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Sometimes you have to go back in time.....

Sometimes you have to go back in time.....

to move forward again! First, back in the early 90's I was a professional found object, mixed media artist on both canvas and jewelry; and had a very successful gallery in downtown Houston. But, I was getting tired of the traffic here in Houston and while they were redoing the major interstate....my hubby and I decided to move my showroom closer to home.   So, on April 9th, 2007....we moved and opened the showroom just around the corner from our home. I also was busy with my own design line that I sold wholesale and had a rep AND a...

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Updating Your Room Decor....for LESS!

Updating Your Room Decor....for LESS!

If you are like me, I like to update rooms in my home from time to time; especially as the seasons change! So here are some great ways to update a room without spending a fortune.... - Rearrange your furniture and accessories (which is FREE)! First, empty out everything in the room so that you can start with a fresh clean palette; then think of what do you want this room to feel like? Do you need more conversation areas? A place to curl up with a good book? Or a better way for watching TV? These questions will help...

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What is the Number ONE Dilemma when decorating?

What is the Number ONE Dilemma when decorating?

It is choosing the right PAINT colors!  Here are a few tips to help you decide on how to pick the paint colors for your walls.... First ask yourself, "What is the function of the room? How do I want to "feel" when I am in that room?----Ex: bedroom---some people want to feel relaxed, peaceful, and serene; and others want a more vibrant and exciting feel. Neither of these is right or wrong; it just depends on YOUR lifestyle and the feeling you want in any specific room in your home or office. The "feeling" of a room is what...

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4 Common Mistakes We Make in Design....

4 Common Mistakes We Make in Design....

Listed below are 4 common mistakes I see all the time that our clients make....only because they are not aware of them until shown the correct way to make their look have that WOW factor.... Rug Sizea. always make sure that your entire furniture grouping fits on the rugb. if you aren't able to do that because of the size of the room, then just make sure that the front part of all the furniture fits on the rugc. before you buy a rug tape off the area of the room making sure one of the above works (a or...

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How to Prepare for Christmas Decorating.....

How to Prepare for Christmas Decorating.....

I get asked all the time "how do you prepare for Christmas decorating, without getting overwhelmed?" Here is what I do to start the process the week before Thanksgiving: First, I picked my "theme" in January of the color scheme I wanted to do, and throughout the year I would search for those specific colors to use from displays, to ornaments, to ribbons and anything else that I could use. I only buy about 30% of new items that I will need. (If you read my previous post, about choosing a theme you will see how you start with your...

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