Color My World, Trends

Color My World: How to Use Mustard Yellow in Your Home

That's right - Mustard Yellow!  Ever since I saw this British Standard kitchen (below), I've been devoting serious thoughts to yellow. And this slightly less mustardy kitchen at the Rivertown Lodge: I am seriously tempted to paint some of my kitchen cabinets mustard yellow.   Would you ever have a kitchen this bold?  I think… Continue reading Color My World: How to Use Mustard Yellow in Your Home

Trends

Get Local and Get Creative: Art and Lifestyle Classes in Denver

Years ago when I was an undergraduate, I felt like I could take art and art history classes until the end of time and never grow bored.  Running a business, being a parent and the vague business that is life fills my days up pretty well but I would like to continue on the creative path that… Continue reading Get Local and Get Creative: Art and Lifestyle Classes in Denver

Obsessions, Trends

Craving Comfortable Interiors

How have you been?  I've been incredibly busy the past 4 weeks and I'm pretty sure this blog is reflecting it!  Does it annoy you when other people go on about how busy they are?  It kind of does me, so pretend I didn't just say that to you.  I'm trying to slow things down… Continue reading Craving Comfortable Interiors

Color My World, Interiors, Trends

Color My World: How to Use Dark Green In Your Home

Dark green is one of my favorite colors - yet the green I have in my own home only comes from house plants.  It's always been a tough sell for my clients - certain greens look dated and tired to a lot of people.  Clients will think nothing of painting a room dark blue, but they are extremely… Continue reading Color My World: How to Use Dark Green In Your Home

Trends

1970’s Interior Trends: Are You Ready for a Revival?

Older design books, either found at the library (yes, I am an active library user) or at the thrift store, are favorites of mine to look through when I'm tired of looking at the same white rooms on Pinterest and need inspiration.  The Complete Book of Decorating, Edited by Corinne Benicka from 1976 gave me a… Continue reading 1970’s Interior Trends: Are You Ready for a Revival?

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)