Tag Archives: Design Perspectives

Staging: A Fresh Set of Eyes

A universal “staging truth”:  sometimes all it takes is a fresh set of eyes.  We can’t see our own stuff. This Southlake home required only minor tweaking:  removal of some time-stamped window treatments, some fresh paint here and there, a … Continue reading

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Butler’s: Boring to Breathtaking

This ordinary Butler’s with Tropical Brown countertops, 4″ backsplash and with an obviously fabricated edge was made extraordinary with the triple punch of new limestone floors, “select” Taj Mahal countertops and Walker Zanger’s Tilt Grey Smoke Ottoman mosaic tile adding both color and … Continue reading

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A Bath with “Allure”

Somehow, 15 years ago, tile countertops made sense on bathroom countertops?  Not sure why.  They are hard to clean and “busy”.  This client took advantage of “leftovers”, i.e. a remnant of Allure quartzite from my fabricator’s yard to spruce up her pool … Continue reading

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Casual Dining Elevated

Already this was a fabulous spot for casual dining, with an incredibly lush view out the bay window, an inviting stone fireplace and enviable trim and beams.  We made the space even better with new limestone floors and by lowering the breakfast bar top so … 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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Recreating a Guest Bath to be Inviting and Usable

The design goals for this bathroom update: Convert a tub/shower combo to a more user-friendly walk-in shower. Create a more easily cleaned countertop by eliminating the lip around the bathroom sink. Expand counterspace by extending the countertop under a recessed linen upper. Create more … Continue reading

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Beautiful Breakfast Bar and Overflow

As part of her kitchen update, my client lowered her breakfast bar to counter height.  The benefits include a better connection between the kitchen and casual dining area, but also more counter space for food prep, serving or dining at … Continue reading

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