Houston Chronicle Article


We are so excited to see one of our Woodlands projects featured in the Houston Chronicle.

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Go here to read the online version. Thank you Alyson Ward for the great article and to Laurie Perez for the photography.







Client Dining Room Before & After


Hello friends!  I am excited to share some of our Garnet Bend project before & afters.  Our client wanted to work with as many existing pieces of their dining room as possible.  We decided to keep the chandelier,  dining table & chairs.


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Dining Room After

We updated the walls and ceiling with shades of gray-blue and added a  console for storage.  The dining chairs were reupholstered in a fabulous blue and gray leopard velvet and the seats and end chairs were done in a kid friendly pearl ostrich vinyl.

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It took a little convincing to get the clients to agree to the leopard velvet, but they now claim it’s one of their favorite pieces in the space.


Chair Rendering

Dining Room Pin


lamp DR


We hung custom linen drapery panels in an icy blue with ivory banding.



I love that we were able to incorporate a sentimental piece into this space.  The clients had purchased the artwork on their honeymoon years ago and really wanted to display it someplace prominent.  It ended up working perfectly in this room.


Photography- Laurie Perez



Clients Reading Room Before & After


We recently completed a quaint space for our clients.  They have officially named it “the reading room”.  The space was small and a big concern was how to fit enough furniture pieces for the whole family to enjoy without it feeling cramped.  The space measured 12 x 13, with one wall full of windows (with great natural light), and the other wall a fireplace.  We set out to create something intimate and serene, but also funcational and not just a pretty space to look at.



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Sitting Room ACI


We had a custom settee made to perch right in front of the windows.  Our client has children and a sweet little dog so we made sure the fabrics were kid & pet friendly.

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Custom Settee


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Because a coffee table would have crowded the space we opted for these custom ottomans to function as a coffee table and extra seating for guests.

Custom Ottomans


The black granite fireplace face was replaced with a beautiful hexagon marble.

Fireplace before


Fireplace after


We picked a beautiful pair of chairs to sit opposite the settee.  The fabric has a subtle metallic sheen that adds a little glamour.

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chair close up

*Out of respect for our paying clients we do not share sources, thank you for your understanding.








Client Entry Before & After


Hello friends!  I wanted to share a quick update we recently completed for a clients entry.



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The entire downstairs was freshened up with Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter.  We switched out the chest with this beautiful bone inlay console and added some tufted ottomans that work double duty for storage.



Entry Bone Inlay Console


We have lots of fun before & afters of this home to share with you in the upcoming weeks!


***Out of respect for our clients we do not share sources, thank you for understanding.



Hooked on Hexagon



Concrete tiles from SmithField Market in London


As a designer I see patterns and shapes ALL DAY LONG.  Even without realizing it, my subconscious sees shapes while I’m going about daily mundane tasks.  Like starring into my mug of tea and realizing after I had added my creamer it made the most beautiful concentric circles ever.  Or how the shadows from a shade tree made perfect linear lines on the ground.  And a recent favorite happened late one evening last week when my daughter and I were driving to get fro-yo.  We were at a stop light and she instructed me to squint my eyes at the traffic light and then tilt my head from side to side and watch the cool shapes the light made.  A girl after my own heart!  Just watch, your all going to try that the next time your at a stop light!

So today lets talk about Hexagons! I’ve been seeing them everywhere lately.


Patterned tile is hot, hot, hot right now.  In bathrooms, kitchen backsplashes, entry floors, you name it.

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New Ravenna


This new pattern from New Ravenna has me weak in the knees.

hex black and white tile



kitchen hexagon backsplash

Tonic Living 

On floors

hexagon floors bathroom

At Home in Arkansas

hex carpet

Hotel De Seze


Hexagon on the ceiling and Octagon on the floors!  WOW!

Hotel Istanbul

House Hotel in Istanbul

wood hex ceiling

Source Unknown

And of course in wallpaper.  The famous David Hicks pattern we all know and love.  I prefer this larger scale pattern rather than his smaller scale one.

David Hicks Grand Hexagon

David Hicks Wallpaper

On some built-in cabinetry.

*EDITED* One of our readers kindly pointed out that this was an Octagon.  Now I think we need an entire post dedicated to Octagons, no?

hex built ins

Cote de Texas

So how about you?  Are you hooked and hankering for some hexagon?  Here of some of my favorite picks of hexagon pieces that you can incorporate into your own home.

Hexagon Collage

Cocktail Table | Hex Tray | Chest | Side Tables |Hexagon  Hardware



Client Breakfast Room Before & After


Hello friends!  I have been so behind on sharing updates of our recent projects.  One of our clients whom we have been working with for a couple of years now, recently hired us to update their kitchen and breakfast room.

