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

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

Interiors, Kitchen

Kitchen Area Rugs: 3 Rugs in One 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

Interiors, Living Rooms

The Glamorous Chesterfield Sofa

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

Interiors, Styling, Vintage

5 Easy Ways to Add Character and Charm to Your Home

As I write this, heavy snow is falling in Denver.  I was going to write about something practical today, like window coverings, but I absolutely can't do it on a single degree, snowy day in February.  SO - this week I'm writing about one of my favorite topics - how to add charm and character… Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Add Character and Charm to Your Home

A Talk With..., Interiors

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

Interiors, Kitchen

Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen Design: Products, Furniture and Art

Happy week before Christmas!  Are you still listening to holiday songs?  I had a brief flurry of listening with my family right after Thanksgiving and then it's been right back to alternative rock and podcasts.  I've never been one to drive around listening to Christmas music, but I know a lot of people who are… Continue reading Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen Design: Products, Furniture and Art

Obsessions

Opt Outside: Happy Thanksgiving

I've posted this blog post on the week of Thanksgiving for the past three years and my feeling is the same so I will run it again.  I am currently in Estes Park, Colorado.  We just finished a beautiful, snowy hike up to Mill Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.  I observed one tourist trying… Continue reading Opt Outside: Happy Thanksgiving

Before and After, Interiors

Retrofit Me: A Home in a Church

One of my first studio projects in college was a retrofit of an old church into a residence.  Unlike now, when I have 15+ clients at any given time, I devoted an embarrassing amount of time and thought to this project.  So much time and thought that I remember it better than some projects from… Continue reading Retrofit Me: A Home in a Church

Interiors

Pinteresting Isn’t Interesting: Creating Your Personal Style

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