Before and After, Kitchen

Before & After: Sunlight in a Small, Vintage Style, White Kitchen

I am home today awaiting what's called a "Bomb Cyclone" which is a rare weather phenomenon that I had never heard of up until yesterday.  I feel incredibly skeptical, but maybe that's how Floridians and other feel when forecasters warn of a hurricane and they look outside and see a little rain.  This Bomb Cyclone… Continue reading Before & After: Sunlight in a Small, Vintage Style, White Kitchen

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Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Before & After: Farmhouse Transitional Kitchen

This kitchen surprised me.  Some kitchens you just know are going to be an amazing transformation.  Anytime you add a window, open up a wall or a ceiling, there's going to be a "Wow."  For this space, we didn't need to knock a wall down - it's big eat-in kitchen already.  The clients didn't really… Continue reading Before & After: Farmhouse Transitional Kitchen

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How to Hire an Interior Designer: 9 Tips from a Designer

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

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Denver Kitchens: A Year in Review (Part 2)

We have two more months of winter left and yet every time I hear birds chirping I nod sagely to myself and think:  Ah!  Spring is almost here!  I always forget about the slog of January and February.  I feel optimistic about this year even though (or maybe because) I ended last year in a… Continue reading Denver Kitchens: A Year in Review (Part 2)

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Before and After Kitchen: As Seen on HGTV’s House Hunters Renovation

My second House Hunters Renovation episode aired this past weekend.  If you missed seeing it on television, it is Season 14, Episode 9 and is called: “Flying into a Renovation”.  It should be available on demand and I believe you can find it on YouTube as well.  It always blows my mind to see a… Continue reading Before and After Kitchen: As Seen on HGTV’s House Hunters Renovation

DIY, Interiors, Kitchen

The Cult of the Porcelain Light Socket: This Old House Part 4

Do you really need ice?  The first weekend we tore up the kitchen (read about that here) we moved the refrigerator across the room to let more light into the room.  We never hooked the water line up and we were suddenly sans ice.  I thought Dave was waiting on moving the water line, but I… Continue reading The Cult of the Porcelain Light Socket: This Old House Part 4

Interiors, Kitchen

Swedish Kitchen Cabinet Design: Kitchen Inspiration and Thoughts on February

Happy mid-February!  When I lived in New York City and Maryland, February was generally a miserable little month that consisted of cold, icy weather with low clouds and no signs of spring.  Out here in Colorado, it's really not that bad of a month. However, due to this warm-ish weather, late last week my dogs… Continue reading Swedish Kitchen Cabinet Design: Kitchen Inspiration and Thoughts on February

Interiors, Kitchen, Trends

Kitchen Inspiration Straight From Portland (And it’s probably not what you think)

Some restaurants have a style that you immediately want a part of and who cares what the food tastes like (well, within reason).  There are a lot of lovely restaurants in the Denver area right now that are filled with dark, reclaimed wood, bare bulbs (I do like the look - I am not knocking this!) and canning… Continue reading Kitchen Inspiration Straight From Portland (And it’s probably not what you think)

Dining, Interiors, Kitchen, Living Rooms

A Modern Farmhouse Revealed

 This kitchen was recently featured in Colorado Homes & Lifestyles "10 Ooh-La-La Kitchens" Sept/Oct issue - out now!  Here are a few more lovely photo's and more back story on the project. My clients returned from vacation last summer to their home in Golden, Colorado and found that a crucial valve on the upstairs toilet had failed and… Continue reading A Modern Farmhouse Revealed

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Before and After: An Eclectic Kitchen

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