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How to Create Vignettes

When you hear the word "vignette," most people think of a short scene in a play or character sketch. A design vignette isn't too different from its theatrical and literary counterparts. Able to deliver a high-impact visuals with minimal effort, vignettes are one of the design world's go-to tricks.

The beauty of creating a vignette is that it's unique to you and what you want to express, and can be changed and rearranged whenever the mood strikes. Before you start throwing together your items, you'll need to apply a few key principles:

Identify objects to anchor your vignette, the scale of your objects, and your dominant colors. Always mix it up! Don’t be afraid to mix eras, styles, or colors. Wood looks great with chrome; transitional looks great against old world. You don’t have to have limitations.

Valentine's Day at Woodlands Fabrics!

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came out & celebrated Valentine's Day with us at Woodlands Fabrics & Interiors! It was a great success & wonderful turnout! We enjoyed seeing old friends & meeting new ones. 

Ground broken on women's shelter annex

An official groundbreaking ceremony was held recently for the Lois Hurt Annex, an additional building to help ease overcrowding at the Montgomery County Women’s Center shelter.

Lois Hurt was a longtime and beloved community volunteer who was a part of MCWC and participated with the group for years.  She passed away July 9, 2011 after a battle with cancer. Lois Hurt was highly regarded as an extremely community-minded and loving person, continuing to give of herself to others and local organizations while herself courageously facing the health consequences of her ordeal.

The Women’s Center’s shelter currently has 60-beds for battered women and children fleeing abuse, but it is often full.  The overcrowding is exacerbated by the shelter’s rule that teenage boys cannot share a bathroom with other families, and since the MCWC shelter is designed with two bedrooms sharing the same bathroom, a woman with a teenage son can take up two rooms.

With 945 new home sales in 2011, The Woodlands has been ranked the #2 Top-Selling Master Planned Community in the country and #1 in Texas by John Burns Real Estate Consulting. The Woodlands exceeded Cinco Ranch at #3 with 862 home sales and Irvine Ranch in Orange County California, ranked #4 with 764 home sales. The only community that reported more home sales was The Villages near Orlando, Florida , an active adult community with 2,307 sales in 2011.

Five of the top 15 communities are in the Houston area, including Telfair (#10), Bridgeland (#13) and Riverstone (#15) as well as The Woodlands and Cinco Ranch.

This is the second year for John Burns Real Estate Consulting’s ranking of top-selling master planned communities. The company ranked sales numbers from 131 projects in all areas of the U.S., representing nearly 23,000 new home sales during 2011.