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Updated Traditional Living Room

Location: Frisco, TX
Designer Credits: Dee Frazier
Project Overview:

The client wanted a traditional living room without a television as she only watches television in her bedroom. Additionally, she wanted plenty of space for when guests visit.

For the living room, we selected a color pallet of blues and beiges. The walls are a soft beige with a touch of gray undertones and the trim-work is painted in a creamy white. The original use of this space was for a combination living and dining room, but as the client did not want a formal dining room, this space became a large living room. I selected a beautiful deep blue navy plush fabric for the two sofas and anchored the seating space using two accent chairs with a pattern fabric of blues and taupes. The area rug is traditional in style with an open design of all the colors in our pallet. The cocktail table is made of reclaimed wood with an arabesque design and the end tables are nickel metal and marble. I chose to use a mix of finishes on the tables to add character to the room. We placed a console in the room that can be used with a television, in case the client changes her mind in the future, and gives the client more storage space for her family photos. We mounted a beautiful piece of artwork, with trees that remind the client of Washington, where the television would usually mount. All the artwork and accessories are simple yet elegant. This client’s living room is a relaxing, beautiful place to read a book or hang out with friends and family.

Updated Traditional Home – Frisco, TX

Location: Frisco, TX
Designer Credits: Dee Frazier
Project Overview:

This client is the mother of one of my other clients and recently moved from Washington to Texas. She recently lost her husband and decided to move to Texas to be closer to hear daughter. I had only met this client over the phone when we discussed all her needs for her new home and her design style. Since the client was not bringing anything with her for the new home, I had a blank canvas on which to work and bring her style to life. Her former home in Washington was completed in a traditional style with dark woods, reds and golds. For her new home, she wanted to stay traditional but with a more light and airy feel utilizing blues. She was such a fun and easy going client to work with, and because she really did not know what she wanted the space to look like, she left it up to me. She into town for our presentation day in which we presented the designs for the living room, kitchen, dining room and master bedroom. After presenting these rooms, she included everything else- study, master bathroom, guest bedroom and bathroom.

Updated Traditional Dining Room

Updated Traditional Dining Room

Location: Frisco, TX
Designer Credits: Dee Frazier
Project Overview:

The dining room is a small space off the kitchen. We wanted a really pretty place to relax in the mornings with a cup of coffee. Additionally, the client needed some extra storage space and had only enough space for a group of 4 individuals to sit down for a meal.

The walls are painted in the same beige, gray paint as the kitchen. I really wanted to bring in the color through the chair and window treatment fabrics. We used a cream finish for both the table and the console, while adding richness and contrast with a brown finish to the chair legs and table top. We selected a blue fabric for the upholstered chairs to bring color into the space. As my client loves to garden, we selected an updated floral fabric for the stationary panels and added a floral collage to the main wall in the space. The chandelier added a touch of elegance with its crystal and chrome finish to make this a room that functions for both everyday use and as a formal dining space. Who wouldn’t want their cup of coffee or celebratory dinner in this space? Even small spaces can be turned into something special.

Unique Transitional Home – McKinney, TX

Location: McKinney, TX
Designer Credits: Dee Frazier
Project Overview:

Linda and John moved from another state with a job transfer. They are both professionals – Linda is in the insurance industry and John is a pilot for a private company. They spend a lot of time traveling for their jobs and visiting family.
The home they selected was a newly built home and everything was very neutral. Their furniture had been with them for quite a few years and really needed to be replaced. They wanted a space that was uniquely them – rustic, casual, sophisticated and hold up to their 3 dogs and cat. They wanted to add color and loved warm and cool colors. They wanted pieces that were unusual and rustic. They both like clean lines but not too contemporary.

