living room

Must-See Shoal Creek Remodel on the Market

This is a project that is near and dear to me. When I first met with this client, her first floor was a little sad... Painted paneling in the living room, dated stair railing, enclosed staircase: That little drive-thru window? [...]

Magazine Monday: HGTV Magazine

I couldn't resist picking up the May 2013 issue of HGTV Magazine, since it promised "bright & cheery" rooms and "COLOR COLOR COLOR." I wouldn't say it rocked my world as much as Adore--the Australian online home decor mag I [...]

Magazine Monday: Dwell

We're chatting about the April issue of Dwell in today's Magazine Monday. Some highlights you won't want to miss... Boston architects Eric Howeler and Meejin Yoon's modern, small-scale courtyard garden design packs a few plants, a seating area and a [...]

Fab Finds: Jonathan Adler Happy Chic @ JCPenney

We all know how much I adore Jonathan Adler, my design idol. Room Fu designers Claire Patrick and Robin Callan pose for a photo with Jonathan Adler at his store in Austin, TX It doesn't hurt that he [...]

Area Rug DOs and DON’Ts

An area rug's purpose in life is two-fold: (A) to define a space, and (B) to enhance your decor. Before we get into our list of Area Rug DOs and DON'Ts, let's break down these two roles. How does an [...]

Magazine Monday: Adore Home Online Magazine

Thanks to coulda shoulda woulda, who left a comment on last Monday's blog post, I've discovered my all-time favorite home decor magazine. The one and only magazine I have ever looked at and had a designgasm from cover to cover. [...]

Mini-Makeover: Natasha’s Living Room Built-Ins & Bedroom

Somehow I totally missed posting this mini-makeover before and after. D'oh! So although it's very Christmas-y, better late than never, right? Natasha was one of our Guest Room Giveaway one-hour mini-makeover winners. Natasha and husband Glen welcomed a baby boy [...]

Fab Finds

Austin's Five Elements Furniture turned this modern arc lamp into a holiday feature with colored bulbs. Photo by Suzi Q. Varin / Q Weddings. Merry Christmas to all! Yes, I know Christmas day is over but I get [...]