Autumn has Arrived It’s Fall, Y’all! And just like that, it’s upon us. As often happens in Texas, fall came suddenly this year. I can’t believe just last weekend we were out at the ranch enjoying rare 75-degree Texas days at the Ranch Party, and now suddenly it’s chilly this week. Time to bring out…

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Nursery Vision Board

I’m really proud to offer three tiers of Design services to fit different budgets and different levels of involvement, tailored to my clients’ needs. I want to move away from the old school model of design, and to honor my belief that…   Additionally, when we designed my new website, I knew it was time…

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I’ll share more of this remodel project later, but wanted to do a quick post to show how we made use of some found space in the wall. Like most homes in Plano, Texas built about 25 years ago, this house was very builder-grade meh, complete with standard issue medicine cabinet. Gross, right? Our initial plan…

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Spoiler Alert! I’m about to start a project using a bold Sherwin Williams paint color that’s going to be JAZZY! It reminded me of one of my favorite things SW has ever done. They added a DIY tutorial on how to take a boring, bland piece of furniture and paint it in a million different…

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The second version of this room is inspired by a relaxation spa trip my daughter and I take every year to the mountains of New Mexico.  We just love the colors and textures of the desert, and the natural materials of the decor there. Second Option: High Desert The existing walls are Benjamin Moore Danville…

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Sometimes clients come to me with no idea what they want in a room. They know they hate their current space, but can’t envision what they do want, or even know which style they prefer. In this situation, I snap a quick pic of the room and then create a couple of Vision Boards so they…

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In celebration of launching my brand new website [insert dancing and confetti here], I’ve decided to talk about one of my most favorite topics: HOT LIGHTS If you’ve read anything else I’ve written before, you know one of my OBSESSIONS is fantastic and interesting lighting. It’s like adding flowers to a beautifully frosted cake or…

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Wallpaper is one of my favorite  new trends in walls and I love installing it everywhere!   Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here So I’m super excited to announce I’ve just added a new wallpaper calculator tool to my website! It’s easy. Enter the measurements of one wall or a whole room, then the specifics…

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Vision to Reality: My Life and Also a Room Years before I officially became a designer, back when I was still in my first career and only doing projects on the side for friends and family, I watched design shows on TV like everyone else. I would envision myself on a show doing dramatic reveals…

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The following is a list of my top 10 favorite design basics, and the pieces I just can’t design without. You’re pretty much guaranteed to find them on every truck headed for an Alane Beard Design install. Try a couple of these tips yourself! An interior is the natural projection of the soul Coco Chanel Design Tips 1-10…

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