I worked on this construction and design project with a good friend, who's also a designer but was working in another industry at the time, Kirk Longmire. His mother was downsizing and simplifying. She found this amazing fixer upper in a beautiful Houston high-rise. We did not change the basic layout, but nearly everything else was changed. The before and afters (blogged here) show how the space went from 1980's lifeless and plain to warm, inviting and personal.