Have you enjoyed the plentiful Bernie Sanders memes from the Inauguration? There was something so normal and comforting about seeing him and then watching America's response to him sitting in his warm, practical winter coat with his mittens and his unglamorous blue mask. I love that we all perked up with collective joy seeing Bernie… Continue reading Collective Joy: Interior Inspiration for 2021
It's been a tough week in our country and I feel beaten down (again) by news. I'm not going to pour out my heart or write anything brilliant today. To paraphrase Sheryl Crow, all I want to do is show you some images that inspired me over the holidays. Author Julia Reed died in late… Continue reading Living With Style: The Southern Charm of Julia Reed
Good wishes to you on Christmas Eve's Eve. It's cold and bright in Colorado and I wouldn't mind a little bit of snow for Christmas Day. I've been thinking even more about home this year than normal. Home can be so comforting and relaxing yet also confining and boring - just depending on the hour… Continue reading Bon Hiver!
"I’ve never felt comfortable looking perfect or being perfect. My taste is weird and I couldn’t make a perfect room if I tried.” Jenna Lyons I am excited about interiors that give me a feeling for the person or family that lives in the space. I think perfect rooms and perfect homes don't exist in… Continue reading Imperfectly Perfect: Design Inspiration
November of 2020 is here and you don't need me to tell you that turning on the news is bad for your health. We've been warned by medical experts that it is going to be a "very dark winter" and I am craving color, pattern and life in my interiors to combat my ongoing pandemic… Continue reading How to Get Through the Dark Winter: Add Color to Your Home!
I usually love Fall and all that comes with it, but this year I am not in the mood. I hung up our vintage Snoopy Halloween flag, dusted off my hands and retreated back into the home to sneak another Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. I'm a little depressed and lethargic. The pandemic is dragging on,… Continue reading Seeking Comfort in the Fall of 2020
Cosmos from my garden I am coming to terms with the routine of sedate nights and weekends. Looking ahead, I don't see it changing and that's not an easy thing to acknowledge. It's been over 6 months since the first shut down and my brain has been dealing with the change as if it is… Continue reading Pandemic Thoughts From A Confused Introvert
“Give me an old house full of memories and I will give you hundred novels!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan This 1908 home is situated adjacent to City Park, Denver's largest park and one of the city's oldest urban spaces. When I first walked into this home, it had been partially gutted and I felt the age of… Continue reading Reimagining the Denver Square
Hello 1970's split level! I like to think that this was a beauty back in the day, but that day was a distant memory when I saw it. Popcorn ceilings, imitation stone floors, builder grade cabinetry and asbestos riddled walls dominated the main level of the home. The clients both love to cook - the… Continue reading Before & After: 70’s Split Level Kitchen Transformation
We have a small, awkward entryway in our 1930's home. I'm grateful to have an entry, but because of how it's accessed from the home it is a bottleneck of our two dogs battling with us for space in greeting visitors combined with us shouting "Watch the cat!" The lower half of the walls are… Continue reading DIY Freestyle Painted Walls: An Entry Transformation for Under $50