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

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

Kitchen, Trends

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… Continue reading Kitchen Cabinet Trend: 6 Kitchens with Slab Front Cabinet Doors

Interiors, Kitchen, Trends

Beyond the Pale: Painted Kitchen Cabinets Now and Then

Color is creeping back in style as an option for painted kitchen cabinets.  This past year with my small design studio, I've designed 2 variations of navy blue kitchens (one modern, the other rustic), I painted my kitchen cabinets black (love them) and recently had a client's kitchen painted a beautiful, soft blue/gray.  White will… Continue reading Beyond the Pale: Painted Kitchen Cabinets Now and Then

Interiors, Kitchen

The Kitchen Desk: What To Do With It (Besides pile things on top)

A lot of my clients with large-ish kitchens have an area on the outskirts of the kitchen that holds a built-in desk.  It's always an area that faces a wall and it's typically stacked with mail, homework, games, art projects, etc - it's never set up as a desk.  Never.   I recently helped a client convert one in her… Continue reading The Kitchen Desk: What To Do With It (Besides pile things on top)

Interiors, Kitchen, Trends

Kitchen Inspiration Straight From Portland (And it’s probably not what you think)

Some restaurants have a style that you immediately want a part of and who cares what the food tastes like (well, within reason).  There are a lot of lovely restaurants in the Denver area right now that are filled with dark, reclaimed wood, bare bulbs (I do like the look - I am not knocking this!) and canning… Continue reading Kitchen Inspiration Straight From Portland (And it’s probably not what you think)

Interiors, Kitchen, Living Rooms

An Eclectic Denver Home

"Your home should tell the story of who you are and be a collection of what you love." - Nate Berkus I met these clients first in a rambling, old family home in Denver.  Their children are grown with families of their own and they were ready to downsize to a less rambling, less maintenance required… Continue reading An Eclectic Denver Home

Interiors, Kitchen

5 Unusual and Gorgeous Kitchens with No Upper Cabinets

I love two contradictory things:  minimalism and styling shelves with art, books and accessories.  A kitchen with no upper cabinets melds these two loves perfectly.  If you're looking for a striking idea for your kitchen - consider taking the upper cabinets completely out of the picture.  You can still put in a few shelves if you… Continue reading 5 Unusual and Gorgeous Kitchens with No Upper Cabinets

Kitchen

Suburban Kitchen turned Modern Farmhouse: Press and Behind the Scenes

 On last week's post, Modern Farmhouse Revealed,  I shared more photo's from one of the kitchens I designed that was recently published in Colorado Homes & Lifestyles September/October issue.  This week I have the magazine in hand (see my cheesy photo above) and have an excerpt of the article as well as a few behind the… Continue reading Suburban Kitchen turned Modern Farmhouse: Press and Behind the Scenes