Kitchen Cosmetics: Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen Cosmetics: Kitchen Remodel
BEFORE AFTER Happy surprise! A nice tray ceiling was underneath the florescent plexiglass panels. Bye-bye Plexiglass! The fir downs over the cabinets were also eliminated. The cabinets, well-built but tired, needed both functional and cosmetic tweaks:  The top row of pantry cabinets became usable when...

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”...

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...

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...

If you have to Wait….: Commercial Design

If you have to Wait….: Commercial Design
If you have to wait…. this commercial office building in Firewheel is a nice place to do it! Oriental rugs, purchased by the doctor early in the process, determined the design palette. Several large oil paintings pick up the hues in the carpets and  are set off by the wall color selected, Sherwin...

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...

Bigger and Better: Bathroom Remodel

Bigger and Better: Bathroom Remodel
A leaky shower pan precipitated this partial bathroom remodel in Allen. We chose a tile that the Home Owners already knew they loved. It had been installed as a fireplace surround during a prior renovation. We demo’d the existing small shower with its seat and half wall. The seat in the shower had been...

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...

Kitchen Update

Kitchen Update
the Palette For this Plano Kitchen remodel exisiting materials determined our palette. We identified the granite which was already on the counter top in the Butler’s Pantry and the bar ledge as Giallo Fiorito. A tumbled marble, Torreon Stone from Pro Source, looked very similar to the exisiting floor...

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