Janet Gust in Luxe

 

Janet Gust Design Group in Luxe Magazine

 

It is always so wonderful to hear from supportive clients and friends in the industry. Check out this wonderful note we received from a supporter regarding our feature in the latest issue of LUXE Interiors + Design magazine.

Janet,
I don’t often reach out like this, however I noticed the beautiful interior that was featured in the most recent issue of LUXE and wanted to reach out and mention that it caught my eye and was a job well done by your team. A lucky homeowner is blessed with that space. I particularly liked the spectacular blue wall treatment and how well it complimented the lighting selection!

Regards,
David Himel

Did you see our ad? Let us know what you think about this fabulous space!

Janet & Regina in Houston Modern Luxury

Janet Gust in Houston Modern Luxury September 2015 IssueHot off the presses: Janet and her twin sister Regina were recently featured in Houston Modern Luxury’s September Fashion issue. The piece was shot at Janet’s gorgeous new home and their close friend and stylist Ursaline Hamilton helped select their fabulous looks. Plus the talented Julie Soefer shot the spread. We are thrilled with how it turned out.

Thank you, Houston Modern Luxury!

JGDG Updates: the Latest & Greatest

Wow, can you believe it is nearly May 1, 2015? Where has this year gone?! I’ll tell you where: we have been hard at work finishing up and starting fabulous interior design projects all over the Houston area.

We were just recently traveling through the Bush Intercontinental airport’s international terminal and we stumbled across this lovely spread:

We love seeing our work out and about and in print! Stay tuned for more from the JGDG team.

 

Dallas Trip Part III: Leather & Lighting

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The final installment of the JGDG Dallas interior design inspiration trip coverage includes a plethora of items we could not get enough of: light fixtures, leather finishes, and of course, luxury furniture and home goods. We can’t also forget the delish dinner we had a the Ritz. Our last day was spent speeding from showroom to showroom: Holly Hunt, David Sutherland, Allan Knight, Copy Pope, Sherle Wagner, and last but not least, Edelman Leather (yes, related to the Sam Edelman shoes!).

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Dallas Trip Part II: Gorgeous Finishes for Your Home

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Just a small sample of all the fabulous rugs at the Rug Co.

Part II of the JGDG Dallas trip is devoted entirely to the fabulous finishes we saw throughout the showrooms there. In our opinion, finishes take a well decorated home from good to great. Our day was spent at The Rug Co. looking at their gorgeous floor coverings and Anne Sacks for high end bathroom finishes.

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Isn’t this bathroom tile to die for?

See something you cannot live without?

Contact us today to decorate your home and let us know which item you love the most!

Dallas Trip Part I: Fabulous Flowers & Furniture

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Gorgeous flowers at the Rosewood Mansion Turtle Creek – we love that place!

At Janet Gust Design Group we believe that inspiration comes from a lot of places, but most especially travel. You might remember Janet’s cover of her San Francisco trip last fall here: Part I, Part II, and Part III.

While Janet and her team continuously travel for work and pleasure, the team spent several days in Dallas seeing exactly what their showrooms are featuring. Design showrooms nationwide have different products – make sure to check them out when you travel to get a handle on what is trending in other markets. It’s very cool to see the different perspectives!

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JGDG Loves Vladimir Kagan

Janet and her team have been fans of furniture designer, Vladimir Kagan, for ages. Lately he has experienced a new wave of popularity with press coverage ranging from the Financial Times to Elle Decor. Vladimir Kagan is a must know for any savvy lover of interior design. Here’s an excerpt from his bio:

Born in Worms on the Rhine, Germany in 1927, Vladimir Kagan came to the United States in 1938. His earliest focus was on painting and sculpture but in his formative years he became exceedingly attracted to architecture and design. He studied Architecture at Columbia University and in 1947 joined his father, Illi Kagan, a master cabinetmaker, to work in his woodworking shop and learn furniture making from the ground up.

Early commissions included the Delegate’s Cocktail Lounges for the first United Nations Headquarters in Lake Success N.Y. (1947-48). In 1948 he opened his first shop in New York on East 65th Street and moved to fashionable 57th Street in 1950…
His design philosophy is equally impressive:
kagan-logoPurity of design and integrity in manufacture – the ethos of Vladimir Kagan Designs.
You can also keep up with this energetic octogenarian on his blog here. It is a fascinating glimpse into his life and his travels. Make sure to check it out! Here’s a few highlights from his illustrious collection. See them all on his website.

 

JGDG Goes to Holly Hunt

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Holly Hunt just opened its first Houston showroom and we were thrilled to check it out. The selection of fine indoor and outdoor furnishings and finishes are a must have in any high end, custom designed home. The quality and the options are unlike any other showroom in Houston. Of course it does not hurt that Holly Hunt is a Texas native. She still serves as the CEO of the company today. Isn’t she gorgeous?

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A native of Texas, Holly Hunt began her career after college in an executive training program at Foley’s, a Federated Department store in Houston and followed the path to become a buyer. Moving to New York, Holly worked as a designer and assistant to the President of a specialty jewelry firm. Following marriage and three sons, in 1983 she opened her first eponymous showroom in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, filled with luxury furniture collections for interior designers. HOLLY HUNT Inc. became the premiere design entity for high end interior furnishings in the US.

Read more.

Here’s some of our fabulous finds in the showroom yesterday. Which is your favorite?

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JGDG Behind the Scenes: Modern Fireplace

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This fabulous room has many fantastic details from the colors, to the textures, to the art: it is full of wonderful places for the eye to travel. My favorite part of this luxury designed, custom room is the true focal point: the modern fireplace finished with hand crafted birds. Here’s more from Janet on the inspiration for this piece:

My first inspiration came from the juxtaposition of reclaimed wood with plaster – an artist had taken these two components and this gave me the idea for the fireplace. The beam started off as a 35’ beam from an old barn in the Midwest and we cut it down to fit the fireplace. The artists, Jon Clarke and Jay Iarussi, worked with us to make these pieces come together. The hand sculpted birds (which were all made different species and to scale) crafted of wire and Manzanita branch, were from the Betty Moody gallery (artist: Helen Altman).

Can you believe the individual bird species were made to scale!? That attention to detail is what makes this piece truly jaw dropping. The time and thought that went into this spell binding modern fireplace makes this room stand out as one of a kind. See more pictures from this project here in our Journey section.