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Mckinney Homes

Decorating with Mirrors

From the desk of Ashley Pate Mirror, mirror, on the wall… Not all mirrors are meant to be hang on the wall. When decorating various rooms in your home, mirrors are beautiful accent pieces and can be used in many ways to add style to a room. Here are 5...

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Cozy Throws and Pillows

From the desk of Ashley Pate, OWNER Ashley Pate Interior Design, LLC A new year usually means changes in home décor, but one major design trend that I hope to never see go, is the use of cozy throws and blankets! Whether it’s winter and I’m by the fire, or...

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Decorating Book Shelves

From the desk of Ashley Pate, owner at Ashley Pate Interior Design A quick note from the editor: Good morning McKinney! Today I am excited to introduce you to our new Home Editor, Ashley Pate! Ashley came on board with The Art of Living Beautifully right...

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Digital Scrapbooks

From the desk of Deanne Paul Are you part of the photo-taking, selfie-posting culture we live in? Technology has advanced making it so much easier to document our daily lives, whether it’s a fabulous vacation, a baby’s first steps, milestone birthdays or a gathering...

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Meet Bee Organized

Friends, today I am absolutely thrilled to introduce you to an incredible service that every single person in McKinney needs in their lives. I am pleased to present Jackie Olson and her small business, Bee Organized. Jackie, her husband, and their three girls lived in...

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Our Favorite Favorites: Bellini Loggia

In our Italian-themed May magazine that published last week, I was very excited to show you the beautiful patio that Misti and Beth designed for my family. With Beth's gardening knowledge and Misti's sense of style, I know our outdoor dining room could be transformed...

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MainVue Homes

this article was originally published in The Art of Living Beautifully Magazine, Italian Edition In the Spring of 2014, my husband Brian and I made the decision to search for a new home; something bigger, with more yard, better finish-out, and fabulous outdoor living...

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Our Bellini Loggia

this article was originally published in The Art of Living Beautifully Magazine, Italian Edition I am often asked what room in a home is my favorite. Many people love the kitchen or family rooms due to the natural gatherings that occur there, but my answer is always...

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Easter Table with Pier 1

Spring has finally sprung in Texas and there is nothing I love more than the feel of a bright, blooming house following those cold, wintry months. As a rule, I typically stick with neutrals when designing both my own home and clients’ spaces; however, spring is a...

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McKinney Homes: The Flip House, update 2

Hello from Hunt Street! We are so excited to be making progress on our historic home renovation in Downtown McKinney. Since we spoke last, here, we have obtained our permit and had a very successful demo day! We removed the old carport, the garage, and a small room in...

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