item in a room that your eye is most drawn to. This...
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An Inimitable Icon: Charles Eames
Contributing Writer Designer Furniture

An Inimitable Icon: Charles Eames

There are so many fantastic designers of furniture in the world but few have been able to hold a candle...
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Decorative Bathroom Floors for a Luxurious Look
Flooring

Decorative Bathroom Floors for a Luxurious Look

When someone says bathroom, what people usually think of is all white, shiny and a bit sterile environment. And white...
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Design 101: Design Basics
Design 101

Design 101: Design Basics

Developing an eye for interior decorating/design is as simple as knowing your favorite color schemes, plus learning how to use...
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It’s Time For Tea
Entertaining with Style

It’s Time For Tea

In the world of takeout coffee, being invited to a tea party is a special occasion. Although most people associate...
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Home Library: Cozy & Comfortable
Contributing Writer Interior Decorating

Home Library: Cozy & Comfortable

You’re an avid reader with loads of books scattered around the place? A birdie may have told us you still...
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Bamboo As An Eco-Friendly Flooring
Contributing Writer Flooring

Bamboo As An Eco-Friendly Flooring

In this day and age, we’re all looking to decrease our carbon footprint so that we may decrease our strain...
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