Thursday, January 22, 2009

African Art Show

Yesterday we were visited by an art dealer from Mali, Africa. Brahima specializes in authentic African tribal art that he imports, and supplies to museums, universities, and private collectors. He spread out blankets and displayed the beautiful masks, sculptures, baskets and currencies right on the driveway! Much of the art is over 500 years old! It was an amazing experience and unbelievable lesson in African antiquities. (All the pieces are available for sale.)

University Park Updates

The old wallpaper is gone, the old carpet is gone, and the old cabinets are almost gone! Beautiful new solid wood floors, new Shaker style cabinetry, Giallo Fiorito granite, and Egyptian glass wall tiles are on the way in!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Concept Kitchen

Today’s kitchen is a multi-functional haven, blending an ├╝ber-functional layout with eco-friendliness and style. Activity zones flow seamlessly, allowing a busy family to spend time together. Central is the cooking zone: where a traditional work triangle is updated by secondary appliances and fixtures, and miles of work surfaces. Drawers provide hidden trash, recycling and composting bins. A walk-through pantry serves even the most prolific big-box shopper. Nearby, the study zone enables parents to monitor homework and internet time, while also providing a station for the ubiquitous cell phone chargers and Ipod docks. Dining and lounging intermingle in their own zone. The sofa, upholstered in outdoor fabric, is the perfect companion for the flat-screen tv. Whether hosting the Girl Scout troupe, or a wine tasting, the duel entertainment zones will oblige. Pass-through bar tops connect the adjacent family room and the patio, where the awning window swings up to create an open air bar.

Style mixes with function creating the perfect recipe. Here, traditional meets mod, and eco goes glam. Warm bamboo cabinets, bright quartz countertops, sleek stainless appliances, sparkling recycled glass mosaic and earthy cork floors compliment and contrast each other. Natural light is fully utilized with sky-lights. The color palette is a play of light and dark, and neutral and day-glow, tied together by a circle theme that pops all around the room. This bright mix creates a fresh, inviting atmosphere to which family and friends will gravitate for years to come.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year!

New Year, New Projects! 2009 is off to a great start! Check back for updates....Happy New Year!

Dallas Dining Room

Design Plan
This 1950's Townhouse gets an urban loft makeover with a new glass block window, painted ceiling treatment, contemporary iron chandelier and fun mix-n-match furnishings.

University Park Kitchen Remodel

Design Plan
To update this 1980's kitchen we will be opening up the space, reconfiguring and re-staining the cabinetry, and adding new stone countertops and a glass tile backsplash. Stay tuned for construction photos, selections and updates!