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While Sam from StyleSwoon was performing her incredible makeover on my home, she was simultaneously working wonders on Annie's town home in Dallas.  I have been dying to see the results, and I'm grateful to Sam and Annie for letting me share them with all of you.  

Here they are!  The entryway before…..



2 chairs facing
After!  Notice how Sam made an awkward space completely usable by adding a built in book case.

Dining room before…..


And after…..



More shots!  I love the results.  Congratulations to Sam and Annie!




Blue vase 





Living and detail 



Overhead detail 





  • Style Odyssey
    September 6, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    i’d say this is a very successful makeover! i absolutely love the dining room. and the living room looks like something from the pages of domino mag. 🙂

  • Laura
    September 6, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Love it!!!! sometimes I wish I could let my interior designer-ness loose it would be fun to artfully arrange a room.

  • Tonia
    September 6, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    fabulous, makeover I should say!

  • Prêt à Porter P
    September 6, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    She’s good. The living room is especially fantastic.

  • Cadence
    September 6, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    What fantastic colors and graphic patterns. It’s a great use of space too! Love it!

  • brittin
    September 6, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Wow…that is gorgeous!!! LOVE the black & white rug!
    I did a home post yesterday too about painting my dark wood floors white.

  • Annie Salem
    September 6, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Judy – thanks so much for posting the photos of my home. I am beyond thrilled with the results! Aren’t we lucky to have such a fabulous friend – and designer – in Sam?
    I hope you’re still enjoying your own fabulous home makeover!

  • Jacquie
    September 6, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Beautiful. I really love this house.

  • Lela - seaseight
    September 6, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Great job! I love to see before/after project 🙂

  • notperfectbutnice
    September 7, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Definately glamourous ,Bravo!

  • Francesca Robertson
    September 7, 2010 at 6:16 am

    wow how amazing. i love it
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  • Caddy
    September 7, 2010 at 6:25 am

    Elegant and sophisticated with a touch of kitsch! It’s Inspiring!!!

  • .:Heather:.
    September 7, 2010 at 6:37 am

    Soooo beautiful.

  • Sarah M Winchester
    September 7, 2010 at 7:04 am

    I am speechless. The transformation is incredible. Thank you for sharing!

  • Anna
    September 7, 2010 at 10:13 am

    wow. you were right, she is good.

  • Anastasia
    September 8, 2010 at 3:52 am

    What refinement! I love the fact that the little details have been taken care of…
    Will come back:)

  • Luna
    September 8, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    the transformation is amazing, so much thought has clearly been put into the decoration and accessories, it’s a house to be lusted after!!

  • Jen Smith
    September 8, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    I saw these pics on Sam’s site last week. The makeover is amazing…hope you had a great long weekend.

  • Gabriella
    September 9, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Lovely pictures, I love that bookshelf!
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  • Decoration n Furniture
    September 10, 2010 at 2:50 am

    Heart melting Decoration ..Your makeover is great!!!Transformation is incredible…keep up this good job..This house is a sweet home … https://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=batch_download&send_id=817789614&email=7cff47bb7cdcb76fbfa15e66c81a1961
    That yellow color single bed is very attractive ..pillows collections are lovely …

  • Lindsay
    September 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    That black and white zig zag carpet is amazing! Love the whole thing…what a huge change!

  • Mayra
    September 10, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    The way this house was redecorated is very similar to the way yours was. I absolutly adore all the little details, the books piled high with little boxes…just adorable! Great idea of adding a shelf to the built in wall nook to extend it. I have one too and its way too narrow to put anything. I can’t way to try this. Was that wallpaper that she used inside?

  • The Photodiarist
    September 11, 2010 at 5:15 am

    Wow! Sam does some great work!!

  • Michelle
    September 12, 2010 at 5:53 am

    I love that bookshelf!!

  • Jennifer
    September 12, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Psst— I have made the pasta dish with ricotta now…. 3 times!
    Jennifer in CO

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    September 12, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    So glad you like it! I like that one too!

  • TheShoeGirl
    September 12, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    It’s all very lovely! <3

  • tiffanyssmallworld.blogspot.com
    September 19, 2010 at 3:31 am

    love the bookshelf and the colors!
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