The Accessory Place Interview With Sheila Lyon
Sheila Lyon of The Accessory Place Shares Design Tips And Her Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend at TCV
Just in time for your Spring home décor refresh! Acclaimed interior design expert Sheila Lyon, Design Director at The Accessory Place, shares interior design and home décor trends and transformation tips. Learn how you can upgrade the style factor in your home with expert advice from Sheila
Since the weather is so lovely, it’s also a great time to get out and about! Need some ideas on what to do? Check out Sheila’s top five things to do this weekend at TCV. Follow her favorites on where to eat, shop, and enjoy yourself. Read on to meet Sheila, learn about The Accessory Place, and discover some new hot spots at TCV you’ll want to make your own.
Q: Tell us about The Accessory Place. How did you get involved?
A: After years of shopping for my design clients at The Accessory Place, the owners and I decided to join forces. I moved my Design Team and remodeled the Design Department space to accommodate the entire team. It was a natural fit.
As you may know, The Accessory Place is Houston’s leading provider of fine home furnishings, artwork, accessories, gifts, and dazzling silk floral arrangements. We carry lovely seasonal decorations like silk flowers, greenery, candles and candle holders, and accent pillows. We’ve been furnishing Houston area homes for close to 30 years!
Q: What are the top home décor trends you and The Accessory Place design team are seeing this year?
A: Bold Colors are a definite trend right now. Especially vibrant greens, citron, and deep purple eggplant colorways. We’re also seeing straight lines in home décor and the use of metals and acrylic in accessories. Our store features merchandise from over 450 furniture and home accessory vendors, so we carry lots of options if you want to come and see what is currently popular right now.
Q: What are the best ways to transform a room from blah to OMG fab?
A: You can do some simple things to transform a room to make a big impact. Start by painting the walls a fabulous color. If you need advice with picking a color, we can help! Be sure to invest in good-quality paint. There are many dazzling new colors to choose from, and with a bit of guidance, you can pick just the right one to bring your rooms together.
Another thing you can do is add new accent pillows and accessories to compliment the new color. You’ll be surprised what a few decorative cushions can do to revive a room. In addition, consider lighting updates. A modern chandelier or wall sconce can make a room feel new. Filling the space at the top of the room is essential, and a fabulous chandelier can help you do that.
Our interior designers provide in-home consultations for those struggling to make décor decisions and would be happy to schedule some time with you to guide you in your selections. We can help with purchasing decisions for any budget and which items are most important to invest in, such as seating and upholstery.
Q: What are some of the latest & luxurious décor accessories you’ve seen? Does The Accessory Place source them?
A: Luxurious décor like beautiful blown glass shown in various colors is pretty and popular. Also, alabaster in light fixtures, as well as accessories, brings texture to a room. Metals in gold and silver are on trend right now as well. Yes, we most definitely have many of the latest accessories in the store and we have top name sources for lighting, glassware, vases, and accessories of all kinds. At The Accessory Place, we also specialize in seasonal items for all holidays, and those are always fun to explore.
What Are Your Top 5 things to do this weekend at Town & Country Village?
Where are your favorite places to shop?
I like dropping by Ulta Beauty and seeing what’s new there. They often have deals and sales of the month to take advantage of. Also, the Learning Express is a great place to get my grandchildren’s treats. They carry lots of fun things kids love, from puzzles and stuffed animals to books and games to keep the kids busy for hours.
Where do you like to dine at Town & Country?
There are lots of great places to dine at TCV! One of my favorite things to do is meet friends for dinner at McCormick & Schmicks. My husband and I always enjoy a great dining experience with good company. They have an extensive seafood menu in addition to their steaks. You can let them know how you want your fish prepared: grilled, broiled, or pan-seared. The last time we dined at M&S, we thoroughly enjoyed the Parmesan Crusted Flounder and Herb Broth Sea Bass. We love the friendly wait staff, and their service is always superb.
What is your fave place to get a coffee or a cold drink?
I like having brunch at La Madelaine. I love to have coffee or tea with my brunch, and on occasion, I treat my family to pastries from their fantastic bakery selections. And my personal favorite is the chocolate almond croissant.
Where do you like to go to relax?
Taking a walk and browsing can be relaxing! There are so many good stores you can pop into at Town & Country Village. I like to walk over to Chico’s and browse what’s new. There’s a bit of everything, from casual to professional wear and everything in between. I also love to see what’s new at French Cuff. They always have the latest fashions and ultra-stylish accessories, including artistic jewelry.
What are some other things you like to do after a day’s work at The Accessory Place?
I am a big fan of mysteries, so I like to stop at Barnes & Noble to check out the latest mystery novels. I’m stocking up for Spring and Summer bedside reading now. Hot on my list is the new James Patterson novel, written with Dolly Parton, called “Run, Rose, Run.” There’s also a new book in the popular Stephanie Plum mystery series by author Janet Evanovich. Barnes & Noble is always fun for browsing and seeing what’s new! And the café is another great place to get a coffee.
Thanks to Sheila Lyon of The Accessory Place for sharing her tips on design and where to shop and dine at TCV!
All About The Accessory Place, Design Director Sheila Lyons
Sheila Lyon is the Interior Design Director at The Accessory Place, a design firm with a legendary reputation for first-class work and a long list of happy clients. Sheila brings high-energy and uber-creative talents to interior decor projects. She specializes in turn-key, high-end residential interior design. With decades of experience and coast-to-coast projects, she handles new construction, remodeling, and home décor projects.
Sheila has been a professional member of ASID since 1993, is licensed by TBAE, and is a member of TAID. She is also a registered remodeling contractor. Her award-winning projects have been featured in publications such as Beautiful Home, Beautiful Homes of Texas, Designed in Texas, Houston Design Resources, and interior design coffee table books.
Call Sheila and the team at The Accessory Place for your interior design needs. No project is too big or small, and they can help you achieve any décor look.
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