I often get asked, “What should I put on top of my kitchen cabinets?”, Almost always I want to say, “Nothing at all!”
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.
Special thanks to Pat Hicks at New Life Hardwoods for hosting at their beautiful showroom. Continue reading…
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.
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… Continue reading…
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!
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.
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.
When you decorate the home of an artist, the traditional design rules become more nebulous, and you become more open to exploring the bohemian. At least that was the case with this artistic home of a dear client.
Like me, red is her favorite color, so it’s no surprise that she chose these 2 canvases from her many originals to display in her main living area.
A dedicated playroom in your home can be a great benefit for keeping the kids occupied and safe, while allowing you to concentrate on life’s daily chores. But to accomplish this, it is critical to properly plan and design the room from the onset. All kids have different likes and needs, and the playroom must be designed to address those interests.
In addition, you must consider that your kids will grow faster than you think, and the playroom will no doubt be used less and less as the kid’s get older and develop other interests. So unless the budget is not a factor, you probably don’t want to invest in expensive kid’s furnishings at this early age, since the room may change purpose and personality in only a few years.
Last week I stopped in at Capel Rugs. For a long time, Capel has been one of my favorite Dallas-area retail suppliers of area rugs. They have everything from reasonably priced machine made rugs, to exquisite hand knotted masterpieces. But the best part, is that the rugs are all hanging instead of laying one on top of the other on the floor. I can take my time and flip through the selections at my own pace. Once I want to see one on the floor, the staff is fast and accommodating.
I loved seeing all the new arrivals. Here’s a few of what I saw.
Yellow and gray, one of my favorite combinations, continues to be popular in home decor.
We are excited and honored to receive Best of Houzz 2015. I’ve always known we have the best clients! Thank you, we are extremely grateful for your continued faith and support of our talents.
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Every year during this time the three “Giants of Color” announce their picks for Color of the Year. These colors will aide the design industry, the fashion industry, the floral industry and many other consumer-oriented companies to guide their designs and planning for future products. This year the 2015 colors are:
PANTONE: Marsala 18-11438
“Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors. Continue reading…