Interiors

A Floridian in Colorado: Sending Sunny, Dry Air Thoughts Towards Florida

I have Florida on my mind.  I was born in Jacksonville, Florida and spent my formative years (up until 7th grade) there.  I went to graduate school at Florida State in Tallahassee and I have relatives scattered around in various parts of  Florida.  My relatives are currently hunkered in and have not evacuated (they aren't… Continue reading A Floridian in Colorado: Sending Sunny, Dry Air Thoughts Towards Florida

Interiors, Obsessions

Minimal Interiors: Busy Living, Nostalgia and Proust

Hi there - how has your week been?  My experience with time this week has been like I got on the fast train on Monday and still haven't arrived at the destination.  My daughter started middle school and that has unexpectedly thrown my mind for a loop.  I'm trying to appreciate each moment as it… Continue reading Minimal Interiors: Busy Living, Nostalgia and Proust

Interiors

Home Organizing: 7 Mudrooms to Inspire You

Do you have a mudroom?  Most of my clients either have one or are in the process of building one.  Sometimes they aren't even in an obvious area.   One client has a space in her front living room devoted to backpacks, jackets, hats, shoes, etc.  Another client is putting beautiful wood cubbies into her… Continue reading Home Organizing: 7 Mudrooms to Inspire You

Interiors, Kitchen

Bold and Painted: Kitchen Cabinets That Aren’t Shy About Looking Good

I may have mentioned (ahem) on a few social media accounts that I had a kitchen I designed featured on Remodelista this week in an article entitled "Trend Alert: The Cult of the Blue Kitchen, 10 Favorites".  I was flattered to be included because it's Remodelista and I love their website and book, and for… Continue reading Bold and Painted: Kitchen Cabinets That Aren’t Shy About Looking Good

Interiors

Designing with August in Mind: Simple and Flexible Interiors

In Colorado, if you have school age children, the "summer" is winding to a very fast close right now.  I have a lot of new projects starting up - and I've been thinking of them as my Fall projects, but they're really not.  I keep imagining cooler weather, but it's still about 90 degrees every… Continue reading Designing with August in Mind: Simple and Flexible Interiors

Before and After, Kitchen

Before and After: A Budget Friendly Kitchen Remodel

This home is a beautiful, old Park Hill home built in the early 1900's.  It has the original dark wood trim, original tile fireplace, a beautiful entry staircase, intact stained glass everywhere and a front porch I could probably live in full time.  You would not know any of  this though from the above photo.… Continue reading Before and After: A Budget Friendly Kitchen Remodel

Book Club

Summer of Reading: Top 5 Books on My Summer Reading List

I don't read any differently in the Summer than I do in other seasons so my title is a little misleading.  I think book publishers imagine readers setting aside their copies of Proust with a sigh and turning to James Patterson and the like once the temperatures get above 80, but I kind of doubt… Continue reading Summer of Reading: Top 5 Books on My Summer Reading List

Interiors, Styling

Relax: Letting Your Vacation Style Guide Your Interiors

It's vacation time for a lot of people (especially those with school-age children) and I've been thinking about how to get some of that vacation feeling into my own home.  I love to travel but I don't take the type of vacation where I lay around doing nothing - probably because I'm not that great… Continue reading Relax: Letting Your Vacation Style Guide Your Interiors

Color My World, Interiors

My Top 5 Favorite Paint Colors and How to Recycle Paint

When we first moved into our house, there were about 17 dusty and used paint cans sitting on a shelf in the basement.  These were colors that were several owners ago - not just the last couple that owned the home.  These ghost cans were decades old!  I could hear the dusty sighs of homeowners… Continue reading My Top 5 Favorite Paint Colors and How to Recycle Paint

Interiors

Keep it Simple: 7 Rooms That Show You How It’s Done

What I admire most in other designers is restraint.  Not every space needs to be filled.  Every room doesn't need to be a different color.  Not every pillow needs fringe.  And some chairs don't even need a pillow! Sometimes you need to pull back on things in order to give the design more power.  A… Continue reading Keep it Simple: 7 Rooms That Show You How It’s Done