Grand Opening at Royal Oaks Courtyard Villas!

Posted by Alina Rader

Nov 10, 2015 8:00:00 AM

After months of hard work and dedication, The Royal Oaks Country Villas celebrated the Grand Opening. Valet parking, red carpet, live music, and delicious food highlighted the event. Over 200 guests toured the Recreation Center, 4 villas, and 2 townhouses on Thursday, November 5th.
Jim McVaugh with McVaugh Homes at the Royal Oaks Courtyard Villas Grand Opening
“The challenge was to simultaneously decorate 6 model homes and a recreation center. We needed experts that would guide us through the process.  Montgomery Roth did an outstanding job at listening to our ideas and delivered well above and beyond our expectations. The Royal Oaks Courtyard Villas is a dream that turned into reality” said Jim McVaugh, owner of McVaugh Custom Homes.

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News to Share: Piada Italian Street Food in Houston

Posted by Alina Rader

Mar 11, 2015 6:00:00 AM

We are very excited to announce that we are working on a new concept for the Houston market- Piada Italian Street Food. Piada was born from the belief that everyone is entitled to experience fresh, authentic Italian food, in a warm and inviting atmosphere. A fast casual, authentic Italian eatery serving hand rolled Piadas (a wrap using thin crust dough), Pasta Bowls, & Chopped Salads.

According to Brad Ervin, who is the Director of Construction and Development, Piada began as an idea scribbled on a napkin during a visit to Rimini, Italy. “Our chef found distinct charm in the family-operated food carts and corner markets scattered throughout the streets of the city, where the aroma of fresh basil, handcrafted cured meats and homemade cheeses filled the air. Our chef opened Piada based on the principles of passion and pride for quality ingredients and simplistic cooking techniques.”

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5 Tips For Choosing An Interior Designer To Complete Your Next Project

Posted by Lisa Roth

Mar 3, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Paging through interior design magazines and dreaming up all the changes you would love to make in your home is, in a word, fun. Turning your home design dreams into a reality is still an enjoyable process, but also a challenging one, especially when money and final choices come into play.

The following five tips ensure you hire an interior designer who’s interested in your vision, your budget concern and your happiness with the final product.

1. Determine your expectations of an interior designer.

There’s no right way to collaborate with an interior designer. In fact, the expectations of your partnership with an interior designer set the parameters of your home design project. Thing about the following questions:
  • Do you want to be involved with every little design decision, or are you more interested in adding input on big picture issues?
  • Do you prefer an interior designer to show you every option available or do you expect them to offer you a narrowed-down selection?
  • Are you looking for total guidance, or do you have an eye for interior design and just need help with planning and resources?

By answering these questions regarding your expectations, you create a solid foundation for a successful working relationship with your interior designer. 

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Topics: interior design, residential interior design, home design

7 Ways To Collaborate With An Interior Designer On Your Hotel Remodel

Posted by John Montgomery

Feb 5, 2015 6:00:00 AM

When looking to collaborate with an interior designer for your hotel remodel, you need someone who acts as a sounding board for your ideas and is capable of taking your vision to the next level. Your interior designer should also work on guiding you away from any potential missteps. 

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Topics: interior design, hotel design

Mixing Old With New: Interior Design Projects Inspired By Your Past

Posted by Lisa Roth

Jan 8, 2015 6:00:00 AM

What’s the first rule of interior design?

There are no rules in interior design.

It’s important to not get boxed-in to one mode of thinking when it comes to choosing a style for your home’s interior design.

Mix up your furniture to avoid the cliché of having your living room look like a showroom floor. For example, contemporary/modern home design is given richness and depth by adding vintage antiques and flea market finds.

The best rooms always appear as though they’ve been collected over time; one creative design trick to accomplish this is mixing “the old” with “the new”.

Here are some interior design projects to help you stir up your style and make a home that’s intriguing, inviting and uniquely you:

Found Objects

Modern furniture benefits from contrast. To bring animation or essence into a room, incorporate interesting rustic or vintage finds. Antique accents juxtaposed with sleek modern furniture create an intriguing aesthetic.

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3 Ways To Achieve A Perfect Home Remodel That Doesn’t Break The Bank

Posted by Lisa Roth

Dec 23, 2014 6:00:00 AM

It’s fairly easy to rack up a considerable amount of spending for home remodel projects. Thankfully, they are plenty of interior design ideas to cut home remodeling costs without cutting corners or settling for cheaply made alternatives.

To save a little on each of your home remodel ventures, you need to think strategically about design, materials and timing. Consider the following three interior design tricks and tips to help you keep your home remodeling budget in check:

1. Revamp Accessories Around Your Home

A home remodel doesn’t require knocking down walls or wiping the slate clean. One simple, budget-friendly way to spruce up a room is to change up your accessories, such as pillows, artwork, accent pieces and rugs.

Purchase new pillow covers for a pop of color or an added textural element in a room. Hang two mirrors in the same room opposite each other to create the illusion of a larger expansive space. Put up new photos or artwork, or simply change out or paint the frames of your current artwork for a quick, frugal transformation.

