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My intention with this blog is to have a spot where everything related to Interior Design can be discussed, questions can be answered and I can go into more depth on some subjects. 

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Design Professionals - What Can I Expect?

Posted on June 1, 2013 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi - welcome back!  And, for any new readers, welcome and thank you for coming to visit my Design Blog where we talk about everything to do with making your house the home of your dreams!


Today I'd like to address the issue of what you can expect if you decide to call in a Design Professional. I think in many cases televsion shows have done this profession a grave injustice. We are often shown as someone who wil...

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Budgets and Splurges

Posted on May 26, 2013 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Good evening - hope everyone enjoyed the lovely rain we've had the last few days! C'mon in and pull up a chair. Help yourself to coffee or tea and grab a cupcake.  Let's talk about decorating!


A week or so ago we talked about budgets. You really have to have a budget first before you start shopping to save frustration, confusion and problems between reality and dreams. Today I'd like to talk about the "SPLURGE" ...

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Window Treatments - the long and the short of it

Posted on May 19, 2013 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi there - c'mon in and get comfortable, and let's talk decorating!


Today I'm going to talk about window treatments, specifically the length of them. As with most things concerning how your own home is decorated, window coverings are a matter of YOUR Personal Style. However, there are a few tips I can give you that may make it easier. Generally speaking your drapes should be either "to the floor" which actually means...

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Budgets, Wish Lists and POAs!

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (2)

Good evening - I hear the thunderstorms approaching and it's a good time to get cozy and talk about Design~  Pull up a chair, have some tea or coffee, and let's get started. 


With every project you do in your home, whether it's a new paint job, buying furniture or a floor to ceiling remodel there are some things you'll need to determine before you pick out a paint color or go shopping. 

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Remodel Nitty Gritty

Posted on May 5, 2013 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Good afternoon! What a gorgeous sunny afternoon it is here in the Austin area. Even though our pretty Bluebonnets are mostly gone for the year there is still plenty of spring left! So, grab a glass of iced tea, pull up a chair and let's talk about getting your own Personal Style into your home!


I've been working with a client on a "small" remodel in her home. We took up the carpet and tile in all the rooms except for...

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BOOKSHELVES

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Good Afternoon! C'mon in out of the dreary weather and sit for awhile - let's talk Design and how to give YOUR home your own Personal Style!


I was asked to do a post about bookshelves - how do you make them attractive without losing the main function? There seem to be three schools of thought on this - some people prefer  to see only books on their bookshelves, some like a mixture of books, keepsakes and other interesting...

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Color Concepts

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Hi There! C'mon in, relax, grab a cup of coffee or tea and let's talk about how to give YOUR home your own Personal Style! 


Melissa, a friend of mine with a young family asked me about using color in her home. Do you just paint the rooms a color or colors you like, or do you match them to your furnishings? And how do you use more than one color without it looking like a color wheel blew up in there?...

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