Songs from the Wood: 7 Bathrooms with Natural Wood

I love seeing natural wood used in a bathroom.  I design quite a few bathrooms every year and they typically involve hours of my time spent with tile, thinking about tile, drawing tile and then having conversations with the homeowner and the contractor about the tile.  (It’s a very exciting job, get a grip on your jealousy). … More Songs from the Wood: 7 Bathrooms with Natural Wood

Color My World: How to Use Navy Blue in Your Home

Navy blue is classic and bold.  It looks fresh and preppy most of the time, especially when paired with crisp white.  I have been using navy in almost every project for the past 5-8 years.  Navy front doors, navy offices, navy kitchens, navy bathroom cabinets, navy master bedrooms, navy foyers and, at least one navy dining … More Color My World: How to Use Navy Blue in Your Home

Kitchen Cabinet Trend: 6 Kitchens with Slab Front Cabinet Doors

Since you asked, my favorite kitchen cabinet door is the shaker door.  In general, I’ve never been a fan of flat front cabinets in a kitchen due to the cheap craftsmanship of most of them when they were briefly popular in the 80’s.  However, I’m currently working on a mid-century modern style kitchen and I’m looking at a … More Kitchen Cabinet Trend: 6 Kitchens with Slab Front Cabinet Doors

When Pianos Try to Be Guitars: How to Make an Upright Piano Look Hip

I love the piano but I think we can all agree they’re not known for being the cool kid at the rock concert.  They’re big, rectangular boxes that you need to sit or stand fairly still while you play them with a limited amount of head banging.  I’ve been seeing quite a few upright pianos featured recently in the … More When Pianos Try to Be Guitars: How to Make an Upright Piano Look Hip

In Praise of Small Bathrooms: Two Small, Stylish Bathrooms

Lets talk small bathrooms.  I’m going to vent first about my own, un-renovated bathroom so you understand where I’m coming from.  My bathroom is incredibly small and quite beige.  There’s no storage at all in it, no counter space and the tile that a previous owner put in everywhere is imitation, polished beige marble.  That’s right. … More In Praise of Small Bathrooms: Two Small, Stylish Bathrooms

Before and After: A Bold Bathroom Remodel in Golden, Colorado

I take a lot of photos for my job.  I take photographs of all kinds of things to remind myself of the space when I sit at my desk and do the work.  I have awkward captures of clients trying to backpedal out of the way of my camera, pets lounging, kids running through the scene and even … More Before and After: A Bold Bathroom Remodel in Golden, Colorado

Working From Home: 7 Spaces to Inspire You to Get the Work Done

I recently overheard some women at the Design Center talking disparagingly about designers who work at the dining table with kids and dogs running around (their words) and I felt simultaneously embarrassed about their view of designers who work from home, proud that I no longer was at that dining table, and then annoyed that somehow … More Working From Home: 7 Spaces to Inspire You to Get the Work Done