This kitchen and breakfast area reflects a change from the darkness of the 1960's ranch house to an up-to-date bright and inviting place to come home to. Budget restrictions directed us to paint the dark stained cabinets, we installed new granite countertops, new lighting, changed out dated window coverings to plantation shutters, added new appliances and sink and faucet, plus replaced the old ceramic tile with new porcelain tile on the diagonal. Total cost for this area was approximately $30,000.
We used Brunschwig and Fills fabrics for the custom made draperies, a scalloped coverlet, dust ruffles, and pillows in this pretty bedroom, and it looks as if it belongs in The White House!
A new exercise and training facility for the Texarkana area. I provided detailed plans for the octagonal reception/bar at the front, offices for the owner, accountant, and trainers both downstairs and upstairs and the locker rooms, specified materials, worked with subcontractors, and provided a working floor plan for the 7,000 square feet that this building includes. The owner was very knowledgeable about the design of training facilities, and his great communication skills made this job a sure winner for the designer.
This was part of a larger job including the kitchen and breakfast rooms. The owners have used my services over the years and this was a final change for them, as they have retired and plan to "age in place" in this home. I restyled the sectional sofa and other existing pieces in this room, using their treasured collections of accessories. A new cork wallcovering was applied to the walls, the beams were highlighted, dated window treatments were removed to reveal the view of their beautiful courtyard, and new carpeting was installed.