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
We're about halfway through the last month of the year and as an old boss used to say to me, "I'm good there." I gave myself permission a few years ago to not cookie bake, to not send out cards and to not have the shopping done early unless, of course, I had the inclination.… Continue reading A Year in the Life of this Denver Designer (Part 1)
I really like Christmas lights this time of year. I am powered by sunshine and when it gets so dark so early my natural instinct is to hunker inside for the season which does no one any good. Twinkle lights are an easy way to lift my spirits and they are better for me than… Continue reading We Could Call it Even: Decorating for the Holidays
Any time I want to get a little down on myself, I start wishing I were normal. What is normal to me? I think it's someone who watches Yellowstone along with everyone else, someone who doesn't have a home filled with thrift and antique shop furniture and someone who has a "normal" yard filled with… Continue reading Let’s Get Interesting: 7 Rooms with Character
I am not writing to you this time in an existential panic. I am not going to complain to you today that the world is ending. I am not going to urge you to eat some metaphorical cake with me and stare at pretty interiors while democracy crumbles around us. This week I've decided that… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Vintage Style
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 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
Worn and warm (Photo Source) Artist Luke Sciberras's home It's December of 2021 and this was a tough year for me and, not to assume, but I'm sure it was for a lot of people. Coming out of 2020, I thought 2021 would be amazing, but it turns out you can't just emerge from 2020… Continue reading On My Mind: Vintage with Color
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
I've been thinking about purposeful, oversized lighting. Intentionally using a light fixture that's a little too big for the space can look phenomenol. It's hard to let yourself (or your designer) to supersize it because you know it's a little off and there's always a risk that it will look weird. I think there's an… Continue reading Easy Design Impact? Super size your chandelier!