By adding new accent pieces, throw rugs, switch plates and window treatments, you have the power to completely transform a room without even moving a piece of furniture.

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Topics: interior design, residential interior design, home design

Home Design Trends: Juxtaposing Rustic And Modern Touches

Posted by Lisa Roth

Dec 9, 2014 3:18:00 PM

Modern rustic home design has become a new American classic. No longer reserved for modern warehouse lofts in city dwellings, modern rustic design has become a go-to trend for anyone who enjoys a mix of styles.

Modern rustic – as an interior design style – blends older, farmhouse features with modern architecture and contemporary features. When these two styles come together, the result is a warm, inviting home design that contains character, natural materials, clean lines and modern conveniences.

Successfully mixing rustic elements with modern touches is achieved through balance – offsetting heavier-feeling furnishings with a metered sleekness that has a contemporary edge.

Create the right modern rustic balance for your home design by following these basic interior design principles for:

Modern Rustic Flooring

For home decor to reflect a modern rustic design, flooring is going to be one of your most important considerations. Flooring should bring together a blend of the two styles, setting the stage for the rest of your home design project.
  • Hardwood tile floors are now coming in larger formats (12 x 24, 18 x 25) with limited varnishes and paints, creating a clean, modern feel with the look of something more rustic.

  • Cleft-faced slate tiles in gray or black give a clean edge with a textured, almost-weathered appearance.

  • French limestone tiles are very durable and have a unique texture, yet they also feature a crisp, contemporary edge.

One interior design trick for modern rustic flooring is to carry it throughout your entire home, so rooms are unified.
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Collaborative Design: What It Is And What It Means For Your Project

Posted by Lisa Roth

Nov 27, 2014 10:11:00 AM

As a homeowner looking to revamp your living spaces, it’s likely you are dealing with a number of requirements, challenges and expectations. When working with an interior design firm to bring your visions to fruition, collaborative design results in the best design.

Taking on larger home design projects means there are a lot of elements that require input from the client (that’s you!), an interior designer, an architect, contractors and tradespersons. Each person is a facet of the collaborative whole, and the design process runs smoother when everyone is working together.

Here’s why:

1. Interior Design Diversity Meets Complete Communication

A cohesive home design is the result of people with various skills coming together to find the best ways to achieve a look and complete a project. Diversity works for interior design during all segments of the design process.

With a collaborative design approach, through a lot of interactive dialogue between all participants of the project, you’re able to access every aspect of the final design at once. This means that everyone stays on task and on the same page.

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Excellence Award From HLAGH

Posted by Montgomery Roth Team

Nov 24, 2014 4:45:00 PM

We are excited and honored to announce that Lisa Roth, Montgomery Roth Principal, was awarded the Allied Member of HLAGH Excellence award for making a significant contribution to the Hotel Lodging Industry.  Key considerations for this award included:
  • Volunteer work with HLAGH

  • Membership development

  • Participation in the Association community

Each year the Hospitality on Parade Awards Celebration event is bigger and better than the last. Continuing the trend, this year's event was attended by over 750 guests. Since its inception in 1968, the Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Houston has been a non-profit professional trade association of the lodging industry in greater Houston.  It represents over 250 members, comprised of general managers and operators and owners of lodging facilities, as well as suppliers, service companies and consultants who sell and service the hospitality industry. 


Interested in working with Lisa Roth and the talented team at Montgomery Roth on your next interior design project?  Call 713-654-9400 (Houston), 504-568-1240 (New Orleans) or click the link below.

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5 Hotel Interior Design Elements That Translate Into Happy Guests

Posted by John Montgomery

Nov 13, 2014 11:09:00 AM

People have a tendency towards loyalty when it comes to hotels. Travelers, of course, try out new places for a new experience, but they typically always remember and revisit the hotels that provided them with the most enjoyable experience.

A happy guest results from incorporating interior design elements into your hotel that have guests’ best interests in mind. From big reconstruction overhauls to something as simple as anticipating the small elements a customer needs or expects, the goal of any hotel is to make guests feel taken care of while being treated to pleasing hotel design aesthetics and amenities.

When it comes to a hotel interior design for guest rooms, there are a number of simple yet functional elements to incorporate to fulfill the needs of every customer.

Here are five suggestions for incorporating interior design elements your hotel rooms that ensure satisfied guests:

1. Provide Perfect Placement For Power Outlets

Have you ever tried to move a nightstand or bed in a hotel room to get to a power outlet? Poorly situated power outlets are frustrating for your hotel guests. Today, travelers pack a number of tech devices – smartphones, iPads, laptops and gaming devices – and you need to provide a number of well-situated outlets so there’s zero inconvenience.

An easy-to-implement interior design idea is to provide properly placed outlets as a feature of bedside lighting fixtures. This way, when powering up a device, a guest doesn’t have to stand next to an outlet to send a text message, research a restaurant or do work. They may sit back and relax on the bed while they use their device.

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Topics: interior design, hotel design

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