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Dana Pugh’s Style Story

Dana Pugh has the uncanny ability to, as some might say, make a silk purse out of a sal’s ear. She has a true gift of rescue and recovery when it comes to old, tattered things and her Coppell, TX home is a direct reflection of that. Between frequent trips to estate sales, junk yards, and flea markets, she has curated a warm and cozy abode for her family of four men, husband Nathanael and sons Reagan, Corbin, and Gavin. As Dana describes it, their suburban home was the ugliest house on the block and one that no one seemed willing to purchase. But, in typical Dana fashion, she had a vision beyond the outdated wallpaper and grungy carpet and saw something much more than what was just on the surface.

Flash forward to several years later and you’d hardly guess it was the same home. Grungy carpeting gone. Outdated wallpaper removed and replaced with crisp coats of white and gray paint. It’s no wonder she has a reputation for transformation! In addition to her design skills, which she shares on her blog and with a dedicated group of  interior design clients, Dana has a story for each and every piece in her home. Of course, you know this is right up my alley! So, just in the nick of time for Christmas, I hopped over to Dana’s for a quick photo shoot. I think you’ll agree, Dana’s perfectly imperfect style is completely charming and utterly inspiring.

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You must know that this home and it’s precious inhabitants have so many beautiful stories to tell! Come back tomorrow to hear just a few from Dana herself. I learned so many helpful tips for decorating with repurposed items during my chat with Dana. I’m sure you’ll take a few good things home with you too.

See you tomorrow!

 

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This story by Hilary Walker

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply Lesa Cecil Hubbard December 17, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    I love all of these pictures and the absolutely stunning decor! I’ve known Dana & Nat since I was a little girl and never quite realized the talent she has! Such an uncanny knack for repurposed ideas! Love love love it all! Lesa Cecil-Hubbard

  • Reply DeWayne Lumpkin December 18, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Dana – so fun to see it all in context – stunningly edited & beautifully photographed. DeWayne from British Route Sign Designs @ Round Top, TX and home in Oregon!!!

  • Reply Jen December 18, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Oh my goodness! What a perfectly lovely mix of classic pieces and quirky style. In love!!

  • Reply Christan December 18, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Aunt Dana, your house is absolutely beautiful just like u!!! You are so talented love you

  • Reply Pam January 3, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Beautiful! I love, love, love your home! It really is a reflection of your personality, lovely and chic!

  • Reply Kay February 16, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I love a home that reflects the personality of the people who live there. Nice job.
    Oh, it’s making a purse out of a sow’s ear, isn’t it? Or did I always have that wrong?

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