I am on emergency family leave right now. My husband was in a major motorcycle accident. He's had surgery and is recovering here at home after being in the hospital in Houston for 4 days. He needs my constant care right now so I will return back to work on November 6th. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. I look forward to assisting you when I return.
October 25, 2008
October 15, 2008
Last week I did a one day room re-arrange, using what the client had. She recently inherited lots of furniture & arwork from her parents. She also just purchased a new house and wanted to incorporate the items she had with the items she inherited. The movers moved everything into the space and then my crew arrived and got busy. Now that all the furniture is arranged, my client would like to have it all re-upholstered. We've got some accessories, rugs and other misc. items to add to make it complete but it is amazing how great it turned out.
Decorating doesn't have to be elaborate. Here's a great way to make a statement for fall without going overboard..... sometimes less is more! Large "all natural" pumpkins in a large red basket. Add a real pumpkin and you have something fantastic.
October 14, 2008
October 9, 2008
Now more than ever, people are exposed to decorating/home improvements for their home. With all the design shows inspiring us, it gets you excited about doing something new to your home. However, with the economy the way it is, we are all being very conscious about where our money is going and how we spend it. We all want to be able to improve our homes but don't want to break the bank while doing it.
I'm reminded during these hard times about the reason I started my business. I look all around me at designers and the services they offer. Most of them would tell you that you need to start from scratch and purchase all "new" items. My philosophy is to start with what you have and use as much of it as we can. There is no reason why we can't make your home beautiful on a reasonable budget. My desire is to make your home comfortable, functional & your personal style by using as much creativity as possible. Choosing a few really great items can make a room look fantastic. Selecting the right paint color can make or break a room. The beauty of good design is that it's a process that is created over time. Purchasing what you LOVE in order to make your home stand for who you are.
I just wanted to encourage you if you are feeling discouraged about finances right now. Maybe this whole financial crisis will bring us back to our homes where we will entertain, slow down, enjoy friends and enjoy the simple things. Everyone is talking about what a crisis our country is in; look at the bright side of things, my hope is that it brings us back to family and the home, the things we so often neglect when we get so busy with life.
Hope your home is filled with lots of love during these hard economic times.
October 6, 2008
I found this little side table at an estate sale and thought it had great character. I painted it up and added some detail by decoupaging embossed napkins to the sides, top and inset. I think it's cute and could be used anywhere.
This is what it looks like up close. It almost looks like stone or metal.