There are so many things I'd love to complain to you about but this is a design and decorating blog and I think you could probably use some peace. We both know what's going on in the world and hopefully you're here because you could use a break from the 24 hour a day news… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Never Panic: Let’s look at pretty images together and smile.
We recently wrapped up a remodel of a kitchen and living area in a beautiful ranch home near Old Town Littleton. The remodel was one of the smoothest I've been on EXCEPT for the lead time on the double ovens. Some appliance brands have lead times for over a year right now. As a word… Continue reading Before & After: Littleton Ranch Home Remodel
It's the driest Spring on record in the Denver area and we've been having these incredibly dangerous windstorms. It seems like every other day the National Weather Service is telling me there's a Fire Weather Advisory for my locale. Fire Weather. I'm a big fan of climate fiction and I just started a booked called… Continue reading Images to Stave Off Thoughts of the End of the World
It is spring here in the Colorado Rockies and we've yet to have a big spring snowstorm but I'm sure it's in the works. I've been worrying over our front yard which is a giant slab of dirt with a little bit of sticky straw holding on to it for effect. Last fall, I scattered… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Prairie Meadows & Patterns
This week I've got another round of vintage bathroom inspiration. What I like about this style is it's bold and easy. You don't have to hunt down a certain ceramicist for a particular tile glaze, you don't have to do a whole lot of soul searching to design this type of bathroom AND it will… Continue reading Vintage Bathroom Inspiration: Green and Black Tile
I had the pleasure of touring a circa 1904 home here in Denver with original millwork and one original bathroom semi-intact. I love dilapidated beauty and I love original home details. The site visit was so invigorating I walked away with the key in my pocket and had to go back the next day and… Continue reading Vintage Bathroom Inspiration: Red and Pink Tile
Worn and warm (Photo Source) Artist Luke Sciberras's home It's December of 2021 and this was a tough year for me and, not to assume, but I'm sure it was for a lot of people. Coming out of 2020, I thought 2021 would be amazing, but it turns out you can't just emerge from 2020… Continue reading On My Mind: Vintage with Color
I've been slowly reading/savoring a coffee table book called May I Come In by Wendy Goodman. It's a book with interiors that she's photographed from the past 30 years and it reminds me of the feeling I would get from thumbing through a House & Garden back in the days before Instagram and Pinterest. As… Continue reading Kitchen Design: A British Invasion
Note that sky blue ceiling with the gorgeous wood paneling! (Source) Lately painting or papering ceilings is everywhere you look and I love the bright, robin's egg blue of the ceiling in the sushi restaurant above. I also love the giant sconces on the wall that look like flush mount lights just mounted as a… Continue reading Get Your Color On!
This end of summer heat we're experiencing has thrown me a little. Nelson, the lab mix, is shedding like it's July and every day I sweep up snowdrifts of fur from the places around the house where it likes to settle. I've been having fun decorating the new addition in our home but that's been… Continue reading Turning a Craigslist Dresser into a Sink