Portfolio of Selected Projects  (please click on the picture to see the full screen gallery.)

A Chinoiserie Inspired Cottage Home
A Chinoiserie Inspired Cottage Home

This small master bedroom is washed in a bold emerald pagoda print and splashed with deep navy accent colors.

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An Inviting Living Room
An Inviting Living Room

This intimate room was inspired by a classic Lee Jofa floral fabric, with shades of soft aqua, dusty pink, and rich cream. The client's oriental rug became the perfect backdrop to host this welcoming formal living space.

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A Master Bathroom with Charm
A Master Bathroom with Charm

This master bath had to be both pretty and practical, as the client is older now and sometimes needs a little support. She just didn't want it to be too obvious. And its not!

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A Chinoiserie Inspired Cottage Home
A Chinoiserie Inspired Cottage Home

This small master bedroom is washed in a bold emerald pagoda print and splashed with deep navy accent colors.

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A Chinoiserie Inspired Cottage
This 1930's bungalow was given new life with classic Chinoiserie style. By layering patterns, trims and rugs, and repurposing all of the owners treasured antique pieces, these spaces came alive. This cottage now reflects the homeowner's charming personality and love of traditional Chinoiserie design chic. Check out the lovely redesign of these spaces, by clicking on the image to the left.
Composed Elegance
Composed Elegance

Formerly a dining room, we had fun converting it into a formal living room that is serene, elegant, and perfect for entertaining in style.

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BEFORE
BEFORE

Here you can see how the space had been used as a dining room. It's heavy, dark, and feels dated.

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Parting Detail Shot.
Parting Detail Shot.

We adore this Georgian arm chair, covered in beautiful off-white upholstery from Sahco Rubelli, and the French Key cabinet from Global Views.

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Composed Elegance
Composed Elegance

Formerly a dining room, we had fun converting it into a formal living room that is serene, elegant, and perfect for entertaining in style.

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Composed Elegance

This beautiful transitional Mediterranean home's formal living and dining spaces were in major need of some updating. The decor was heavy, dark, and overdone. We came in with a fresh, neutral palette of soft blue, silver, and beige.
Mixing the Old with the New...
Mixing the Old with the New...

The redesign of this lovely bedroom is loaded with whimsical charm and glamour, reinventing some of the client's family heirlooms and antiques in a fresh, inviting way. The result? A perfect retreat from the ordinary.

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The Bedroom, BEFORE.
The Bedroom, BEFORE.

Bookshelves can be challenging... Not only do they become a repository for every knickknack, book, and picture frame someone may have collected, but they can also prevent placing furniture up to them.

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Parting shot...
Parting shot...

These lovely paintings offer the perfect pop of color. Cheerful and fun.

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Mixing the Old with the New...
Mixing the Old with the New...

The redesign of this lovely bedroom is loaded with whimsical charm and glamour, reinventing some of the client's family heirlooms and antiques in a fresh, inviting way. The result? A perfect retreat from the ordinary.

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Mixing the Old with the New...
The redesign of this lovely bedroom is loaded with whimsical charm and glamour, reinventing some of the client's family heirlooms and antiques in a fresh, inviting way. The result? A perfect retreat from the ordinary.
A Luxurious Urban Safari
A Luxurious Urban Safari

Our concept for this elegant living room is an 'urban safari.' It is a metaphor for this luxurious oasis from our client's big-city life. We created a palette of animal and tribal prints, sumptuous [faux] furs, and glitzy patterned sheers. African art, sparkling gemstones, and many textural influences provide exotic accents.

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'Mediterranean' taken too literally.
'Mediterranean' taken too literally.

The space before lacked a unique perspective. As you can see, the bones of the space are excellent--they just needed to be set off to their best advantage.

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A simple change...
A simple change...

We created this dining room chandelier to hang over the table and give the space some literal 'sparkle.'

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A Luxurious Urban Safari
A Luxurious Urban Safari

Our concept for this elegant living room is an 'urban safari.' It is a metaphor for this luxurious oasis from our client's big-city life. We created a palette of animal and tribal prints, sumptuous [faux] furs, and glitzy patterned sheers. African art, sparkling gemstones, and many textural influences provide exotic accents.

