Tub Converted to Walk in Shower

Tub Converted to Walk in Shower
Form. Update! It was a nice house in a lovely neighborhood. The home owners were  oh-so-ready to start some updates. The baths particularly smacked of the 90’s: Cultured marble, pickled stain, gold plumbing fixtures, white tile. They would start upstairs. Before After Function. Rethink...

Art & Accessories

Art & Accessories
                    Finishing touches: Accessories and color add warmth. What they had: a beautiful new home in Allen, recently purchased rug and seating, with a TV front and center! What they wanted? Color! Warmth. Lamps. Art. An inviting feel! Finishing...

Made in the USA — Not! Rearrangment

Made in the USA — Not! Rearrangment
Unique international furniture is rearranged in Allen home. Settling into a new home. After two years it was becoming apparent that between working and traveling there had not been time — nor would be  time — to settle into her new home. Rearranging. This was the point at which the home owner...

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...

Urban Jungle: Decorating Palette

Urban Jungle: Decorating Palette
    Anthropologie bedding serves as the palette for a new guest room. Well, jungle bedding anyway…. from Anthropologie.  The client purchased this bedding she loved  (from a store she loves) which became the palette for this guest room. Decorating on a Shoe String painted the walls in this...

Bathroom Vanities

Bathroom Vanities
Bathroom update. Black Paint. So Crate & Barrel! So Pottery Barn! So Restoration Hardware!….So effective for updating tired cabinets. Sported by this just-purchased home in Allen: A cultured marble countertop. Tired stained cabinets. Busy wallpaper. Builder Light Bar. Froo-Froo...

Upholstery Disguise

Upholstery Disguise
    The ottoman was actually an almost-twin-size roll-away bed with a nice cover. The guest bed, actually used(!), would stay, but we were going for a more elegant look. Doing a little(?) updating. The sofa would be replaced. It was old, not very worn, but uncomfortable. The rug, which was very...

Reuse, Recycle…

Reuse, Recycle…
  DR after  DR after                         DR before Our goal was to use the existing furniture and accessories adding new only as necessary. The first time I met with the Fairview homeowner we made a list of new items we would probably...

Happy Pool Bath!

Happy Pool Bath!
The kitchen looks like a party. A Cantina? A patio scene from Mama Mia? Shouldn’t the Pool Bath be as happy as the kitchen it adjoins? Before After                         We started with paint.  Sherwin Williams 6765 Spa for the walls and...

Cabinet Update

Cabinet Update
Before   Meanwhile back at the ranch, Heritage Ranch.The cabinets were great quality and in nice condition but the finish was outdated.   After                       We showed Laura Buchanan of Nob Hill Painting a blackish-brown chest that we...

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