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
Sylvia's secret room went viral in March and is technically not much of a secret anymore. While all of the "fame" hasn't brought any fortune, it's been enormous fun for us as a family. It all started with a cool article in Apartment Therapy. Next, a writer from the Today Show contacted me. … Continue reading The Secret Room Behind the Wardrobe: An Update
How have you been? I've been incredibly busy the past 4 weeks and I'm pretty sure this blog is reflecting it! Does it annoy you when other people go on about how busy they are? It kind of does me, so pretend I didn't just say that to you. I'm trying to slow things down… Continue reading Craving Comfortable Interiors
Making clay totems: Sylvia and I have whiled away some enjoyable hours recently making clay totem pole inspired sculptures. We were drawn to them first as a fun way to create a vertical sculpture with cute animals. Before this, I didn't know much about the totem other than what I've gleaned from my years of watching Northern Exposure… Continue reading December Obsessions: Clay Totems, Jonathan Strange and Seveneves
It's Fall - why is she talking about floral patterns? What happened to plaid? Floral patterns are a fantastic way to make a bold design statement in a modern interior. I think they can look incredible next to clean lined furniture. The juxtaposition of the lush and unexpected organic beauty of flowers with a… Continue reading Trend Alert: Year Round Flowers! Fall Florals in Home Decor
Here's a quick look at 4 things that have been floating my boat in the world of Art & Design the past 2 months. Patterned Tile: I'm still loving it as a trend. If you're nervous about committing to a big space - try it in a small bathroom and keep everything else simple -… Continue reading June Obsessions: 4 Art and Design Trends
I'm excited to share some finished photo's of a house I recently wrapped up! This is a beautiful little 1950's ranch house located in Denver's Crestmoor neighborhood - an area filled with large trees and big yards. Like many Denver neighborhoods, smaller, period homes co-exist here with supersized homes that are either new builds or over-sized pop-tops. This… Continue reading Before and After: Ranch House Love in Denver
Everyone has a hot trends list for Spring 2016 out right now - Elle Decor says that it's all about black and white minimalism while other sites herald the return of pastels for Spring (shocker). I thought I would share with you what's floating my boat in the world of interiors this Spring. 1. Large branches in… Continue reading Spring 2016: Four Interior Trends to Embrace!