Unique Study

Unique Study

Location: McKinney, TX
Designer Credits: Dee Frazier
Project Overview:

Linda and John moved from another state with a job transfer. They are both professionals – Linda is in the insurance industry and John is a pilot for a private company. They spend a lot of time traveling for their jobs and visiting family.
The home they selected was a newly built home and everything was very neutral. Their furniture had been with them for quite a few years and really needed to be replaced. They wanted a space that was uniquely them – rustic, casual, sophisticated and hold up to their 3 dogs and cat. They wanted to add color and loved warm and cool colors. They wanted pieces that were unusual and rustic. They both like clean lines but not too contemporary.
The study is space that Linda and John both wanted to use. They do not use the study for work, so it did not have to be specifically designed for one or the other of them. They wanted the office to be fun, modern and rustic all at the same time.
First, we selected the color pallet. To bring in the warmth, we continued with the colors that were used in the living room – teal, greens, golds, and rust/pumpkin. We love the combination of both the warm and cool colors. We decided to use the gray on the walls, and bring the blue green to the ceiling in a softer color. This truly brings up the eye to see the unique ceiling fan.
Secondly, I selected furniture that was both rustic and modern. I used the glass and chrome saw horse desk and flanked the desk with rustic black/glue green bookcases. They are great for storage and displaying some of their pictures. The black of the cabinets was chosen to coordinate with the black cabinets in the dining room, since these rooms are right across from each other. The lateral file was also selected in a black finish.
Next, the window treatments were created in grommets and a hounds tooth pattern fabric. The fabric has all of the colors we are using in the living areas – teal, green, pumpkin and rust. This brought a fun casual feel to the room. We also selected an armchair in a playful zebra fabric for the room
Lastly, we added the accessories and area rugs to pull the room together. The area rug is in a gray/rust pattern that has movement without being too busy. The chair is a clean, gray and chrome chair that is comfortable and modern. The Artwork above the desk is a beautiful piece in teals! The artwork on the other side of the room was painted by the home owners – all of their dogs! We offset with accessories that were rustic, related to their dogs and John’s love of planes.

Unique Living Room

Location: McKinney, TX
Designer Credits: Dee Frazier
Project Overview:

Linda and John moved from another state with a job transfer. They are both professionals – Linda is in the insurance industry and John is a pilot for a private company. They spend a lot of time traveling for their jobs and visiting family.
The home they selected was a newly built home and everything was very neutral. Their furniture had been with them for quite a few years and really needed to be replaced. They wanted a space that was uniquely them – rustic, casual, sophisticated and hold up to their 3 dogs and cat. They wanted to add color and loved warm and cool colors. They wanted pieces that were unusual and rustic. They both like clean lines but not too contemporary.
I wanted to give them a space that would represent them as a couple.
First, we selected the color pallet. Since we had dark brown scraped wood floors, we used a warm gray on the walls. They loved the blue green color – teal. To bring in the warmth, we selected fabrics with teal, greens, golds, and rust/pumpkin. We love the combination of both the warm and cool colors.
Secondly, I selected pieces that were clean lined but used fabrics that would give warmth. Using a rust color full leather sofa in oil rubbed leather. The leather has all the original markings which they absolutely loved. The fabrics on the chairs were a soft linen with great animal print pillows in the color of rust. We also selected an ottoman in a blue green color that also the dogs could lay on. The pillows and window treatments used updated patterns in Ikat and Moroccan patterns. The window treatments are ceiling to floor, which gives a great visual of how tall the ceilings are in the room.
Next, we selected tables and consoles in unique woods and iron work. The console was a rustic wood with drawers for storage. The end tables were a combination of wood & iron. The accent table was a banana bark wood which gives a unique pattern.
Lastly, we pulled everything together with great accessories. From the large rustic clock to the great abstract painting above the fireplace, we added pieces that would take your eye around the room. We added lighting around the room – fan look floor lamp and stone/iron table lamps. The colors were brought out through the ceramic vases on the fireplace and the wonderful artwork above the fireplace.

Unique Dining Room

Location: Frisco, TX
Designer Credits: Dee Frazier
Project Overview:

