Window Trappings – Part 2

2014-09-19 14.47.05cropLike I said in part 1, some windows don’t need accoutrements. These in the Tile Museum in Istanbul were stunning. No frippery needed here.

Pretty much all of the windows in the SoMoToHo, however, needed help. Remember the work we did in the Library? Here’s a pic, post paint and furnishings but pre- window dressing. 2015-02-27 23.19.27 Continue reading “Window Trappings – Part 2”

Window Trappings- part 1

2014-03-10 02.58.22Some windows are dramatic enough all on their own. These at Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, for instance, don’t need any accoutrements to increase their impact. In most homes, however, windows typically require enhancement. In the SoMoToHo, as in most residential applications, window treatments of some kind were not only desirable from a design standpoint but also necessary for privacy concerns. As importantly, we needed something to block the sun. Particularly in Texas, you can get too much of a good thing in a hurry when it comes to sunshine. Continue reading “Window Trappings- part 1”

It's the Little Things

Versailles fence post

Transforming a house involves lots of big things – changes that immediately shift one’s perception of the entire space. Exterior paint. Windows. Those kinds of things. But it’s the smaller things that add the flavor. Some, you might not even notice unless they were pointed out. The cap of moss and lichen stains on the concrete fence post (Versailles – 2009) above, for instance. Or more mundane things like this window sill: Continue reading “It's the Little Things”