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
Happy end of April everyone! How is your Spring going? I am alternating between feeling confident and on top of things to forgetful, exhausted and overwhelmed. It's been fun. If you ever hear me tell you "Hey, I've decided to start a _____ (Fill in the Blank)" reach out to me and suggest a meeting… Continue reading Spring Trends for the Home: Color is Creeping Back In!
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
Happy end of February! Spring is not in the air in Colorado. Freezing fog and the smell of marijuana growers is in the air. I'm not ready to deal with our muddy, nasty yard that's lurking under a nice cover of ice and snow right now. Our yard is a problem - and I… Continue reading Kitchen Area Rugs: 3 Rugs in One Kitchen
Congratulations to Denver Public School teachers on reaching an agreement after 3 days of striking! Dave was out there on the picket line in front of his school every morning at 7:00 am and it was interesting to see the process first hand. The daily organization that's involved to mobilize large groups of people is… Continue reading The Glamorous Chesterfield Sofa
Hi dear reader! I will be appearing in another House Hunters Renovation episode coming up this Saturday! What great news! I didn't get enough of her the first time around. Now I get to watch her wave her hands around in the air again while she describes to stunned homeowners what she plans on doing… Continue reading The Lazy Woman’s Guide to Holiday Decorating
I'm tired of looking at Pinterest. I never cared for Houzz, but my interest in Pinterest lasted a while. I stopped looking at it (except for my client's boards) last year and whenever I go back into that world to take a look I feel bored. In order to understand your personal style and your… Continue reading Pinteresting Isn’t Interesting: Creating Your Personal Style
A few weeks ago I shared my romantic comedy storylines for the kitchen sink. I wish I had similar flights of fancy about the kitchen faucet, but I tend to look at faucets as highly utilitarian. Utilitarian, yet I do expect them to look like a supermodel. I think I want my kitchen faucet to be the… Continue reading My Search for a Kitchen Faucet: Yes, but is it a good conversationalist?
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
I've been into bold rugs recently. I am starting to work my way into liking warmer color palettes and I think that the area rug is a fantastic way to interject some spirit and warmth into a home. Paired with neutral seating, interesting art and a few plants and you've got a warm, inviting room.… Continue reading Make it Interesting: Transform Your Room With a Bold Rug