They had grown tired of the golds, reds, wrought iron, and warm woods of the space and wanted a fun and fresh feel.


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Johnson Breakfast 2

Johnson Breakfast Room ACI

We knew this space would be well used by the children so we had all the seating upholstered in kid friends fabrics.  The space is now lighter and brighter,  but with no worries for Momma when it comes to having all the family at the table.



Thomas Pheasant Interiors


I recently received the Thomas Pheasant design book “Simply Serene” for my birthday.  He is hands down one of my favorite “living” designers.  His classic, serene, and sophisticated designs speak to me with such a deep intensity. Although his spaces are predominatly neutral, his well executed use of  layers, textures, and architectural details keep these spaces from being dull and devoid of life.


Thomas Pheasant book


Thomas Pheasant Entry

Thomas Pheasant

Thomas Pheasant chair

Thomas Pheasant

Thomas Pheasant Bedroom

Thomas Pheasant 

Thomas Pheasant Dressing table


Thomas Pheasant Living Room


Thomas Pheasant Breakfast room


Thomas Pheasant Blue Bedroom

Thomas Pheasant

The Thomas Pheasant Collection from Baker Furniture exudes classic form and modern luxury.

Thomas Pheasant





Master Bedroom- Decorated for Christmas {with sources}


I loved adding a little holiday cheer to our bedroom.  After a long day I enjoy crawling into my bed and turning on the Christmas lights on the tree and enjoying the soft twinkling lights.


***Photography via Laurie Perez***


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We add faux garland above the bed (no worries of sap or falling needles landing on your head at night!)



Dress up your night stands with a small wreath or stocking.

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Fill small bowls or trays with ornaments and place them on your nightstand or dresser.

Mirrored nightstand with ivory stocking


I love the smell of fresh greens during the holidays- we added this fresh mixed green wreath (Lynch Creek Farms) and tied it with silk ribbon to the floor mirror.  The smell is divine!

large mirror with wreath

Mirror- Restoration Hardware


On our dresser I filled a coral shell with greens and ornaments.  Simple and classic.


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Coral Shell- LADCO

Ornaments- Target


I found this small compact flocked tree (its called a half-tree) at a local nursery years ago. It’s meant to be tucked into a corner, but I placed it in between the chairs in front of the window.  The urn gives it a little more presence.

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Christmas Bedroom Details


christmas wrappings and ribbon

Gift Wrap- The Container Store

Ribbon- Blue Silk- local craft wholesale- similar here 


Christmas Tree detail

All ornaments- here


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12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes Wrap-Up


I hope you all enjoyed the 12 Days of Christmas Home Tours these past few days. In case you missed any of the tours, you can click on any of the days below. And don’t forget that on Tuesday the 16th you can link up your own home tour!

Merry Christmas!!






Dining Room- Decorated for Christmas {with sources}


Holiday greetings friends!  Today I wanted to share some details of my dining room holiday decor.  Last year I was shopping our local HomeGoods and stumbled upon these gorgeous peacock salad plates and knew they would be perfect for my Christmas table.

***Photography via Laurie Perez***

Dining Room Christmas table peacock plates

Peacock Plates-HomeGoods

Gold Rim Dinner Plate- Mikasa Crown Jewel  (my wedding china)

Greek Key Chargers purchased 2 years ago- Z Gallerie

Gold Flatware- One Kings Lane- similar here

Black & White Chevron Runner- Fabric.com

Dining Room Christmas Decor

Gold Candlesticks- TJMaxx-years ago and I spray painted them gold

Faux Boxwood Balls- HomeGoods-similar here

Glassware- some vintage and some from HomeGoods

Chandelier- Currey & Company Demure chandelier (sadly it’s discountinued)

Dining Room Christmas agate centerpiece

The agate centerpiece was a DIY.  I used an old rectangular container that was water tight, applied gold leaf to the outside and attached blue agate coasters to the front using E600 adhesive.  Fill with water and fresh tulips! Easy-peasy!

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Dining Room Christmas table

Dining Room Christmas table overhead shot

Dining room Christmas chandelier

Dining Room Buffet Christmas

Lamps- Eklektik Interiors

Mirrors- Vintage shop- similar here

Boxwood wreath- Target (years ago)- similar here

Dresser-Vintage and refinished in a gray wash stain

Wall Color- Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

Dining Room seashell with greenery and candles

Clamshell-Z Gallerie

Fresh Greens- Lynch Creek Farms

Mercury Glass ornaments- Pottery Barn (years ago)

Ribbon- Gold Silk from a local craft wholesale shop- similar here

Battery Operated Candles- Pottery Barn These are my go-to for flameless candles, they have a great “flame” look and are programmable so you don’t have to worry about turning them on & off.  Tons of great sizes too!