Interiors

Easy Design Impact? Super size your chandelier!

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!

Bathrooms, Interiors

10 Classic Bathrooms for a Classic Cottage Look

We are building an addition and we're waiting (and waiting) for a string of sunny, warm and dry days for the foundation to be poured. As I'm writing this, Denver meteorologists are probably sweating in cramped television studios after little to no sleep because they've lost their minds about an upcoming winter storm. Clearly, foundation… Continue reading 10 Classic Bathrooms for a Classic Cottage Look

Before and After

Before and After: A late 90’s home gets a light and airy remodel

I designed this project at the end of 2019 and construction started in February of 2020. Not only did these clients live in the home during the renovation, they also lived through a renovation during the beginning weeks and months of the pandemic. They handled everything with grace and humor. BEFORE: A classic home from… Continue reading Before and After: A late 90’s home gets a light and airy remodel

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