Holiday Decorating, Interiors

We Could Call it Even: Decorating for the Holidays

I really like Christmas lights this time of year. I am powered by sunshine and when it gets so dark so early my natural instinct is to hunker inside for the season which does no one any good. Twinkle lights are an easy way to lift my spirits and they are better for me than… Continue reading We Could Call it Even: Decorating for the Holidays

Current Sensibility

Let’s Get Interesting: 7 Rooms with Character

Any time I want to get a little down on myself, I start wishing I were normal. What is normal to me? I think it's someone who watches Yellowstone along with everyone else, someone who doesn't have a home filled with thrift and antique shop furniture and someone who has a "normal" yard filled with… Continue reading Let’s Get Interesting: 7 Rooms with Character

Interiors, Kitchen

Decorating Home Bars

Happy November! Just like clockwork, my inbox is getting "Best of 2022" emails, end of year round-ups and other farewell 2022 missives. We are quick to say goodbye, let's wrap up and let's move on. Louis L'Amour wrote: “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning.” What… Continue reading Decorating Home Bars

Interiors, Living Rooms

Home Addition in Denver: A Family Home in Black and White

I hope your Fall is bringing you some delight. The weather in the Denver area has been spectacular and, as I write this, I'm looking at our backyard packed with color - crimson, yellow, pumpkin orange, nutmeg, green and various shades of brown. I re-filled the bird feeder earlier today amid actively falling leaves. If… Continue reading Home Addition in Denver: A Family Home in Black and White

Interiors, Kitchen

Classic White Kitchen with a Twist

Every year, I get wrapped up in a cinematic idea of Fall. Those Hollywood images and feelings intertwine with my own, much less picturesque, memories and feelings and I experience a let down. Spring always lives up to it's promise, but in Fall the days just get darker and darker and the Halloween decorations gets… Continue reading Classic White Kitchen with a Twist

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.