We’re moving – well, our blog is

Recently, James Craig Furnishings launched a brand new website. We are so excited to share tons of inspiration with you in a cleaner design. We’ve also moved our blog over to the new site. So take some time and visit today to keep up with what’s happening in Houston interior design.


On the Walls: Giclee

Everyone wants gallery style art but sometimes delays finishing their space because of the gallery art prices. If you have been looking for wall decor for your home or office, giclee [pronounced: zhee-KLAY] might be a great solution.

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Sweet Bamboo Dreams


Pssssst … we have a secret.

You, no doubt, know about the amazing hand-crafted, personalized furniture from the world’s best craftsmen we carry to deck your halls, but did you know we also carry one of the best kept secrets in bedding? Bamboo bedding by Home Source! And it feels like silk.

The back story: Bamboo fiber is the latest textile cotton alternative. The fiber is made by taking bamboo stalks and grinding it to a wood pulp. The pulp is then converted to a thick liquid called “slurry,” and pushed through tiny holes to make continuous strands of fiber. The weaving of bamboo yarn took considerable time to learn to do correctly. Bamboo, like all wood fiber, will shrink twice as much as cotton fibers if not properly processed. Home Source is the first company to make 100% bamboo sheets and they spent almost two years developing them. The 250 thread count to allows enough warmth without getting too hot. While it’s true that higher count cotton sheets require better quality cotton fiber [longer and finer], but  the higher the count, the hotter the sheet. Over 400 thread counts can feel like wrapping yourself in plastic.

Color? We got your color right here. The dyes Home Source uses for it’s bamboo sheets are Azo-free – completely environmentally friendly. In fact, the entire manufacturing process on these sheets is eco-friendly. Home Source Bamboo Sheets come in a variety of colors The 411 on bamboo:

Bamboo is basically a weed that grows readily and rapidly in many parts of the world.  It required significantly less effort to grow than cotton. [Non-organic cotton requires about one pound of chemicals to produce one pound of fiber.]

Bamboo is exceptionally strong and has superior wicking and ventilation qualities compared to cotton [read: it keeps you cool & comfortable when sleeping]

There is no such thing as organic bamboo but it does not require chemicals to grow.

The rare types of bamboo that Pandas eat are not used. [That only grows in a small area of China.]

Bamboo naturally inhibits the growth of bacteria. They are roughly 25 times more effective at killing bacteria than fabrics treated with chemicals to kill bacteria.

Bamboo is more absorbent than cotton due to its high cellulose content.

Because bamboo grows so readily in all types of soil conditions – and so rapidly – it’s a great, high quality alternative to cotton.  Not to mention the easy care.  Simply put – they’ll be your favorite sheets. Stop by the showroom today and order yours. You’ll be on your way to sweet dreams shortly. More info on furniture and other lines we carry at www.jamescraigfurnishings.com

James Craig Furnishings is a unique lifestyle design center with fashion-forward, upscale home furnishings in Houston where you get to design what YOU want! Our showroom is located in the exciting Washington Ave corridor of inner Houston and is absolutely gorgeous! Stop by 4500 Washington Ave and start designing your life.

James Craig Furnishings is a fashion-forward design center located at 4500 Washington Ave

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Shop Small Tomorrow

Support your favorite small business.

James Craig Furnishings is Participating in Small Business Saturday
Tomorrow, November 24th is Small Business Saturday®, a day to celebrate and support the local small businesses, like us!, that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country.

We are proud to take part in Small Business Saturday, and we’re encouraging everyone to Shop Small® here on November 24th. Plus, we’re having a special Small Business Saturday offer! Enroll your American Express card, come in on November 24th, and get $25 back when you spend $25 with us.  It’s the last days of our dining deal, too; half off all custom dining from Saloom and Dinec. We’ll have treats in the showroom, too.

Most importantly, get out there, Shop Small, and let’s make this November 24th the biggest day of the year for small business.

To learn more, visit ShopSmall.com.

A Design of Thankfulness

Giving and thanks are in the air and on our minds.  What can we say … ‘Tis the season. Let us take a moment to reflect on how thankful we are for so many things in our lives. James Craig showroom on Washington Ave

We started James Craig Furnishings in April 2008. Shortly after opening the doors to our showroom on Washington Avenue a couple of events you may remember happened:

1) Ike

2) The Great Financial Crisis of 2008

Four and half years later, here we are; Introducing new products, making new friends and working on some fabulous new projects with designers we adore.

Thank you.

We count you as our largest blessing.

Of course, we would not be here without our manufacturers and talented designers. We are thankful to have such warm relationships with our manufacturers and designers that give us access to such fashion forward designs.

We are also thankful for every lesson we’ve learned as first time small business owners over the years. Those are priceless.

On Thursday, as we take a moment to recognize those things in our lives that we are most thankful for, we count you among them. Thank you for supporting us these last  years. Thank you for trusting us with such personal decisions. Design makes a house a home … filled with a lifetime of memories and we are so thankful you trust us with such an intimate, important decision. We look forward to designing a lifetime more of memories with you.

James Craig showroom on Washington Ave

We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but hope you stop by for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday to shop with us.

October: Fall in love with Lee at 20% off

Fall has almost come to Houston but we’re not waiting! Just one more week for our October special … then it is gone with the wind.

Sale on Lee Industries at James Craig Furnishings

BE INSPIRED! Stop by Lee Industries’ Lifestyle Slider here. Then, get the look! Stop by our showroom and order yours before November 1 for a 20% discount!

Need more of a reason to fall in love with Lee?  They have a commitment to the environment. That’s why they offer “innovatively styled, bio-based upholstery as their standard.”  But moreso, they have a commitment to quality. Lee only uses steel coil springs in their eight-way hand-tied seat decks. This keeps your springs from shifting and creating those uncomfortable lumps. Each spring is supported by polypropylene and steel strapping to provide the most long lasting and comfortable seating known to man.

More? Their frames are certified, select kiln-dried hardwoods. The joints are double-doweled and every corner is blocked, screwed and glued. That means that your furniture will not creak, sag, split or warp … no matter what.

Picky McPickerson? With more than 1000 fabrics and 80 leathers to choose from, Lee can sate even the finickiest of designers.  They also have a long track record of eco-friendly manufacturing, using naturalLEE soy-based cushions, certified frames, recycled filling for pillows, water based stains, and offer many organic and natural fabrics. They reuse or recycle approximately 95% of all the materials that enter the production stream.

… and LEE is made in the USA by craftsmen that are experts in their field and take pride in their workmanship.

Stop by our showroom. We’re happy to answer any questions. We love Lee but this deal won’t last. Stop by the showroom this weekend and take advantage of 20% before it’s gone!

Visit our showroom at 4500 Washington Ave. in the Historic Heights.

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