Interiors, Styling

Relax: Letting Your Vacation Style Guide Your Interiors

It's vacation time for a lot of people (especially those with school-age children) and I've been thinking about how to get some of that vacation feeling into my own home.  I love to travel but I don't take the type of vacation where I lay around doing nothing - probably because I'm not that great… Continue reading Relax: Letting Your Vacation Style Guide Your Interiors

Color My World, Interiors

My Top 5 Favorite Paint Colors and How to Recycle Paint

When we first moved into our house, there were about 17 dusty and used paint cans sitting on a shelf in the basement.  These were colors that were several owners ago - not just the last couple that owned the home.  These ghost cans were decades old!  I could hear the dusty sighs of homeowners… Continue reading My Top 5 Favorite Paint Colors and How to Recycle Paint

Interiors

Keep it Simple: 7 Rooms That Show You How It’s Done

What I admire most in other designers is restraint.  Not every space needs to be filled.  Every room doesn't need to be a different color.  Not every pillow needs fringe.  And some chairs don't even need a pillow! Sometimes you need to pull back on things in order to give the design more power.  A… Continue reading Keep it Simple: 7 Rooms That Show You How It’s Done

A Talk With..., Interiors

Flooring Choices for Your Home: Pros and Cons of Carpet, Hardwood and Laminate

Hi everyone!  I was out recently on vacation with my family and Denver's Floor Club offered to write a guest post for me on picking the perfect floor for your home.  I am at The Floor Club almost once a week (sometimes more) with clients.  I interviewed one of their sales representatives, Jessica Cochran, last Spring… Continue reading Flooring Choices for Your Home: Pros and Cons of Carpet, Hardwood and Laminate

Interiors, Kitchen

Revisiting the Modern Farmhouse

I first posted this in September of last year and due to some heavy work loads and an upcoming vacation I thought it might be a good time to re-post!  Are you tired of the Modern Farmhouse look?  I'm a little bit tired of certain aspects of it, but I do love the simplicity of… Continue reading Revisiting the Modern Farmhouse

Color My World, Interiors, Trends

Color My World: How to Use Dark Green In Your Home

Dark green is one of my favorite colors - yet the green I have in my own home only comes from house plants.  It's always been a tough sell for my clients - certain greens look dated and tired to a lot of people.  Clients will think nothing of painting a room dark blue, but they are extremely… Continue reading Color My World: How to Use Dark Green In Your Home

Bathrooms, Before and After, Interiors

Tips for turning a Craigslist “Antique” into a Vanity

I've been working on a kitchen and bath renovation for an old, classic Denver home for quite a while and it's coming to a close this month.  It's exciting to see everything come to fruition and, as always for me, slightly surreal when it looks almost exactly like the imagined photo I've been carrying around in my… Continue reading Tips for turning a Craigslist “Antique” into a Vanity

Interiors, Kitchen

Rip Your Upper Cabinets Out Tonight: 7 Stylish Kitchens with Open Shelving

Open shelves are still really popular with my Denver area clients.  I love the casual look, although I'm sure kitchen cabinet people are over them and over the trend of having no upper cabinets.  I like the airy and open look they give a kitchen and I love the opportunity to put in a sconce or… Continue reading Rip Your Upper Cabinets Out Tonight: 7 Stylish Kitchens with Open Shelving

Interiors, Kitchen

Minimal Kitchens in Cool Locations: Imagine You’re a Local

We just got back from a fantastic VRBO in Taos, New Mexico.  It's amazing to rent a home in a different state and experience life as a local.  It satisfies my love for change and for houses.  I got sucked in the other day on my lunch break looking at these luxury vacation rentals in New York… Continue reading Minimal Kitchens in Cool Locations: Imagine You’re a Local

Bathrooms, Interiors, Trends

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).… Continue reading Songs from the Wood: 7 Bathrooms with Natural Wood