Obsessions

Essentialism and Alligators

I scheduled this post to publish last Wednesday but, clearly, it was sitting in my drafts when I got back from vacation.  I am holding onto some of the residual vacation vibe as of 11:18 on Monday and I'm hoping to keep it for a few days more. We went to a magical part of… Continue reading Essentialism and Alligators

DIY, Interiors, Kitchen

Kitchen Sinks and Romantic Comedies

I love a high back, vintage-style farmhouse sink.  If I could figure out a way to put one into my kitchen (that didn't involve moving the sink to another wall) I would install one before you could ask "How practical are they really?" There are a number of these vintage sinks for sale online.  … Continue reading Kitchen Sinks and Romantic Comedies

Children's Rooms, DIY, Interiors

The Secret Room Behind the Wardrobe: An Update

Sylvia's secret room went viral in March and is technically not much of a secret anymore.  While all of the "fame" hasn't brought any fortune, it's been enormous fun for us as a family.   It all started with a cool article in Apartment Therapy.  Next, a writer from the Today Show contacted me.  … Continue reading The Secret Room Behind the Wardrobe: An Update

DIY, Interiors, Kitchen

The Cult of the Porcelain Light Socket: This Old House Part 4

Do you really need ice?  The first weekend we tore up the kitchen (read about that here) we moved the refrigerator across the room to let more light into the room.  We never hooked the water line up and we were suddenly sans ice.  I thought Dave was waiting on moving the water line, but I… Continue reading The Cult of the Porcelain Light Socket: This Old House Part 4

DIY, Interiors, Kitchen

Indecision and Anxiety: This Old House Part 3

This is what I learned about making decisions for your own home:  nothing. My last blog post on my kitchen was a little over two weeks ago and in that time decisions were made but indecision and anxiety have sidled into my life like long lost friends. I lost sleep the other night over faucets.  … Continue reading Indecision and Anxiety: This Old House Part 3

Garden Style

Outdoor Furniture: Stylish, affordable picks for creating an outdoor room

It is full-on Springtime in the Rockies right now.  We'll have beautiful weather one day where I'll exercise outside and generally feel optimistic about life and then the next day will involve spitting snow, boots I swore I wouldn't put back on my feet one more time and me hunkering down with a box of… Continue reading Outdoor Furniture: Stylish, affordable picks for creating an outdoor room

A Talk With..., Interiors

Design Tips to Increase the Value of Your Home

Hi Everyone!  I did a blog swap this week with Carla Knight Homes, a Denver based real estate company.  My blog post, about what buyers are looking for in a home, is up on their site if you would like to read it.    Here you go -  I'll be back next week! Are you looking… Continue reading Design Tips to Increase the Value of Your Home

Before and After, DIY, Kitchen

Kitchen Renovation Saga: This Old House Part 2

It's been 2 weeks since we took out a wall in our kitchen (if you missed that post, you can read about it here).  We have a small, 1930's cottage-style house and taking this wall down only served to let much needed natural light into the kitchen.  It did not join it miraculously to the… Continue reading Kitchen Renovation Saga: This Old House Part 2

Before and After, Interiors, Living Rooms

Before and After: An 80’s Home Gets a Rustic Refined Overhaul

Suburban Style ain't exactly glamorous in the interior design world.  1980's Suburban Style?  Even less so.  This home in Littleton, Colorado was a double whammy. It was built in 1981, and while it had been maintained, very few updates had been done when my clients found it.  Raiders of the Lost Ark could still be… Continue reading Before and After: An 80’s Home Gets a Rustic Refined Overhaul

Before and After, DIY

DIY Home Renovation Project in a Weekend: What NOT to Do

I never took any before photos of the kitchen in the 1930's house we have now, except for this one corner  It's a small, dark kitchen that, according to my mom, feels like a dead end.  It's 1960's pine cabinetry with one small window.  It's a tile floor that reminds me of an auto parts… Continue reading DIY Home Renovation Project in a Weekend: What NOT to Do