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,...

Budget Makeover

Budget Makeover
First Apartment …Well, at  least the first paid for with his own salary. This would happen to be my favorite nephew in Tejas. The apartment had good bones?…Or more specifically, a great window and a greater number  than necessary square feet. This would be a budget makeover. We were cost...

Rearrangement Switch-a-roo

Rearrangement Switch-a-roo
Formals need attention. Function of the Living Room. The formal Living Room in this Allen home was “no man’s land”. The piano which does get played, was here ….otherwise, the formal LR was unused. Though there was seating in the Living Room, the Family Room was — and would continue...

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...

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...

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...

Lights, Camera…Blog!

Lights, Camera…Blog!
                    This far North Dallas home is being gradually personalized. It was a great spec house in a great location and a great neighborhood, with a great floor plan and a great yard. And it was available quickly without a lot of custom build...

Rearrangement Possibilities: Accessories, Furniture Arrangement

Rearrangement Possibilities: Accessories, Furniture Arrangement
AFTER   The night before our scheduled Rearrangement, a Frisco client and her husband sat on the couch talking. And asking. “What could Decorating on a Shoe String possibly come in and do?” The house was not cluttered, accessories were  sparse and every conceivable furniture arrangement had...

Big Boy Make Over! Accessories & Furniture

Big Boy Make Over! Accessories & Furniture
A three year old had turned four and his bedroom was ready for a make-over.  A few weeks earlier the bedroom had been repainted with Sherwin Williams 6240 Windy Blue. this color is a great backdrop for denims, blues, reds and black. Mom had already gotten the ball rolling! She had found bedroom furniture...

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...