I get emails and phone calls every week from potential clients who have never worked with an interior designer before. There is usually nervousness about the process and some pre-conceived notions about who I am and how I work. I know I feel nervous having another designer over to my own home so I can… Continue reading How to Hire an Interior Designer: 9 Tips from a Designer
Welcome to my last "Kitchens of 2018" post! (Oh good, I thought she'd never stop sharing these blurry site photos.) How is your January 2019 experience? My life feels back to "normal" from the nasty December that I had followed by the chaos of the Christmas holiday. I'm really enjoying being a part of this… Continue reading Denver Kitchens: A Year in Review (Part 3)
Suburban Style ain't exactly glamorous in the interior design world. 1980's Suburban Style? Even less so. This home in Littleton, Colorado was a double whammy. It was built in 1981, and while it had been maintained, very few updates had been done when my clients found it. Raiders of the Lost Ark could still be… Continue reading Before and After: An 80’s Home Gets a Rustic Refined Overhaul
I never took any before photos of the kitchen in the 1930's house we have now, except for this one corner It's a small, dark kitchen that, according to my mom, feels like a dead end. It's 1960's pine cabinetry with one small window. It's a tile floor that reminds me of an auto parts… Continue reading DIY Home Renovation Project in a Weekend: What NOT to Do
My clients live in a gorgeous old home on a tree-lined street in Denver's beautiful and historic Park Hill neighborhood. It's the kind of neighborhood in which you could picture raising smart, well-read children while engaging in witty banter with the eccentric, yet friendly, activist neighbors. This particular home was built in the early 1900's… Continue reading Before and After in Denver: A Home Office Turned Vintage Style Bathroom
I'm excited to share some finished photo's of a house I recently wrapped up! This is a beautiful little 1950's ranch house located in Denver's Crestmoor neighborhood - an area filled with large trees and big yards. Like many Denver neighborhoods, smaller, period homes co-exist here with supersized homes that are either new builds or over-sized pop-tops. This… Continue reading Before and After: Ranch House Love in Denver
The kitchen is tough. It's one of the last bastions in civilized culture that sets out to crush the spirit. This kitchen, in the foothills of Golden, Colorado, is a renovation of an existing kitchen that had been updated last in the 1990's. Fortunately, the previous cabinets were in good shape and we were able sell the existing… Continue reading Before and After: An Eclectic Kitchen
This kitchen was a lot of fun to work on partly because the "Before" space was so dramatically different from the new design. Every stage in the project felt fresh and exciting because of the changes happening in the space.