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In the heat of Summer,  many of you are using your outdoor living spaces by the pool on a regular basis. We find that now is the time we like to start thinking about a refresh of those spaces for Fall.

Things like a new rug, new cushions and even new furniture can get you ready for Fall entertaining and grilling. Here in Texas we use our outdoor spaces almost year round, so don’t forget a fire pit to roast marshmallows, a full outdoor kitchen and all of the furniture and accessories you need to make it feel more like a room.

Here are some of our favorite outdoor living spaces we have designed for our clients::

DESCO PROJECT::  Photos by Dan Piassick






TURTLE CREEK PROJECT:  Photos by Bill Bolin


TRIPLE CROWN PROJECT::  Photography by Dan Piassick




PRESTONSHIRE PROJECT::  Photography by Rusty Bradford


VILLANOVA PROJECT:: Photography by Stephen Karlisch




And you won’t believe what I found at a garage sale over the weekend.. This AMAZING Paul Frankl rattan outdoor set! I cannot wait to get some cushions made for these beauties!! Stay tuned for photos..






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Being from the South means that I grew up with monograms. My grandmother gave me an embroidery hoop and thread as a girl and I learned to embroider patterns and lettering early on in my Southern upbringing.

Once I was married and we began entertaining in our new home, I loved using all of the embroidered napkins we received as wedding gifts.

I love to give monogrammed items as wedding gifts and I also make sure when we design bed linens for clients that there are monograms involved! Here are a few of my favorite monogrammed looks from our projects.






I can’t wait to share with you the monogrammed linens we have planned for our Dallas Decorator Showhouse this Fall. We worked with Kimberly Whitman using her Halo Home line. Kimberly also has a fabulous book on monograms and you can purchase that HERE!


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We recently completed a new construction project that involved a dream team! Also known as the Fairfax project, this was a perfect example of a brilliant architect, Paul Turney, and a builder, McCowen-Sainton, who could execute high-end design with patience and vision. These types of projects are our favorite type to work on and we especially loved including mantels from our upcoming collection with Materials Marketing.

Take a look inside:

All photographs were taken by the wonderful Dan Piassick.


This detailed stair railing works so well with the transitional style of the home.


Detail shot of the kitchen island


This book matched marble slab as the backsplash and the custom hood create the wow factor in this kitchen



Neutral grasscloth adds texture to this powder bathroom




These two photos are one of our mantels from our upcoming collection with Materials Marketing




This home has separate His and Her Bathrooms……a dream!!

The floor to ceiling windows in this dining room not only create lots of light but also create some drama




More detail shots of another mantle from our upcoming collection



This wet bar area is the perfect place to entertain or grab a drink before dinner.

This beauty is for sale and you can see the listing HERE!



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