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...

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...

Teamwork: Kitchen Remodel

Teamwork: Kitchen Remodel
OK. Credit to whom credit is due. These West Plano homeowners made their own selections and contracts with subs for their kitchen remodel. Their exisitng  mouse-y granite (not all granite is beautiful) was replaced with gorgeous granite!  They chose tumbled stone with accents tiles to replace the existing...

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...

A Shadey View: Window Treatments

A Shadey View: Window Treatments
Our window treatment design goal was to  warm up this Plano Kitchen without reducing the light or obscuring the pool view. We decided on stationary valences resembling soft fold Roman shades for the Breakfast area. We wanted to see a maximum amount of the fabric without losing the light so we had the...

Paint! What a difference! Interior Painting and Remodeling

Paint! What a difference! Interior Painting and Remodeling
Before Builder Beige Bland paint can suck the life out of a room. It often looks institutional. A huge quantity of art and accessories may not be sufficient to bring the room to life. Wow. An approved paint color for a leased home! According to the management company, renters may change the paint color...

Italian Stringing Panels: Window Treatments

Italian Stringing Panels: Window Treatments
Italian Stringing Panels are an elegant window treatment you don’t see very often. This window design is tricky to construct. Tricky = more dinero. Construction starts from the hem. The panels in this West Plano home were  strung and drawn up high to maximize the view. Italian Stringing...

New Digs for an Allergy Doctor: Commercial Design

New Digs for an Allergy Doctor: Commercial Design
Family Allergy Clinic begins seeing patients at their new Firewheel location this coming Monday. Post- Superbowl-Day. Dr. Richard Page and I have been working together for the past few months on the “look” of this new commercial office space.  The doctor has his own design preferences and...