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Grand Two-Story Foyer Decorating Ideas By Luxury Interior Designer Dallas

Grand Two-Story Foyer Decorating Ideas By Luxury Interior Designer Dallas

You may remember our family room interior design - remember the family room with the aquarium? Yep! We are back to the couples therapy house 🙂 Now, let's talk about their two-story foyer.  Considering it is the first room people see upon entry, we knew the foyer design ideas must be next!  The foyer is large but had very little decor. BEFORE | TWO-STORY FOYER DECORATING  What did our Dallas interior design firm client envision for her grand two story foyer? Our Dallas interior design service client wanted to keep her 2-story foyer neutral with touches of grays.  There was a lot of empty...

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21 Beautiful Color Trends in Interior Design 2020

21 Beautiful Color Trends in Interior Design 2020

2020 New Color Trends In Interior Design Colors will always play a psychological way in how we feel and how we live in our homes, offices, hotels, and even hospitals. No matter what's going on in life, color plays a huge role in everything from our moods to our appetites. Throughout this post, I'll show you the beautiful Color Trends In Interior Design 2020. From Sherwin Williams to Benjamin Moore to Pantone to ELLE DECOR, you'll get my overall Interior Design Color Trends 2020 with photos of each. 2020 Color Trends In Interior Design Dallas Interior Designers In Collaboration With Paint...

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29 Awesome Dallas Office Interior Design Ideas

29 Awesome Dallas Office Interior Design Ideas

29 Awesome Dallas Office Interior Design Ideas & Masculine Office Interior Design Ideas Seeing that many of our clients from other regions outside of Dallas are still self-quarantining in home offices, I wanted to share a few Dallas office interior design ideas on D'KOR HOME today. I hope you enjoy my 29 Awesome Dallas Office Interior Design Ideas. Did you see my 24 Colorful Home Office Ideas and other interior design blog posts? If you need help with interior design Dallas design ideas for your own home office, this should be an inspiration, or we can help you create a fantastic office...

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5 Easy DIY Gallery Wall Tips and Tricks To Prevent Getting Hung Up!

5 Easy DIY Gallery Wall Tips and Tricks To Prevent Getting Hung Up!

Gallery Wall Tips and Tricks That Will Save You a Lot of Headache Recently, a D'KOR HOME reader asked for a little lesson in my Gallery Wall Tips and Tricks. The exact question was... "How To Install a Gallery Wall of Art?" I'll use Mrs. Zeller's eat-in kitchen gallery wall tips and tricks - click here to see her Del Webb Texas Community home design. Please Meet My DIY Gallery Hanging System & Gallery Wall Tips and Tricks Here are the rules of thumb my Dallas interior design firm interior designers use when installing gallery walls for our clients. Just in case you're wondering, we most...

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2020 Different Types of Zig Zag Patterns In Home Decor, Tile, Furniture, & Architecture

2020 Different Types of Zig Zag Patterns In Home Decor, Tile, Furniture, & Architecture

ZigZag Patterns & Home Decor From Luxury Interior Design Dallas When designing homes for our Dallas interior design clients, some want solid tones; others prefer patterned wall coverings and textured finishes. A new trend is zig-zag patterns. While working with a modern interior design client for a home renovation project, the zig-zag pattern questions came up. Can we use a zig-zag patterned tile? A zig-zag patterned backsplash? There are all different types of zig-zags patterns and millions of zig-zagged things! I’ve used tons of zig-zag fabrics and textiles in my interior decorator...

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5 Easy DIY Gallery Wall Tips and Tricks To Prevent Getting Hung Up!

How To Downsize & Transition To Retirement Living In Del Webb Texas Communities

How Home Designer Help Clients Transition From Larger Homes Into a Del Webb Texas Community Home Being a lover of the older generation by default, my team of home designers and I (Dee Frazier) love helping retirees transition their belongings into new Del Webb Texas retirement communities. This particular client, Darlene, and her daughter, Denise, is particularly unique to us. Can you believe that she did NOT see the full interior design process until her moving day from Sequin, Washington!? This was a reveal I wish we had filmed.  From taking a trip down memory lane to discovering new...

