Aug / 26

Accessorizing the Top of Kitchen Cabinets

I often get asked, “What should I put on top of my kitchen cabinets?”, Almost always I want to say, “Nothing at all!”

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Aug / 21

IDS/DFW helping Feeding Children Everywhere

Today, members of the Interior Design Society/DFW chapter volunteered their time to Feeding Children Everywhere, packaging over 8000 meals in 50 minutes…assembly-line style! The meals go to hungry local children throughout Dallas ISD.

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Special thanks to Pat Hicks at New Life Hardwoods for hosting at their beautiful showroom. (more…)

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Aug / 18

The Perfect Beach House

With all the triple digit temperatures we’ve been having in Dallas lately, I’m definitely making plans for an overdue visit back home:  Miami.  While there, I will surely stay a few days at my sister’s beach condo in Bonita Springs on the west coast of Florida.  Back in 2010, when she bought the condo, I spent a week with her shopping and helping her decorate, with a definite beach house feel.

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Since then, she has gradually added her special touches.  It’s THOSE touches that make this the Perfect Beach House!  My sister’s attention to detail and desire to make her guests as comfortable as possible, are unparalleled to none!  Here’s what I’m talking about… (more…)

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Aug / 05

Building Miniature Boxes

This weekend I decided to organize and rearrange my home office.  In the process I brought down my 4 miniature boxes that have been displayed on top of my office armoire for years.  Back in the late 80′s, I spent a lot of time enjoying my hobby at the time; miniature building.   I hadn’t picked up my 4 boxes in SO long, so I became instantly captivated by the work I had done so many years ago.  I must’ve had a lot more patience back then!

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Mar / 08

Colorful Quilts

This past weekend, on a trip to Durant Oklahoma, I was inspired by a quaint little fabric shop I found in the old downtown area.  The HNT Quilt Shop caters primarily to the quilting community and offers a wonderful assortment of fabrics and notions that appeal to quilters young and…more mature.  As I entered the shop, it was immediately evident that the staff was friendly and passionate about what they were doing.

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But what caught my attention the most was the color!  The store is a visual feast of reds, yellows, greens, blues, and every color in between.  The color is everywhere, starting with the bolts of fabric, which are all meticulously arranged and displayed by color, to the large selection of colorful thread spools.

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