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I Had a Visitor Hilary Inspired

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I had a visitor recently while I was working from home.  My friend and collaborator Hilary Walker who pens the blog Hilary Inspired dropped by for a chat.  I had no idea Little Miss M got in on the fun, but she will smile when she sees her pic.

Stop on over to Hilary’s Blog today (HERE) to see what our household contains….there are four-legged family members too!

Thanks so much for the great post Hilary and for sharing our home with your readers!!

Deadline Dilemma: Beat the Heat

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It’s 105 degrees today in Big D.  If you want to keep cool in this kind of heat, you need window treatments that can be delivered to you fast and solve your high electric bills too.

I love roman shades and drapery that have black out linings to reduce temps. 

They also allow you to sleep late and watch a movie any time of the day.


Tip:  If you order your window treatments now, you will beat the Fall rush.  Workroom lead times often double after Labor Day!!

Stay cool design darlings..

Sunday Shortcut: Roadtrip Inspiration

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I am back home after a fun filled weekend away in Austin.  Sometimes all you need to really feel creative again is a short break and a change of scenery….and time with friends.  We had a stowaway by the name of Rivers.  He had a great time too.




A weekend away was perfect and when you are designing projects constantly, sometimes you lose your vivre……you feel a little empty and you need to re-fill the well.  The best way to complete a project on a deadline for me is to have tons of great ideas to pull from and I always need a little travel (and row after row of food trucks)  to inspire me again.

We spent Saturday in Austin and had dinner with my interior designer friend Laura Britt and her hubby of Laura Britt Design


Laura also has a great sustainable furniture line, Vervano, and just hearing about her projects and new designs was so exciting.

Here a few of Laura’s pieces, which will be available soon through Denise McGaha Interiors…SO EXCITING!


I also had a chance to spend time with friends Scott and Heather Harkovich, who own Heather Scott Home and Design in Austin.

They are working on a new store location and you can follow along on Heather’s blog here. 


Heather will also appear on the TLC show Four Houses soon, so if you are in Austin and need great furniture now, make sure you drop by for a visit.

Mr. M and I loved our time away and time with friends.  I am lucky to have a partner who also likes to shop.  Here are a few of the great inspiring pieces we found on our weekend away.  This trip was a great shortcut to new inspiration.


All travel photos by ME via my iPhone

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