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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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We have another exciting thing happening in our firm this month! We are thrilled and honored that one of our design projects was chosen to be on the cover of Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine in their July/August issue.   The home belongs to one of our dearest clients and we couldn’t be happier that their home landed the cover!  A big thank you to Stephen Karlish who did the photography – he made our work look so beautiful through his lens.


This house is a blend of modern and traditional design. The husband was more of the traditionalist and his wife wanted a fresh, modern look for their home. We worked hard to merge both traditional and modern design. For example, this master bathroom bridges the gap between both design styles with modern shower glass doors and traditional artwork and chandelier.


This fresh kitchen is the perfect place for this family to gather with family. All of their children and grandchildren have plenty of room to grab a bite or help in the kitchen. The marble slab as the backsplash keeps the space looking clean and the open lanterns over the island to keep it a bit more on the traditional side.  We mixed finishes in this space and I love how it all turned out.


And don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the outdoor space! This is definitely the place I would want to be every summer afternoon.   Make sure you pick up a copy of this months issue of Luxe and I will be sharing the entire project soon once it makes it to the Luxe website!!!




Miele Cooking with Denise McGaha

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I’ve been waiting to share this news and now I can finally talk about it!!  I was so excited to receive my copy of Veranda yesterday and see the Miele ad.



When they called to talk about their new ad campaign “Dare To Cook Differently”, I was so excited to be included.  These ads will be coming out in House Beautiful, Elle Decor and Veranda in the coming months, which is so huge.  I love all of these publications and love that Miele has partnered with them to educate their readers on great appliances and kitchen design.  Miele is an appliance brand that we specify in many of our kitchen designs for our clients.






This is a home we designed that has an entire Miele appliance package – even the laundry is Miele.  I love having a wall of appliances and our client selected a steam oven as well as a range top and wall ovens for their needs)

You’ll see in my commentary in this campaign how we entertain as a family almost every week and having this ease of cooking and cleaning is so great.

We also LOVE the Miele coffee systems and were first introduced to them when we installed one at our design studio almost 9 years ago.  Everyone loves to have a coffee or espresso when visiting us and they remember to save their coffee intake for that day at our office and not Starbucks!


Thanks so much to Miele for including me in their campaign and I am secretly crushing on their countertop coffee system for my own kitchen.  Wouldn’t this be the perfect solution to being able to take our coffee love with us when we move in a few short years.


Make sure you check out everything Miele has to offer HERE and stay tuned for a special evening we have planned at the Miele Showroom in Dallas in May.  If you are in Dallas, I will be hosting an evening where you can experience everything Miele has to offer and I look forward to meeting many of my readers there!



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