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). … More Songs from the Wood: 7 Bathrooms with Natural Wood

A Talk With: Colorado Interior Designer Laura Medicus – An excerpt from Luxe Magazine’s “The Insider”

 Yes, you read the headline correctly and I swear I’m not interviewing myself Rupert Pupkin-style from The King of Comedy.  An interview I gave entitled “The Insider” with Christine DeOrio for Luxe Interiors + Design Colorado came out this month (the March/April issue is out in stores now) and I thought I would share an excerpt and a little more of … More A Talk With: Colorado Interior Designer Laura Medicus – An excerpt from Luxe Magazine’s “The Insider”

Color My World: How to Use Navy Blue in Your Home

Navy blue is classic and bold.  It looks fresh and preppy most of the time, especially when paired with crisp white.  I have been using navy in almost every project for the past 5-8 years.  Navy front doors, navy offices, navy kitchens, navy bathroom cabinets, navy master bedrooms, navy foyers and, at least one navy dining … More Color My World: How to Use Navy Blue in Your Home

Kitchen Cabinet Trend: 6 Kitchens with Slab Front Cabinet Doors

Since you asked, my favorite kitchen cabinet door is the shaker door.  In general, I’ve never been a fan of flat front cabinets in a kitchen due to the cheap craftsmanship of most of them when they were briefly popular in the 80’s.  However, I’m currently working on a mid-century modern style kitchen and I’m looking at a … More Kitchen Cabinet Trend: 6 Kitchens with Slab Front Cabinet Doors

February Books: Dorothy Draper and Wyoming’s Red Desert

Dorothy Draper:  A few years ago my mom gave me a first edition of Dorothy Draper’s 1939 book “Decorating is Fun!”  I’m just now diving into it and it’s a fantastic read.  Lines like: “Doors are usually orphans – nobody pays any attention to them,” and dramatic statements about color:  “It is the rock on which your … More February Books: Dorothy Draper and Wyoming’s Red Desert

A Talk With Denver Photographer Ghost Lenz about Being Self Taught, Light, Beauty and the Darkness

Ghost Lenz’s photographs jump out at me with a gritty vibrancy and heart that feel immediate and raw.   Human moments – connections with strangers – his photographs are beating with life.  He shared his thoughts with me recently about being a self-taught photographer, taking risks, curiosity about the unseen and the origins and meaning of his name. … More A Talk With Denver Photographer Ghost Lenz about Being Self Taught, Light, Beauty and the Darkness

When Pianos Try to Be Guitars: How to Make an Upright Piano Look Hip

I love the piano but I think we can all agree they’re not known for being the cool kid at the rock concert.  They’re big, rectangular boxes that you need to sit or stand fairly still while you play them with a limited amount of head banging.  I’ve been seeing quite a few upright pianos featured recently in the … More When Pianos Try to Be Guitars: How to Make an Upright Piano Look Hip