July 3, 2020

Social media has changed our world and it will never be the same. There are countless platforms for people to share their interests, lives, family, and personal projects. It's fun to see what others have created and to watch their step-by-step videos about how to do th...

May 7, 2020


In the beginning...

                                        There was a gal who met a gal who needed window treatments for two rooms in her Land Park home.  But that's not where the story ends......

April 1, 2020

Greetings from quarantine!

Many people work long hours and rarely spend a lot of time at home. When they do, it is usually in a distracted way. There are lots of things you want or need to get done and only so much time. You want to watch TV and relax after that stressf...

March 2, 2020

Hello everyone!

I've been thinking a lot about what I want to write for this blog post. I finally decided that I was going to see if I could help clarify what it is that designers do. I've covered various aspects of this in several of my other posts but it was pretty sp...

February 5, 2020

We're back!

We just got back from Las Vegas's Furniture Market and it was a pretty interesting trip this year. One of my assistants got sick and caught an earlier flight home, so she could only be there for one day, and I somehow managed to stub my toe on the second day...

January 2, 2020

Happy New Year!

Now that we're finished singing about a blue Christmas, how do you feel about a blue new year?  Sounds a bit silly but if it actually fits well.  Blue seems to be the theme this year, so let's get started by checking out the biggest name in colors!


December 3, 2019

Welcome back!

Last time I talked about the magic of design and how important it is. I also mentioned that design is an art form. So, what does that mean fo you?

Well, making magic (or art) requires a few very important things: time, emotion, and personalization. We'...

October 31, 2019

Hello Everyone!

I was chatting with some other designers the other day and an interesting topic was brought up.  We were talking about how the latest generation of designers seem to concentrate on the individual parts of a design instead of the magic that happens when e...

October 4, 2019

Hello again!

I recently read an article by one of my vendors (one that I printed out and now can't find the url for, so sorry) that summed up a lot of the design process in just four words: Style, Color, Pattern, and Size.

Now, Distinctive Carpets & Rugs used t...

September 4, 2019

As some of you may know, my father just passed away.  I'm not telling you this to ask for condolences.  Actually, it has made me realize that many of my clients will be facing this same situation at some point.

Most of us will reach that age where our parents...

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