These days, new or renovated homes are often finished out in 100 percent gray. It’s very modern and quite pretty, in my opinion. But many of my clients express uncertainty about how to decorate a gray room. Here’s how I choose colors to complement gray.
Are you a new homeowner feeling bewildered by what to do after buying your first house? Maybe you just bought your second or third home and don’t want to repeat the mistakes you made the last time around. Being solely responsible for something as huge as a house can be daunting, so stick with these six strategies to safely dip a toe in the vast waters of home ownership.
Do you dream of jaw-dropping kitchen sink window treatments but feel overwhelmed by all of the possibilities? The window treatments over a kitchen sink are one of the most important to get right in a home because they highlight a highly visible, frequently used space. Making the most of this high-profile window is easy with our simplified process.
Each year the spring season bursts forth bringing higher temperatures, budding lawns and home buyers pounding the pavement in search of new digs. Spring and summer are historically peak times for families looking to relocate without disrupting their children’s school year. But, given the year-over-year decline in North Texas home sales for the first quarter […]
Each Mother’s Day, people around the country pamper the moms in their lives with breakfasts in bed, spa days and other relaxing gifts. I say: why should we moms wait to feel pampered once a year? With a few tweaks, your home can feel like a rejuvenating retreat every day. Designing your home so it’s […]
You’ve covered the windows, perfectly coordinated the throw pillows with the furniture and adjusted the floor plan so the flow is just right. Why does the design of your home still not have that “done” feeling? Maybe the styles of your interior and exterior don’t match. Perhaps you need an attention-grabbing decorative element. Or it […]
I used to stare at my computer studying images of perfectly styled homes on social media. I’d glance around my living room, noting the furnishings and décor, and look back at the screen and ask myself, how did they do that? I had all the same items — a good rug, plush sofa, pleated curtains […]
Our little area of North Texas has some amazing vistas. Enjoying the landscapes as I drive to and from my clients’ homes is one of the best things about my job. Often, I visit homes with breathtaking views of Lake Lewisville or private pastures graced by the occasional white-tailed deer. These little spots of beauty […]
Soaring two-story windows are a dream come true for many homeowners. But some experience a rude awakening when night falls and they realize the need for effective window coverings to protect their privacy. We call it the fishbowl effect. It happens when the stunning views become … well … you. Its symptoms are the […]
Before I dive into our topic today, let me tell you a little story… Long before I opened Made in the Shade North DFW, I had my own window treatment hunting experience, and to say it was unsatisfactory is putting it mildly. First, custom treatments were expensive. There weren’t as many affordable options as there […]