Mindful Strides in Design

I’ve never been one to subscribe to “design trends”. In my own work, I prefer design that stands the test of time, clean lines, and a certain irrepressible freshness. However,…Read More

Making Space for Joyful Living – Shades of Perfection

Dinning room with chandelier white theme samuel design

From time to time, we all feel a little overwhelmed. In a modern world that has us ever-connected, the stresses and pressures in our lives can easily take over. Step…Read More

Designed to Soothe

brown living room and kitchen witch white walls and that is designed to soothe

When does a house become a home? When does any space envelope you and make you feel good? Is it designed to soothe?  Many people say that a house is…Read More

Showroom Sale — Complete the Perfect Look for Your Space

On the hunt for the perfect pieces? Samuel Design Group is having a showroom sale from Sept. 25 to Oct. 2 with discounts of 60% or more.  Discover fine art,…Read More

Small But Mighty – Even the Smallest of Kitchens Can Be Transformed

small modern kitchen remodeled santa fe

Make it your habit not to be critical about small things. – Edward Everett Hale We’ve all heard that great things come in small packages, but when it comes to…Read More

The Power of Light and Lighting

the power of light and lighting hallway

Achieving the ‘perfect lighting’ for every space and every function cannot happen without the skilled and experienced lighting or interior designer. Make sure this is part of the planning of…Read More

My Houzz: Actor Neil Patrick Harris Gives His Brother A Home Makeover By Samuel Design Group In Albuquerque, New Mexico

 Behind the scenes Wow, this was an exciting project! We recently teamed up with Houzz, Neil Patrick Harris, and Solange + Associates to redesign the living area and backyard…Read More

The Captivating Beauty of Contrast

An example of contrasting styles and textures in interior design

Contrast is where two or more elements that have opposite characteristics are placed together. It is not as simple as black versus white or solid shapes versus fine lines or…Read More

Design with WELLness in mind

Patrick Allen, SDG Interior Designer

SDG Designer Patrick Allen earns WELL accreditation We’re excited to share that SDG designer Patrick Allen just became a WELL Accredited Professional through the International WELL Building Institute. The WELL…Read More

Light designs with LED

LED lighting tips

  by Gilbert Cabrales LED (light emitting diode) lights are the latest technology in lighting designs. There are practical reasons to consider the use of LED lighting in your home…Read More

Making the most of your home renovation

Beautifully renovated home

  Home renovations can be a mixed bag of excitement and frustration. As the saying goes,” The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” No matter how…Read More

Better together: Technology and interior design

Technology has changed interior design

  In 1979 when I first began my study of architecture, construction and interior design I used vellum, a T-square, lead holders (a mechanical holder for lead), lead pointers (sharpener),…Read More

Please don’t call me a decorator!

Interior design vs interior decorating

My plea resonates among professionally trained and qualified interior designers all over the United States and Canada. For reasons that may not be widely understood or well known among the…Read More

Experience Total Design

Kinsel Residence - room that plays to the senses

What kinds of feelings do your interior spaces evoke? When entering a residence, there is usually an instant sense of comfort, inspiration, or disconsolation. Total design takes into account every…Read More

The Innocence of Good Design

Marc Thorpe and his HUSK furniture collection

  Innovative design arrives when you listen to your inner child. Remembering your innocence and contacting curiosity will breed the innovative spirit needed to construct contemporary art. Designing is purely…Read More

The Misconception of Interior Design

Design plans for an interior design project

  With the newfound popularity of Netflix, it’s safe to say that a wide variety of people spend their down time binge-watching television shows. In the past few years there…Read More

Beauty Underfoot With 8 Interior Design Rugs

Choosing the right rug for your room

I’ve been asked the question many times in my career whether the rug should be the first decision in designing a room’s interior. This is a variable and is determined…Read More

Ambivalent about color? Add a splash!

A neutral room with bright colored accents

Summertime is here, and it’s time to bring out color! Using color can frighten some people, but we say embrace it, don’t beige it. A safe approach is having pops…Read More

Blurred Lines With Outdoor Room Design

Outdoor living area

The lines between interior and exterior living are becoming more obscure as we expand our living space to the outdoors. The furnishings for outdoor spaces have come a long way…Read More

The Legs Have It

Santa Fe style dining room design

  When it comes to dining tables there are so many options. How do you choose the right one? After all, you’ll be dining and entertaining with family and friends,…Read More

The Perfect Bed

  There’s no doubt about it…the bed plays a large role in our lives. Most of us spend spend a third of our lives in bed. That means on average…Read More

Home for the Holidays

Lighted exterior entry view

  Happy holidays from all of us at Samuel Design Group! We love the spiritual and cultural diversity of this special season, the way winter brings us together in family…Read More

Holiday Spirit

Gold holiday ornaments

We’re sprucing up for the holidays here at Samuel Design Interiors, and invite you to our studio + home boutique to see the latest treasures we’ve picked up in our…Read More

Change of Seasons

Ancient-future table setting

Autumn is such a delightful time of year. With the holidays approaching, we’ve got a lot happening both onsite with projects and in the studio at Samuel Design Group.  …Read More