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Pumpkins & Fall

We started seeing Christmas decorations being professionally installed around here the last week of October. That makes me grinch-y. No doubt it’s just a scheduling issue with the installers, but it’s still an affront to Fall, c’mon. We have had a couple of record-breaking temp days in November – in the 90’s! – so we need all the fall love we can get! So in that spirit, I took some pics of pretty fall displays on my trips to & fro. I love this pretty mix of pumpkins, gourds & greenery! Not to mention the beautiful front entry of this home. If you’re going to do a statement display, do […]

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Modern Farmhouse Exteriors

A few weeks ago I had to pick up some treasure I found on one of the online yard sale sites in the Midway Hollow neighborhood of Dallas. Since that area isn’t on any of my regular routes, I wasn’t fully aware of the explosion of tear-downs/new builds. It’s happening more as you go further west away from Midway Road, since the area closest to Midway consists of a lot of ranchers on big lots that have mostly been remodeled in the last 10 years. You could really call it gentrification of sorts, since that area has typically been heavily Hispanic. Of course that’s not nearly the only area where […]

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Front Door Curb Appeal

  One of my favorite things to do is drive through different neighborhoods, choosing details I love from exteriors – architecture style, materials, windows, landscaping. But often the thing that I seem to zero in on most is the front door – both style and color hugely influence the overall feel. I’m partial to a front door with windows, as opposed to a solid front door, as well as one surrounded by a decent-sized front porch.  Maybe it just feels more welcoming. And sconces. Every front door needs sconces.       This Hamptons Showhouse definitely has a coastal feel, but the doors translate beautifully to other style of architecture. […]

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Looking for Pretty New Homes

Looking for Pretty New Homes

I’m often asked in the store what we call our “style.”  My answer always seems to be a lot of what we are not: modern, traditional, country, & not a mix of all those.  But maybe we’re transitional.  How’s that for a little bit of everything? Over the weekend I was perusing the MLS listings, which, truth be told, I do more often than makes any sense, hoping for some inspiration & frankly, encouragement.  There is so much new construction going on these days in Dallas, & a lot of it is just not interesting, honestly. But praise be, I found some sweetness in a favorite hot neighborhood – Devonshire. […]

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