Trends

Get Local and Get Creative: Art and Lifestyle Classes in Denver

Years ago when I was an undergraduate, I felt like I could take art and art history classes until the end of time and never grow bored.  Running a business, being a parent and the vague business that is life fills my days up pretty well but I would like to continue on the creative path that… Continue reading Get Local and Get Creative: Art and Lifestyle Classes in Denver

Obsessions, Trends

Craving Comfortable Interiors

How have you been?  I've been incredibly busy the past 4 weeks and I'm pretty sure this blog is reflecting it!  Does it annoy you when other people go on about how busy they are?  It kind of does me, so pretend I didn't just say that to you.  I'm trying to slow things down… Continue reading Craving Comfortable Interiors

Color My World, Interiors, Trends

Color My World: How to Use Dark Green In Your Home

Dark green is one of my favorite colors - yet the green I have in my own home only comes from house plants.  It's always been a tough sell for my clients - certain greens look dated and tired to a lot of people.  Clients will think nothing of painting a room dark blue, but they are extremely… Continue reading Color My World: How to Use Dark Green In Your Home

Bathrooms, Before and After, Interiors

Tips for turning a Craigslist “Antique” into a Vanity

I've been working on a kitchen and bath renovation for an old, classic Denver home for quite a while and it's coming to a close this month.  It's exciting to see everything come to fruition and, as always for me, slightly surreal when it looks almost exactly like the imagined photo I've been carrying around in my… Continue reading Tips for turning a Craigslist “Antique” into a Vanity

Trends

1970’s Interior Trends: Are You Ready for a Revival?

Older design books, either found at the library (yes, I am an active library user) or at the thrift store, are favorites of mine to look through when I'm tired of looking at the same white rooms on Pinterest and need inspiration.  The Complete Book of Decorating, Edited by Corinne Benicka from 1976 gave me a… Continue reading 1970’s Interior Trends: Are You Ready for a Revival?

Interiors, Kitchen

Rip Your Upper Cabinets Out Tonight: 7 Stylish Kitchens with Open Shelving

Open shelves are still really popular with my Denver area clients.  I love the casual look, although I'm sure kitchen cabinet people are over them and over the trend of having no upper cabinets.  I like the airy and open look they give a kitchen and I love the opportunity to put in a sconce or… Continue reading Rip Your Upper Cabinets Out Tonight: 7 Stylish Kitchens with Open Shelving

Garden Style

7 Stylish Hanging Chairs for Porch Sittin’ Season

Hello from Boston! Dave is running the Boston Marathon on Monday and I am writing to you from an Air Bnb apartment at the top floor of a Boston row  house.  It comes with 2 resident cats, lots of art, games and the sounds of the city.  It does not come with a porch to hang chairs on.… Continue reading 7 Stylish Hanging Chairs for Porch Sittin’ Season

Interiors, Kitchen

Minimal Kitchens in Cool Locations: Imagine You’re a Local

We just got back from a fantastic VRBO in Taos, New Mexico.  It's amazing to rent a home in a different state and experience life as a local.  It satisfies my love for change and for houses.  I got sucked in the other day on my lunch break looking at these luxury vacation rentals in New York… Continue reading Minimal Kitchens in Cool Locations: Imagine You’re a Local

Garden Style

15 Modern Outdoor Living Spaces to Inspire You

Let your backyard speak for itself and go modern and minimal with your outdoor furnishings.  Think clean lines and classic pieces that are made to last.  Save your money and avoid the clutter that's marketed for outdoor consumption - do you really need all those brightly colored throw pillows, the outdoor rug and the solar… Continue reading 15 Modern Outdoor Living Spaces to Inspire You

Bathrooms, Interiors, Trends

Songs from the Wood: 7 Bathrooms with Natural Wood

I love seeing natural wood used in a bathroom.  I design quite a few bathrooms every year and they typically involve hours of my time spent with tile, thinking about tile, drawing tile and then having conversations with the homeowner and the contractor about the tile.  (It's a very exciting job, get a grip on your jealousy).… Continue reading Songs from the Wood: 7 Bathrooms with Natural Wood