Even if you’re like me and don’t live in a farmhouse, I urge you to consider using this design aesthetic as inspiration when decorating for the holidays. Modern farmhouse Christmas decor delivers all the warm, fuzzy holiday feelings most of us crave this time of year.
Over the years I’ve had success with using tricks that fool the eye and overcome those hard edges that crop up when painting open plan rooms. Now I’d like to share them with you.
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 […]
My friends and fellow homeowners, I am thrilled to share some exciting news with you… Made in the Shade DFW won the Best of Denton County Home Services category! Call me honored! And humbled! And overjoyed! While the nomination was certainly a surprise, the Best of Denton County awards aren’t new to our […]
Though most of our clients are furnishing new homes, every so often we get called in to fix bad situations. Fortunately (or unfortunately), these situations were easily preventable — if only someone had shared the right advice early on! To help you avoid making the same simple mistakes, here are a few cautionary tales… […]
Building a new home is a process full of details, roadblocks and, at times, unfortunate surprises. As window treatment specialists, we’ve seen a pattern of “after” problems in new homes, many of which could have been avoided if the right questions were asked early. But don’t worry — we’ve got you covered! (Get it?) Below, […]
Whether you’re downsizing, looking for a quiet community away from busy Dallas, or are simply moving to a new state, deciding to build or buy a new home is a big decision. Here are a few pros and cons that we see all the time here at North Dallas / Fort Worth’s Made in the […]
So, you’re ready to buy new window treatments! Choose treatments that fit your home and your needs. When new home buyers ask me about window covering options, I tell them your window treatments should be beautiful and enhance the appearance of the room. They also need to give you the right lighting and privacy. That is why it’s important to give each room consideration […]
Small spaces can be functional, fun and fabulous – all that is required is a little spatial planning and some small space interior design tricks. The interior needs to be practical, make use of every inch of space, and at the same time be aesthetically pleasing. Here are some small space interior design tricks to create the illusion […]
Designing small spaces can be more personal and interesting than large spaces. A large space requires more attention in terms of planning, and accessorizing. Large spaces accommodate more users so vignettes must be created to allow efficient use of the whole space. A good design satisfies your space requirements. Here are some suggestions to keep in mind when […]