Interiors, Kitchen, Trends

Sunshine on My Shoulders: Site Visits in Fall Snow

We just went through what felt like a record number of overcast days here in the Denver area and  my energy level and my happiness level plummeted like a stone thrown into a still lake.  Cold, gray and dreary in early October is unpleasant, unwelcome and it is causing me to be over-dramatic about everything… Continue reading Sunshine on My Shoulders: Site Visits in Fall Snow

Interiors, Trends

The End of Minimalism: Needing More From Your Home

I love minimal interiors.  They promise a life I think I could have if I didn't have such a needy personality when it comes to my home.  I need things from my environment besides the basics of shelter.  I feel reassured by family photographs.  I feel like myself when I look at favorite books and… Continue reading The End of Minimalism: Needing More From Your Home

Interiors, Trends

Previous Owners: The Haunting of Resale Value

I see a lot of houses in my line of work.  Like a doctor who sees mainly sick people, I see homes that are in need of help.  I rarely walk into a home that's "perfect".  Usually there are multiple things going on in the home that need updating, fixing or changing.  One person's gorgeous… Continue reading Previous Owners: The Haunting of Resale Value

Interiors, Kitchen

The Summer of Our Discontent: This Old House Part 6

After living without a sink for about 2 months (felt like 6 months), struggling to install the sink for 2 days (felt like 6 days) we finally got our sink hooked up and functional!  And when I say "we" I mean Dave got our sink hooked up and functional.  I would celebrate but I'm too… Continue reading The Summer of Our Discontent: This Old House Part 6

Interiors, Trends

Top Interior Design Trends to Help Sell Your Home

Hi everyone, this week I did a blog swap with West + Main Homes, a Denver real estate company.  You can check out my post on their site called "7 Staging Tips to Make Your Home Irresistible" Here are some tips from West + Main Homes: If you’re looking to sell your home, the top interior design… Continue reading Top Interior Design Trends to Help Sell Your Home

Interiors, Kitchen, Trends

Trend Alert: The Return of Knotty Pine

We recently tore out cabinets from the 1950's during our kitchen renovation. They served their purpose for over 60 years but they were really showing their age. They were also full on yellow/orange knotty pine with v-channel vertical plank doors. Good luck ignoring this type of knotty pine. It's like a loud talker in a… Continue reading Trend Alert: The Return of Knotty Pine

DIY, Kitchen

How to Survive a Kitchen Remodel in a Small House: 7 Tips

We are close to the end of our kitchen renovation journey! It's been a lot of work (mostly for Dave) and quite stressful at times, but the part that I thought would be the most stressful turned out to be the least stressful, and things that I had not accounted for caused me the most… Continue reading How to Survive a Kitchen Remodel in a Small House: 7 Tips

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Before and After: A Kitchen Renovation in Littleton, Colorado

This kitchen was recently featured in Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Fall Kitchen Issue and I am honored to be in their lineup of gorgeous kitchens. When my clients first saw this 1980's home in beautiful Littleton, Colorado they fell in love with the views, the huge lot and the location. They knew they could change… Continue reading Before and After: A Kitchen Renovation in Littleton, Colorado

Interiors, Kitchen

Un-Kitchening the Kitchen: 7 Ways to Hide a Kitchen Hood

When I think about the past few years of kitchen design, the overarching trend can be summed up with the following question: "How can I make my kitchen not look like a kitchen?"  I believe this to be true partly because of the extreme popularity of open kitchens.  When your kitchen is wide open to… Continue reading Un-Kitchening the Kitchen: 7 Ways to Hide a Kitchen Hood

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Before and After: An 80’s Home Turns Rustic Refined in Littleton, Colorado

When I first saw this home, it was a 1980's suburban dream.  Except it was 37 years later and now we all know the good and the bad that comes with living in the suburbs and frequently the word "dream" is excised from that slogan.   (You can see more of this renovated, Littleton, Colorado… Continue reading Before and After: An 80’s Home Turns Rustic Refined in Littleton, Colorado