Before and After, Interiors

Before & After: A Ranch Kitchen with Plenty of Natural Light

Happy Spring!!  Can you believe we made it through another winter?  I feel like this is something humans have been congratulating each other on since the dawn of time.  Spring is something you can't buy your way into and you can't buy yourself into the front of the line - everyone experiences it together.  And… Continue reading Before & After: A Ranch Kitchen with Plenty of Natural Light

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Before and After, Kitchen

Before & After: Sunlight in a Small, Vintage Style, White Kitchen

I am home today awaiting what's called a "Bomb Cyclone" which is a rare weather phenomenon that I had never heard of up until yesterday.  I feel incredibly skeptical, but maybe that's how Floridians and other feel when forecasters warn of a hurricane and they look outside and see a little rain.  This Bomb Cyclone… Continue reading Before & After: Sunlight in a Small, Vintage Style, White Kitchen

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Before & After: Farmhouse Transitional Kitchen

This kitchen surprised me.  Some kitchens you just know are going to be an amazing transformation.  Anytime you add a window, open up a wall or a ceiling, there's going to be a "Wow."  For this space, we didn't need to knock a wall down - it's big eat-in kitchen already.  The clients didn't really… Continue reading Before & After: Farmhouse Transitional Kitchen

Interiors, Kitchen

Kitchen Area Rugs: 3 Rugs in One Kitchen

Happy end of February!   Spring is not in the air in Colorado.  Freezing fog and the smell of marijuana growers is in the air.  I'm not ready to deal with our muddy, nasty yard that's lurking under a nice cover of ice and snow right now.  Our yard is a problem - and I… Continue reading Kitchen Area Rugs: 3 Rugs in One Kitchen

Interiors, Living Rooms

The Glamorous Chesterfield Sofa

Congratulations to Denver Public School teachers on reaching an agreement after 3 days of striking!  Dave was out there on the picket line in front of his school every morning at 7:00 am and it was interesting to see the process first hand.  The daily organization that's involved to mobilize large groups of people is… Continue reading The Glamorous Chesterfield Sofa

Interiors, Styling, Vintage

5 Easy Ways to Add Character and Charm to Your Home

As I write this, heavy snow is falling in Denver.  I was going to write about something practical today, like window coverings, but I absolutely can't do it on a single degree, snowy day in February.  SO - this week I'm writing about one of my favorite topics - how to add charm and character… Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Add Character and Charm to Your Home

Interiors, Kitchen

Kitchen Design Trends for 2019

Happy last week of January!  I'm writing this on Monday which, to refresh your memory, is the day when forecasters predicted 1-3" of snow in town (No big deal!  Light snowfall! You won't even notice it's there.) and we have a good 7" outside.  To be more helpful, it all came down during the morning commute.… Continue reading Kitchen Design Trends for 2019

A Talk With..., Interiors

How to Hire an Interior Designer: 9 Tips from a Designer

I get emails and phone calls every week from potential clients who have never worked with an interior designer before.  There is usually nervousness about the process and some pre-conceived notions about who I am and how I work.  I know I feel nervous having another designer over to my own home so I can… Continue reading How to Hire an Interior Designer: 9 Tips from a Designer

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Denver Kitchens: A Year in Review (Part 3)

Welcome to my last "Kitchens of 2018" post!  (Oh good, I thought she'd never stop sharing these blurry site photos.)  How is your January 2019 experience?  My life feels back to "normal" from the nasty December that I had followed by the chaos of the Christmas holiday.  I'm really enjoying being a part of this… Continue reading Denver Kitchens: A Year in Review (Part 3)

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Denver Kitchens: A Year in Review (Part 2)

We have two more months of winter left and yet every time I hear birds chirping I nod sagely to myself and think:  Ah!  Spring is almost here!  I always forget about the slog of January and February.  I feel optimistic about this year even though (or maybe because) I ended last year in a… Continue reading Denver Kitchens: A Year in Review (Part 2)