Updated Look & Function

Updated Look & Function
  Despite having both Media and Game rooms, the children of this far North Dallas home prefer to hang out with their parents in the Great room.  Is it because of the extra comfortable seating?  Maybe.  Is it because they enjoy their parents’ sparkling wit and wisdom?  Perhaps.  For me,...

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...

Urban Jungle: Decorating Palette

Urban Jungle: Decorating Palette
    Anthropologie bedding serves as the palette for a new guest room. Well, jungle bedding anyway…. from Anthropologie.  The client purchased this bedding she loved  (from a store she loves) which became the palette for this guest room. Decorating on a Shoe String painted the walls in this...

A Few Touches

A Few Touches
      Beautiful house. Very nice bathroom.               Finishing touches. …But a few finishing touches definitely took things up a notch!   Window Treatment. The wispy shade at the glass block window ties in the with the Master Bedroom’s...

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...

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...

Big Boy Make Over! Accessories & Furniture

Big Boy Make Over! Accessories & Furniture
A three year old had turned four and his bedroom was ready for a make-over.  A few weeks earlier the bedroom had been repainted with Sherwin Williams 6240 Windy Blue. this color is a great backdrop for denims, blues, reds and black. Mom had already gotten the ball rolling! She had found bedroom furniture...

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