I had a photo shoot yesterday of a newly remodeled project. My stylist, Kristy, and I did what we always do in order to get the home to look like it belongs in a magazine: we take out everything that is practical and functional. It turns into a job of making a kitchen look like… Continue reading Styling for Photos: Oh, the humanity!
Create a Mood: Put a Lamp on It
I love lamps in lonely places. A small lamp can add magic to a dark bookcase, an old desk, a kitchen counter, a dusty bar cart - really any odd corner of your home that looks unloved and has an outlet nearby. That last bit is important. We have a small, awkward entry (but at… Continue reading Create a Mood: Put a Lamp on It
3 Easy Ways to Add Happy Moments to Your Home
We have beautiful bi-polar weather out here again - 80 degrees two days ago and a blizzard yesterday - and it makes me wonder if it's boring to live in places where each and every day is pleasant? What would I complain about? Those of you in these boring states - write in and let… Continue reading 3 Easy Ways to Add Happy Moments to Your Home
5 Easy Ways to Add Character and Charm to Your Home
As I write this, heavy snow is falling in Denver. I was going to write about something practical today, like window coverings, but I absolutely can't do it on a single degree, snowy day in February. SO - this week I'm writing about one of my favorite topics - how to add charm and character… Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Add Character and Charm to Your Home
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
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
When Pianos Try to Be Guitars: How to Make an Upright Piano Look Hip
I love the piano but I think we can all agree they're not known for being the cool kid at the rock concert. They're big, rectangular boxes that you need to sit or stand fairly still while you play them with a limited amount of head banging. I've been seeing quite a few upright pianos featured recently in the… Continue reading When Pianos Try to Be Guitars: How to Make an Upright Piano Look Hip
An Inexpensive, Rustic Chic Table You Can Make Now
Here's a great DIY side table to get that rustic, farmhouse charm into your home!
Adding Personality to Your Home: A Look at Master of None’s Set Design
I can get lost in movie and television set homes. Here's what you can learn from set designers to use in your own home!
We Are Family: Display your old family photo’s alongside the new
Do you want to display more family photo's but aren't sure how? Here's some great advice for getting family photo's up on the wall!