Linda and John moved from another state with a job transfer. They are both professionals – Linda is in the insurance industry and John is a pilot for a private company. They spend a lot of time traveling for their jobs and visiting family.
The home they selected was a newly built home and everything was very neutral. Their furniture had been with them for quite a few years and really needed to be replaced. They wanted a space that was uniquely them – rustic, casual, sophisticated and hold up to their 3 dogs and cat. They wanted to add color and loved warm and cool colors. They wanted pieces that were unusual and rustic. They both like clean lines but not too contemporary.
The dining room was not a large space. John and Linda wanted to be able to entertain, so they needed a table to would seat at least 6 people.
First, we selected the color pallet. To bring in the warmth, we continued with the colors that were used in the living room – teal, greens, golds, and rust/pumpkin. We love the combination of both the warm and cool colors. They loved the blue green color – teal. I used a deep teal on the walls, to bring an intimacy in the smaller room.
Secondly, I selected dining room table and chairs in an antique white and two tone wood. I also selected wing chairs for the host/hostess chairs in an ivory and burlap. With the chairs and table being in the light color woods and fabrics, this enabled the room to feel lighter and not heavy. The glass cases were selected in an antiqued black to contrast with the table and chairs.
Next, the window treatments were made in an off-white lined with an embroidery work. They were designed as a tab top to keep the room feeling casual but as the same time sophisticated.
Lastly, we added the accessories and area rugs to pull the room together. The area rug in a unique shape with all the colors they we have used in the living areas. The area rug brings the “Wow – that is cool” to the room. I used white dinnerware and dinnerware that the client is collecting in her black glass cases. The beautiful glass bowl in shades of the oranges, brings a pop of color to contrast with the walls.
This room is uniquely John and Linda!

Transitional Yellow Kitchen

Transitional Yellow Kitchen

Location: Plano, TX
Designer Credits: Dee Frazier
Project Overview:

When this client moved to Texas and selected her current home, she knew she wanted to change the kitchen. The original cabinets were a cream and covered in glaze, which caused them to appear dirty. The client wanted more clean lines, updated colors, and the room to feel more light and airy. She also wanted to change the floors from the original hard tiles to a wood. Additionally, because the client decided to take the bar area out of the family room permanently, we needed to take into account space for the bar supplies in the kitchen area.

We first selected a color pallet that the client loved in gray and blue. The client loves warm colors, so I suggested we compliment the blue and gray by using a soft yellow. We utilized a red oak floor to blend with the other floors in the home. The cabinets themselves were in good shape, so we chose to update them with shaker style doors, European hardware, soft close drawers and doors, steel rod handles and painted them in an off-white but without the glaze. Additionally, we added extra cabinets on the wall by the refrigerator with glass doors to accommodate the items that used to be in the bar in the family room, creating a great drink station. For the island we used a deep navy blue for the cabinets and brought warmth into the room by painting the walls the soft yellow. To keep the kitchen feeling open and light, we selected a gray granite and a white arabesque tile. The lighting in the kitchen also needed to be upgraded, so we took down the large light box above the island and added pendants. We also added additional 4” can lights, LED under-cabinet strips and LED strips above the cabinets. All the lighting in the kitchen have dimmers to adjust the lighting level. We brought in a new table and chairs to give the kitchen an updated style and comfort. The roman shades we added to the bay window give the room a softness and sun protection. The white and blue accessories added a nice balance of blue to offset the yellow walls. The client loves to cook in her new beautiful, sunny kitchen.

Transitional Sitting Room- Condo Living

Transitional Sitting Room- Condo Living

Location: Plano, TX
Designer Credits: Dee Frazier
Project Overview:

In its original state, this space was a formal dining room. Since my client did not want a formal dining room, we decided to use this space as an additional seating area as it was located next to the family room. The room would ultimately be used as a relaxing area for reading and as extra seating when entertaining.

My client wanted a neutral color pallet of grays with an accent of deep indigo. Additionally, we wanted to ensure that all the flooring and paint colors would be great in a rental space when she decides to move in the future. We utilized a higher quality laminate flooring in a gray tone finish and painted the walls a deep indigo blue. Since this room was adjacent to the family room space, which included gray walls, the indigo walls add a nice contrast between the two spaces. As there are no windows in the room, to keep the room from feeling too dark, we add three large mirrors that help reflect natural light from the family room windows into the seating area. We added light gray upholstery on the chairs, ottoman and area rug. Each wall in the space has a large piece of artwork that helps to balance the light and dark of the space. We finished off the room with a chandelier in silver leaf and crystals to bring in even more light. This space is cozy and perfect for both relaxing and entertaining.

Transitional Home- Frisco, TX

Location: Frisco, TX
Designer Credits: Dee Frazier
Project Overview:

This client moves from Texas from California through a job transfer. While their home size doubled in the move may be seen as a challenge, it was not a challenge at all. In the end, we had to fill the home with new furnishings since they brought very little with them from California.

