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

A Talk With..., Interiors

Design Tips to Increase the Value of Your Home

Hi Everyone!  I did a blog swap this week with Carla Knight Homes, a Denver based real estate company.  My blog post, about what buyers are looking for in a home, is up on their site if you would like to read it.    Here you go -  I'll be back next week! Are you looking… Continue reading Design Tips to Increase the Value of Your Home

Bathrooms, Before and After, Interiors

Before and After in Denver: A Home Office Turned Vintage Style Bathroom

My clients live in a gorgeous old home on a tree-lined street in Denver's beautiful and historic Park Hill neighborhood.  It's the kind of neighborhood in which you could picture raising smart, well-read children while engaging in witty banter with the eccentric, yet friendly, activist neighbors. This particular home was built in the early 1900's… Continue reading Before and After in Denver: A Home Office Turned Vintage Style Bathroom

Book Club, Interiors, Living Rooms

Make it Interesting: Transform Your Room With a Bold Rug

I've been into bold rugs recently.  I am starting to work my way into liking warmer color palettes and I think that the area rug is a fantastic way to interject some spirit and warmth into a home.  Paired with neutral seating, interesting art and a few plants and you've got a warm, inviting room.… Continue reading Make it Interesting: Transform Your Room With a Bold Rug

Bathrooms, Interiors, Kitchen

Reflections: Career, Happiness and a Year of Renovations

Happy end of 2017!  Professionally and personally it was a really good year (I'm choosing not to touch politics on this blog). It's not every year I get asked to do two HGTV shows; it's not every year I get to travel to unique places like Haida Gwaii; it's not every year I'm the mother… Continue reading Reflections: Career, Happiness and a Year of Renovations

Bedrooms, Interiors

How to Make Your Bedroom Warm and Cozy for the Winter

Hi everyone, I have a guest blogger this week and I will get to that shortly.  As an interior designer I drive a lot.  Many days I'm in my car for over 2 hours just getting from house to house, to showroom to showroom.  I know, such a glamorous job - don't be so jealous.… Continue reading How to Make Your Bedroom Warm and Cozy for the Winter

Interiors

The Art of Concealment: A Practical Guide for Designing A Secret Door

Secret doors are not just for the Vanderbilt's , C.S. Lewis and Meow Wolf.  I think they delight the inner child in us and odds are, you probably have somewhere in your home where you could put one.  In addition to appealing to your romantic, I've-got -a-candle-where-is-this-breeze-coming-from-in-a-closed-room side, they are also incredibly useful to hide… Continue reading The Art of Concealment: A Practical Guide for Designing A Secret Door

Interiors

Home Organizing: 7 Mudrooms to Inspire You

Do you have a mudroom?  Most of my clients either have one or are in the process of building one.  Sometimes they aren't even in an obvious area.   One client has a space in her front living room devoted to backpacks, jackets, hats, shoes, etc.  Another client is putting beautiful wood cubbies into her… Continue reading Home Organizing: 7 Mudrooms to Inspire You