JGDG Behind the Scenes: Custom Bunk Bed

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The Janet Gust Design Group works hard to ensure each interior design they come up with perfectly meets the needs and the spaces of their clients. Children’s rooms are no different.  In this special edition of JGDG Behind the Scenes we take a look at an adorable, custom tween’s room. See the entire project here.

Kids’ rooms are supposed to last through the years.  You should start a child’s bedroom at age 12, and be able to design and build on that concept as the child grows. The fabric used on this bed was a true marriage of all five choices in the color scheme. It was fun to be able to work with so many options and make them all work so cohesively. With the room not being very large, we had to figure out the best possible way to be able to have sleepovers with little space. A bunk bed was the best spatial solution and that was how the inspiration started. There is lighting built in to the bed which gave it such a neat “grown up” feel.

Photo Shoot: Janet Gust’s Gorgeous Frenchies



Janet had a great time shooting with the talented Julie Soefer and her team before Christmas capturing her gorgeous dogs. The shoot took place on a fabulous custom tête-à-tête sofa in Janet’s new home. Her home, currently under construction (more to come on that soon!), features an antique French fireplace from Chateau Domingue. Despite the luxurious settings, Janet’s dogs stole the show, especially her latest addition, Polly.

We had to share these gorgeous pictures. Thanks, Julie!


Hottest Paint Colors of 2014

The team at Domaine Home have their finger on the pulse of interior design. Not a reader? Make sure to check it out here whenever you need some DIY and celebrity home design inspiration. Their website has pages and pages of beautiful images and real life, usable tips.

An article they posted over the winter break on paint colors is still capturing our imaginations and we think it is definitely in need of being shared here on the Follow These Shoes Blog. The list of their favorite colors for 2014 is pretty lengthy so we picked our top 3. Click here to read the entire list.

While these colors may be picked for last year’s popularity we narrowed down our top 3 based on what we believe will have staying power into the New Year and beyond. Do you agree?

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 Paint: Dutchboy “Coral Echo”

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Paint: Farrow and Ball “Pitch Black”
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Paint: Benjamin Moore “Chelsea Gray”
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JGDG Behind the Scenes: Chesterfield Sofa

We work hard to bring our clients the highest quality, custom furniture in the industry. Nearly all of the furniture we use is custom created specifically for the spaces we design. This is why many of our interior designs feel so finished and comprehensive: they are 100% fit to that specific space; from the sizing to the fabric, the design was all put together intentionally.

The section of our website called The Journey is based on the individual stories of these handmade pieces of furniture. We wanted to illuminate the love and labor that go into these individual pieces. Today on JGDG Behind the Scenes we will review the steps that went into the gorgeous blue Chesterfield sofa you see in this image:

Here’s an excerpt from The Journey: Custom Chesterfield Sofa:

We spent hours researching different styles and eras of Chesterfield sofas. We wanted to mix Victorian and modern and have them work together in an interesting and innovative way. Every minute detail was thought out in the creation of this piece: the tuft size, shape, and fabric. Each element was important to the end product.

Regina Gust Featured in the Houston Chronicle

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Regina Gust, twin sister to Janet Gust and the creative brains behind Regina Gust Designs (see her website here), was just featured in the Houston Chronicle for her fabulous holiday transformation of a local River Oaks home. Here’s an excerpt from that article:

A 12-foot Christmas tree doesn’t fit into just any living room. But the marble-floored, high-ceilinged space in the heart of a River Oaks mansion was made for such a grand display.


Three tips for holiday home decorating
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For the palatial home’s owners, a couple who just moved from Sugar Land, the holidays were the perfect time to dress up their lavish living space. It’s their first Christmas in the new house and they’re hosting family, so they wanted the first floor to be a showplace.


They hired local designer Regina Gust, who decorates about 50 homes every holiday season in addition to events and commercial spaces – the 20-foot tree glowing in the lobby of the Lyric Centre downtown is her handiwork.

Read the entire article written by Alyson Ward with photos by Julie Soefer here.


Congratulations on the great article!

Make sure to call Regina for all of your holiday and event decor needs. Her team is truly talented and a must have for anyone who loves fabulous decor!



JGDG Client Party at Saks Fifth Avenue


The Janet Gust Design Group had a great time last night courtesy of the fine people at the Saks Fifth Avenue Houston Galleria (especially, Steve!) shoe salon. Our client appreciation party was a huge hit complete with champagne, light bites, makeovers by D&G, and tons of gorgeous designer shoes.

Thank you to all who came out to celebrate! We love our clients and are grateful for another wonderful year in business.

Want more Janet Gust Design Group updates? Follow us on Instagram @janetgustdesigngroup, Houzz here,  and Facebook here.

What Really Goes Into Making a JGDG Room


Have you taken the time to watch the video on our homepage? If not, here’s your chance. This video was taken at one of our favorite client’s homes. We did a full redesign of her teenage son’s bedroom. I love this video because it showcases the before and after (what a huge change!). But, more importantly, it shows off the countless people and hours of hard work that goes into creating a custom, luxury designed bedroom.

Don’t let the time-lapse footage fool you: this install alone took days of work and the design process took months! It was definitely worth it. Enjoy.