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...

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...

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...

Office Space: Commercial Design

Office Space: Commercial Design
Davis & Associates, a Dallas immigration law firm, asked me to advise and assist as they moved into a larger reception area. Based on some very cool art the firm already owned, a color that Counselor Anna loved and  a Shoe String budget,  we came up with a classy, welcoming look that could be...

ReArrangement Hybrid: Interior Painting & Accessories

ReArrangement Hybrid: Interior Painting & Accessories
Home improvements began once the McKinney homeowners decided this would be a long term residence. Four weeks from the day we met, paint colors had been selected, affordable art  had been purchased for several rooms, the interior of the home had been repainted and our “While You Were Out”...

Entry Niche: Florals & Accessories

Entry Niche: Florals & Accessories
What do you do with a 5′ x5′ art niche? Art would have been the simplest solution for this home in Fairview except for the curved back of the niche. Small pieces of art could be hung on the curved wall. But it would take so many small pieces for the space to appear occupied that the effect would...

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...

New Digs for an Allergy Doctor: Commercial Design

New Digs for an Allergy Doctor: Commercial Design
Family Allergy Clinic begins seeing patients at their new Firewheel location this coming Monday. Post- Superbowl-Day. Dr. Richard Page and I have been working together for the past few months on the “look” of this new commercial office space.  The doctor has his own design preferences and...

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