Budget Makeover

Budget Makeover
First Apartment …Well, at  least the first paid for with his own salary. This would happen to be my favorite nephew in Tejas. The apartment had good bones?…Or more specifically, a great window and a greater number  than necessary square feet. This would be a budget makeover. We were cost...

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...

Made in the USA — Not! Rearrangment

Made in the USA — Not! Rearrangment
Unique international furniture is rearranged in Allen home. Settling into a new home. After two years it was becoming apparent that between working and traveling there had not been time — nor would be  time — to settle into her new home. Rearranging. This was the point at which the home owner...

Rearrangement

Rearrangement
                        Rearranging existing furnishings. What to buy for the grand entry? Maybe nothing. Maybe we use what the Allen client already owns. Maybe we hire piano movers and move the baby grand piano 12 feet into the entry hall. (It...

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...

Paint: One Powerful Ingredient

Paint: One Powerful Ingredient
  Make the Ho-Hum go away. Paint What? Fairview home owners hired Decorating on a Shoe String to add some “punch” to their still rather new home. The first and second remarks made upon first entering this house  (besides, “Glad to meet you” & “We’re here to...

Move-In Arrangement: Rearrangement

Move-In Arrangement: Rearrangement
BEFORE BEFORE New homeowners in Allen had finished unpacking and set up housekeeping. They had accomplished an amazing amount the first four weeks in their new home but had run up against a hard time-and-health deadline. Decorating on a Shoe String was contacted to finish up. We were to hang art/certificates...

Rearrangement Possibilities: Accessories, Furniture Arrangement

Rearrangement Possibilities: Accessories, Furniture Arrangement
AFTER   The night before our scheduled Rearrangement, a Frisco client and her husband sat on the couch talking. And asking. “What could Decorating on a Shoe String possibly come in and do?” The house was not cluttered, accessories were  sparse and every conceivable furniture arrangement had...

Paint, Art, Rearrangement, Curtains

Paint, Art, Rearrangement, Curtains
AFTER Before unpacking the moving boxes, this client enlisted the help of Decorating on a Shoe String. To market her previous home in Twin Creeks, stagers had been hired. They had done a super job. The staging results were SO GOOD that the home owner decided she would have her next home staged as soon as she...

ReArrangement Hybrid: Interior Painting & Accessories

ReArrangement Hybrid: Interior Painting & Accessories
Home improvements began once the McKinney homeowners decided this would be a long term residence. Four weeks from the day we met, paint colors had been selected, affordable art  had been purchased for several rooms, the interior of the home had been repainted and our “While You Were Out”...

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