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14 Pool & Patio Design Ideas To Consider Before Home Remodeling or Landscape Architecting

14 Pool & Patio Design Ideas To Consider Before Home Remodeling or Landscape Architecting

Who To Call For Pool & Patio Design Ideas? One of the biggest questions homeowners ask us, is "who should I call for pool & patio design ideas"? For our clients, the choice is easy! Even though we are interior designers, we are also exterior designers. If you've read my blog posts, you know that I love merging interior design with external surroundings. I'm a gardener at heart. As another Memorial Day approaches, pools and patios are now havens, especially amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Being the expert kitchen and bath designer in the Dallas, TX metro area doesn't stop at the home's...

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Get Cooking! 30 Best Kitchen Design Ideas of 2021 by Dallas Interior Designers

Get Cooking! 30 Best Kitchen Design Ideas of 2021 by Dallas Interior Designers

Best Kitchen Design Ideas 2021 From Our Texas Projects & My Designer Friends Worldwide As most of us in America are now "sheltering in place," I wanted to share a few inspirational kitchen ideas with you. From modern kitchens to Texas traditional, you'll find some of our favorite kitchen design ideas in the photos below. Kitchen Design Questions Answered Plus Over 30 Amazing Kitchen Design Ideas 2021 1. Buttery yellow kitchen walls with blue & white accessories. In case you missed my post 15 Common Kitchen Design Mistakes Most Homeowners Make, read about my kitchen design ideas...

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5 Easy Ways To Create a Modern Kitchen Design | Luxury Interior Designer Dallas TX

5 Easy Ways To Create a Modern Kitchen Design | Luxury Interior Designer Dallas TX

Proud To Say...these words have been my best to type thus far... I am a National Kitchen & Bath Luxury Interior Designer Dallas TX! A couple of weeks ago, I shyly swayed away from posting that I was accepted as a National Kitchen & Bath Luxury Interior Designer Dallas TX! After realizing that after all of the home renovations and the many kitchens and baths I've helped create for clients. I must be OKAY, with admitting that I am deserving to be apart of such an amazing organization as the National Kitchen & Bath! In celebration, I want to share one of my favorite projects with...

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Master Bathroom Renovation & Large Master Bedroom Ideas From A Recent Dallas, TX Home Renovation

Master Bathroom Renovation & Large Master Bedroom Ideas From A Recent Dallas, TX Home Renovation

Before Large Master Bedroom Remodel 1980's WARNING: this home was custom built in the 1980s. This happy couple was ready to remodel their master bedroom and bring it up to date. They love the color but wanted the room to be serene and calm at the same time. The after photos at the bottom of this post were featured in Luxe magazine, Dallas TX edition. Loving, clean, modern lines, even though their home was traditional in style, they wanted to ensure that the updates wouldn't look too modern for the rest of their house. The large master bedroom ideas began to flow as we walked into the room....

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Dallas Interior Design Firms & How We’re Helping Boutique Firms Through COVID-19 Shutdowns

Dallas Interior Design Firms & How We’re Helping Boutique Firms Through COVID-19 Shutdowns

Dallas Designers & Dallas Interior Design Firms, We're Here For You... Dear Dallas Designers, Interior Designers From Afar or Stranded Home Remodeling Home Owners:  There are a lot of great interior designers throughout the United States and globally. We realize how hard it is for you to catch a flight, find childcare for your children, and to make it to your interior design projects on time. As award-winning Dallas designers, we want to help you. When my Dallas interior design studio receives a call from someone let down my other Dallas Interior Design Firms, I'm saddened. Some Dallas...

