Children's Rooms, Interiors

New Year: Already Behind

I started last week thinking that Tuesday was Monday and then proceeded to get caught up in reacting to emails, reacting to phone calls, washing the same load of laundry twice (still not folded!) and I had the audacity to think that I was somewhat on task - while being a full day behind.  … Continue reading New Year: Already Behind

Bathrooms, Interiors, Kitchen

Reflections: Career, Happiness and a Year of Renovations

Happy end of 2017!  Professionally and personally it was a really good year (I'm choosing not to touch politics on this blog). It's not every year I get asked to do two HGTV shows; it's not every year I get to travel to unique places like Haida Gwaii; it's not every year I'm the mother… Continue reading Reflections: Career, Happiness and a Year of Renovations

Bedrooms, Interiors

How to Make Your Bedroom Warm and Cozy for the Winter

Hi everyone, I have a guest blogger this week and I will get to that shortly.  As an interior designer I drive a lot.  Many days I'm in my car for over 2 hours just getting from house to house, to showroom to showroom.  I know, such a glamorous job - don't be so jealous.… Continue reading How to Make Your Bedroom Warm and Cozy for the Winter

Before and After, Kitchen

Before and After: Rustic Modern Ranch (as Seen on HGTV)

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)

Interiors

When Darkness Falls: Making Your Dining Room Memorable

As most of my design work will attest to, I love "light and bright" interiors.  One of my favorite interior paint colors is "Simply White" (sadly true and kind of funny).  However, this time of year I am ready to flip the switch and go all out dark and moody.  I've been taken in recently… Continue reading When Darkness Falls: Making Your Dining Room Memorable

Interiors

The Art of Concealment: A Practical Guide for Designing A Secret Door

Secret doors are not just for the Vanderbilt's , C.S. Lewis and Meow Wolf.  I think they delight the inner child in us and odds are, you probably have somewhere in your home where you could put one.  In addition to appealing to your romantic, I've-got -a-candle-where-is-this-breeze-coming-from-in-a-closed-room side, they are also incredibly useful to hide… Continue reading The Art of Concealment: A Practical Guide for Designing A Secret Door

Color My World, Trends

Pops of Color: Color Trends for 2018

Do you like trends?  Most of my clients are wary of that word even though, usually, they are full-on embracing some type of trend themselves.  I don't find the word "trendy" derogatory and neither should you.  The human condition allows us to be aware of time passing.  Change is constant and we are living through… Continue reading Pops of Color: Color Trends for 2018

Interiors, Vintage

Small, Vintage Charm: Embracing the Quirks of a 1930’s Cottage

We live in a "charming" 1930's cottage on a good sized, overgrown and kind-of-crazy lot very close to Downtown Littleton.  It has the kind of backyard that if a neighbor's kids ball goes sailing over the fence, they might shrug and say "Oh well".  We are working on this and it has gotten better, but… Continue reading Small, Vintage Charm: Embracing the Quirks of a 1930’s Cottage

Interiors, Kitchen

Fall Inspiration for Shorter Days: 5 Favorite Kitchens

Almost everyone I've talked to this week in Denver has been struggling to get through an unusual week of no sunshine and some crazier than normal politics.  Melancholy, lack of energy, irritability - all of it comes out when the sun goes away for more than 48 hours.  For a place that gets all 4… Continue reading Fall Inspiration for Shorter Days: 5 Favorite Kitchens

Holiday Decorating, Styling

Fall Decorating: Keep it Simple and Go Easy on the Hay Bales

Have you been up to check out the Aspens yet this year?  We went to Kenosha Pass last weekend and the leaves weren't quite ripe there yet.  I think the mountains are getting some "weather" this weekend and I imagine that the leaves will all be knocked off soon.  Fall at 9,000 feet plus is… Continue reading Fall Decorating: Keep it Simple and Go Easy on the Hay Bales