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Upholstery Disguise

Upholstery Disguise
    The ottoman was actually an almost-twin-size roll-away bed with a nice cover. The guest bed, actually used(!), would stay, but we were going for a more elegant look. Doing a little(?) updating. The sofa would be replaced. It was old, not very worn, but uncomfortable. The rug, which was very...

Lights, Camera…Blog!

Lights, Camera…Blog!
                    This far North Dallas home is being gradually personalized. It was a great spec house in a great location and a great neighborhood, with a great floor plan and a great yard. And it was available quickly without a lot of custom build...

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....

Collections as Art: Accessories

Collections as Art: Accessories
Last year an SMU dorm. This year an apartment . One of the homeys, whom we shall henceforth refer to as Undeclared, drove across the country in a small and fuel efficient car toting one passenger, an accordian, a ukelele, a guitar, a record player, a record collection as well as other necessities. Upon...

Stop the Madness!

Stop the Madness!
A letter to my children: Dear Chickies– I wrote part of this in response to an email one of you sent. Then, while I was on a tear, I wrote some more.  It’s pretty much about you and yours. This week I read/heard(?) that the projected debt load, counting the unfunded liabilities...

Weekend Reading: Interior Design

Weekend Reading: Interior Design
Reading through design trade journals on the weekends has been a great way to stay abreast of developments within the industry. ...

Patio Pleasers: Furniture & Accessories

Patio Pleasers: Furniture & Accessories
Think cool. We installed two outdoor fan/lights on this North Dallas patio. Think memories. We addded a porch swing! Think comfortable. We purchased very affordable patio furniture, a glider and swivel-tilt chairs. Sometimes movement is restful! Think botanical. We added patio plants  up close. The gorgeous...

If you feed me…: Window Treatment & Upholstery Fabrics

If you feed me…: Window Treatment & Upholstery Fabrics
Bergamo presented their gorgeous new Fall fabrics for Window Treatments and Upholstery after a delightful luncheon at the DallasDesign Center.  Bright colors are coming! I had a fun time visiting with many DFW interior decorators and designers.  Bergamo is now a sister company of Donghia. ...

Oh, why not! Accessories & Patio Design

Oh, why not! Accessories & Patio Design
Canvas art (with a coat of UV protection Polyurethane) hangs over a gazebo fireplace in North Dallas.  I charged this homeowner for both the great patio decorating idea and for my good fortune in finding this canvas!  The cost was still reasonable.  The effect is smashing in this beautiful outdoor living...