A Talk With..., Interiors

Design Tips to Increase the Value of Your Home

Hi Everyone!  I did a blog swap this week with Carla Knight Homes, a Denver based real estate company.  My blog post, about what buyers are looking for in a home, is up on their site if you would like to read it.    Here you go -  I'll be back next week! Are you looking… Continue reading Design Tips to Increase the Value of Your Home

Before and After, DIY, Kitchen

Kitchen Renovation Saga: This Old House Part 2

It's been 2 weeks since we took out a wall in our kitchen (if you missed that post, you can read about it here).  We have a small, 1930's cottage-style house and taking this wall down only served to let much needed natural light into the kitchen.  It did not join it miraculously to the… Continue reading Kitchen Renovation Saga: This Old House Part 2

Before and After, Interiors, Living Rooms

Before and After: An 80’s Home Gets a Rustic Refined Overhaul

Suburban Style ain't exactly glamorous in the interior design world.  1980's Suburban Style?  Even less so.  This home in Littleton, Colorado was a double whammy. It was built in 1981, and while it had been maintained, very few updates had been done when my clients found it.  Raiders of the Lost Ark could still be… Continue reading Before and After: An 80’s Home Gets a Rustic Refined Overhaul

Before and After, DIY

DIY Home Renovation Project in a Weekend: What NOT to Do

I never took any before photos of the kitchen in the 1930's house we have now, except for this one corner  It's a small, dark kitchen that, according to my mom, feels like a dead end.  It's 1960's pine cabinetry with one small window.  It's a tile floor that reminds me of an auto parts… Continue reading DIY Home Renovation Project in a Weekend: What NOT to Do

Color My World, Interiors

Color My World: Color Trends Spring 2018

The weather here in the Denver area has been absolutely gorgeous and I'm itching to start planting some vegetables and flowers.  We have an overgrown and pretty neglected yard that we've not done a whole lot to since we moved here a few years ago.  It's kind of an interesting yard, in that it's got… Continue reading Color My World: Color Trends Spring 2018

Bathrooms, Before and After, Interiors

Before and After in Denver: A Home Office Turned Vintage Style Bathroom

My clients live in a gorgeous old home on a tree-lined street in Denver's beautiful and historic Park Hill neighborhood.  It's the kind of neighborhood in which you could picture raising smart, well-read children while engaging in witty banter with the eccentric, yet friendly, activist neighbors. This particular home was built in the early 1900's… Continue reading Before and After in Denver: A Home Office Turned Vintage Style Bathroom

Before and After, Interiors

6 Tips for Living Through a Home Renovation

I have some sweet, patient clients who sent me this cartoon recently which summed up their feelings for living in their home during a major remodel.  As a designer, I go through one home renovation project after another.  The pain for homeowners is on my mind, but I can go weeks without thinking about it… Continue reading 6 Tips for Living Through a Home Renovation

Interiors

Less But Better: Design Principles to Live By

“Less But Better” isn't a philosophy that sits very well right now for most Americans.  Target has ever changing, always stylish displays filled with affordable things.  World Market, TJMaxx Home Goods, Wayfair, Overstock - you name it, you can find something stylish, very affordable and usually cheaply made.  I'm guilty of it.  I recently bought a… Continue reading Less But Better: Design Principles to Live By

Interiors, Kitchen

Swedish Kitchen Cabinet Design: Kitchen Inspiration and Thoughts on February

Happy mid-February!  When I lived in New York City and Maryland, February was generally a miserable little month that consisted of cold, icy weather with low clouds and no signs of spring.  Out here in Colorado, it's really not that bad of a month. However, due to this warm-ish weather, late last week my dogs… Continue reading Swedish Kitchen Cabinet Design: Kitchen Inspiration and Thoughts on February

Children's Rooms, Interiors

Budget Friendly Children’s Room: How to Create a Hidden Room Behind an Armoire

This past month, we took an existing closet from our bedroom, walled it off and created an opening to it in Sylvia's room (she previously had no closet).  Just for fun, I placed an armoire in front of the door opening.  I took part of the back off of the armoire and now she can… Continue reading Budget Friendly Children’s Room: How to Create a Hidden Room Behind an Armoire