Statement Décor is Blooming

In addition to showcasing the luxury listings of Ebby Halliday Realtors, the spring/summer 2018 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Go for Bold,” which features a sampling of our favorite bold décor pieces from shops around Dallas-Fort Worth.

Go for Bold

The home-trends forecast is looking bright this season with vibrant colors, timeless texture and standout style wildly in bloom. Designers are swapping the all-white palette for warm wood and jewel tones, adding depth through lush velvets, floral prints and brass accents.
Looking for inspiration? Here is a chic selection of on-trend pieces to boldly transform any space.
Dutch Tulips ZGal

Dutch Blooms I by Jackie Von Tobel

West Elm Sofa

Lola Sofa in Plush Velvet Wasabi

Red Driftwood

Todd Smith Driftwood Sculpture

Metro Pillow ZGal

Metro Pillow

Mecox Lamp

Emerald Green Penshell Table Lamp

Maven SB2

Noir Jones 2-Door Sideboard

Maven Zanadoo

Arteriors Zanadoo Large Chandelier

WS Tulip Table

Tulip Pedestal Dining Table, Black Marble

Draper James Howdy Mat

Draper James Howdy Door Mat

Mecox Chair

Caden Peacock Upholstered Chair

IBB Leaf

Tacca Orchid Leaf

WS Rustic Tray

Rustic Tray with Leather Handles


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Ebby’s Home for the Holidays: Holiday Décor Tips with IBB Design

You don’t need to change your entire home’s décor to inject the holidays into your space this season. Get in the spirit and transform your space with these quick decorating tips from Shay Geyer, designer at IBB Design Fine Furnishings.

1. Use colors that complement the space
Think outside of the traditional red-and-green box when injecting holiday colors into your space. Add metallics for a bit of sparkle, as well as white or muted blues. Mixing and matching different textures and patterns is always a great idea.
2. Utilize things you already have
Use lamps, candle holders, and even winter fruit (hint: pomegranates, oranges) to layer in with garland, ornaments, flowers, pinecones and other holiday elements.
3. Always have enough seating for your guests
With the holidays comes entertaining friends and family, so be sure to have enough seating in your space. Benches, ottomans and decorative pull-up chairs are the perfect way to add additional seating for your guests.
4. Hang a wreath in an unexpected place
Get creative with your holiday wreaths this season and place them in unexpected spots throughout your home. Utilize suction-cup hooks to hang wreaths on bookcases and other glass surfaces. If opting for lit wreaths, be sure to find battery-powered ones to avoid visible cords!
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10 Ways to Refresh and Renew This Spring

10 Ways to Refresh and Renew This Spring



When you think of springtime, brightly colored flowers, sunny days, and lush foliage likely fill your thoughts. It’s the time of year that signifies renewal – and the perfect time to tackle making over your home.


In the new spring edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury home publication, Shay Geyer, owner and designer at IBB Design Fine Furnishings, provides some timely tips for a spring makeover of your home.


*  Greenery is the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year and the perfect nod to spring for your home’s décor.  A “fresh and zesty yellow-green,” this color can be used as an accent to bring a neutral palette to life or paired with other lively colors for a dynamic interior.


10 Ways to Refresh and Renew This Spring


*  Paint is one of the easiest ways to transform a room. Choose a happy hue that brings new life into your room and puts a smile on your face. Brighter, more-saturated hues work best as accents and shades of white offer a crisp backdrop for artwork and fabrics to steal the show.


*  Wallpaper is more of a commitment than paint, but it allows you to bring in bold patterns and cheerful color that will fill your space with happiness all year long.  Good news: Removable, peel-and-stick wallpapers are now available.


*  Add accent pillows in a bright floral pattern or botanical print to your sofa or chairs for an instant update. Butterflies, birds and cherry blossoms are other popular spring motifs that work beautifully as accents in a home.


10 Ways to Refresh and Renew This Spring


*  Punchy pastels are on trend right now. Think of ballet pinks and aquas but kicked up a notch in saturation. These colors are anything but soft and can add a cheerful accent to your space when used in accessories.


*  Drapery panels not only dress your windows but they soften a wall by layering in fabric. Choose a solid in sunny yellow or sky blue or opt for a floral pattern for a touch of springtime influence. If you’re shy about pattern and color, select a sheer fabric for drapery panels to evoke a light and airy feeling.


*  Layer in the texture. Use a grass-cloth wallpaper or a tile that emulates wood to bring the outdoors inside your home.


10 Ways to Renew and Refresh


*  Add scented candles and diffusers throughout your home. Fragrances like fresh peony, lavender thyme and gardenia will fill your rooms with the sweet smells of spring.


*  Add floral and greenery arrangements to bring a room to life. Whether fresh or faux, a floral arrangement instantly makes a room happy. When selecting a silk arrangement, the more lifelike the better. Use the arrangements on an end table, console or coffee table for a pop of color.


