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Budget Makeover

Budget Makeover
First Apartment …Well, at  least the first paid for with his own salary. This would happen to be my favorite nephew in Tejas. The apartment had good bones?…Or more specifically, a great window and a greater number  than necessary square feet. This would be a budget makeover. We were cost...

Rearrangement Switch-a-roo

Rearrangement Switch-a-roo
Formals need attention. Function of the Living Room. The formal Living Room in this Allen home was “no man’s land”. The piano which does get played, was here ….otherwise, the formal LR was unused. Though there was seating in the Living Room, the Family Room was — and would continue...

Art & Accessories

Art & Accessories
                    Finishing touches: Accessories and color add warmth. What they had: a beautiful new home in Allen, recently purchased rug and seating, with a TV front and center! What they wanted? Color! Warmth. Lamps. Art. An inviting feel! Finishing...

Made in the USA — Not! Rearrangment

Made in the USA — Not! Rearrangment
Unique international furniture is rearranged in Allen home. Settling into a new home. After two years it was becoming apparent that between working and traveling there had not been time — nor would be  time — to settle into her new home. Rearranging. This was the point at which the home owner...

Rearrangement

Rearrangement
                        Rearranging existing furnishings. What to buy for the grand entry? Maybe nothing. Maybe we use what the Allen client already owns. Maybe we hire piano movers and move the baby grand piano 12 feet into the entry hall. (It...

Reuse, Recycle…

Reuse, Recycle…
  DR after  DR after                         DR before Our goal was to use the existing furniture and accessories adding new only as necessary. The first time I met with the Fairview homeowner we made a list of new items we would probably...

Paint: One Powerful Ingredient

Paint: One Powerful Ingredient
  Make the Ho-Hum go away. Paint What? Fairview home owners hired Decorating on a Shoe String to add some “punch” to their still rather new home. The first and second remarks made upon first entering this house  (besides, “Glad to meet you” & “We’re here to...

Family Gallery

Family Gallery
                          An email from a client: Hi Ginny!!! It's your crazy friend looking for something more to do. I would LOVE to get my family photo wall up by Turkey Day. My sis (maybe both) will be here to share the holiday....

Move-In Arrangement: Rearrangement

Move-In Arrangement: Rearrangement
BEFORE BEFORE New homeowners in Allen had finished unpacking and set up housekeeping. They had accomplished an amazing amount the first four weeks in their new home but had run up against a hard time-and-health deadline. Decorating on a Shoe String was contacted to finish up. We were to hang art/certificates...

Rearrangement Possibilities: Accessories, Furniture Arrangement

Rearrangement Possibilities: Accessories, Furniture Arrangement
AFTER   The night before our scheduled Rearrangement, a Frisco client and her husband sat on the couch talking. And asking. “What could Decorating on a Shoe String possibly come in and do?” The house was not cluttered, accessories were  sparse and every conceivable furniture arrangement had...

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