Monthly Archives: April 2012

Before and After: South End Redo

This is a small project we completed for the daughter of a good client of mine. She asked for assistance in redoing her living room and I was thrilled to help. It was just one room but doing one room in a house or condo can make a huge difference in the overall feel of a space. She expressed that she would like a style that was more contemporary and chic to go with her professional lifestyle.

BEFORE:

Here are some before pics of the space. You will see that the furniture has a transitional feel and it was not as clean lined as she was wanting for the new look, with lots of different colors everywhere.

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Texas Antique Hunting

A couple of weeks ago I was in Dallas and had a chance to do some antiquing there.  We were on the outskirts of the city and meandered into several little shops and stores. One thing about antiquing is that there is a fine line between “antiques” and “junk” that is often crossed but if you are patient you will come across some real gems.

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Spring Catalog Finds with Graphic Punch

Spring is here and who doesn’t love a quick little pick me up for their home? The best place to look for one of those is often a catalog. They have some great finds that are good quality and can be mixed in with more high end items for a well balanced look.

Here are some of my latest finds that all have a graphic punch:

The Giardino Outdoor Collection by Ballard Designs is chic, clean lined, and could work well in a traditional or contemporary setting. The bold umbrella immediately caught my eye.  The collection is made of black powder coated iron and teak which will age to a soft gray over time.

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