I've been slowly reading/savoring a coffee table book called May I Come In by Wendy Goodman. It's a book with interiors that she's photographed from the past 30 years and it reminds me of the feeling I would get from thumbing through a House & Garden back in the days before Instagram and Pinterest. As… Continue reading Kitchen Design: A British Invasion
Note that sky blue ceiling with the gorgeous wood paneling! (Source) Lately painting or papering ceilings is everywhere you look and I love the bright, robin's egg blue of the ceiling in the sushi restaurant above. I also love the giant sconces on the wall that look like flush mount lights just mounted as a… Continue reading Get Your Color On!
This end of summer heat we're experiencing has thrown me a little. Nelson, the lab mix, is shedding like it's July and every day I sweep up snowdrifts of fur from the places around the house where it likes to settle. I've been having fun decorating the new addition in our home but that's been… Continue reading Turning a Craigslist Dresser into a Sink
Women and men like to talk about a life/work balance. It seems to be something that everyone thinks someone else has figured out. I'm in other people's homes a lot because of what I do for a living and I will say I've never seen or felt this balance in another person's life and I'm… Continue reading An Inbalanced Life and an Appreciation of Mundane Moments
It's more green than I remember seeing in a while in the Denver area. My eyes drink up the color when I'm on my walks like I've been living in the desert for a while. Things will turn brown soon enough, but there's something so healing about coming out of the intense Covid Era and… Continue reading Little Pink Houses: Adding on to a 1930’s Home
Mountain modern rolls off the tongue really well but I'm not sure what I expect when I hear those words. I think modern has a lot of different possibilities but when I think "Mountain Home," I think wood grain. I'm a big fan of wood planks, wood floors, wood tongue & groove - give me… Continue reading Before & After: A Mountain Modern Kitchen in Morrison, Colorado
I'm a big fan of secret doors and hidden passageways. I love the idea that all is not what it seems and the possibility of a magical unknown tucked away somewhere intrigues me. When I walked into the space below I didn't automatically think "I must put a hidden door here" - but those magic… Continue reading Before & After: A Secret Door in A Dining Room
I was thinking yesterday about how wonderful it is to live in a part of the world that experiences all four seasons. There's something rapturous and poetic about coming out of a long, dark winter and seeing buds on trees, hyacinths breaking up out of the ground and birds coming back through on their way… Continue reading Lines Written in Early Spring: 1930’s House Remodel Update
I've been thinking about purposeful, oversized lighting. Intentionally using a light fixture that's a little too big for the space can look phenomenol. It's hard to let yourself (or your designer) to supersize it because you know it's a little off and there's always a risk that it will look weird. I think there's an… Continue reading Easy Design Impact? Super size your chandelier!
We are building an addition and we're waiting (and waiting) for a string of sunny, warm and dry days for the foundation to be poured. As I'm writing this, Denver meteorologists are probably sweating in cramped television studios after little to no sleep because they've lost their minds about an upcoming winter storm. Clearly, foundation… Continue reading 10 Classic Bathrooms for a Classic Cottage Look