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24 Super Colorful Home Office Ideas That Make Working At Home Easier

24 Super Colorful Home Office Ideas That Make Working At Home Easier

Quarantine Yourself In My Colorful Home Office Ideas Going through this worldwide pandemic is not fun for so many of my friends on social media. Fortunately, a lot of my design business involves digital meetings so we are still doing business as normal. Only one of us works in our design resource center where we make all of our selections. Typically, I am the only one working all day in the office. Lori and our other designers are working from home. To help us all get through the next few weeks and "shelter in place", scroll through my collection of the "most colorful home office ideas"!...

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10 Step Water Damage Restoration Guide To Avoid a Kitchen Pandemic | Waking Up To A Flooded Kitchen

10 Step Water Damage Restoration Guide To Avoid a Kitchen Pandemic | Waking Up To A Flooded Kitchen

It's hard to imagine that in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, that your home could experience a disaster too. I received a referral call from a client's neighbor. Both are in the medical services field. One is an office manager, the other a doctor. They experienced a pandemic in the midst of a health pandemic. What happened? Their kitchen flooded!!! The worst part is....it was the second time their kitchen flooded in the last year. And...the kitchen is not the old room affected. In this post, you'll find a complete checklist on what to do when disaster strikes your house. Really...do you...

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Impress Your Guest! 53 Super Easter Home Decor & Easter Brunch Ideas

Impress Your Guest! 53 Super Easter Home Decor & Easter Brunch Ideas

While in the midst of a worldwide pandemic because of Coronavirus, let's make the best of the situation. Easter is around the corner! In case you're already losing track of time, Easter 2020 is Sunday, April 12th. Last night, I was gathering Easter home decor & decorating ideas including Easter brunch or lunch table centerpiece ideas for my family. Pinterest came to the rescue so I've rounded up all of the best and most beautiful ideas I found. I hope they come in handy for you too! You are going to LOVE #47! See if you agree that it's one of the cutest things I've ever seen! Scroll...

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7 Awesome Family Room Ideas That Every Homeowner Should Consider, Especially During Coronavirus Quarantine

7 Awesome Family Room Ideas That Every Homeowner Should Consider, Especially During Coronavirus Quarantine

7 Family Room Ideas That Are Perfect For Real Life Living | Living Room Ideas While we all face the Coronavirus pandemic, I encourage all of you to make the best of it. Considering a mandatory quarantine appears to be in our future for the next month or so - enjoy your home and family room while you're there! Why not?!? To inspire all of my readers and Texas interior design clients, I will try my best to impart at least one post per day to help you decorate or organize a room in your house. Today, it's the pure heart of the home, the family room. Despite kitchens being called the "heart of...

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15 Common Kitchen Design Renovation Mistakes Most Homeowners Make

15 Common Kitchen Design Renovation Mistakes Most Homeowners Make

Yes...that's me, friends!  Daily, I see massive and costly mistakes homeowners make when designing their homes. None are more heartbreaking than when I see kitchen renovations and kitchen designs have gone wrong. Throughout this post, I'll share my personal kitchen design ideas journey, which will help you understand the critical steps to getting your dream kitchen the first time. For clients all over Austin TX and the surrounding areas, I design interior rooms and outdoor spaces of all kinds. No matter how many kitchens, baths, living spaces, foyers, kid's rooms, bonus rooms, craft rooms,...

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2020 Wallcovering Trends | Monochrome Wallpaper Is Back! Houzz Says So!

2020 Wallcovering Trends | Monochrome Wallpaper Is Back! Houzz Says So!

Hello Monochrome Wallpaper | 2020 Wallcovering Trends I'm ecstatic today! Why? Because I received an email saying, "You've been featured on Houzz in Russia!" I think it should have said, "You've been featured on Houzz again," but who's counting?! Not only were featured, but I love the topic of the Russian Houzz editor's story titled, "Reception: Monochrome Wallpaper - When to use them, when not, explains the practicing designer." Thanks for including my work in your article Tatyana Artemyeva. Throughout this article, I'll explain what monochrome wallcovering (aka. wallpaper) is and why it...

