Interiors, Office Space

Work from Home Style: Be Kind to Yourself

  Does your work from home space feel like a 1990's teen bedroom?  Mine doesn't, but for some reason, those are the images that come to my mind when I think about WFH (Work from Home) style right now.  I think I'm craving a simpler time when we still had magazines to rip out and… Continue reading Work from Home Style: Be Kind to Yourself

Current Sensibility

Staying Creative During the Pandemic

I've been quiet on the blog and Instagram since the pandemic.  The abrupt change of life has been very hard to process and I've been watching and listening as people express their denial, their grief and their anger.  I think because it's a gray, snowy day here in Denver, Colorado I'm experiencing some of that… Continue reading Staying Creative During the Pandemic

Bathrooms, Interiors

Love Your Bathroom Again (Part 2: The Shower)

How's your February going?  It's been so snowy here in Denver!  Usually our snow melts when the sun comes back out the next day after a storm but we have snow in our yard that has been there since THANKSGIVING.  That's a first in the 16 years we've lived in the Denver area.  We have… Continue reading Love Your Bathroom Again (Part 2: The Shower)

Bathrooms, Interiors

Love Your Bathroom Again (Part 1: The Tub)

Confession:  Bathrooms used to be my least favorite room in the home to design.  This was problematic because I design a lot of bathrooms.  I never used to feel jazzed up about selecting finishes for bathrooms and I think I know why.  It's a room that is fairly predictable.  There's a toilet, sink, mirror, lights… Continue reading Love Your Bathroom Again (Part 1: The Tub)

Current Sensibility, Interiors, Kitchen

Current Sensibility: Kitchens for People Who Don’t Have Time to Cook

I design kitchens for a living and I have not had time to properly prepare a meal for myself and my family in quite a while.  I bought myself an Insta-Pot as an early Christmas present and, for better or for worse, I've been using it like it was the last appliance on earth.  I'm… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Kitchens for People Who Don’t Have Time to Cook

Current Sensibility

Current Sensibility: Creativity and Free Time

Self-reflection is not enjoyable.  At the end of this unnamed decade, I find myself wanting to reflect, consider and plan for the next decade but, ironically, I first need to carve out the time from a tortured work/life schedule.  I've added so many layers to my life with work, the podcast, family time and health… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Creativity and Free Time

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