February 2, 2015 | Home
Dressmaker Details: Upholstery

    This chair was found in an old garage with rotted beige fabric and a dried up hornet's nest stuck under the seat. The owner would only sell one...

February 1, 2015 | Residential
Highland Park: Home with Subtle Asian Influences

    Modern sconces with a subtle Asian presence complement the splashing Koi.     This Dining Room is given brand new wainscoting with panel board and raised molding. One...

February 1, 2015 | Home
Glamorous Spaces
February 27, 2014 | Home, Residential
Highland Park: A Mid-Century Home Sitting High on Mt. Barker

Beautiful horizontal lines look fabulous against the original vertical box car siding running along the walls. The conch shells, found by the owner along a beach in Isla Mujeres, line...

February 27, 2014 | Home, Residential
High In the Hills Above Lake Austin

    A cozy Sitting Area, nestled into a large bay window, is styled in neutral tones with bold blasts of bright orange. Off-white columns of linen grace each window....

February 11, 2014 | Home
Powder Room: Showering with Shimmering Silvery Fish

Silvery Koi jump and leap on a beautiful glimmering wallpaper from Osborne & Little called Derwent.   This beautiful countertop made of White Ice granite has black veins that accentuate...

February 10, 2014 | Home
Wainscot: Run some on your walls!

Beautiful raised panel wainscoting runs through the hallway and hugs the newel post before racing up the stairs. A nice, tall baseboard is integrated into the panel. Paint as smooth...

February 9, 2014 | Home
Art Matters!

Beautiful artwork in elaborately detailed gold leaf  frames fringe the perimeter of this symmetrically arranged Dining Room. The Clouds provide a connection to the outdoors with a window-like setting at...

February 8, 2014 | Commercial, Home
DNT Construction

A Civil Construction company specializing in excavation and grading gets a complete and total facelift. Grey flannel shades grace the windows and doors of this mostly masculine place of business....

One of my favorite things to do for a client occurs at the end of the project - when the remodel work is completed and the walls are painted and the draperies are hung. The various trades have packed their bags and moved on to the next project. It is quiet and it is clean. Now I get to bring in the area rugs and the furniture and place them. I get into an almost trancelike state making things orderly and right again. I tug and pull until the furniture looks right, feels right. I look from several various angles then pull and tug again. Once the layout is perfect I bring out all of the accessories. I line a large table with them and then begin to selectively line the hutches and cabinets with lovely crystal and porcelain pieces. Tabletops get candles and bowls with unique features and other lovely things that catch my eye. It is fun when a little area, previously overlooked, takes on new importance because a little bit of magic happens and a charming little vignette is created!
May 30, 2013 | Home
Charming little vignettes…..

One of my favorite things to do for a client occurs at the end of the project, when the work is completed and the floors are swept clean.  The walls...