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
Thank you to everyone who was able to sit down and watch my HGTV debut on Saturday's House Hunters Renovation. If you don't have access to that channel, but you're an Amazon Prime member, you will be able to find the episode in about 3 weeks. I think it's an entertaining episode - there's a… Continue reading Before and After: Rustic Modern Ranch (as Seen on HGTV)
This home is a beautiful, old Park Hill home built in the early 1900's. It has the original dark wood trim, original tile fireplace, a beautiful entry staircase, intact stained glass everywhere and a front porch I could probably live in full time. You would not know any of this though from the above photo.… Continue reading Before and After: A Budget Friendly Kitchen Remodel
I've been working on a kitchen and bath renovation for an old, classic Denver home for quite a while and it's coming to a close this month. It's exciting to see everything come to fruition and, as always for me, slightly surreal when it looks almost exactly like the imagined photo I've been carrying around in my… Continue reading Tips for turning a Craigslist “Antique” into a Vanity
Lets talk small bathrooms. I'm going to vent first about my own, un-renovated bathroom so you understand where I'm coming from. My bathroom is incredibly small and quite beige. There's no storage at all in it, no counter space and the tile that a previous owner put in everywhere is imitation, polished beige marble. That's right.… Continue reading In Praise of Small Bathrooms: Two Small, Stylish Bathrooms
I take a lot of photos for my job. I take photographs of all kinds of things to remind myself of the space when I sit at my desk and do the work. I have awkward captures of clients trying to backpedal out of the way of my camera, pets lounging, kids running through the scene and even… Continue reading Before and After: A Bold Bathroom Remodel in Golden, Colorado
We converted our detached, circa 1939 garage over the Spring this year into a design studio (you can read more about the start of it here) and I have been working in it ever since. It's awesome to walk outside in the morning with my mug of coffee, say hello to the koi and goldfish in the pond,… Continue reading My Converted Garage to a Design Studio: Take a tour!
This week I thought I'd give you a glimpse of the design process with a fun before photo paired with a sketch idea of "after". I have a lively young family who just bought a home with some land very close to Denver - it's Country Living 20 minutes away from the city which is… Continue reading Country Living near Denver: Adding Rustic Charm to a Builder Grade Home
I'm excited to share some finished photo's of a house I recently wrapped up! This is a beautiful little 1950's ranch house located in Denver's Crestmoor neighborhood - an area filled with large trees and big yards. Like many Denver neighborhoods, smaller, period homes co-exist here with supersized homes that are either new builds or over-sized pop-tops. This… Continue reading Before and After: Ranch House Love in Denver
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