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

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Bathrooms, Before and After, Interiors, Living Rooms

Before and After: A Ranch Home with Abundant Natural Light

Happy April!  I'm feeling refreshed from a week off.   We went to Los Angeles for the week and I can see why millions of people live there.  The weather was phenomenal; the art, plants, beaches, hillsides, neighborhoods and restaurants were diverse, interesting and quite vibrant.  I came back feeling inspired by the casual California… Continue reading Before and After: A Ranch Home with Abundant Natural Light

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

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

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Denver Kitchens: A Year in Review (Part 3)

Welcome to my last "Kitchens of 2018" post!  (Oh good, I thought she'd never stop sharing these blurry site photos.)  How is your January 2019 experience?  My life feels back to "normal" from the nasty December that I had followed by the chaos of the Christmas holiday.  I'm really enjoying being a part of this… Continue reading Denver Kitchens: A Year in Review (Part 3)

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

Interiors, Trends

Previous Owners: The Haunting of Resale Value

I see a lot of houses in my line of work.  Like a doctor who sees mainly sick people, I see homes that are in need of help.  I rarely walk into a home that's "perfect".  Usually there are multiple things going on in the home that need updating, fixing or changing.  One person's gorgeous… Continue reading Previous Owners: The Haunting of Resale Value

Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Gorgeous Area Rugs and A Handsome, Walnut and Brass Kitchen: Denver’s Shaver-Ramsey

Denver's Shaver-Ramsey is the kind of place that makes you want to immediately ditch your cheap Wayfair rug (which I may or may not own) and splurge on the real deal.   If you were decorating your place and had a certain amount of money to spend - get a rug from Shaver-Ramsey and a… Continue reading Gorgeous Area Rugs and A Handsome, Walnut and Brass Kitchen: Denver’s Shaver-Ramsey

DIY, Interiors, Kitchen

The Cult of the Porcelain Light Socket: This Old House Part 4

Do you really need ice?  The first weekend we tore up the kitchen (read about that here) we moved the refrigerator across the room to let more light into the room.  We never hooked the water line up and we were suddenly sans ice.  I thought Dave was waiting on moving the water line, but I… Continue reading The Cult of the Porcelain Light Socket: This Old House Part 4