Interiors

Keep it Simple: 7 Rooms That Show You How It’s Done

What I admire most in other designers is restraint.  Not every space needs to be filled.  Every room doesn't need to be a different color.  Not every pillow needs fringe.  And some chairs don't even need a pillow! Sometimes you need to pull back on things in order to give the design more power.  A… Continue reading Keep it Simple: 7 Rooms That Show You How It’s Done

A Talk With..., Interiors

Flooring Choices for Your Home: Pros and Cons of Carpet, Hardwood and Laminate

Hi everyone!  I was out recently on vacation with my family and Denver's Floor Club offered to write a guest post for me on picking the perfect floor for your home.  I am at The Floor Club almost once a week (sometimes more) with clients.  I interviewed one of their sales representatives, Jessica Cochran, last Spring… Continue reading Flooring Choices for Your Home: Pros and Cons of Carpet, Hardwood and Laminate

Interiors, Kitchen

Revisiting the Modern Farmhouse

I first posted this in September of last year and due to some heavy work loads and an upcoming vacation I thought it might be a good time to re-post!  Are you tired of the Modern Farmhouse look?  I'm a little bit tired of certain aspects of it, but I do love the simplicity of… Continue reading Revisiting the Modern Farmhouse

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