Art Studio

Art Studio
Every child is an artist.   The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. -Pablo Picasso   In the community of North Dallas dwells a mom so efficient, organized, and family focused, she could strike fear into hearts of other moms.  As her children grow, she has adapted her home to fit...

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,...

Cabinets: Kitchen Remodel

Cabinets: Kitchen Remodel
Affordable Cabinet Update. The stained cabinets in this Fairview home were ho-hum and outdated. As part of a larger kitchen remodel, the cabinets needed attention. Knowing that cabinets would be costly to replace, we decided that paint and some modifications would give us the updated look we were...

Buy American! Marble Countertops for Kitchen Remodel

Buy American! Marble Countertops for Kitchen Remodel
Danby Marble, quarried in the US — A great choice for  Kitchen and Bath countertops. If you are considering marble for your kitchen counter tops, Danby is a terrific choice! Danby Marble is quarried in the US. Marble performance in Kitchens. For the past two decades marble has gotten bad press for...

Color Punch

Color Punch
Before                       Update and Build-out. Blah walls. And more blah walls. This busy Dallas orthodontic practice was ready to brighten things up. The practice was also acquiring adjacent square footage, which necessitated build-out, but a full...

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”...

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...

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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