Transitional Home – Frisco, TX

Location: Frisco, TX
Designer Credits: Dee Frazier
Project Overview:

This family moved into a new larger home. They started to buy furniture to fill their 8,000 square feet new home and realized they needed help. While they were happy with their purchases thus far, they knew that they needed help to pull everything together. We started with the living room area since they spend so much time in this area. The living room needed to look beautiful for entertaining but also for living everyday life. They have 3 children from elementary to high school age.

Transitional Family Room – Sachse, TX

Transitional Family Room – Sachse, TX

Location: Sachse, TX
Designer Credits: Dee Frazier
Project Overview:

I was contacted by my client through email last year 2015. They were moving here from out of town and were building a house. They contacted me in April of 2016 and the house was almost complete and they wanted my help to make it feel like their home. We had a blank canvas because they were not using any of their current furniture. We just had a few weeks before their closing to be able to complete our design presentation and install the furniture. The living room was just 1 of 6 rooms we were completing. My client are young professionals that wanted a space to reflex them. They love grays and teals and wanted an open airy feel to their home. The wall colors were staying the light color and not an option to change in the living room at this time. They were so excited about their first home and working with a designer for the first time.

My client was so excited that it was fun working with a blank space to create their new living room. With keeping the walls a light color including the light color stone, I knew it was important to really add the pop of color in the seating area. My inspiration was the fabric that I used on the back of the accent chairs. I knew this fabric selection would be important for creating the rest of the color pallet. The accent chairs are located with their backs facing the entry into the living room. I kept the sofa a neutral color but added color to the other two chairs that are located opposite of the accent chairs. The key is you see the 4 chairs with color as soon as you walk in the room. I used an open transitional pattern on the ottoman with just a touch of the teal. I used a large area rug in the neutral color with a large modern design. The pattern of the area rug pulls you into the room. I selected an embroidered pattern for the window treatments that had a ivory back ground with warm grays. The lighter background keep the windows and area feeling lighter and keep the furniture area being the focal. The artwork was selected with a mix of the colors with a little more of the green which complimented the green of the accent chair fabric. The final touch of the accessories in the blue green and purples really helped to pull the colors

Transitional Condo – Plano, TX

Location: Plano, TX
Designer Credits: Dee Frazier
Project Overview:

With our office in Texas and my client living in Washington, the biggest challenge with this project was working long distance. Initially we had several conversations on the phone and through email discussing how Decorating Den works with our clients. We were able to set up an appointment while she was in town to walk through her town home. The best part of this project was her townhome was an empty canvas as she was not bringing any of her previous furniture and only a few pieces of artwork. After our first in-person meeting and we selected everything for the first phase of the project, she decided to include the master bedroom, master bathroom and guest bedroom.

Transitional Bedroom Suite – Condo Living

Transitional Bedroom Suite – Condo Living

Location: Plano, TX
Designer Credits: Dee Frazier
Project Overview:

For a townhouse, the master bedroom is a good size. My client wanted to keep it simple with only a king size bed, end tables and a dresser. She wanted the space to be relaxing and airy, yet sophisticated.

My client wanted a more neutral color pallet of grays with an accent of blue violet. We chose to add an accent wall behind the bed in the blue violet while painting the other walls a gray. We used a plush carpet in a soft off-white/taupe color for the flooring. We selected an upholstered bed in a linen with gray geometric bedding, reflecting well against the blue violet wall. We added casegoods in a soft gray stain finish and wall decor, a mirror and lamps in chrome metals to reflect the light in the room. We finish the window with stationary panels in an off-white fabric with metallics running through the fabric. Adding a touch of elegance to the room, at the end of the bed we utilized a simple chrome bench with a blue violet plush velvet fabric. Adding a modern ceiling fan brings an updated look to the room. We added minimal accessories to keep the bedroom feeling open and spacious. The client raves about her relaxing, beautiful space.

