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

Color My World, Interiors, Trends

Color My World: How to Use Navy Blue in Your Home

Navy blue is classic and bold.  It looks fresh and preppy most of the time, especially when paired with crisp white.  I have been using navy in almost every project for the past 5-8 years.  Navy front doors, navy offices, navy kitchens, navy bathroom cabinets, navy master bedrooms, navy foyers and, at least one navy dining… Continue reading Color My World: How to Use Navy Blue in Your Home

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, 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, Trends

Trend Alert: Year Round Flowers! Fall Florals in Home Decor

It's Fall - why is she talking about floral patterns?  What happened to plaid? Floral patterns are a fantastic way to make a bold design statement in a modern interior.  I think they can look incredible next to clean lined furniture.   The juxtaposition of the lush and unexpected organic beauty of flowers with a… Continue reading Trend Alert: Year Round Flowers! Fall Florals in Home Decor

A Talk With..., Interiors, Trends

A Talk With Jessica Cochran of Denver’s The Floor Club: 5 Tile Trends She Loves

I have a lot of clients right now updating tile in their kitchens and bathrooms.  Because of this, I've been a bit curious about tile trends.  I asked my favorite sales rep - Jessica Cochran, at one of my favorite places to shop for tile in Denver, The Floor Club - a locally owned Wholesale Flooring… Continue reading A Talk With Jessica Cochran of Denver’s The Floor Club: 5 Tile Trends She Loves

Book Club, Obsessions, Trends

July Obsessions: Color, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction and Denver Artists

Here's my monthly round-up of trends and ideas floating around my Denver, Colorado Interior Design practice this month: Color: Color is creeping back in.  Although, if you're like a lot of Colorado - it never really left (see my post here).  It's coming back in the form of kitchen cabinets and other built-ins.  I've got a… Continue reading July Obsessions: Color, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction and Denver Artists

white wall living room
Interiors, Trends

Colorado and White Walls

When we moved into our home about a year ago - we painted almost all the rooms Benjamin Moore's Swiss Coffee which sounds like it would be a beige, but it's really a warm white (those Swiss must love their dairy).  I remember a neighbor walking in and asking if it was primer up on… Continue reading Colorado and White Walls

Obsessions, Trends

April Obsessions: Art, Design and Life

Here's an end of the month wrap up of my latest loves in the world of art and design.  I see a lot of images and rooms for my job and I have a tendency to obsess (a slight and gentle obsession, lady-like if you will) over certain things.  I thought I would start sharing these on… Continue reading April Obsessions: Art, Design and Life