Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Before & After: A Warm, Modern Kitchen

I'm excited to share this kitchen with you!  This kitchen renovation floated along with very few hiccups.  I tend to work mostly on homes that are 60 plus years old and this home was built in 2006 - a young buck!  In contrast to the 110 year old homes that are my usual wheelhouse, recent… Continue reading Before & After: A Warm, Modern Kitchen

Current Sensibility

Opt Out: Happy Thanksgiving!

I've posted this blog post on the week of Thanksgiving for the past four years and my feeling is the same so I will run it again.   Almost every blog and online article I read has tags and links for where I can buy product.  I am weary of the fevered "Buy Me" presence… Continue reading Opt Out: Happy Thanksgiving!

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Before & After: Uncovering Secrets in a 1904 Denver Square Kitchen

This kitchen is in a 1904 "Denver Square", which is known as a "foursquare" everywhere else in the country, but here in Denver we like to label things as our own.  For example, the "Denver Omelette" is really a "Western Omelette".  If anyone can think of something else that Denver (or your home town) has… Continue reading Before & After: Uncovering Secrets in a 1904 Denver Square Kitchen

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Before & After: Classic Kitchen in Denver

Is anyone else in the Denver area fantasizing about moving to Kaua'i or Florida's Gulf Coast this week?  Just me?  Winter weather before Halloween is ridiculous; it's unfair and it's making me have general regrets.  Our town sent out an email reminding everyone to shovel their walks for the trick-or-treaters.  Severe cold in October causes… Continue reading Before & After: Classic Kitchen in Denver

Color My World, Interiors

How to Use Color in Your Home to Get What You Want

Okay, maybe color won't get you what you want.  BUT, maybe it will!  Who's to say?  If you're feeling positive about life because you woke up in a room with colors that make you happy, maybe you'll get the job you wanted.  I'm going to gush about color again this week because I'm still feeling… Continue reading How to Use Color in Your Home to Get What You Want

Bathrooms, Interiors, Kitchen

Mid-Century Modern Renovation in Denver

I finished this project over a year ago and waited until Modern in Denver published it this Fall to show you.  At first it was hard to wait, and then I forgot about it.  I think that describes a lot of waiting on things that you think you want.  At first it's hard and then… Continue reading Mid-Century Modern Renovation in Denver

Interiors, Trends

Trend Alert: Lilac for Days

I was at a job site this week talking with some contractors and we were bemoaning the fact that color is coming back.   We were joking - kind of but not really.  White walls are easy.  Painting everything Simply White (one of my favorite whites) is an easy decision for a homeowner.  There's no… Continue reading Trend Alert: Lilac for Days

DIY, Garden Style

DIY Backyard on a Budget: Bury Me in Gravel

We are almost to the end of "The Summer We Tried to Break Dave".  We decided at the start of this summer (really late Spring) that we were going to attempt a major do-it-yourself backyard transformation.  When I say DIY - I don't mean build an outdoor sofa out of pallets or plant new vegetable… Continue reading DIY Backyard on a Budget: Bury Me in Gravel

Bathrooms, Interiors

Bath Me in Paneling: 9 Gorgeous Paneled Bathrooms

Welcome to the end of August!  It's been a week of back to school for most of Colorado and, even though we survived another intense heat wave, I can smell and see autumn in the air.  If autumn has a sound I'll never know because a Biblical amount of cicadas hatched recently and they sound… Continue reading Bath Me in Paneling: 9 Gorgeous Paneled Bathrooms

Interiors, Kitchen

Kitchen Flooring Trend: Follow the Red Brick Floor

We have about one more month of summer left and because school is starting, my mind is starting to think sweaters, leaves, fireplaces but it's still 90 degrees everyday and the dogs are shedding like they're in a competition (Nelson, the lab mix, would win).  I am so tired of the fur in the house.… Continue reading Kitchen Flooring Trend: Follow the Red Brick Floor