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