Aug / 24

A Home Office for the Sports Fan

Today, a home office is practically a necessity in most homes.  Even if you don’t work from home, you’ll probably spend many hours a week in that room.  As such, this room provides a unique opportunity to decorate with things that you love and that inspire your creativity.

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That’s exactly what this home owner had in mind when she asked me to design a home office for her husband; a man who loves everything sports, and has accumulated a variety of sports art and memorabilia.  This was the room before we started, a basic 11′ X 12′ room. (more…)

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Aug / 08

The Onyx Bar

I recently visited a long-time client and took this picture.  A gorgeous slab of white onyx that we installed a couple of years ago. The back-lights give the onyx a soft, golden glow, the perfect mood lighting for their frequent entertaining.

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Onyx is a gemstone found in various regions of the world, particularly Brazil. It can also be found in Uruguay, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Hawaii and Madagascar. (more…)

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Aug / 07

A “Soft Transitional” Living Room

I had a wonderful time creating this beautiful formal living area with, what I call a “soft-transitional” style.  The room was created around the contemporary art in the living room, which was our inspiration .

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Jul / 02

McKinney Airport Decorating Project

Earlier this year, I was offered the opportunity to decorate the lobby area at the McKinney National Airport.  As a pilot, you can only imagine my joy and excitement at the chance to decorate an airport…but especially the airport I fly out of!

In November 2013, the Collin County Regional Airport was bought by the City of McKinney and the name changed to McKinney National Airport.  The City also took over the FBO operations.  An FBO (fixed-base operator) is a commercial business granted the right by an airport to operate on the airport and provide aeronautical services such as fueling, hangars, tie-downs, etc.  To run the FBO the City also hired a new General Manager.

Under this new leadership, plans began taking shape for the renovation of the entire space.  This is what we started with..

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Jun / 07

A Light & Airy Apartment

We recently completed this 2-bedroom Carrollton apartment for a spunky Houston grandmother, whose grandchildren live here in Dallas.  With weekend trips becoming more the norm than the exception, Mrs. B  decided it was time for a “home-away-from-home apartment”.

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Back in Houston, Mrs B lives in a home that is decorated in an ultra traditional style…with large leather sofas and wrought iron accents.  In contrast, she wanted her Carrollton apartment to be light, airy and subtly feminine.  It also needed to be durable and practical for entertaining her many kids and grand-kids. (more…)

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