Interiors, Vintage

Small, Vintage Charm: Embracing the Quirks of a 1930’s Cottage

We live in a "charming" 1930's cottage on a good sized, overgrown and kind-of-crazy lot very close to Downtown Littleton.  It has the kind of backyard that if a neighbor's kids ball goes sailing over the fence, they might shrug and say "Oh well".  We are working on this and it has gotten better, but… Continue reading Small, Vintage Charm: Embracing the Quirks of a 1930’s Cottage

Garden Style

Snow is Coming: Decorating with Hot Tubs

How are you doing this first week of October? It's been a tough week for our country.  I've been staying away from the news as best I can as it's upsetting to hear about the details from this last weekend.  People look for meaning after things like this and I think that evil really has… Continue reading Snow is Coming: Decorating with Hot Tubs

Interiors, Kitchen

Fall Inspiration for Shorter Days: 5 Favorite Kitchens

Almost everyone I've talked to this week in Denver has been struggling to get through an unusual week of no sunshine and some crazier than normal politics.  Melancholy, lack of energy, irritability - all of it comes out when the sun goes away for more than 48 hours.  For a place that gets all 4… Continue reading Fall Inspiration for Shorter Days: 5 Favorite Kitchens

Holiday Decorating, Styling

Fall Decorating: Keep it Simple and Go Easy on the Hay Bales

Have you been up to check out the Aspens yet this year?  We went to Kenosha Pass last weekend and the leaves weren't quite ripe there yet.  I think the mountains are getting some "weather" this weekend and I imagine that the leaves will all be knocked off soon.  Fall at 9,000 feet plus is… Continue reading Fall Decorating: Keep it Simple and Go Easy on the Hay Bales

Color My World, Trends

Color My World: How to Use Mustard Yellow in Your Home

That's right - Mustard Yellow!  Ever since I saw this British Standard kitchen (below), I've been devoting serious thoughts to yellow. And this slightly less mustardy kitchen at the Rivertown Lodge: I am seriously tempted to paint some of my kitchen cabinets mustard yellow.   Would you ever have a kitchen this bold?  I think… Continue reading Color My World: How to Use Mustard Yellow in Your Home

Interiors

A Floridian in Colorado: Sending Sunny, Dry Air Thoughts Towards Florida

I have Florida on my mind.  I was born in Jacksonville, Florida and spent my formative years (up until 7th grade) there.  I went to graduate school at Florida State in Tallahassee and I have relatives scattered around in various parts of  Florida.  My relatives are currently hunkered in and have not evacuated (they aren't… Continue reading A Floridian in Colorado: Sending Sunny, Dry Air Thoughts Towards Florida

Interiors, Obsessions

Minimal Interiors: Busy Living, Nostalgia and Proust

Hi there - how has your week been?  My experience with time this week has been like I got on the fast train on Monday and still haven't arrived at the destination.  My daughter started middle school and that has unexpectedly thrown my mind for a loop.  I'm trying to appreciate each moment as it… Continue reading Minimal Interiors: Busy Living, Nostalgia and Proust

Interiors

Home Organizing: 7 Mudrooms to Inspire You

Do you have a mudroom?  Most of my clients either have one or are in the process of building one.  Sometimes they aren't even in an obvious area.   One client has a space in her front living room devoted to backpacks, jackets, hats, shoes, etc.  Another client is putting beautiful wood cubbies into her… Continue reading Home Organizing: 7 Mudrooms to Inspire You

Interiors, Kitchen

Bold and Painted: Kitchen Cabinets That Aren’t Shy About Looking Good

I may have mentioned (ahem) on a few social media accounts that I had a kitchen I designed featured on Remodelista this week in an article entitled "Trend Alert: The Cult of the Blue Kitchen, 10 Favorites".  I was flattered to be included because it's Remodelista and I love their website and book, and for… Continue reading Bold and Painted: Kitchen Cabinets That Aren’t Shy About Looking Good

Interiors

Designing with August in Mind: Simple and Flexible Interiors

In Colorado, if you have school age children, the "summer" is winding to a very fast close right now.  I have a lot of new projects starting up - and I've been thinking of them as my Fall projects, but they're really not.  I keep imagining cooler weather, but it's still about 90 degrees every… Continue reading Designing with August in Mind: Simple and Flexible Interiors