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.


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.


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.


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.