Holiday Decorating, Styling

Fall Decorating: Keep it Simple and Go Easy on the Hay Bales

Have you been up to check out the Aspens yet this year?  We went to Kenosha Pass last weekend and the leaves weren't quite ripe there yet.  I think the mountains are getting some "weather" this weekend and I imagine that the leaves will all be knocked off soon.  Fall at 9,000 feet plus is… Continue reading Fall Decorating: Keep it Simple and Go Easy on the Hay Bales

Color My World, Trends

Color My World: How to Use Mustard Yellow in Your Home

That's right - Mustard Yellow!  Ever since I saw this British Standard kitchen (below), I've been devoting serious thoughts to yellow. And this slightly less mustardy kitchen at the Rivertown Lodge: I am seriously tempted to paint some of my kitchen cabinets mustard yellow.   Would you ever have a kitchen this bold?  I think… Continue reading Color My World: How to Use Mustard Yellow in Your Home

Interiors

A Floridian in Colorado: Sending Sunny, Dry Air Thoughts Towards Florida

I have Florida on my mind.  I was born in Jacksonville, Florida and spent my formative years (up until 7th grade) there.  I went to graduate school at Florida State in Tallahassee and I have relatives scattered around in various parts of  Florida.  My relatives are currently hunkered in and have not evacuated (they aren't… Continue reading A Floridian in Colorado: Sending Sunny, Dry Air Thoughts Towards Florida

Interiors, Obsessions

Minimal Interiors: Busy Living, Nostalgia and Proust

Hi there - how has your week been?  My experience with time this week has been like I got on the fast train on Monday and still haven't arrived at the destination.  My daughter started middle school and that has unexpectedly thrown my mind for a loop.  I'm trying to appreciate each moment as it… Continue reading Minimal Interiors: Busy Living, Nostalgia and Proust

Interiors

Home Organizing: 7 Mudrooms to Inspire You

Do you have a mudroom?  Most of my clients either have one or are in the process of building one.  Sometimes they aren't even in an obvious area.   One client has a space in her front living room devoted to backpacks, jackets, hats, shoes, etc.  Another client is putting beautiful wood cubbies into her… Continue reading Home Organizing: 7 Mudrooms to Inspire You

Interiors, Kitchen

Bold and Painted: Kitchen Cabinets That Aren’t Shy About Looking Good

I may have mentioned (ahem) on a few social media accounts that I had a kitchen I designed featured on Remodelista this week in an article entitled "Trend Alert: The Cult of the Blue Kitchen, 10 Favorites".  I was flattered to be included because it's Remodelista and I love their website and book, and for… Continue reading Bold and Painted: Kitchen Cabinets That Aren’t Shy About Looking Good

Interiors

Designing with August in Mind: Simple and Flexible Interiors

In Colorado, if you have school age children, the "summer" is winding to a very fast close right now.  I have a lot of new projects starting up - and I've been thinking of them as my Fall projects, but they're really not.  I keep imagining cooler weather, but it's still about 90 degrees every… Continue reading Designing with August in Mind: Simple and Flexible Interiors

Before and After, Kitchen

Before and After: A Budget Friendly Kitchen Remodel

This home is a beautiful, old Park Hill home built in the early 1900's.  It has the original dark wood trim, original tile fireplace, a beautiful entry staircase, intact stained glass everywhere and a front porch I could probably live in full time.  You would not know any of  this though from the above photo.… Continue reading Before and After: A Budget Friendly Kitchen Remodel

Book Club

Summer of Reading: Top 5 Books on My Summer Reading List

I don't read any differently in the Summer than I do in other seasons so my title is a little misleading.  I think book publishers imagine readers setting aside their copies of Proust with a sigh and turning to James Patterson and the like once the temperatures get above 80, but I kind of doubt… Continue reading Summer of Reading: Top 5 Books on My Summer Reading List

Interiors, Styling

Relax: Letting Your Vacation Style Guide Your Interiors

It's vacation time for a lot of people (especially those with school-age children) and I've been thinking about how to get some of that vacation feeling into my own home.  I love to travel but I don't take the type of vacation where I lay around doing nothing - probably because I'm not that great… Continue reading Relax: Letting Your Vacation Style Guide Your Interiors