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A Luxurious Urban Safari

Our concept for this elegant living room is an 'urban safari.' It is a metaphor for this luxurious oasis from our client's big-city life. We created a palette of animal and tribal prints, sumptuous [faux] furs, and glitzy patterned sheers. African art, sparkling gemstones, and many textural influences provide exotic accents. Can you feel the call of the wild??

Dramatic Kitchen Transformation
Dramatic Kitchen Transformation

Our client was desperate to remodel the kitchen in her new home. It was dark, outdated, and impossible to keep clean. Now this dream-kitchen is the PERFECT place to prepare a gourmet dinner and entertain guests. Let us know what you think!

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Looking in...
Looking in...

This view wasn't possible before the renovation. A load-bearing wall separated the kitchen from the dining areas. The dramatic rustic, wood beam allowed us to open the spaces up to one another for this dynamic view.

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And one last look...
And one last look...

Crisp subway tiles keep the kitchen light and bright, while the inset doors on the cabinetry provide a classic, sophisticated appearance. What would you want to cook in this kitchen? Let us know!

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Dramatic Kitchen Transformation
Dramatic Kitchen Transformation

Our client was desperate to remodel the kitchen in her new home. It was dark, outdated, and impossible to keep clean. Now this dream-kitchen is the PERFECT place to prepare a gourmet dinner and entertain guests. Let us know what you think!

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Dramatic Kitchen Remodel
As seen in the Houston Chronicle!
 

Check out this incredible kitchen transformation! Our client was desperate to remodel the kitchen in her new home. It was dark, outdated, and impossible to keep clean. Now the kitchen is the PERFECT place to prepare a gourmet dinner and entertain guests. Let us know what you think!

 

To see the article published about this interior, please click here.

Reinventing the Classics
Reinventing the Classics

Completed in the Spring, this beautiful space was redesigned to accomodate performances on a gorgeous Steinway piano, study space for the kids, and a space for the whole family to cuddle up with a good book.

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Designers to the rescue!
Designers to the rescue!

Sometimes, you just need to hire a professional! Before, the space was dark and overwhelming, and in major need of some design attention... The chaotic arrangement of books, fixtures, & furnishings was not conducive to entertaining or studying.

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Cordial, anyone?
Cordial, anyone?

A gorgeous cut-crystal cordial set and some fresh flowers sit on a beautiful mirrored tray. Just above, you can see the light catching the etched mirror and the grass-cloth used to line the walls.

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Reinventing the Classics
Reinventing the Classics

Completed in the Spring, this beautiful space was redesigned to accomodate performances on a gorgeous Steinway piano, study space for the kids, and a space for the whole family to cuddle up with a good book.

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Reinventing the Classics

This beautiful library space was redesigned to accomodate a complex program: performances on a gorgeous Steinway piano, study space for the kids, entertaining space for the adults, and a space for the whole family to cuddle up with a good book. Click on the sideshow to the left to explore how we transformed the space into a real class act!

 

As seen in the STARK coffee table book, "Decorating with Carpets: A Fine Foundation," by Vendome Press. Purchase your copy here.

 

As seen in the Chronicle! Click here.

Well Traveled Sophistication
Well Traveled Sophistication

Our clients custom-built this house back when their kids were young. Now that their nest is empty once again, they felt it was high-time to refresh their living room to create a sanctuary filled with their favorite collectibles and books. Check out the dramatic before and after photos by clicking on the right arrow!

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These walls were NOT happy.
These walls were NOT happy.

The home has beautiful stained wood trim, but it stood in stark contrast to the white walls. We knew that we had to dial back that contrast by covering the walls in a beautiful grasscloth wallcovering.

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Parting shot.
Parting shot.

We incorporated two more matching sconces on this side of the room and were able to use some photography our clients picked up at a local art fair. We absolutely love the finished look!

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Well Traveled Sophistication
Well Traveled Sophistication

Our clients custom-built this house back when their kids were young. Now that their nest is empty once again, they felt it was high-time to refresh their living room to create a sanctuary filled with their favorite collectibles and books. Check out the dramatic before and after photos by clicking on the right arrow!

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Well-Traveled Sophistication

As seen in the Houston Chronicle!

 

Our clients custom-built this house back when their kids were young. Now that their nest is empty once again, they felt it was high-time to refresh their living room to create a sanctuary filled with their favorite collectibles and books. Check out the dramatic before and after photos by clicking on the slideshow to the left!

