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...

Carpentry Tweaks: Remodeling & Interior Design

Carpentry Tweaks: Remodeling & Interior Design
                    Before we painted the walls and much of the woodwork in this Plano Living Room we had Lenny Bean, our favorite carpenter, add a decorative header to the  Entry doorway. Lenny also constructed a crown-molding-style cornice  and added...

Classic Curtains: Window Treatments

Classic Curtains: Window Treatments
Panels are still THE classic curtain design. Panels add warmth and color without looking like you are trying too hard! The Plano clients’ concern  was to preserve the view in this room. Custom panels were the right choice here.  Rather than competing or obscuring, this window design draws the eye...

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...

A Shadey View: Window Treatments

A Shadey View: Window Treatments
Our window treatment design goal was to  warm up this Plano Kitchen without reducing the light or obscuring the pool view. We decided on stationary valences resembling soft fold Roman shades for the Breakfast area. We wanted to see a maximum amount of the fabric without losing the light so we had the...

Italian Stringing Panels: Window Treatments

Italian Stringing Panels: Window Treatments
Italian Stringing Panels are an elegant window treatment you don’t see very often. This window design is tricky to construct. Tricky = more dinero. Construction starts from the hem. The panels in this West Plano home were  strung and drawn up high to maximize the view. Italian Stringing...

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