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,...

3 of 3: Window Treatments, Paint & Area Rugs

3 of 3: Window Treatments, Paint & Area Rugs
You would think this Allen client had read my instruction book. She first requested my help after deciding to paint the relatively new walls in her home. We collaborated on paint colors. The client was also wanting a window treatments for the tall windows on the “straight ahead” wall in the...

Hardwood Nail Down: Hand Scraped Flooring

Hardwood Nail Down: Hand Scraped Flooring
An Allen client just had a nail down hardwood floor installed to replace her tired FR carpet. Nail down wood  was the new flooring of choice as there was existing nail down wood in close proximity. Narrow plank, classic smooth-finish hardwood  in the Entry Hall was visible from the FR. View of FR from...

Painting: Remodeling & Interior Design

Painting: Remodeling & Interior Design
BEFORE painting woodwork, ceiling, walls AFTER painting woodwork, ceiling & walls Before you paint, it might be worth and interior decorator’s advice on what to paint. And which color to paint. And which (new?) paint product might be most suitable. This project began as we considered...

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...

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...

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...