Tag Archives: interior design advice

interior design trade secrets: wallpaper, fabrics and pillows

interior design trade secrets-j-randall-powers

Continuing with my series of interior design trade secrets, today I focus on some of the fun aspects of decorating: wallpaper, fabrics and pillows. Again, the quotes are those collected over time from sources such as House Beautiful, Veranda, Traditional … Continue reading

paint design ideas from the pros

paint design ideas david collins

Paint design ideas from the pros are a collection of quotes I’ve saved over time that focus on painting an interior.   For the past six or seven months, I’ve posted different secrets of the interior design trade which can help … Continue reading

richard rabel: a 1930s Dallas home renovation (before and after)

Richard Rabel Dallas home Renovation Dining Room

The independent town of Highland Park sits inside the Dallas city limits and is an upscale neighborhood known for its lovely mansions and manicured lawns (plus it’s 30 miles/hour speed limit that can drive you crazy!). It’s also the home … Continue reading

to the trade – an interior design photo app

To The Trade App Logo

In June I was in Dallas putting the final touches on a residential project – you know, that point in the process when things start to get a just bit exasperating.  The client was next to me rightly expecting to … Continue reading

7 bedroom design tips to note

bedroom design tips Katie Ridder

7 bedroom design tips to note is part of a series of helpful decorating tricks and design tips that I’ve collected from various sources – including House Beautiful magazine – and organized them into themes.  I’ve published tips for the kitchen … Continue reading

spilling beans: decorating design secrets for the kitchen and bathroom

Design Decorating Secrets Christopher Peacock

Decorating design secrets is a series of tips I’ve collected over the years including some from House Beautiful and Traditional Home. The first feature was on living room design rules-of-thumb.  The second was about dining room design tips and today … Continue reading

spilling beans: decorating design tips for the dining room

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Decorating design tips is the 2nd in a series of 11 features dealing with secrets of the trade.  The first were tips for a well-appointed Living Room. Future posts will cover decorating design tips for the Kitchen and Bathroom; Bedroom; Paint; … Continue reading