Younas – Dining Room

Transition Dining Room

Location: Frisco, TX
Designer Credits: Dee Frazier
Project Overview:

Shabab and Baber had moved into a new large home. They started to buy furniture to fill their 8,000 square feet new home and realized they needed help. While they were happy with their purchases thus far, they knew that they needed help to pull everything together. They had just purchased the furniture and area rug for the room. The artwork was part of the home owner’s collection and they knew they wanted it somewhere in the home. They wanted to keep it neutral colors and loved the color gray. They were not happy with the way the room was coming together.
My design in this room was centered with their piece of artwork. The room has beautiful architectural details and new furniture.
I started by added window treatments to the window. I wanted a silver with a softness and geometric design that would be feminine and elegant. I used a contemporary skip box pleat to keep the design simple on stationary panels. I added a square rod with crystal finials to relate with the chandelier.
Secondly, I changed the area rug. I used a simple large design with the colors of ivory and silver. The original area rug was more beige and browns which did not soften make the room feel elegant. The new area rug design truly does.
Next I needed to add just a few more pieces to the walls but without taking away from our fabulous piece that was the focal of the room. With my client’s love of botanicals, I used artwork in gray/ivory botanicals with silver frames above the buffet. The artwork relates well with the focal without taking away from it. I also added simple candle sconces on either side of the window.
Lastly, I added silver, crystal and greenery through the accessories. By adding candles to the middle of the table in crystal and silver, it really draws your eye down the table to the artwork. I also keep the console decorate simple to relate to the rest – just love the green glass bowl and greenery. Again, kept simple and elegant.

Timeless Dining Room

Location: Frisco, TX
Designer Credits: Dee Frazier
Project Overview:

The formal dining room is right off the kitchen in this floor plan. The clients wanted a beautiful area to entertain, while keeping it comfortable for everyday use. My client loves dark jewel tones, especially blue and green, but wanted the room to feel light and airy. Additionally, she requested storage for her formal dinnerware but wanted to stay away from the traditional china cabinet.

The dining room was illuminated with natural light from the larger windows and French doors. We selected a deep navy blue for the wall coloring, adding a richness to the room while keeping it cozy, and a light gray for the ceiling. Since the floors were a deep chocolate wood, I elected to use a light stain color for the table and chairs. I selected a deep stain console with mirrored doors as a balance to the light furniture, making the room feel more formal. We added simple stationary panels in ivory with the edge banding in a deep emerald green, contrasting with the navy walls beautifully. We further added the emerald green to the room through the host chairs and the large ginger vase. To keep the room more open, I selected a simple, yet elegant chandelier with white shades. The area rugs pulls through room together through a fun design that is simple and causal. What a great room to have breakfast or to serve Thanksgiving dinner.

Small Living – Study

Small Living – Study

Location: Frisco, TX
Designer Credits: Dee Frazier
Project Overview:

The study is a space that will be used for simple everyday activities. Since our homeowner is retired, she did not have a lot of items that needed storage.

For this space, I decided to paint the walls in a blue tone that was grayed down so it would not be took dark for the room. This is a small space but it is flooded with natural light with the windows. Of the few items my client was bringing with her from Washington was a Waterford chandelier that she had had for years. Once I saw a picture of the chandlier, I knew the study would be perfect place for it. Since it is a smaller space and storage was not a necessity, I opted to use a writing desk. The silverleaf finish on the writing desk adds a touch of elegance to the room while also reflecting light in the room. The desk chair has a fun fabric with blues and golds, with an accent chair in gray linen fabric to finish the area. I added contrast to the room with a darker finish on the shelving unit and there we displayed all her family pictures and accessories. We anchored the desk area with a vintage-look area rug in a fun pattern. This space is a great place to not only work, but to gaze outside, letting your mind wander and daydream. The space may be small, but now it is both function and gorgeous.

Small Living – Kitchen

Small Living – Kitchen

Location: Dell Webb Community, Frisco, TX
Designer Credits: Dee Frazier
Project Overview:

In this retirement home, the kitchen was very dark and on the smaller side. There are not any windows in the kitchen except in the dining room connected to this room, so it was important to figure out how to make the kitchen light and airy.

For this room we selected a color pallet of blues and beiges. We painted the walls a soft beige with a touch of gray undertones and painted all the trim-work in a creamy white. The lighten up the kitchen, we painted all the cabinets in a creamy white. We also used a quartz with a marble look for the counters that added function and durability to kitchen while keeping it light. Keeping the island the same color as the rest of the cabinetry added a sense of simplicity to the room. Additionally, while there was not a lot of tile area, we wanted to keep it simple and timeless, so we selected a creamy white subway tile. We also changed the appliances to stainless to help reflect more light into the room. We added a touch of color with the use of blue through the accessories and runner. The light fixture is simply beautiful with white and chrome. This kitchen is an elegant space to cook and entertain guests.