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...

Watts Up?

Watts Up?
                                      A pretty Far North Dallas home. The DR had not yet received much attention. THE basics: We started with curtains and art. Curtains are quite often a great choice  for...

Bath Remodel

Bath Remodel
Bath Remodel Spacial Illusion True to the vintage of this Plano home, the Master Bath is relatively small. We considered knocking out walls between the bath, shower, potty and closets to reconfigure. In this case, however, there was nothing to be gained:  2+3 still equalled 5.  The Master Bath is still...

Upgrade: Engineered Wood Flooring

Upgrade: Engineered Wood Flooring
                      Wow! Now we know who they are! They are not just an urban legend. There actually is a family with young children that eats regularly in the Dining Room! These Frisco homeowners actually eat three(!) meals a day in their Dining...

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...

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  Meanwhile back at the ranch, Heritage Ranch.The cabinets were great quality and in nice condition but the finish was outdated.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...

Backseat Backsplash? Not.

Backseat Backsplash? Not.
Having selected the granite for our Fairview kitchen remodel (see last post), our next step was to find a backsplash material. In general, I think simple works best. The two materials that made it to the top of our list were both small mosaics from IMC. We decided — whichever mosaic we picked —...

Granite Selection

Granite Selection
When the Fairview homeowners decided it was time to upgrade their kitchen they called me….since we already shared a delightful history in paint, furniture, curtains, art and accessories! Where to start? Granite. We knew already that we did not want the countertops to be too dark. We also wanted...

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...

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