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A Visit To Lake Texoma

If you live here in north Texas, you know all about how low our lakes have been.  Usually, I get to see the receding shorelines from the air, this weekend however, I got to see them close up and personal.

I always enjoy spending time with friends near Kingston, Oklahoma on Lake Texoma.  Strategically placed, the back of their home sits on a cove overlooking the lake.

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Trend Alert: Gold Rush

The gold rush is on!   But don’t worry,  this is not that old gold of the 80’s that immediately pops to mind.  Today, brushed gold and matte finishes create a softer look.  And it’s showing up everywhere, specially home decor.  So if you prefer gold to silver you’ll love the images to follow…

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My Upside-Down Christmas Tree 2013

Here we are, Christmas Eve and I finally get around to sharing some pictures of my tree this year.  It’s hanging from the ceiling, of course, as it has for the last 4 years.  This year, it’s silver and white with splashes of red.

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Updating an Outdated Living Room

When Ms D. called me to discuss redecorating her home she had been tired of living for years with dark walls, and ready for a fresh new look.

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The first thing we did was paint.

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Both walls and ceiling were painted with Sherwin Williams Sand Dollar SW6099, with accent walls painted in Koi Pond SW7727. Continue reading…


Highrise Living in Dallas

It has been pure joy to work on this traditional classic highrise apartment in the heart of Dallas.

Downsizing from a larger single family home in Austin, these homeowners opted for the highrise lifestyle, where the view was a huge consideration.   From the 15th floor in Uptown, the view is definitely the indisputable focal point!

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We painted the living room window wall in black.  But not just paint,  a decorative architectural trowel-on coating technique called Lusterstone.  It’s a shimmery plaster finish that can be manipulated to provide specific patterns, giving the wall dimension and movement.  The black wall is dramatic but warm. Continue reading…


Luxurious Bedding

Today, I installed this stunning master bedroom bedding for a dear client who is NOT afraid of pattern!
We custom-designed the bedding  incorporating 5 different fabrics.   And while they are all different, they all work together to create a beautiful and dramatic feel as you enter the room.

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Pet Beds For Today’s Home

There is no doubt that our pets are an integral part of our family.  In fact, when I decorate a home with pets, they are always a consideration in the selections we make.  After all, they live there too and  we want them to feel safe and comfortable.

Unfortunately, most pet beds are just plain ugly!  They are necessary items that don’t contribute at all to the home’s decor.  Fortunately, there ARE a few styles out there that are not only comfortable, but also rather stylish… Continue reading…


A Dining Room – Limited Investment, Huge Results

When my dear client asked me to revitalize her formal dining space, her requirements were simple…

We were to use the existing furniture  and a few art pieces that were important to her.  The room needed to look well put-together and feel comfortable and inviting.  But mostly, she wanted to display a variety of family pictures that she had gathered specifically for the room.

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These goals were accomplished beautifully with the additions of a few key items. Continue reading…


The Hanging Chair

The hanging chair is one of those decadent pleasures that most of us never get to enjoy.

I don’t know why they’re not typically considered for indoor decor…they’re comfortable, stylish and just plain fun!  They’re the next best thing to an indoor swing.  So while you may not have considered a hanging chair in the past, here are plenty of reasons to consider them in the future.

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