DIY, Entries

DIY Freestyle Painted Walls: An Entry Transformation for Under $50

We have a small, awkward entryway in our 1930's home.  I'm grateful to have an entry, but because of how it's accessed from the home it is a bottleneck of our two dogs battling with us for space in greeting visitors combined with us shouting "Watch the cat!"  The lower half of the walls are… Continue reading DIY Freestyle Painted Walls: An Entry Transformation for Under $50

Bathrooms, Interiors

Craving More: Vintage Bathroom Style

I am working on an obsession with vintage style bathrooms.  I'm still craving more of things - more art, more color and more pattern.  I'm bored of the seeing the same things online for sale on the big retail sites.  I'm ready to get back in the antique and junk shops and mix it up.… Continue reading Craving More: Vintage Bathroom Style

Current Sensibility

Current Sensibility: Decorating During the Pandemic

After having been at home now for almost a full month - I am craving color, pattern, more art, more books, more of everything! Before the pandemic, when I would be home for a length of time, my instinct would be to purge, to get rid of things, to pare down to the essence.  I… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Decorating During the Pandemic

Current Sensibility

Current Sensibility: Creativity and Free Time

Self-reflection is not enjoyable.  At the end of this unnamed decade, I find myself wanting to reflect, consider and plan for the next decade but, ironically, I first need to carve out the time from a tortured work/life schedule.  I've added so many layers to my life with work, the podcast, family time and health… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Creativity and Free Time

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Before & After: A Warm, Modern Kitchen

I'm excited to share this kitchen with you!  This kitchen renovation floated along with very few hiccups.  I tend to work mostly on homes that are 60 plus years old and this home was built in 2006 - a young buck!  In contrast to the 110 year old homes that are my usual wheelhouse, recent… Continue reading Before & After: A Warm, Modern Kitchen

Color My World, Interiors

How to Use Color in Your Home to Get What You Want

Okay, maybe color won't get you what you want.  BUT, maybe it will!  Who's to say?  If you're feeling positive about life because you woke up in a room with colors that make you happy, maybe you'll get the job you wanted.  I'm going to gush about color again this week because I'm still feeling… Continue reading How to Use Color in Your Home to Get What You Want

DIY, Garden Style

DIY Backyard on a Budget: Bury Me in Gravel

We are almost to the end of "The Summer We Tried to Break Dave".  We decided at the start of this summer (really late Spring) that we were going to attempt a major do-it-yourself backyard transformation.  When I say DIY - I don't mean build an outdoor sofa out of pallets or plant new vegetable… Continue reading DIY Backyard on a Budget: Bury Me in Gravel

Bathrooms, Interiors

Bath Me in Paneling: 9 Gorgeous Paneled Bathrooms

Welcome to the end of August!  It's been a week of back to school for most of Colorado and, even though we survived another intense heat wave, I can smell and see autumn in the air.  If autumn has a sound I'll never know because a Biblical amount of cicadas hatched recently and they sound… Continue reading Bath Me in Paneling: 9 Gorgeous Paneled Bathrooms

Interiors, Kitchen

Kitchen Flooring Trend: Follow the Red Brick Floor

We have about one more month of summer left and because school is starting, my mind is starting to think sweaters, leaves, fireplaces but it's still 90 degrees everyday and the dogs are shedding like they're in a competition (Nelson, the lab mix, would win).  I am so tired of the fur in the house.… Continue reading Kitchen Flooring Trend: Follow the Red Brick Floor

Interiors, Kitchen

Kitchen Trends 2019: Dark and Moody Vibes

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