dining 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? [...]

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. [...]

HGTV’s Design Star Season 5 Episode 8: Dine with Dash

Hello, four remaining designers, welcome to Design Star--it’s about time the season started!  Love this challenge.  Love how impossible and daunting it seems, to make anything that even remotely resembles modern or upscale out of rooms that scream [...]

HGTV Design Star, Season 4: Episode 4, Garage Challenge Recap

The Garage Challenge So…Christmas comes a little early for Design Star viewers! First, there’s a gratuitous ab shot of Dan as he gets out of bed, for all of you out there who think he's hot. Then the judges send [...]

HGTV'sDesign Star: Season 4, Episode 1: First Challenge Recap

Last night was the big premiere of Design Star, Season 4, and since I’ve bonded over the past several months with Season 3 runner-up Matt Locke, I thought it’d be fun to trade dish with him after the episode aired. [...]