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Best Ever 5-Minute Orange Spiced Holiday Tea (With Option to Spike)

Best Ever 5-Minute Orange Spiced Holiday Tea (With Option to Spike)

The Backstory of My Recipe For Holiday Orange Spiced Tea Most of you know...I am an interior designer. I am not exactly a chef, yet I do like to cook. More importantly, I want to eat, drink and sip. I began loving orange spiced tea when I found a recipe by Food Network and restaurant icon Paula Deen. She's pretty awesome! Thank you for getting me started, Paula! Now here's my perfected Holiday Orange Spiced Tea recipe. click here! Holiday Orange Spiced Tea Ingredient List 4 cloves 2 sticks cinnamon Peels from half of an orange - you can use a vegetable peeler to create the peels Juice from...

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6 Fabulous DIY Christmas Centerpiece Ideas For Your Holiday Dining Table

6 Fabulous DIY Christmas Centerpiece Ideas For Your Holiday Dining Table

Interesting & Inspiring Christmas Centerpiece Ideas What type of Christmas centerpiece does your table accommodate? When decorating your table for any dinner, there are several considerations. First, you must think about food placement. Will the food be placed on the table to be passed and served family-style? Or will the food be served on a buffet or kitchen island to be served buffet style? Either is a preference and often depends on the table's size, family, and how many place settings you're trying to achieve. For instance, if your table setting barely accommodates each person, you...

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22 Awesome Christmas Place Setting & Dinnerware Ideas Using Everyday Dishes

22 Awesome Christmas Place Setting & Dinnerware Ideas Using Everyday Dishes

Don't want to dive in the attic or go to the storage to find your Christmas dinnerware? Memorable Christmas Dinnerware Ideas Await Enjoy browsing through my interior designer lens for using everyday dinnerware for Christmas this holiday season, and if you're like me, getting out Christmas dinnerware can be a chore. While I love Christmas dinnerware, sometimes it's easier to convert everyday dinnerware already in your kitchen to create a memorable holiday table. Here are 22 inspiring ways to make your table look festive this holiday season.click here! 22 Christmas Dinnerware Ideas Without...

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21 Easy DIY Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas To Make Your Holiday Bright

21 Easy DIY Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas To Make Your Holiday Bright

21 Creative Designer Hacks To Inspire Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. Decorating for Christmas is by far my pastime during the holiday season. If you're like me, your online shopping gifts are laying in your foyer, mudroom, or guest bedroom waiting to be wrapped. Tomorrow is my day for brewing myself a cup of orange spiced holiday tea and wrapping 'til Danielle comes home! If you haven't already, click here to get my orange rosemary tea spice tea recipe. Now, are you ready to start wrapping some of the most beautiful gifts you've ever given? As...

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How To Incorporate a 150-Gallon Saltwater Aquarium & Save Your Marriage | Couples Design Therapy

How To Incorporate a 150-Gallon Saltwater Aquarium & Save Your Marriage | Couples Design Therapy

Awesome Aquarium Living Room Designs The Story of How I Designed a Family Room With A 150-Gallon Saltwater Aquarium “Color balance is much like balancing a relationship. The only difference is one must replace a therapist with a designer.”  Welcome to D'KOR Home! Our little dose of Texas D'korating combined with a bit of design therapy! Ready to grab a couple of marriage & aquarium room design ideas at the same time? After over 20 years in my first career in management all over the United States for the department store, Target, or Targët as some call it, there are not too many problems...

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7 Finished Basement Ideas & Bonus Room Ideas For Home Renovations & Build Outs

7 Finished Basement Ideas & Bonus Room Ideas For Home Renovations & Build Outs

Why Parents Are Considering Finished Basement Ideas or Bonus Rooms Ideas? Sadly in today's environment, families are faced with tragic situations and mass shootings at schools, the movies, in restaurants, at concerts, and other public places. Believe it or not, this affects the type of calls and rooms that we're working too. Times are changing and so are parent's take on designing for youth. Many parents are considered finish your basement bar ideas and bonus room ideas. Lately, we have received numerous daily calls for building out rooms, finishing basements and bonus rooms for teens,...

