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,...

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...

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...

Area Rugs Black & White

Area Rugs Black & White
Black & white have such pow! This Frisco client had lived with this color scheme long enough to know that it worked for her. (I understand. I have painted my last three houses the same colors..!) Neutrals, reds, blacks and whites, in her case. We ordered a groovy area rug for the FR. We purchased...

Flower Power: Rearrangement, Furniture & Accessories Rugs

Flower Power: Rearrangement, Furniture & Accessories Rugs
With the intention of using the client’s existing leather furniture, Chrome Chair and antique pieces, Decorating on a Shoe String set about to transform this Great Room in a “Move That Bus” fashion!  “While You Were Out” is Decorating on a Shoe String’s rearrangement...