 

To see the article published about this interior, please click here.

Relaxed Elegance
Relaxed Elegance

Peering into this room from the outside, you can begin to see how the spaces layer upon one another. Let's step inside!

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Relaxed elegance...
Relaxed elegance...

This space simply needed a fresh take. The bones were good, but the decor was dark and heavy (see the upcoming 'before' image). The furniture did not offer the homeowners the function they required or the atmosphere.

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Statement Art Pieces.
Statement Art Pieces.

Art can be so transformative. We love the way this painting really brightens the space and gives it the necessary punch of color to create a warm, inviting atmosphere.

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Relaxed Elegance
Relaxed Elegance

Peering into this room from the outside, you can begin to see how the spaces layer upon one another. Let's step inside!

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Hit the 'Refresh' Button
 
This lovely family room space needed a fresh take. The bones were good, but the decor was dark and heavy (see the 'before' images). The furniture did not offer the homeowners the function they required or the atmosphere they desired in which to entertain. Check out how simply updating the decor provided them with a whole new outlook.
Family Treasures
Family Treasures

The homeowner's treasures are mixed with new ones, resulting in a space that brings the Texas Hill Country to the coast in a getaway that is warm, inviting, and full of charm. Many of the homeowner’s belongings had been boxed and moved to Houston, piled high in three different storage units across town. We began by un-packing and cataloging everything; evaluating what items would need repairs and/or could be refurbished/re-imagined. Photo Credit: Ben Hill

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Juxtaposition & Setting
Juxtaposition & Setting

This lovely vignette brings the whole concept together: the bronze sculpture of the steer is set in juxtaposition to the shell and a ladder-back chair that features fabric inspired by coral. All of this sits in front of the backdrop of blowing grasses and the ocean beyond them.

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As seen in "Houston House & Home"
As seen in "Houston House & Home"

We are proud that our project was the featured spread entitled, "Seaside Country" in the August 2013 issue of "Houston House & Home!" To see the complete article, visit our "News" page or click on the link provided!

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Family Treasures
Family Treasures

The homeowner's treasures are mixed with new ones, resulting in a space that brings the Texas Hill Country to the coast in a getaway that is warm, inviting, and full of charm. Many of the homeowner’s belongings had been boxed and moved to Houston, piled high in three different storage units across town. We began by un-packing and cataloging everything; evaluating what items would need repairs and/or could be refurbished/re-imagined. Photo Credit: Ben Hill

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The Texas Hill Country Goes Coastal

After our client sold the family’s ranch home in historic Boerne, Texas and bought a contemporary residence at Galveston’s Diamond Beach development, she realized that she wasn’t quite ready to say goodbye to the hill country, the furniture, or the fond memories she and her family had acquired over the years… Our mission was to re-create the character and charm of her former Hill Country ranch within the contemporary spaces of her new coastal getaway at the Diamond Beach Condominiums in Galveston, Texas.  Check out the stunning transfomation of not just the spaces, but the many of the owner's family treasures.  

 

We are proud to announce that this project was the featured spread entitled, "Seaside Country" in the August 2013 issue of "Houston House & Home."

 

To see the article published about this home, please visit the "Press" Page at the top of this screen.

The Completed Bedroom & Sitting Area
The Completed Bedroom & Sitting Area

An enthusiast of trips to New Orleans and his English heritage, our client wanted a space that pulled together these eclectic influences and accomplished his functional criteria.

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The Space Before
The Space Before

The home was built in a contemporary style which left the homeowner feeling cold and challenged by the blank slate.

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The Space Before
The Space Before

We definitely had our work cut-out for us! Thankfully, working with the client was a real joy and he trusted us to make some dramatic changes.

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The Completed Bedroom & Sitting Area
The Completed Bedroom & Sitting Area

An enthusiast of trips to New Orleans and his English heritage, our client wanted a space that pulled together these eclectic influences and accomplished his functional criteria.

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A Classically-Inspired Bedroom & Home Office

Inspired by the client's love of New Orleans and his English heritage, this space softens the hard edges of the home's contemporary architecture with a cheerful color palette, plush transitional furniture, and charming decorative objects.