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
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
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!
Adding wood planks to an accent wall is a relatively easy and quick way to add a fun natural element to your home that inherently brings warmth and texture. It's a trend that's been out there for a while - but keeps gaining in momentum. What I love about it are the possibilities: you can use reclaimed wood, wood… Continue reading Are We Out of the Woods: 4 High Impact Areas to consider swaddling in wood planks
I do realize that someone out there might really dig this fireplace, but it's not for me. We've been in our house for 4 months and I finally had time to turn to this dark, gloomy brick creature that sits awkwardly in the middle of a long wall in a long room and say "You… Continue reading The Hopeful Brick Fireplace: Part 1
Planks on interior walls is a Classic Cottage look that has seen a revival over the past 3 years or so in the Interior Design world. It hasn't particularly hit my radar until just recently when I've been thinking about adding planking to a back stairwell in a house to add a little character. When and… Continue reading Planking Interior Walls: Where it Works Best
We've been house hunting in and around Denver recently and I've been struck by two things: 1. People are living in incredibly small homes and 2. The bedrooms in these tiny homes have no closets. As a result of the no closet situation I've seen a lot of hastily built, bivouac type of closets. Sometimes there's… Continue reading Bedrooms without Closets
I'm a big fan of the painted wooden dining chair. If your dining room or kitchen is feeling a bit boring to you - paint your chairs a dramatic color. It's amazing what this can do for a room. Don't fuss over the fabric too much, just get something neutral and durable. Do fuss over… Continue reading Paint it, Baby: One Easy Way to Update Your Dining Area