I began Design Strategies because I believe beautiful spaces change lives. The place we call home should relax, inspire and rejuvenate. I believe in empowering my clients with the information they need to create the best life possible.

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  • Another Concession
    on May 20, 2010 in Arlington Rooftop Current Projects
      I had such grand plans for the exterior of the Rooftop restaurant I’m designing.  Too grand. The EFIS applicators were struggling with my channeled diamonds.  I wanted nine graduated long thin rectangles of identical width, five increasing in...
  • Melissa’s DilemmaThis email has been sitting in my inbox for a while now.  Melissa sent me her dilemma  for me to answer here on my blog.  I asked her for a few more pictures and some additional information, but perhaps a cyber monster ate it up because I haven’...
  • I Have a Confession
    on May 18, 2010 in Trend Spotting
    I stalk on Facebook.  I know, you are probably thinking BIG DEAL.  That’s the whole point, isn’t it?  Even Betty White knows this.  My version of stalking is a bit different.  I love to look at the background environments in the photos peopl...
  • Biddy Baby Boy
    on May 13, 2010 in Bedrooms Individualized Advice Rooms
    My friend-for-life, Betsy, is having her first baby.  She just found out yesterday that it is going to be a boy.  Here is my Congratulations Gift to her: a virtual consultation.  She wrote me yesterday to tell me she didn’t want any kitschy...
  • Wavy Lines
    on May 11, 2010 in The Undecorated Life
    It’s been a few weeks, and I don’t think better photos are just going to miraculously appear so I am going to just have to post what I’ve got. You probably already know that I have found myself with two jobs.  If I can even call my second a jo...
  • Barstool Choices
    on May 10, 2010 in Current Projects Kitchens Rooms
    Cinde’s backsplash and counters are now installed.  The new rug we ordered has arrived and the Garland Casual Dining Set is on sale and will be purchased this week.  She gave me some options for barstools that she is considering.  My choic...
  • Something About It
    on May 7, 2010 in Friday Collage
    Sofa   Chair   Rugs   Drapes   Pillows   Plates   Dress   Shoes...
  • Three Years and a Failed Market Later
    on May 5, 2010 in Current Projects Home Staging
    I first met Michele and Stan in the winter of 2007.  They understood that the once swift real estate market was changing and they hired me to help them prepare their residence for sale.  In a series of consultations over the course of many months,...
  • BalanceIt’s funny how some decisions can be made in seconds and others take forever.  Finding the absolutely most perfect wallpaper for one particular area—the more formal Dining Area—was a snap.  The sample was sandwiched in a huge folder sent to m...
  • Suzy’s Dilemma–Solved.
    on May 3, 2010 in Individualized Advice
    Do you remember Suzy’s Dilemma?  She wrote to me describing the trouble she was having getting her brand new Kitchen to coordinate with the existing elements in her home.  The wallpaper in the Dining Room was giving her fits, so I suggested a co...
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