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November 2, 2018

Foam insulation was installed this week at the Belle Cote project. Sheetrock will be started next week, along with exterior masonry. Which has us thinking about the finish on this family room fireplace.

The exterior masonry will include brick and Oklahoma stone, like th...

October 25, 2018

Last week I shared the poll results from our first 9 weeks of This or That Thursday. Today I'd like to share some of the decisions we have made for our Belle Cote project in Argyle. You'll be happy to know that there is a lot of overlap between what you selected and wh...

October 19, 2018

It's been so much fun to contemplate finishes for a spec home we are building in Argyle, Texas and ask for your input too. After 9 weeks of you diligently following along and letting me know your opinions, I thought you'd appreciate a recap.

Week 1: Lighting: Oil Rubbed...

August 30, 2018

Every home I have ever lived in has had carpet in the bedrooms. I always assumed that was the norm. However, as I explore the world of design I find it interesting how strongly some people feel about carpet. 

Carpet in a bedroom provides warmth and noise absorption (esp...

August 23, 2018

We have always liked the look of white windows and white trim. On our own home we like the crisp pop of color against the brick and the dark gray exterior paint. In the interior we like the symmetry of the white windows and the cabinetry and wood trim throughout the ho...

August 16, 2018

One aspect of building a spec home (i.e. building on speculation that there will be a buyer interested down the road, versus