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

Color My World, Trends

Color My World: How to Use Mustard Yellow in Your Home

That's right - Mustard Yellow!  Ever since I saw this British Standard kitchen (below), I've been devoting serious thoughts to yellow. And this slightly less mustardy kitchen at the Rivertown Lodge: I am seriously tempted to paint some of my kitchen cabinets mustard yellow.   Would you ever have a kitchen this bold?  I think… Continue reading Color My World: How to Use Mustard Yellow in Your Home

Interiors

A Floridian in Colorado: Sending Sunny, Dry Air Thoughts Towards Florida

I have Florida on my mind.  I was born in Jacksonville, Florida and spent my formative years (up until 7th grade) there.  I went to graduate school at Florida State in Tallahassee and I have relatives scattered around in various parts of  Florida.  My relatives are currently hunkered in and have not evacuated (they aren't… Continue reading A Floridian in Colorado: Sending Sunny, Dry Air Thoughts Towards Florida

Interiors, Obsessions

Minimal Interiors: Busy Living, Nostalgia and Proust

Hi there - how has your week been?  My experience with time this week has been like I got on the fast train on Monday and still haven't arrived at the destination.  My daughter started middle school and that has unexpectedly thrown my mind for a loop.  I'm trying to appreciate each moment as it… Continue reading Minimal Interiors: Busy Living, Nostalgia and Proust

Interiors

Home Organizing: 7 Mudrooms to Inspire You

Do you have a mudroom?  Most of my clients either have one or are in the process of building one.  Sometimes they aren't even in an obvious area.   One client has a space in her front living room devoted to backpacks, jackets, hats, shoes, etc.  Another client is putting beautiful wood cubbies into her… Continue reading Home Organizing: 7 Mudrooms to Inspire You