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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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