Before and After, DIY, Interiors

My Converted Garage to a Design Studio: Take a tour!

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!

DIY, Interiors

Are We Out of the Woods: 4 High Impact Areas to consider swaddling in wood planks

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

DIY

The Hopeful Brick Fireplace: Part 1

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

DIY, Interiors

Planking Interior Walls: Where it Works Best

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

Bedrooms, DIY, Interiors

Bedrooms without Closets

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

Dining, DIY, Interiors

Paint it, Baby: One Easy Way to Update Your Dining Area

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