Make it Your Space: An Enviable Nook

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How do YOU prefer to use your space?

With a dining room adjacent to the kitchen and a breakfast bar, yet another dining table and chairs in the breakfast nook felt “redundant”.  This client elected to have an inviting and comfortable space for a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine with friends at the end of the day.  This space will be happily used.

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Keller Kitchen Renewed

A fresh coat of paint on both walls and cabinets lightened and refreshed this Keller kitchen.  Carefully selected accessories add interest and color, offset with just the right balance of greenery.  No excuses now not to cook and entertain.

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A Welcoming Reading Retreat

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My client’s library in his previous home was a place to store books but to sit only for a few moments, rather uncomfortably.  Just off his entry, the library was the first room in view when walking through the front door.  In his new home in Texas, the layout was similar.  Our objective was to create a beautiful space just off his entry, that would make visitors feel welcome.  Likewise we wanted the room to serve as an inviting place for my client to read a book, put his feet up and linger.

Custom built cabinets provide both illuminated display space for ambience and practical hidden storage space for his most treasured books.

Beautiful plantation shutters replaced utilitarian wood blinds.  Comfortable Jessica Charles chairs and ottoman and a Kravet area rug make the space cozy.  Original commissioned art provides the pop of color we selected against his neutral backdrop.

An Arteriors table, table lamp and starburst flush-mount chandelier put the punctuation marks on his beautiful room, with the polished nickel Zanadoo ceiling fixture creating a unique light and shadow effect on his walls and ceiling.

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Staging: Better in Benbrook

This golf course community home on a large lot with vistas of rolling hills is a hidden gem in Benbrook.  Competing with new lots, this client needed to ensure their previously occupied home looked fresh to compete with new builds.

The owners and listing realtor participated in the fine-tuning process.  Existing furniture was used exclusively to stage, just repositioned to better showcase the home.  Rental art and accessories provide the finishing touches to help buyers recognize the home’s potential.

This home is commuting distance to Fort Worth.  You’ll enjoy the pool and the view at the end of the day.  If you are interested, I will put you in touch with the listing realtor.

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Staging: Creating Indoor Living Spaces as Inviting as the Property

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The top selling feature of this Tarrant County home was the property: the land, the trees, the barn, the privacy and the pool.

To maximize their selling price and shorten time on the market, this client engaged Design Perspectives to help create an interior as inviting as the exterior.

A “remodel light” gave the home fresh appeal:  new paint, new carpet and a refresh of a dark-stained vent hood to stainless to brighten the kitchen.

The owner’s possessions were pared down in many cases and supplemented in others with key pieces of rental furniture, art, accessories and linens.

The decluttering process was transforming for the client who engaged Design Perspectives a second time to create an equally inviting, right-sized new home in Dallas.

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Showcase Staging in Southlake

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This client initially took advantage of their realtor’s complimentary staging offering.  Although the free service effectively de-cluttered, my client intuitively knew that their home was not being showcased in it’s best possible light.  They reached out to Design Perspectives.

Working side-by-side with participation of all three members of the family, Design Perspectives fully re-staged the home in two days.  Existing furniture was repositioned.  New art, accessories, lighting, greenery and furniture were brought in to define the living spaces and to highlight the home’s focal points and custom features.  Buyers may now clearly envision how they would live and enjoy this near-new home in Southlake.

The realtor commented, “the home looks totally updated and right out of a magazine.  The tour went so well today.  Everyone commented that the home showed beautifully.  We are re-shooting photography at 9 am tomorrow.”




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An Outdoor Space Fitting of the Forth

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An inviting outdoor space does as much to nurture the soul as an inviting interior.

This client had a covered outdoor patio with a great view of their pool with proximity to their outdoor wood-burning fireplace.  A large screen TV provides a backup entertainment option.  The only problem:  there was no place to sit comfortably and enjoy.

Problem solved:  a quality Brown Jordan sectional with custom-selected fabrics in coordinating neutrals allows the color from the garden to reign supreme.  An outdoor rug, also from Brown Jordan, makes the space even more inviting.

Garden color may even steal the “pop” from the fireworks.

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