Want to find out what inspires the talented designers of IBB? Read about them below and then meet them in person on June 17!

While we love it when a designer comes in and whip our homes into very stylish shape, sometimes we just want to pick their brains. What’s the method behind it all? And when it comes to interiors, personality is everything. Wouldn’t you want to meet the people you might put in charge of your most personal spaces?

Well, here’s your chance. IBB Design Fine Furnishings is hosting a “Meet the Designers” open house on June 17, where you can see some beautiful vignettes and learn more about these professionals and their inspired design. Wine and beer will be served throughout the day, and food will be available from Easy Slider, with dessert options from Trailercakes, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with hors d’oeuvres from 2 to 6 p.m. The first 250 guests at the event, hosted at IBB’s showroom at 5798 Genesis Court in Frisco, will receive a swag bag.

Today we’re offering you a sneak peek of the talented interior designers and their take on decor, straight from the experts themselves. Read on for four engaging Q&As with the designers of IBB Design Fine Furnishings!

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IBB Design Fine Furnishing’s own Shay Geyer will lead a Feb. 25 workshop on how to add Pantone’s color of the year to your home.

Many were perplexed when Pantone announced that the 2017 color of the year was “Greenery” — how on earth do you add such a bold, lively, and by all means bright shade to home decor?

But for IBB Design Fine Furnishing’s Shay Geyer, it was a green light to inspiration. She’s found just the right balance for every style in adding this verdant color to rooms, and she wants to show you how.

You can learn how to make “Greenery” your personal color of the year in Shay’s noon presentation during the store’s “Day of Design” workshops this Saturday, Feb. 25. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., IBB Design staffers will host demonstrations on a bevy of subjects, as well as featuring some of the best vendors in the industry. They daylong event is open to the public, so do stop in!

We wanted to get a few advance tips from Shay about applying “Greenery” to our rooms and beyond …

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The Noah sink in Little Red Corvette by Whyte and Company. All photos courtesy of Whyte and Company.

In decades past, colorful sinks dominated trendy design schemes, like baby blue in the bathroom and coral in the kitchen.

But somewhere around the time manufacturers started creating their vessels overseas, color drained from our sinks. We’ve been swimming in a sea of white and stainless steel since then.

Enter Kim Vance and her Dallas startup, Whyte and Company. They’re looking to bring back color into our sinks, and the reception for their products has been enthusiastic.

“We started forming the business in April of this year and did our full proper launch in August in Manhattan,” Vance said. “I also went to High Point Market earlier this year, took some renderings, and met with about 100 people, like House Beautiful and HGTV—everybody went nuts.”

Made of a proprietary composite called Whytestone, these sinks are permeated through with any of 30 available colors, from “Kelly Green” and “Little Red Corvette” to “Silver Sage” and “Tangerine.”

“Four of our colors were developed by nationally recognized designers, one of whom is local, Shay Geyer [of IBB Design Design Fine Furnishings],” Vance said. “She is part of our 2016 Colorista team, and she created the Shay Blue color, a deep cobalt.”

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Look at this beautiful woman. She is Shay Geyer, owner & designer at IBB Fine Furnishings in Frisco.

This past winter, Shay was nominated amongst some of the country’s best design talent for the 2016 New Trads Rising Stars of Design by Traditional Home. 

Now she has been nominated as a finalist for CultureMap Dallas’s Style Maker awards.  Yes, our CultureMap. Shay needs our votes to make it to the next round: only the top 6 will move onto the next level and there are just a few days left to vote — until September 23. So go on over to this link:  http://dallas.culturemap.com/poll/stylemaker-awards-2016-semifinals-dallas/. Look for this beautiful photo of Shay, click on vote and vote for her!

In case you don’t know IBB Fine Furnishings, Shay is known for her highly individualized approach in fashioning rooms that speak to the personal taste and lifestyle of each client.

“It’s my job to translate their tastes and utilize things they love to create a backdrop for memorable moments for years to come,” says Shay.

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Shay Geyer of IBB Design is in the running for the 2016 New Trads Rising Stars of Design by Traditional Home.

We absolutely adore Shay Geyer’s Hollywood Regency-meets-transitional aesthetic. She combines colors and shapes with glitz and glamour, all of which you can find in IBB Design Fine Furnishings. So we weren’t suprised to see Shay among the nominees for the 2016 New Trads Rising Stars of Design from Traditional Home.

“I am so honored to have been nominated amongst some of the country’s best design talent,” Geyer said.  “This contest is the perfect opportunity to showcase my work to the editors of Traditional Home and highlight the amazing talent and resources we have to offer our design clients here in Dallas.”

You can vote for Shay once every day on the magazine’s website. The top 50 designers with the most votes will move on to the finals, where a panel of judges will determine the 10 winners.

“To be selected amongst the group of 2016 New Trad Rising Stars would be a dream come true and pinnacle point in my career,” Geyer added. “I’d be so grateful for the support of our community by voting for me for this wonderful opportunity.”

Of course, if you’ve already planned to vote for Shay, but you want to get a little more insight into her personal style, check out her Starwood home that she just put on the market two weeks ago. The gorgeous Frisco home at 5504 Burkett is listed with Ebby Halliday Realtors Pam and Mike Harvey for $1.25 million. It has five bedrooms, five full and two half baths, a game room and a media room, as well as a beautifully landscaped backyard with plenty of room for entertaining.

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Photos of 5504 Burkett: Ebby Halliday Realtors

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