Both your art and the frame can bring interest to your walls.  There are so many approaches to help you make a statement with your art, no matter the size.  Loving this thin gold frame + Michelle Armas Ochi Print + over-sized mat.  This is a great way to frame a smaller print to create an even bigger impact on your walls.  The varying widths of the frame, mat, and print work so well together.



This gallery wall is another good example of smaller prints contained with larger mats in narrow gold frames.  The prints and mats vary in size and compliment the random arrangement of the frames nicely.  There still is a sense of uniformity with the actual frame sizes and the gold trim.



The grouping of prints used in our Traditional Comfort home highlights how to fill a wall with just the right amount of frames.



There are so many other elements of this room to talk about, but the simple gold frame makes a perfect statement for this incredible space.  It also highlights how simple your decor for your mantel can be.  Oh, how I love this space.



I also had to share this photo because I like the linear arrangement of the photos along the entire length of the wall.  It might be a fun and different way to display a series of prints.


Have you tackled any framing projects recently?  Please share!

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Best of Houzz 2013

houzz interior design ideas


I was excited to find out that our Fresh Colonial bathroom was voted by the Houzz community as a winner of the Best of Houzz 2013 awards!  A big thank you to all those who added this bathroom to their personal ideabooks!   Houzz is such a great resource for design ideas and inspiration for homeowners.  If you haven’t already, you should definitely spend some time browsing their millions of design images!


The most frequently asked questions about this bathroom are the sources for the tile and the sconces.  In case you are wondering as well, the tile is by Walker Zanger :: Vintage Glass, Zinc Matte in a 1″ x 1″ Mosaic.  The lovely sconces are the Petal Sconces from Circa Lighting.

Recent Favorites :: Tile

Tile can create a focal point in a bathroom or kitchen and is one of my favorite elements to design in these rooms.  It is a great way to add texture, color, and depth to a space.  I have been wanting to share a few tiles that I’m loving from recent projects and one that I am looking forward to using.

Walker Zanger :: Waterfall Mosaic Collection, Rain pattern, Woodridge/Pearl Blend

This mosaic tile is beautiful and helps to create such a serene feeling in this master bathroom.  The tiles are a combination of slate and iridescent glass.

Ann Sacks :: Idris 4×8 field tile in Grey Chine

I love the color and finish on this terra cotta tile from Ann Sacks.

New Ravenna ::  Pandora in Jewel Glass + Honeycomb in Stone

I have not had the pleasure of using any New Ravenna tile yet, but every tile they make is absolutely gorgeous.

Highlights of 2012

Last year was such a wonderful year that I thought it needed a proper goodbye.  Here are a few of the highlights from the year.


In January, ESD launched our new website and started blogging!  The beginning of the year was also full of preparations for the arrival of our sweet baby boy.  I started planning his nursery and loved every second of seeing it come together.



Our baby was also showered with so much love at my Bb is for Baby Boy Shower in Colorado and my Cute As A Button Shower in Texas.



I shared one of my favorite travel spots and our final trip before baby to San Francisco.  I also started welcoming you to your week with some of my favorite doors.  This was the first series for the blog and seemed to be the topic most posted about throughout the year.  Hoping to change that up a bit this year!



Our little boy made his debut in March and we finished his Orange and Aqua Nursery just in time!  I was overwhelmed by the love for his room from all of you!  His sweet space was even featured in Baby Lifestyles Magazine June/July issue and awarded an ASID Dallas DesignOvation Award.



ESD finished up another fun project with Holmes Builders and shared the Modern Home Tour here first.  Along with that, we shared our Traditional Comfort project, which featured a lovely bedroom and home office.



I started using Instagram to share the details of my day through pictures.  You can follow along, if you like!  (@erinsander)



In September, the Red Hawk Model for the Holmes Builders opened.  This home is worth seeing if you are ever in Coppell!



The fall brought ESD’s 3rd anniversary and we celebrated with a giveaway!  It has been a fabulous three years and we are looking forward to many more.  Our family traveled to Chicago for a quick trip and stayed at the incredible Public Hotel.  I found a little time for blogging and posted about some of my favorite lantern choices for lighting.



The end of the year passed by way too quickly, as it always does.  I enjoyed a little time off over the holidays and spent time with family and friends.  Our team at ESD has been growing and we are working on just how we want to share everything here with you.    Cheers to 2012 and here is to a brand new year!

CultureMap Dallas Interview: Modern Design with a Twist

“Dallas design stands out because it is constantly experimenting with new design trends all the while managing to stay firmly planted in its traditional roots.”


For some of my thoughts on designing in Dallas and a few last minute holiday decor ideas, check out my interview on CultureMap Dallas!  Thank you to the lovely Haley Schultheis for the fun article.


Happy Monday!

ESD Turns 3 + a giveaway

We are starting this week out by celebrating our 3rd anniversary at ERIN SANDER DESIGN and I wanted to share all of our excitement with you lovely readers!  The last three years have been pretty amazing and I just wanted to find a way to say thank you—so, I’m giving away one of my favorite necklaces from EmersonFry.  It is her dragonfly gold coin necklace with the inscription: “AUT VIAM INVENIAM AUT FACIAM” — “I shall either find a way or make a way.”  LOVE.


To enter to win, please leave a comment below with a design topic you would love to hear more about on the blog.  I always love hearing what interests you!  For an extra entry, tweet about this giveaway!  Please include @erinsander in your tweet and leave an additional comment on the blog.  The giveaway will close on Friday, October 26th at midnight.  Good Luck!


Happy Monday!

Red Hawk Preview

We recently finished up the Red Hawk model home with the amazing Holmes Builders.  I’ve been so excited to share this little teaser of what we have been working on with you.


The model is now open and would be the perfect place to stop if you are out and about this weekend.  It is located at 122 Blackburn Drive in Coppell.  Here is a map to help you find it.  If you do make it out there, I’d love to hear what you think!

We’re Hiring!

ESD is growing and we are in need of two fabulous people to add to our team.  We are looking for a Design Assistant and an Office Assistant.  Design Assistant must be willing to complete a 3 month unpaid internship prior to being hired and know AutoCAD.  Office Assistant needs to be detail oriented, highly organized, and be familiar with Quickbooks.  If you’re interested, or know someone who might be the perfect fit, please send resumes to

ASID Dallas DesignOvation Awards

I was both delighted and honored to find out this week that two of Erin Sander Design’s projects were awarded at the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) DesignOvation Awards for Dallas for 2012!  I am thrilled to be included with so many other incredible Interior Designers and ever grateful to be apart of the ASID and the Dallas Design Community.

The Orange and Aqua Nursery won First Place for Residential-Child’s Room, Small Child.

This Modern Dental Office won Second Place for Commercial- Health Care.