Interiors

Reading Nooks: It’s 5 degrees outside, let’s get cozy

A man just walked past my house wearing a hat crafted from what appeared to be electrical wires. It's 5 degrees outside now and no, he wasn't utilizing the sidewalk. When you craft a hat for yourself out of electrical wire your path is the middle of the street and your stride is purposeful. I… Continue reading Reading Nooks: It’s 5 degrees outside, let’s get cozy

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Remodeling a Denver Square: A White and Green Kitchen

Happy 2023! It's a cold and snowy start to the year in Denver. Our daughter just started to drive and I wish she started driving in the dry summer months to gain some more road experience, but, as with most things, it's not up to me. I learned how to drive in snow from just… Continue reading Remodeling a Denver Square: A White and Green Kitchen

Interiors

A Year in the Life of this Denver Designer (Part 2)

How are you faring this last week before Christmas? As I write this, we have extreme cold blowing into town. I was at a local plumbing store this morning that was jam-packed with plumbers picking up supplies. If you're the spouse of a plumber, I guess just know they'll be making some money, but they'll… Continue reading A Year in the Life of this Denver Designer (Part 2)

Interiors

A Year in the Life of this Denver Designer (Part 1)

We're about halfway through the last month of the year and as an old boss used to say to me, "I'm good there." I gave myself permission a few years ago to not cookie bake, to not send out cards and to not have the shopping done early unless, of course, I had the inclination.… Continue reading A Year in the Life of this Denver Designer (Part 1)

Holiday Decorating, Interiors

We Could Call it Even: Decorating for the Holidays

I really like Christmas lights this time of year. I am powered by sunshine and when it gets so dark so early my natural instinct is to hunker inside for the season which does no one any good. Twinkle lights are an easy way to lift my spirits and they are better for me than… Continue reading We Could Call it Even: Decorating for the Holidays

Interiors, Kitchen

Decorating Home Bars

Happy November! Just like clockwork, my inbox is getting "Best of 2022" emails, end of year round-ups and other farewell 2022 missives. We are quick to say goodbye, let's wrap up and let's move on. Louis L'Amour wrote: “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning.” What… Continue reading Decorating Home Bars

Interiors, Living Rooms

Home Addition in Denver: A Family Home in Black and White

I hope your Fall is bringing you some delight. The weather in the Denver area has been spectacular and, as I write this, I'm looking at our backyard packed with color - crimson, yellow, pumpkin orange, nutmeg, green and various shades of brown. I re-filled the bird feeder earlier today amid actively falling leaves. If… Continue reading Home Addition in Denver: A Family Home in Black and White

Interiors, Kitchen

Classic White Kitchen with a Twist

Every year, I get wrapped up in a cinematic idea of Fall. Those Hollywood images and feelings intertwine with my own, much less picturesque, memories and feelings and I experience a let down. Spring always lives up to it's promise, but in Fall the days just get darker and darker and the Halloween decorations gets… Continue reading Classic White Kitchen with a Twist

Bathrooms, Interiors

Days of Walnut and Marble: Custom Bathroom Vanities

I still see Pumpkin Spice Latte used un-ironically and when I do, I wonder if the writer thinks twice about it? Shudders internally? Or, is it something healthy people with happiness in their hearts still look forward to every Fall? I think of that drink the same way I think of cable knit sweaters -… Continue reading Days of Walnut and Marble: Custom Bathroom Vanities

Bathrooms, Interiors

The Trouble with Bathroom Design: A Classic Bathroom in Marble and White Oak

Bathrooms are frequently the most expensive per square foot room in the home which is always surprising considering the kitchen's pricey reputation. Bathrooms have a lot going on in a smaller footprint. From a designer's standpoint, there's a lot of work that goes into the design. We create tile elevations for the installers, we call… Continue reading The Trouble with Bathroom Design: A Classic Bathroom in Marble and White Oak