Design Trend: Tassel Trim

A trend that we are thrilled to see all over social media is decadent, fringy trim! This lavish trim adds texture to a room, and makes a plush sofa even more inviting, yet formal. This trim is sophistically paired with many different sofa fabrics, such as linens, cottons, and velvets. We love how various designers have used this trend, over the years, and hope you enjoy photos of our favorites, below!!

Artist Feature: William McLure

One artist, whose work we’ve admired and are big fans of is designer-turned-artist, William McLure. Check out our favorite photos of the Birmingham artist’s work, and see how we especially love how our friends at Parks & Lamb Interiors used a piece!

AI's Top Mirrors

Each of our vendors offer fabulous mirrors! I love utilizing these in various rooms, and wanted to share some of our favorite mirror options!

These to the trade items are available through Alexander Interiors. Email us for more information!

How To Style Shelves

One of the most common things people ask me is how to style their shelves, and my answer is always, “books!!” You can never have too many books, as they will neutralize décor, like picture frames and accessories. Books give your shelving a more sophisticated and polished look! I recommend grouping books together, horizontally, and using them to elevate frames and give varying heights and interest. I also love the rule of thumb that shelves should be 70% books and 30% accessories. Here’s a video below of how we styled a shelf for a client, and a close-up photo of how we styled another client’s shelf!

Top Table Lamps

At Alexander Interiors, we scour each outlet and get to know every vendor we meet, for fabulous table lamps, in order to curate options for our client’s taste and needs. I wanted to share some of our favorite table lamps!

These trade only lamps are available for purchase through Alexander Interiors. Email for more details. Lamp 1 $575.00, Lamp 2 $250.00, Lamp 3 $539.00, Lamp 4 $378.00, Lamp 5 $372.50, Lamp 6 $308.00, Lamp 7 $698.00, Lamp 8 $591.00, Lamp 9 $641.00, Lamp 10 $950.00

Design Trends: Chinoiserie Chic

Here’s a design classic that we’re thrilled to see sweeping Instagram by storm! Chinoiserie is a fabulous option for wallpaper, but it can be rather pricey. One option to get the look for less, is by hanging individual panels, rather than wallpapering an entire room. Framing wallpaper, like art, allows you to achieve the luxurious look of chinoiserie covered walls. Below we've put together galleries of chinoiserie covered walls and our favorite panels for clients. Check out "looks for less" below!

Looks for less can always be found at Horchow, One King's Lane, and many other online vendors! For inquiries about our vendors' chinoiserie wallpapers and fabrics, email us at tori@alexanderinteriors.net. 

Top Market Finds

Market is always a trip for us to spend time with our vendors face-to-face, check out product quality in person, learn about new vendors, and see the latest products. Here are Alexander Interiors’ “Top 5 Market Finds”, from Market 2017. For pricing on these to-the-trade items, contact tori@alexanderinteriors.net!

For pricing on these to-the-trade items, contact tori@alexanderinteriors.net. Someone at Alexander Interiors will get back to you with more details!

Welcome To Our Blog!

Welcome to Alexander Interiors!! I'm Tori Alexander, the designer and owner of Alexander Interiors. For years, our team has dreamed of launching a blog, and I'm thrilled that this site is finally here! You'll find that this is a space for us to share our design projects, inspiration, design trends, and favorite products, with you! We hope you'll enjoy following along, and look forward to your comments!