Interiors, Kitchen, Trends

Sunshine on My Shoulders: Site Visits in Fall Snow

We just went through what felt like a record number of overcast days here in the Denver area and  my energy level and my happiness level plummeted like a stone thrown into a still lake.  Cold, gray and dreary in early October is unpleasant, unwelcome and it is causing me to be over-dramatic about everything… Continue reading Sunshine on My Shoulders: Site Visits in Fall Snow

Interiors, Trends

The End of Minimalism: Needing More From Your Home

I love minimal interiors.  They promise a life I think I could have if I didn't have such a needy personality when it comes to my home.  I need things from my environment besides the basics of shelter.  I feel reassured by family photographs.  I feel like myself when I look at favorite books and… Continue reading The End of Minimalism: Needing More From Your Home

Interiors, Trends

Previous Owners: The Haunting of Resale Value

I see a lot of houses in my line of work.  Like a doctor who sees mainly sick people, I see homes that are in need of help.  I rarely walk into a home that's "perfect".  Usually there are multiple things going on in the home that need updating, fixing or changing.  One person's gorgeous… Continue reading Previous Owners: The Haunting of Resale Value

Interiors, Trends

Top Interior Design Trends to Help Sell Your Home

Hi everyone, this week I did a blog swap with West + Main Homes, a Denver real estate company.  You can check out my post on their site called "7 Staging Tips to Make Your Home Irresistible" Here are some tips from West + Main Homes: If you’re looking to sell your home, the top interior design… Continue reading Top Interior Design Trends to Help Sell Your Home

Interiors, Kitchen, Trends

Trend Alert: The Return of Knotty Pine

We recently tore out cabinets from the 1950's during our kitchen renovation. They served their purpose for over 60 years but they were really showing their age. They were also full on yellow/orange knotty pine with v-channel vertical plank doors. Good luck ignoring this type of knotty pine. It's like a loud talker in a… Continue reading Trend Alert: The Return of Knotty Pine

A Talk With..., Trends

Cloth + Gold: A New Denver Startup Has Tips To Help You Rock Your Next Dinner Party

Face to face social interaction is proven to increase happiness and help you live longer.  We are increasingly isolating ourselves with technology and the ramifications of that are just starting to be understood.  Gathering around a table with people you enjoy and sharing a meal is an easy way to increase your sense of community,… Continue reading Cloth + Gold: A New Denver Startup Has Tips To Help You Rock Your Next Dinner Party

Color My World, Trends

Pops of Color: Color Trends for 2018

Do you like trends?  Most of my clients are wary of that word even though, usually, they are full-on embracing some type of trend themselves.  I don't find the word "trendy" derogatory and neither should you.  The human condition allows us to be aware of time passing.  Change is constant and we are living through… Continue reading Pops of Color: Color Trends for 2018

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