Interiors, Kitchen

Rip Your Upper Cabinets Out Tonight: 7 Stylish Kitchens with Open Shelving

Open shelves are still really popular with my Denver area clients.  I love the casual look, although I'm sure kitchen cabinet people are over them and over the trend of having no upper cabinets.  I like the airy and open look they give a kitchen and I love the opportunity to put in a sconce or… Continue reading Rip Your Upper Cabinets Out Tonight: 7 Stylish Kitchens with Open Shelving

Garden Style

7 Stylish Hanging Chairs for Porch Sittin’ Season

Hello from Boston! Dave is running the Boston Marathon on Monday and I am writing to you from an Air Bnb apartment at the top floor of a Boston row  house.  It comes with 2 resident cats, lots of art, games and the sounds of the city.  It does not come with a porch to hang chairs on.… Continue reading 7 Stylish Hanging Chairs for Porch Sittin’ Season

Interiors, Kitchen

Minimal Kitchens in Cool Locations: Imagine You’re a Local

We just got back from a fantastic VRBO in Taos, New Mexico.  It's amazing to rent a home in a different state and experience life as a local.  It satisfies my love for change and for houses.  I got sucked in the other day on my lunch break looking at these luxury vacation rentals in New York… Continue reading Minimal Kitchens in Cool Locations: Imagine You’re a Local

Garden Style

15 Modern Outdoor Living Spaces to Inspire You

Let your backyard speak for itself and go modern and minimal with your outdoor furnishings.  Think clean lines and classic pieces that are made to last.  Save your money and avoid the clutter that's marketed for outdoor consumption - do you really need all those brightly colored throw pillows, the outdoor rug and the solar… Continue reading 15 Modern Outdoor Living Spaces to Inspire You

Bathrooms, Interiors, Trends

Songs from the Wood: 7 Bathrooms with Natural Wood

I love seeing natural wood used in a bathroom.  I design quite a few bathrooms every year and they typically involve hours of my time spent with tile, thinking about tile, drawing tile and then having conversations with the homeowner and the contractor about the tile.  (It's a very exciting job, get a grip on your jealousy).… Continue reading Songs from the Wood: 7 Bathrooms with Natural Wood

A Talk With...

A Talk With: Colorado Interior Designer Laura Medicus – An excerpt from Luxe Magazine’s “The Insider”

 Yes, you read the headline correctly and I swear I'm not interviewing myself Rupert Pupkin-style from The King of Comedy.  An interview I gave entitled "The Insider" with Christine DeOrio for Luxe Interiors + Design Colorado came out this month (the March/April issue is out in stores now) and I thought I would share an excerpt and a little more of… Continue reading A Talk With: Colorado Interior Designer Laura Medicus – An excerpt from Luxe Magazine’s “The Insider”

Color My World, Interiors, Trends

Color My World: How to Use Navy Blue in Your Home

Navy blue is classic and bold.  It looks fresh and preppy most of the time, especially when paired with crisp white.  I have been using navy in almost every project for the past 5-8 years.  Navy front doors, navy offices, navy kitchens, navy bathroom cabinets, navy master bedrooms, navy foyers and, at least one navy dining… Continue reading Color My World: How to Use Navy Blue in Your Home

Kitchen, Trends

Kitchen Cabinet Trend: 6 Kitchens with Slab Front Cabinet Doors

Since you asked, my favorite kitchen cabinet door is the shaker door.  In general, I've never been a fan of flat front cabinets in a kitchen due to the cheap craftsmanship of most of them when they were briefly popular in the 80's.  However, I'm currently working on a mid-century modern style kitchen and I'm looking at a… Continue reading Kitchen Cabinet Trend: 6 Kitchens with Slab Front Cabinet Doors

Book Club, Obsessions

February Books: Dorothy Draper and Wyoming’s Red Desert

Dorothy Draper:  A few years ago my mom gave me a first edition of Dorothy Draper's 1939 book "Decorating is Fun!"  I'm just now diving into it and it's a fantastic read.  Lines like: "Doors are usually orphans - nobody pays any attention to them," and dramatic statements about color:  "It is the rock on which your… Continue reading February Books: Dorothy Draper and Wyoming’s Red Desert

A Talk With...

A Talk With Denver Photographer Ghost Lenz about Being Self Taught, Light, Beauty and the Darkness

Ghost Lenz's photographs jump out at me with a gritty vibrancy and heart that feel immediate and raw.   Human moments - connections with strangers - his photographs are beating with life.  He shared his thoughts with me recently about being a self-taught photographer, taking risks, curiosity about the unseen and the origins and meaning of his name.… Continue reading A Talk With Denver Photographer Ghost Lenz about Being Self Taught, Light, Beauty and the Darkness