Before and After, Kitchen

Before & After: 70’s Split Level Kitchen Transformation

Hello 1970's split level!  I like to think that this was a beauty back in the day, but that day was a distant memory when I saw it.  Popcorn ceilings, imitation stone floors, builder grade cabinetry and asbestos riddled walls dominated the main level of the home. The clients both love to cook - the… Continue reading Before & After: 70’s Split Level Kitchen Transformation

DIY, Entries

DIY Freestyle Painted Walls: An Entry Transformation for Under $50

We have a small, awkward entryway in our 1930's home.  I'm grateful to have an entry, but because of how it's accessed from the home it is a bottleneck of our two dogs battling with us for space in greeting visitors combined with us shouting "Watch the cat!"  The lower half of the walls are… Continue reading DIY Freestyle Painted Walls: An Entry Transformation for Under $50

Bathrooms, Interiors

Craving More: Vintage Bathroom Style

I am working on an obsession with vintage style bathrooms.  I'm still craving more of things - more art, more color and more pattern.  I'm bored of the seeing the same things online for sale on the big retail sites.  I'm ready to get back in the antique and junk shops and mix it up.… Continue reading Craving More: Vintage Bathroom Style

Current Sensibility

Current Sensibility: Decorating During the Pandemic

After having been at home now for almost a full month - I am craving color, pattern, more art, more books, more of everything! Before the pandemic, when I would be home for a length of time, my instinct would be to purge, to get rid of things, to pare down to the essence.  I… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Decorating During the Pandemic

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