Managing those Pesky Cords

With the proliferation of mobile devices and electronics, cords are everywhere. They can be a designer’s worst nightmare. Here are some tips to managing those pesky cords: 1. When designing custom cabinetry, install grommets on the tops of cabinets or work surfaces so that cords can be discreetly hidden inside cabinets or below work surfaces…. Read more »

Reinvent Bedroom Decor with 5 Easy Fixes

Bedroom decor sometimes lacks the luster that would make it a more expressive and comfy slumber haven. After all, isn’t it a worthy goal to have the place where one third of your life is spent, be a place that artfully invites serenity, reconnection, regeneration and bliss? With a little understanding of bedroom basics and… Read more »

Let There Be Light

  Lighting is one of the most important, but often overlooked, aspects to any interior.  The value of a good lighting plan, however, is often overlooked and misunderstood. There are three basics types of lighting that work together in any interior; ambient (or general lighting), task and accent.   Ambient lighting provides a space with… Read more »

Designing on a budget

Good design used to be reserved for the wealthy.  Today, that is simply not true.  Good design is attainable thanks to retailers like Crate & Barrel, Mitchell Gold, Room and Board, CB2, West Elm, and Restoration Hardware.  Even IKEA and mass retailers like Target offer great design at affordable prices. We still advocate investing wisely… Read more »

TOBE joins Transformations of Montgomery County

TOBE DesignGroup will be attending a FUN-raiser on 6/29 at a private residence in Rockville, MD.  Transformations is improving lives by design.  A local celebrity designer will be attending.  For more information about the event go to