Window Treatments

Window Treatments
Don’t try this at home! Click the link below to see folk hero Rusty Brewer’s agility and bravery.     Installing long, long curtains: Not for the faint of heart.  These Frisco homeowners hired us to provide and install custom window treatments for their two-story Living Room windows....

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...

Lighter & Darker: Window Treatments

Lighter & Darker: Window Treatments
BEFORE A Heritage Ranch couple was just finishing up some major DIY redecorating. They had gone for a whole new look, which included installing hardwood floors, custom cabinetry, painting and purchasing new rugs and furniture. They had done a terrific job! For the next phase — window treatments...

Curtain Call: Window Treatments

Curtain Call: Window Treatments
These cream silk custom panels once draped two windows in Cleveland. When the Home Owners recently relocated to Frisco, the curtains did also. Now, however, there were three windows. Hmmm….. And another problem? One pair of panels was way too short for the MBR windows while the other pair of panels...

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...

Carpentry Tweaks: Remodeling & Interior Design

Carpentry Tweaks: Remodeling & Interior Design
                    Before we painted the walls and much of the woodwork in this Plano Living Room we had Lenny Bean, our favorite carpenter, add a decorative header to the  Entry doorway. Lenny also constructed a crown-molding-style cornice  and added...

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...

Slipcovers: Furniture Interior Design

Slipcovers: Furniture Interior Design
Alex and Amy rule the house. Their Mom’s home in Fairview is whimsically and elegantly furnished. The design is shabby-sheik with whites, creams, crystal and drama. All purchases are made, however, with the little doggies in mind! When it was time to replace several upholstered pieces, the Home Owner...

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...