Before and After, Interiors, Kitchen

Before & After: Uncovering Secrets in a 1904 Denver Square Kitchen

This kitchen is in a 1904 "Denver Square", which is known as a "foursquare" everywhere else in the country, but here in Denver we like to label things as our own.  For example, the "Denver Omelette" is really a "Western Omelette".  If anyone can think of something else that Denver (or your home town) has… Continue reading Before & After: Uncovering Secrets in a 1904 Denver Square Kitchen

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

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