Dallas Decor

With Gorgeous Accessories That Make Great Gifts, Revamped Website Makes Bernadette Schaeffler Collection Easy to Browse, Buy

By Joanna England / November 8, 2013 / 0 Comments

I am already kvetching about Christmas. I worry about what to get friends and family, those near and dear to me, and those I’ve just met. Sometimes I buy something that speaks to me and sometimes I let the recipient do all the speaking. And sometimes, I am so busy that I just want a […]

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You Can Help Guests Feel Right at Home This Holiday Season By Giving Them a Retreat, Says Margaret Chambers

By Joanna England / October 29, 2013 / 6 Comments

The upcoming holiday season likely will bring a guest or two to stay in your home for a few days. You have some time to create an inviting guest retreat that ensures your family and friends feel both welcome in your home while being able to escape to their own personal retreat to unwind. So, as you contemplate your guest room, follow these suggestions to ensure that your guests have a truly first-class experience.

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Dallas Designer Bernadette Schaeffler Laments the Lost Art of Letter Writing

By Joanna England / October 3, 2013 / 0 Comments

“Remember when the real mailbox was filled?  You opened it, read it, and melted away!” Bernadette Schaeffler exclaimed. “In our rapidly changing time, an email is only a copy that never was held in the hands of the loved one!” It’s true, that the romantic art of the love letter is lost on this generation […]

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Investing In Antiques Provides Plenty Returns As Long As You Follow These Tips, Says Designer Margaret Chambers

By Joanna England / October 1, 2013 / 0 Comments

Some financial experts consider antiques to be a third-tier investment. I would offer another opinion: Given the volatility of the stock market, which has experienced two large drops in the last 25 years, and the equally unpredictable real estate market, fine antiques — especially 18th and 19th century furniture, accessories, and paintings — are steadily […]

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With L Streets Showcase, Stephan Sardone Shows A High-Style Home Can Be Efficient

By Joanna England / September 5, 2013 / 13 Comments

“We don’t need to go watch HGTV for drama. This was real drama — it wasn’t ‘staged,’” said Michelle Lynne, catching herself, a real estate stager, in an accidental pun. The drama was, of course, the last-minute flurry of activity before the doors opened at 10229 Linkwood, an L Streets home built in 1955 that […]

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Are No Pictures Better Than Bad Pictures? Sometimes Conditions Are Less-Than-Stellar, But Should You Leave it Up to The Seller?

By Joanna England / August 1, 2013 / 14 Comments

Our post earlier this week ignited quite the discussion on listing photography and what is appropriate for MLS. Of course, we love agents on CandysDirt.com, and our post was only a critique of the photos, not the listing agent. Still, a reader noted that: We do not know the circumstances (could be tenant occupied, could […]

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