DIY, Interiors, Kitchen

Kitchen Sinks and Romantic Comedies

I love a high back, vintage-style farmhouse sink.  If I could figure out a way to put one into my kitchen (that didn't involve moving the sink to another wall) I would install one before you could ask "How practical are they really?" There are a number of these vintage sinks for sale online.  … Continue reading Kitchen Sinks and Romantic Comedies

DIY, Interiors, Kitchen

The Cult of the Porcelain Light Socket: This Old House Part 4

Do you really need ice?  The first weekend we tore up the kitchen (read about that here) we moved the refrigerator across the room to let more light into the room.  We never hooked the water line up and we were suddenly sans ice.  I thought Dave was waiting on moving the water line, but I… Continue reading The Cult of the Porcelain Light Socket: This Old House Part 4

DIY, Interiors, Kitchen

Indecision and Anxiety: This Old House Part 3

This is what I learned about making decisions for your own home:  nothing. My last blog post on my kitchen was a little over two weeks ago and in that time decisions were made but indecision and anxiety have sidled into my life like long lost friends. I lost sleep the other night over faucets.  … Continue reading Indecision and Anxiety: This Old House Part 3

Before and After, DIY, Kitchen

Kitchen Renovation Saga: This Old House Part 2

It's been 2 weeks since we took out a wall in our kitchen (if you missed that post, you can read about it here).  We have a small, 1930's cottage-style house and taking this wall down only served to let much needed natural light into the kitchen.  It did not join it miraculously to the… Continue reading Kitchen Renovation Saga: This Old House Part 2

Interiors, Kitchen

Swedish Kitchen Cabinet Design: Kitchen Inspiration and Thoughts on February

Happy mid-February!  When I lived in New York City and Maryland, February was generally a miserable little month that consisted of cold, icy weather with low clouds and no signs of spring.  Out here in Colorado, it's really not that bad of a month. However, due to this warm-ish weather, late last week my dogs… Continue reading Swedish Kitchen Cabinet Design: Kitchen Inspiration and Thoughts on February

Interiors, Kitchen

The Sentimental Eat-In Kitchen: 7 Kitchens with Dining Tables

Homeowners have been taking walls down in kitchens for about as long as it's been "okay" for men to cook for their families.  Coincidence?  Maybe.  It's still something that I get asked about on every kitchen project with an older home.  I know some people prefer the kitchen separate (speak up!  I haven't met you… Continue reading The Sentimental Eat-In Kitchen: 7 Kitchens with Dining Tables

Bathrooms, Interiors, Kitchen

Reflections: Career, Happiness and a Year of Renovations

Happy end of 2017!  Professionally and personally it was a really good year (I'm choosing not to touch politics on this blog). It's not every year I get asked to do two HGTV shows; it's not every year I get to travel to unique places like Haida Gwaii; it's not every year I'm the mother… Continue reading Reflections: Career, Happiness and a Year of Renovations

Before and After, Kitchen

Before and After: Rustic Modern Ranch (as Seen on HGTV)

Thank you to everyone who was able to sit down and watch my HGTV debut on Saturday's House Hunters Renovation.  If you don't have access to that channel, but you're an Amazon Prime member, you will be able to find the episode in about 3 weeks.  I think it's an entertaining episode - there's a… Continue reading Before and After: Rustic Modern Ranch (as Seen on HGTV)

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

Interiors, Kitchen

Bold and Painted: Kitchen Cabinets That Aren’t Shy About Looking Good

I may have mentioned (ahem) on a few social media accounts that I had a kitchen I designed featured on Remodelista this week in an article entitled "Trend Alert: The Cult of the Blue Kitchen, 10 Favorites".  I was flattered to be included because it's Remodelista and I love their website and book, and for… Continue reading Bold and Painted: Kitchen Cabinets That Aren’t Shy About Looking Good