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...

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...

Upholstery Disguise

Upholstery Disguise
    The ottoman was actually an almost-twin-size roll-away bed with a nice cover. The guest bed, actually used(!), would stay, but we were going for a more elegant look. Doing a little(?) updating. The sofa would be replaced. It was old, not very worn, but uncomfortable. The rug, which was very...

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...

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...

If you have to Wait….: Commercial Design

If you have to Wait….: Commercial Design
If you have to wait…. this commercial office building in Firewheel is a nice place to do it! Oriental rugs, purchased by the doctor early in the process, determined the design palette. Several large oil paintings pick up the hues in the carpets and  are set off by the wall color selected, Sherwin...

ReUpholstery: Furniture Design

ReUpholstery: Furniture Design
I advised these Plano clients that they should not reupholster for the purpose of saving money.  There were other great reasons to do so, however! Reupholstery is a great choice: When furniture has sentimental meaning. Recovering the piece will allow you to incorporate it into your current decor. When...

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