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

“This just in…your kitchen cabinets do not have to be white!” Maybe it’s because we’ve been stuck inside for what seems an entire year – but nature is having a major moment in design.  From the mountains to the prairies, to the oceans white with foam… we are surrounded with the most incredible landscapes.  From […]

January 19, 2022

Thinking of DIY or hiring a Designer? Ohh the many things to consider when remodeling your home – time, money and processes being the big 3. Easy though, right? You can rent a jack hammer and pull up that tile, or pick the perfect color, grab a paint brush and spruce up those cabinets, or […]

August 31, 2021

Let’s talk shapes and sizes! In the last few blog posts we’ve nailed down our pillow style and explained how to write a beautiful pillow story. This week, we’re still talking pillows (shocker, we know) As with everything in design, proportion plays a huge role in the overall aesthetic. Selecting the correct size, scale, and […]

June 22, 2021