Current Sensibility, Interiors, Vintage

Current Sensibility: Vintage Style

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

Current Sensibility

Current Sensibility: Never Panic: Let’s look at pretty images together and smile.

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.

Current Sensibility

Current Sensibility: Prairie Meadows & Patterns

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

Interiors, Vintage

On My Mind: Vintage with Color

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

Current Sensibility

An Inbalanced Life and an Appreciation of Mundane Moments

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

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