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,...

Tub Converted to Walk in Shower

Tub Converted to Walk in Shower
Form. Update! It was a nice house in a lovely neighborhood. The home owners were  oh-so-ready to start some updates. The baths particularly smacked of the 90’s: Cultured marble, pickled stain, gold plumbing fixtures, white tile. They would start upstairs. Before After Function. Rethink...

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 The stained cabinets in this Fairview home were ho-hum and outdated.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...

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...

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...

Color Punch

Color Punch
Before                       Update and Build-out. Blah walls. And more blah walls. This busy Dallas orthodontic practice was ready to brighten things up. The practice was also acquiring adjacent square footage, which necessitated build-out, but a full...

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...

Happy Pool Bath!

Happy Pool Bath!
The kitchen looks like a party. A Cantina? A patio scene from Mama Mia? Shouldn’t the Pool Bath be as happy as the kitchen it adjoins? Before After                         We started with paint.  Sherwin Williams 6765 Spa for the walls and...

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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