A Tranquil Master Bedroom

If you want a master bedroom that is calm, fresh, and relaxing, consider using a cool color pallet.  Blues and greens have a calming affect that are perfect for bedrooms, like in this recent project for a deserving couple of two rambunctious boys.

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Before the transformation, the bedroom had a warmer color pallet of golds, browns and burgundy. Continue reading…


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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The Home of An Artist

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.

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2015 Color of the Year

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

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“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…


50 Shades of White

A white room is indeed a luxury.  It’s also the ultimate in sophistication!  Unfortunately it does come with practical limitations, but if your circumstances allow you to surround yourself in white, you are indeed fortunate.

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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. Continue reading…


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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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…