Curtains for Tall Windows — Not available by catalogue

Curtains for Tall Windows — Not available by catalogue
                              Window Treatment Challenges. Curtains for High windows. Do TX homebuilders have any idea what  challenges they are setting us up for  with the giant windows they install? If you have not yet gone on...

3 of 3: Window Treatments, Paint & Area Rugs

3 of 3: Window Treatments, Paint & Area Rugs
You would think this Allen client had read my instruction book. She first requested my help after deciding to paint the relatively new walls in her home. We collaborated on paint colors. The client was also wanting a window treatments for the tall windows on the “straight ahead” wall in the...

Hardwood Nail Down: Hand Scraped Flooring

Hardwood Nail Down: Hand Scraped Flooring
An Allen client just had a nail down hardwood floor installed to replace her tired FR carpet. Nail down wood  was the new flooring of choice as there was existing nail down wood in close proximity. Narrow plank, classic smooth-finish hardwood  in the Entry Hall was visible from the FR. View of FR from...

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...

Paint, Art, Rearrangement, Curtains

Paint, Art, Rearrangement, Curtains
AFTER Before unpacking the moving boxes, this client enlisted the help of Decorating on a Shoe String. To market her previous home in Twin Creeks, stagers had been hired. They had done a super job. The staging results were SO GOOD that the home owner decided she would have her next home staged as soon as she...

Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen Remodel
Well, we Reconfigured one Cabinet, Installed Granite and a Tumbled Backsplash, Removed Wall Paper , Textured and Painted the Walls , Painted and Glazed the Cabinets, Switched out the Cabinet Hardware, Purchased a new Sink, Faucet and Several new Appliances! What a transformation in this Allen home...

Building a Home? Interior Design Home Construction

Building a Home? Interior Design Home Construction
During new construction you may feel that an avalanch of questions is burying you: Which flooring material or materials would make the most sense for your family? Where should one material stop and the other start? Which materials can be combined? Would accents be worth the cost? How many accent pieces...

Isolation Ended: Kitchen Remodel

Isolation Ended: Kitchen Remodel
Before you embark on a kitchen remodel stop and ask, “What changes would make sense?”  You probably need to recruit another set of eyes. You’ve seen the status quo for so long that it’s hard to envision the possibilities. Everyday, homeowners across the metroplex install granite...

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...

Solar Shutters: Window Treatments

Solar Shutters: Window Treatments
Yesterday I went to a Norman Shutter training event in Lewisville. Watch the attached video above to see a Remote Controled Solar Recharging Battery Operated Motorized Shutter Wowwee!!   This seems like the perfect application for high, inconvenient or plentiful windows: When you wish to control the...

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