*  Get organized. Edit your rooms and get rid of clutter. Incorporate baskets into your bookshelves to keep things neat and tidy. Use decorative boxes on your cocktail table to store remotes and electronic devices.


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PHOTO CREDIT: Dan Piassick







IBB Design Hosts 3-Day Labor Day Sale

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IBB Design Fine Furnishings
 will host a Labor Day Sale beginning Friday, Sept. 2 and ending Monday, Sept. 5 (closed Sunday, Sep. 4).


Enjoy 50 to 90 percent off warehouse items and special markdowns throughout the showroom.


Follow @IBBDesign on Instagram for special sneak peeks of sale items.


Sale Hours

Friday, Sept. 210 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 310 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 4 – CLOSED

Monday, Sept. 510 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Not to be combined with any other promotion or discount. Warehouse sale items are final – no exceptions.

Designing and Furnishing Your Backyard Oasis

Outdoor living is huge in Dallas-Fort Worth. Taking the time to design a thoughtful and beautiful space will pay off when it comes time to sell your home.


Designing and Furnishing Your Backyard Oasis


Color Palette

In North Texas, outdoor living areas are extensions of our homes. To create flow from the interior of your home to its exterior, tie the color palette together. You can opt to use one color from inside your home or continue the entire scheme.


Designing and Furnishing Your Backyard Oasis


If you love color, punch those hues up a bit in your backyard for brighter contrast with the natural elements and landscaping. If you prefer that your pool or landscaping take center stage, use a more neutral palette for your home’s outdoor furnishings.


Furniture layout

Many backyards are segmented into areas. Yours may have a cabana or lounging area, an outdoor kitchen and dining space, and seating near the pool. When designing your layout, think about how you will utilize each of these spaces.


Designing and Furnishing Your Backyard Oasis


Do you want chairs to swivel, providing multiple views of the yard, or change direction depending on TV viewing or conversation? Either way, be sure to provide plenty of space to maneuver around your furnishings so you and your guests may easily transition from one area to another.




Ask your landscape architect or pool builder for a set of plans in ¼-inch scale so your designer can help you properly place the furnishings for your backyard resort. If possible, complete your furniture-space planning prior to construction so your designer can offer suggestions for tweaking your decking or sitting areas to accommodate the furnishings you want to include.


Form and Function

In addition to assisting with colors and layout, a designer can help you work through decisions and recommend brands that will withstand the Texas summer heat. It’s imperative that you use outdoor fabrics and cushions. Woven fabrics are typically the most durable and will have less fading from the sun.


Designing and Furnishing Your Backyard Oasis


Your outdoor furnishings should not only look fabulous, but feel fabulous, too. Since you’ll most likely be spending many hours on weekends and evenings sitting in these spaces, comfort should be a top priority.


This article appeared in the Summer 2016 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine. To view the magazine, click here.


Shay Geyer, partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings, has passion for interiors and interior products that makes creating beautiful spaces for clients a true dream job. Her vibrant personality and personal approach to design often land her high-profile and lifelong clients who trust her not only with their primary homes but also vacation homes across the country. Shay has served as the design expert for WFAA’s “Good Morning Texas” since 2006. Her design segments may be seen on the show every Friday morning. To contact Shay, e-mail


Pool, cabana and landscape design by AquaTerra Outdoors


Outdoor furnishings and design by Shay Geyer. @designershay, IBB Design Fine Furnishings,


Photography by Dan Piassick

2016 Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity

The color experts at Pantone recently revealed their choice for Color of the Year for 2016. And, to our surprise, they chose TWO – Rose Quartz and Serenity. Expect to see these colors make serious statements in the fashion and home industries.




“Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.


Shay Geyer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings shows us sophisticated ways to incorporate these color trends into our home.



To find more ways on how to incorporate these colors into your home, visit IBB’s Color of the Year Pinterest board.

Ebby’s Home for the Holidays: IBB Design Fine Furnishings – Winter

As colder weather approaches, so do the holiday parties and get-togethers with friends and family. While it would be nice to have the perfectly planned holiday – ideal gifts for party hosts, stunning holiday décor and indulgent homemade creations – who has the time? So, we’ve rounded up some of Dallas’ best businesses to offer tips, tricks and suggestions on how to prepare for that perfect holiday season.


This week, Shay Geyer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings shows you ways to inject the feeling of winter into your home and provides a gift guide that is sure to impress.



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Ebby’s Home for the Holidays: IBB Design Fine Furnishings

Fall weather is usually a welcome change after the dog days of summer. But, that first drop in temperature is also a subtle reminder that it’s time to start thinking about preparation. While it would be nice to have the perfectly planned holiday – ideal gifts for party hosts, stunning holiday décor and indulgent homemade creations – who has the time? So, we’ve rounded up some of Dallas’ best businesses to offer tips, tricks and suggestions on how to prepare for that perfect holiday season.


This week, Shay Geyer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings shows you ways to inject the feeling of fall into your home. Yes, despite our warm temperatures, fall has arrived in North Texas.



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