Art Studio

Art Studio
Every child is an artist.   The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. -Pablo Picasso   In the community of North Dallas dwells a mom so efficient, organized, and family focused, she could strike fear into hearts of other moms.  As her children grow, she has adapted her home to fit...

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,...

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...

Stair Carpet

Stair Carpet
First Impression. A riddle: What can take a beating but look classy enough to make a great first impression? How about…. patterned Entry Stair carpet? To the right and left of the front door this Plano home had great formals, but straight ahead was a blah...

Game Room Remodel

Game Room Remodel
“Enough togetherness!” people (parents?) are saying today.   We keep re-learning that  limitations of duration and/or degree can make time spent together more enjoyable! Segueing now from a holiday conclusion to a structural issue: Divide and Conquer! Remodel- Reconfigure Game Room Remodel An...

Cabinets: Kitchen Remodel

Cabinets: Kitchen Remodel
Affordable Cabinet Update. The stained cabinets in this Fairview home were ho-hum and outdated. As part of a larger kitchen remodel, the cabinets needed attention. Knowing that cabinets would be costly to replace, we decided that paint and some modifications would give us the updated look we were...

Lighting Update

Lighting Update
Remodel: Lighting Update. Yes, I gave it a spin…! The lighting in this home needed updating. The owner of this Addison vacation home was aiming for a playful look. The lighting project was offloaded to Decorating on a Shoe String. Lighting Vendor. We ordered this fun lighting fixture from Lamps Plus. It...

Engineered Wood

Engineered Wood
The homeowners’ priority was to update their home by replacing the original builder carpet with hardwood flooring. These Allen clients had decided to go with engineered wood rather than nail-down hardwood because the process was less invasive. Engineered wood is 100% wood. Thin layers of wood are...

Neapolitan Window Treatments

Neapolitan Window Treatments
Layered Custom Window Treatments: Duette, Roman Shade and Cornice This Westlake homeowner went with all three delicious flavors for a daughter’s bedroom window treatments–     Hunter Douglas Duette Layer 1: A Hunter Douglas Duette black-out shade ( which is actually off-white)  tucked...

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...

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