2 Examples of Why Design Matters from Debra

Listening to Debra talk about some of her recent projects, I asked her to do another “Why Design Matters” post.  As usual, my comments will be in italics. Here it is:

I’ve done a couple of consultations recently that really made me happy and I’d love to share them with you:

Color Consultation

I finished an exterior color consultation last week for a dear friend.  She bought her darling little place 16 years ago and she has done a ton of work over the years … but she’s never been happy with the brick.

After a big hailstorm last year, she got a new roof. She chose black – and immediately hated it. The roof was lovely. The real problem was that it just didn’t work with the brick. So, she recently decided to take the plunge and paint the brick. Continue reading “2 Examples of Why Design Matters from Debra”

Fort Worth Real Estate for Sale – New Listing in Wedgwood

Just a quick note that Debra’s broker, Virginia Cook Realtors, (Debra’s page here) has a new listing in Wedgwood – if you or anyone you know is in the market.

Photo by Trey Freeze
Photo by Trey Freeze

From the flyer – “Charming Wedgwood home on a great block with super storage and plenty of living space! Nice lot with sprinkler system, covered back porch and pool-sized back yard. Laminate and tile floors, gas starter on fireplace, large family room with built-ins open to oversized kitchen. Flexible space could be second living, office, or even 4th bedroom with closet addition. Extra large utility room with space for freezer or second refrigerator.”

At $189,900, this 3-2-2 is a great value. Debra’s real estate contact info is here.

More travel and the continuing saga of Hildring House are next – stay tuned!

As always, thanks for coming along on our adventures With the Barretts!

Hildring House – Stuff is Happenin'

I love architectural contrast. Since Debra has decreed at least two “pretty” pics per post, I’ll use some of that contrast for the first one. This shot is – obviously, because of the iconic CN Tower on the left – in Toronto, taken from the the St. Lawrence Market area looking back downtown.

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Now, let’s see what’s going on at Hildring House –

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Hildring House – Back to the Dirty Demo

Debra says that I should always put at least a couple of pretty pictures in a post, so here is a shot of the tile we’ve selected for the laundry room:

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It’s going to be hard to find much else pretty for this post – things are getting really dirty at Hildring House. If you’ll put up with some pics of the filth that goes along with demolition, I’ll try to end with something else not so yucky. But now for the mess. Continue reading “Hildring House – Back to the Dirty Demo”

Hildring House – Another Peek Behind the Curtain

I thought I’d give you a little more insight into Debra’s inspiration for the new powder at Hildring House. There isn’t any order or sequence to this stuff – just an olio of ideas.

This first one is illustrative of adding a lot of interest to a very small space.

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Source – Floriane Lemarie

The Hildring House powder is pretty limited on space, too, so ideas for keeping it interesting without making it too claustrophobic are important. Here are some more:

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Hildring House – Guest Post by Debra

Debra says that she’s tired of all the demo pictures, so she’ll be commandeering this post to show “some pretty stuff.” Okay – I’ll relinquish the keyboard for a while. But before I do, and in the spirit of “pretty stuff,” here is a pic from our recent visit to the National Botanic Gardens in Washington D.C.:

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So – on to Debra’s guest post:

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