Category Archives: Living Spaces

Acting on Staging Advice

Smart sellers have an open mind.  These clients were very smart.  They recognized that the 30-plus year old home they want to sell needs to appeal to today’s buyers.  They “let go” of design selections they had made over several … Continue reading

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The Importance of Color and Floors When Selling A Home

The sellers had the foresight to know that to sell at competitive pricing, dated wallpaper needed to come down in the dining room, all walls needed a fresh coat of neutral paint, but most importantly, they needed to focus on … Continue reading

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New from Milling Road

LOVE these new releases from Milling Road. A more affordable way to place Baker quality and sophistication in your home. Planning a new look for your living space?

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Upholstery: Little Improvements Go a Long Way

New extra-long lumbar pillows not only solved for overly deep sofas, but lend a sleek and sophisticated look to the primary family gathering place.  New Couture fabrics, rich in texture, selected for the lounge and accent chair pillows complete the “mini-improvement” that dramatically … Continue reading

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Save a Chair, Actually Two

Initially my client intended to toss these well-used chairs, but after shopping and learning the price tag of an equivalent chair, she opted to re-upholster what she had. The combination of new foam and Dacron wrap made the cushions look … Continue reading

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The Case for Re-Upholstery

Why re-upholster when you can buy new?  Sometimes it doesn’t make sense, but frequently it does.  If you invested in a high quality piece of furniture that is classic in style, it is frequently worth preserving.  Secondly, when starting over with a … Continue reading

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Luxurious Living Space in Southlake

The story in my client’s words: “I first chose Amy Anderson as my designer several years ago when our home was destroyed by a major plumbing leak.  It was a big job which included replacing cabinets, trim, counters, flooring, rugs, … Continue reading

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Step 2: Reinvented Chair and Ottoman

What an incredible difference fabric makes.  This is Step 2, in an effort to lighten and brighten a family room decorated a decade ago. Step 1 was the new Berber White paint color in the background.  Stay tuned for the … Continue reading

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Fireplace Update Adds Drama and Space as a Bonus

“Ornate and overdone” is not my client’s style, so the fussy fireplace surround and mantel had to go.  Clean-looking 12×24 porcelain tile from floor to ceiling lifts the eye to take in the 14′ ceiling.  By eliminating unnecessary bookcases and clutter, we … Continue reading

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Sleek End Table with a Purpose

  This end table looks innocent enough.  Nobody but the homeowner knows that it was cleverly designed to house all their ugly TV boxes allowing us to remove the oversize cabinetry and create more living space. Now there is a … Continue reading

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