Hats Off to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

Hats off to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo!  Sunday night George Strait was the final act for the 2013 Houston Rodeo, and his concert broke the all-time Reliant Stadium and Show Concert Record!  George Strait is the classic cowboy country singer (he actually likes to steer rope as a hobby), a perfect finale performer for this month long event....more

Life & Interior Design...What I've Been Up to Lately

Spring officially seems to be in the air here in Houston, Hooray!  The weather is really glorious and I hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed a little of the Irish celebration.  One of my beautiful daughters (in-law), Katherine, started celebrating by dressing my new grandson, Hendrix, (3 months on March 20th) in a little Shamrock attire.  So I decided to share some photos.  As you will note I put the in-law in parentheses because once you are a part of our family, you are never an in-law again.  ...more

Rustic Ranch Living Inspired by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

What's happening in my hometown, Houston, Texas?  The nation's largest rodeo is going on here in Houston, Rodeo Houston! ...more

In the Kitchen: Kitchen Hood Designs

We all know that the heart of our home and typical gathering place in our home is the kitchen.  And since we spend so much time in our kitchen, we want the space to reflect who we are as well as make a statement.  We want our kitchen to stand out, have a Wow factor!  One way we, the designer, can help you is by working with one of the major appliances you use in your kitchen, the range or cooktop.  When you have a range/cooktop, you have a hood. ...more

Ceilings: 'Beam'ing Up

Anyone watch the Oscar's last night?  What an evening!  I'm not sure how I felt about the actual show layout.  The singing and dancing for the introduction was a bit long and strange.  What about you, did you like the introduction?  A big congrats to all the winners!   Back to my post, lately I've been thinking about ceiling beam designs.  Beams are an extra detail that creates interest in a space as well as add warmth.  Drawing your eyes up, it's a great way to make sure you see every detail in the space. ...more

Luxurious Art Deco Inspiration

The luxurious Art Deco period began in the 1920's in France and spread world-wide in the 30's and 40's.  It was an era that represented luxury, glamour, and exuberance.  Art Deco was influenced by pre-modern art, a blend of traditional craft motifs with modern industrial machines.  Much like today, during the Art Deco period people embraced technology.  Deco style is characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation....more

I'm Dreaming of Dreamy Bedrooms

With the forecast predicting rain today, cozying up in my bed on a rainy day sounds absolutely wonderful, especially if you add a good book and a cup of tea.  But since it is a Wednesday and I have to work, I thought I'd dream about my dreamy bedroom and share with you dreamy bedrooms. ...more

Products to Love: Loloi Rugs

Loloi Rugs, founded in 2004 and located in Dallas, is a fashion leader specializing in medium-to high-end area rugs.  They have many collections, ranging from elegant and traditional to cool and contemporary.  Loloi's  novel design style works in tandem with an old-school approach to treating their loyal customers, with fairness and transparency....more

"Islanded"ed in Your Kitchen

When thinking of your dream kitchen, many picture a large open space to entertain in, complete with an island.  The kitchen island is a place for prep work, to provide extra storage, an eating area, and more often than not, a place to hangout.  There are several things to think about when designing your kitchen island whether it be for a remodel or new construction. ...more

Villa de Luxe Designer Show House 2013

Today I thought I'd share with you that I am participating in The Villa De Luxe Designer Show House 2013 located in the historic Shady Side, Houston.  This Mediterranean Revival mansion is being designed by 18 of the top Houston interior designers. ...more