Ever find yourself longing for that small town, slow-paced, Mayberry way of living? Where any and every problem can be cured in a rocking chair or front porch swing. Maybe you’ve even lived that life before, but now you find yourself in a high-rise sipping Manhattan’s instead of Mamaw’s sweet tea –  all the while, […]

September 26, 2022

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of complete jubilation as parents around the world rejoice in the return of kiddos going back to school.  Of course, we are only being slightly tongue-in-cheek here. We will miss making those beautiful summer memories and are already looking forward to fall break as a family! In honor […]

August 24, 2022

Area rug options for every scenario. AWKWARD ANGLES Designers are master magicians when it comes to tricking the eye. We have the uncanny ability to make spaces look more balanced, appear larger, and so much more. More often than not, when designers encounter awkward layouts, standard-sized area rugs are an unviable option. This is a […]

August 2, 2022

Sweet summertime! Families are flooding emerald coastlines, filling lake coves, and taking up real estate at campgrounds across the country.  If the last couple of years has taught us anything, it’s to never take one single memory for granted.  Each place we visit as a family, we make sure to take physical inventory back home […]

June 23, 2022

According to historians, in 1675, a Frenchman and engraver named Jean-Michel Papillon made the first repeating designs that matched on both sides. It was repeated and was continuous from one sheet to the next. Today, those sheets are now known as – wallpaper.  This phenomenon would live on for centuries as new patterns and unique […]

June 8, 2022

The powder room – so much attention has been given to the unsuspecting powder bath lately; she’s pretty much like the new girl in school everyone wants to be friends with. The powder may be a small space, but it holds massive opportunity for both fun and function. Below are 5 ways you can give […]

May 12, 2022

Spring has officially sprung, and if you’ve been following along here at SBI, you know how happy this makes us. Refer to our last blog entry for inspiration on how to incorporate the season into your home.  Spoiler alert…one of those ways is with window treatments. Textiles are to a window, what a frame is […]

April 27, 2022

Taking your ceiling to new heights. Painting the four walls in any room can make the most dramatic change to any new build or remodel. However, if you are reading this at home, look up. What do you see?  You may be missing a fifth opportunity for something special.  Most likely, you’re staring at a […]

April 12, 2022

Simple ways to incorporate the freshness of Spring into your home. Inhale, giant exhale *Ahh…Spring.  Birds are chirping, splashes of green sprout from the ground, bare branches are budding; nature is coming to life… As a native Texan, I am fortunate to enjoy the sun well into the later months.  Even still, there’s something so […]

March 31, 2022

Picking the perfect profile for your kitchen and bath counters At Shannan Bower Interiors, one of our favorite moments in a kitchen or bath design is watching a beautiful new slab of countertop laid on a fresh set of cabinets. Whether it’s a high-end natural stone or budget-friendly, manmade material, countertops anchor the overall design […]

March 16, 2022