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

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 … More Beyond the Pale: Painted Kitchen Cabinets Now and Then

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

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

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 … More 5 Unusual and Gorgeous Kitchens with No Upper Cabinets

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 … More Suburban Kitchen turned Modern Farmhouse: Press and Behind the Scenes