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). … More Songs from the Wood: 7 Bathrooms with Natural Wood

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

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

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)

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

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