Women and men like to talk about a life/work balance. It seems to be something that everyone thinks someone else has figured out. I'm in other people's homes a lot because of what I do for a living and I will say I've never seen or felt this balance in another person's life and I'm… Continue reading An Inbalanced Life and an Appreciation of Mundane Moments
It's more green than I remember seeing in a while in the Denver area. My eyes drink up the color when I'm on my walks like I've been living in the desert for a while. Things will turn brown soon enough, but there's something so healing about coming out of the intense Covid Era and… Continue reading Little Pink Houses: Adding on to a 1930’s Home
Mountain modern rolls off the tongue really well but I'm not sure what I expect when I hear those words. I think modern has a lot of different possibilities but when I think "Mountain Home," I think wood grain. I'm a big fan of wood planks, wood floors, wood tongue & groove - give me… Continue reading Before & After: A Mountain Modern Kitchen in Morrison, Colorado
I'm a big fan of secret doors and hidden passageways. I love the idea that all is not what it seems and the possibility of a magical unknown tucked away somewhere intrigues me. When I walked into the space below I didn't automatically think "I must put a hidden door here" - but those magic… Continue reading Before & After: A Secret Door in A Dining Room
I was thinking yesterday about how wonderful it is to live in a part of the world that experiences all four seasons. There's something rapturous and poetic about coming out of a long, dark winter and seeing buds on trees, hyacinths breaking up out of the ground and birds coming back through on their way… Continue reading Lines Written in Early Spring: 1930’s House Remodel Update
I've been thinking about purposeful, oversized lighting. Intentionally using a light fixture that's a little too big for the space can look phenomenol. It's hard to let yourself (or your designer) to supersize it because you know it's a little off and there's always a risk that it will look weird. I think there's an… Continue reading Easy Design Impact? Super size your chandelier!
We are building an addition and we're waiting (and waiting) for a string of sunny, warm and dry days for the foundation to be poured. As I'm writing this, Denver meteorologists are probably sweating in cramped television studios after little to no sleep because they've lost their minds about an upcoming winter storm. Clearly, foundation… Continue reading 10 Classic Bathrooms for a Classic Cottage Look
It's the end of February, and I'm feeling hopeful. Spring is close, the days are getting longer and more and more people that I know are getting vaccinated. Work is incredibly busy and is occupying almost my every waking hour. It's a struggle to break free from that sometimes, but it is necessary. Fortunately, or… Continue reading Homes that don’t look like everyone else’s….
I designed this project at the end of 2019 and construction started in February of 2020. Not only did these clients live in the home during the renovation, they also lived through a renovation during the beginning weeks and months of the pandemic. They handled everything with grace and humor. BEFORE: A classic home from… Continue reading Before and After: A late 90’s home gets a light and airy remodel
I had a photo shoot yesterday of a newly remodeled project. My stylist, Kristy, and I did what we always do in order to get the home to look like it belongs in a magazine: we take out everything that is practical and functional. It turns into a job of making a kitchen look like… Continue reading Styling for Photos: Oh, the humanity!