Snow is falling outside right now and I've got a hot mug of Earl Gray next to me. I love the smell of Bergamot - it smells like happiness. I just repainted my office Backwoods by Benjamin Moore and I am loving it. It's a forest green that's so forest green you can smell the… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Vintage and More Vintage
Happy 2023! It's a cold and snowy start to the year in Denver. Our daughter just started to drive and I wish she started driving in the dry summer months to gain some more road experience, but, as with most things, it's not up to me. I learned how to drive in snow from just… Continue reading Remodeling a Denver Square: A White and Green Kitchen
Happy November! Just like clockwork, my inbox is getting "Best of 2022" emails, end of year round-ups and other farewell 2022 missives. We are quick to say goodbye, let's wrap up and let's move on. Louis L'Amour wrote: “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning.” What… Continue reading Decorating Home Bars
There are so many things I'd love to complain to you about but this is a design and decorating blog and I think you could probably use some peace. We both know what's going on in the world and hopefully you're here because you could use a break from the 24 hour a day news… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Never Panic: Let’s look at pretty images together and smile.
It's the driest Spring on record in the Denver area and we've been having these incredibly dangerous windstorms. It seems like every other day the National Weather Service is telling me there's a Fire Weather Advisory for my locale. Fire Weather. I'm a big fan of climate fiction and I just started a booked called… Continue reading Images to Stave Off Thoughts of the End of the World
It is spring here in the Colorado Rockies and we've yet to have a big spring snowstorm but I'm sure it's in the works. I've been worrying over our front yard which is a giant slab of dirt with a little bit of sticky straw holding on to it for effect. Last fall, I scattered… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Prairie Meadows & Patterns
This end of summer heat we're experiencing has thrown me a little. Nelson, the lab mix, is shedding like it's July and every day I sweep up snowdrifts of fur from the places around the house where it likes to settle. I've been having fun decorating the new addition in our home but that's been… Continue reading Turning a Craigslist Dresser into a Sink
Women and men like to talk about a life/work balance. It seems to be something that everyone thinks someone else has figured out. I'm in other people's homes a lot because of what I do for a living and I will say I've never seen or felt this balance in another person's life and I'm… Continue reading An Inbalanced Life and an Appreciation of Mundane Moments
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!
This is a busy time of year for my business - things typically are a little slow after Christmas into February and then they pick up just in time for warmer weather. Unlike other years, I've had quite a few clients booked well in advance for starting this spring and summer, which is great. I've… Continue reading Kitchen Trends 2019: Dark and Moody Vibes