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Dive Into a Scuba Diver’s Dream Home | 5 Organic Foyer & Dining Room Design Ideas

Dive Into a Scuba Diver’s Dream Home | 5 Organic Foyer & Dining Room Design Ideas

Quick Back Story | The Day I Took Scuba Diving Widow's Daughters' Design Call One day, I received a call from a young lady named Marilyn. Her mom, Pam was recently widowed and had just moved into a new house here in Texas. She wanted to see her mom start her life over in a house that was indeed her. During our first meeting, I rang the doorbell and was greeted into a freshly painted vanilla-colored foyer. Marilyn gave me a tour of her mom's current furnishings. We discussed her love for scuba diving, the beach, and all things aqua and gray. Expanding her love of red too, our biggest...

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How to Modernize a Dark Drab Dining Room | Top Art Deco Design Dining Ideas 2020

How to Modernize a Dark Drab Dining Room | Top Art Deco Design Dining Ideas 2020

7 Dining Room Interior Design Ideas & Interior Design Trends 2020  Turn Traditional Furnishings Into A Modern Art Deco Dream Room | Dining Room Design Ideas For many people, sitting down for a nice meal can be highlighted at the end of a busy day. The idea isn’t quite appealing when your dining space room decor trends is dark, drab, and uninspiring. That was the case with one of our Dee Frazier Interiors (DFI) clients. Here is the photo of this dining room design ideas of two recent retirees Louise and Frank, before adding a few modern, Art Deco furnishings and updated design details. To...

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Ocean Dreaming Of Deep Sea Diving

Ocean Dreaming Of Deep Sea Diving

When receiving a daughter's request to help her recently widowed mother, Dee Frazier and the designers she mentors quickly discovered some mom’s passion for scuba diving. The curved stairwell wall had once been blank and considered a challenge until presented an idea inspired by the client’s art collection. Incorporating the homeowner’s love of blue hues and scuba diving, the team came up with a design that is a hit with DKOR's online followers and favorite of the client. Check out other interior designer blogs. “Inspiration comes from doing a deep dive into our customer’s lifestyles.” – Dee...

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Award Winning Dream Rooms

Award Winning Dream Rooms

Replicating & Relocating from California to Texas Whether it’s a move across town or across the country, relocating can be stressful. Austin interior designer, Dee Frazier of Dee Frazier Interiors helps alleviate that stress by communicating with clients via live video conferences, giving detailed presentations, and expediting the mailing of samples to ensure the cherished lifestyle a family is leaving is replicated or even improved upon in their current dream rooms. While the phrase “man’s best friend” is often applied to dogs, it’s safe to say that furnishings, fabrics, and rugs don’t...

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Calm Serenity

Calm Serenity

His Way or Hers. To further balance the homeowner’s opposite tastes in color, Calm Serenity Dee Frazier and her design team omitted the honeysuckle hues used in the family room in other areas of the home, replacing them with deep, neutral grays and of pale blue hues. The water theme continues, however, in a glass sculpture on the round foyer table flanked by two slate gray chairs. The stairwell wall that once begged for art now makes a strong visual statement. Panel moulding and lily pad sculptures continue the discrete nature theme loved by the homeowners. <<Foyer Multiple lily pad...

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Natural Hues & Blues

Natural Hues & Blues

Opposite may attract, but sometimes they clash. It’s not uncommon for Dee Frazier Interiors (DFI) designers to be asked to provide “design therapy”. In a room with a built-in 150-gallon aquarium, complete with alternating teal and blue lights, as a focal point, a husband and wife had very different preferences in terms of color palette.Before consulting with Dee and her team, they purchased a couple of neutral and yellow upholstered chairs and furniture that was under-scaled for the room. To solve their color differences, DFI designers added a splash of golden honeysuckle paint inside the...

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