Bathrooms, Interiors

Days of Walnut and Marble: Custom Bathroom Vanities

I still see Pumpkin Spice Latte used un-ironically and when I do, I wonder if the writer thinks twice about it? Shudders internally? Or, is it something healthy people with happiness in their hearts still look forward to every Fall? I think of that drink the same way I think of cable knit sweaters -… Continue reading Days of Walnut and Marble: Custom Bathroom Vanities

Bathrooms, Interiors

The Trouble with Bathroom Design: A Classic Bathroom in Marble and White Oak

Bathrooms are frequently the most expensive per square foot room in the home which is always surprising considering the kitchen's pricey reputation. Bathrooms have a lot going on in a smaller footprint. From a designer's standpoint, there's a lot of work that goes into the design. We create tile elevations for the installers, we call… Continue reading The Trouble with Bathroom Design: A Classic Bathroom in Marble and White Oak

Interiors, Kitchen

A Dramatic Black & White Kitchen

School has started again out here in Colorado and I wonder when did it change to going back in early to mid August? When I was a kid it was always the day after Labor Day and I relished those last weeks of August when it was still hot and the days were still long.… Continue reading A Dramatic Black & White Kitchen

Current Sensibility, Interiors, Vintage

Current Sensibility: Vintage Style

I am not writing to you this time in an existential panic. I am not going to complain to you today that the world is ending. I am not going to urge you to eat some metaphorical cake with me and stare at pretty interiors while democracy crumbles around us. This week I've decided that… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Vintage Style

Current Sensibility

Current Sensibility: Never Panic: Let’s look at pretty images together and smile.

There are so many things I'd love to complain to you about but this is a design and decorating blog and I think you could probably use some peace. We both know what's going on in the world and hopefully you're here because you could use a break from the 24 hour a day news… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Never Panic: Let’s look at pretty images together and smile.

Before and After, Kitchen

Before & After: Littleton Ranch Home Remodel

We recently wrapped up a remodel of a kitchen and living area in a beautiful ranch home near Old Town Littleton. The remodel was one of the smoothest I've been on EXCEPT for the lead time on the double ovens. Some appliance brands have lead times for over a year right now. As a word… Continue reading Before & After: Littleton Ranch Home Remodel

Current Sensibility, Interiors

Images to Stave Off Thoughts of the End of the World

It's the driest Spring on record in the Denver area and we've been having these incredibly dangerous windstorms. It seems like every other day the National Weather Service is telling me there's a Fire Weather Advisory for my locale. Fire Weather. I'm a big fan of climate fiction and I just started a booked called… Continue reading Images to Stave Off Thoughts of the End of the World

Current Sensibility

Current Sensibility: Prairie Meadows & Patterns

It is spring here in the Colorado Rockies and we've yet to have a big spring snowstorm but I'm sure it's in the works. I've been worrying over our front yard which is a giant slab of dirt with a little bit of sticky straw holding on to it for effect. Last fall, I scattered… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Prairie Meadows & Patterns

Bathrooms, Interiors

Vintage Bathroom Inspiration: Green and Black Tile

This week I've got another round of vintage bathroom inspiration. What I like about this style is it's bold and easy. You don't have to hunt down a certain ceramicist for a particular tile glaze, you don't have to do a whole lot of soul searching to design this type of bathroom AND it will… Continue reading Vintage Bathroom Inspiration: Green and Black Tile

Bathrooms, Interiors

Vintage Bathroom Inspiration: Red and Pink Tile

I had the pleasure of touring a circa 1904 home here in Denver with original millwork and one original bathroom semi-intact. I love dilapidated beauty and I love original home details. The site visit was so invigorating I walked away with the key in my pocket and had to go back the next day and… Continue reading Vintage Bathroom Inspiration: Red and Pink Tile