While in Rochester NY last week I drove by this gorgeous picturesque scene and just had to turn around for a picture. I LOVE everything about this coastal home…the immaculately manicured yard, the shingles on the roof, the gray-on-white color scheme, and more than anything, that view! And not just from the street, can you imagine the view from that sunroom?
The hotel is a retro gem, wonderfully decorated with a mid century modern decor. It opened originally in 1978, after 35 years it was purchased by new owners, and they have done a great job renovating and updating the comfort and amenities, while retaining it’s very cool mid-century vibe.
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 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.
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.
“Houzz connects people with the best home professional for their project by providing the only 360-degree view of a professional, from their portfolio, client reviews, awards and accreditations to their work style and expertise based on their participation in the Houzz community,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to join our community in recognizing the talented professionals on Houzz who are delivering incredible designs and delightful customer experiences.”
Looking back at 2014 fills me with excitement and anticipation for the coming year. It has been a year full of amazing projects, for both old clients and new friends. The diversity of styles made for delicious opportunities to design, create, learn and grow.
Yes, it has been an amazing year! Of course, I have the best clients in the world, and I am keenly grateful to them for continuing to trust and promote my talent. We are ready for 2015!
If you’ve lived in South Florida, you’re probably familiar with the “snow birds”. Every year flocks of Northerners descend by the thousands on the Florida coasts, turning typically sleepy beach towns into vibrant, bustling beach destinations. For many this is an annual migration and most have summer homes ready to inhabit between the months of December through April.
Last August I spent a few days in Bonita Springs located on the west coast. My sister has a condo there so it’s a familiar destination for me. Bonita is a relatively small beach town with it’s fair share of summer homes. This particular street is lined with Royal Palms and flanked on both sides with amazing Florida homes, each as unique as the next one. Some have permanent residents, but most are boarded up and serve as the summer homes of the snow birds! I share with you some of my favorites.
On September 23, Sherwin Williams and 10 Sponsors presented the design community with a special color forecast event: Colormix 2015
Hundreds of designers showed up for the event at Dallas Market Center. The speaker was Jackie L Jordan, Director of Color Marketing for Sherwin Williams. Wine was served as the guests mingled and viewed several stunning vignettes from select showrooms, then a sit-down lunch followed by the presentation.
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..