Obsessions

Drifting in Elevators: That Back to School Feeling

It's back to school time here in Colorado and I've been feeling a little adrift.  Dave and Sylvia are back to their routines and my day to day has changed with them.  A lot of my clients are experiencing similar changes right now, and projects that I thought would be going strong by August, are… Continue reading Drifting in Elevators: That Back to School Feeling

DIY, Kitchen

How to Survive a Kitchen Remodel in a Small House: 7 Tips

We are close to the end of our kitchen renovation journey! It's been a lot of work (mostly for Dave) and quite stressful at times, but the part that I thought would be the most stressful turned out to be the least stressful, and things that I had not accounted for caused me the most… Continue reading How to Survive a Kitchen Remodel in a Small House: 7 Tips

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Before and After: A Kitchen Renovation in Littleton, Colorado

This kitchen was recently featured in Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Fall Kitchen Issue and I am honored to be in their lineup of gorgeous kitchens. When my clients first saw this 1980's home in beautiful Littleton, Colorado they fell in love with the views, the huge lot and the location. They knew they could change… Continue reading Before and After: A Kitchen Renovation in Littleton, Colorado

Interiors, Kitchen

Un-Kitchening the Kitchen: 7 Ways to Hide a Kitchen Hood

When I think about the past few years of kitchen design, the overarching trend can be summed up with the following question: "How can I make my kitchen not look like a kitchen?"  I believe this to be true partly because of the extreme popularity of open kitchens.  When your kitchen is wide open to… Continue reading Un-Kitchening the Kitchen: 7 Ways to Hide a Kitchen Hood

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Before and After: An 80’s Home Turns Rustic Refined in Littleton, Colorado

When I first saw this home, it was a 1980's suburban dream.  Except it was 37 years later and now we all know the good and the bad that comes with living in the suburbs and frequently the word "dream" is excised from that slogan.   (You can see more of this renovated, Littleton, Colorado… Continue reading Before and After: An 80’s Home Turns Rustic Refined in Littleton, Colorado

Interiors, Kitchen

My Search for a Kitchen Faucet: Yes, but is it a good conversationalist?

A few weeks ago I shared my romantic comedy storylines for the kitchen sink. I wish I had similar flights of fancy about the kitchen faucet, but I tend to look at faucets as highly utilitarian.  Utilitarian, yet I do expect them to look like a supermodel.  I think I want my kitchen faucet to be the… Continue reading My Search for a Kitchen Faucet: Yes, but is it a good conversationalist?

DIY, Interiors, Kitchen

Good Ol’ Days: Heat, A Snorkeling Mask and Plaster – This Old House Part 5

I am at the point in my kitchen remodel where I am questioning the entire Interior Design industry and the deceptions that are Pinterest and Instagram.  Why do I feel the need to update my kitchen?  It worked just fine before.  Yes, it was dark and the cabinets were over 60 years old, but it… Continue reading Good Ol’ Days: Heat, A Snorkeling Mask and Plaster – This Old House Part 5

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Gorgeous Area Rugs and A Handsome, Walnut and Brass Kitchen: Denver’s Shaver-Ramsey

Denver's Shaver-Ramsey is the kind of place that makes you want to immediately ditch your cheap Wayfair rug (which I may or may not own) and splurge on the real deal.   If you were decorating your place and had a certain amount of money to spend - get a rug from Shaver-Ramsey and a… Continue reading Gorgeous Area Rugs and A Handsome, Walnut and Brass Kitchen: Denver’s Shaver-Ramsey

Bathrooms, Before and After

Memories and Meaning: A Bathroom Renovation in Denver’s Park Hill Neighborhood

This client lives in a 1939 bungalow in Denver's historic Park Hill neighborhood.  She has lived in this house since she was 12 years old and adores the charm of the home and the character of it.  The home also carries meaning for her.  "My mom told me stories of Park Hill being one of… Continue reading Memories and Meaning: A Bathroom Renovation in Denver’s Park Hill Neighborhood

Obsessions

Essentialism and Alligators

I scheduled this post to publish last Wednesday but, clearly, it was sitting in my drafts when I got back from vacation.  I am holding onto some of the residual vacation vibe as of 11:18 on Monday and I'm hoping to keep it for a few days more. We went to a magical part of… Continue reading Essentialism and Alligators