Bathrooms, Interiors

Days of Walnut and Marble: Custom Bathroom Vanities

I still see Pumpkin Spice Latte used un-ironically and when I do, I wonder if the writer thinks twice about it? Shudders internally? Or, is it something healthy people with happiness in their hearts still look forward to every Fall? I think of that drink the same way I think of cable knit sweaters -… Continue reading Days of Walnut and Marble: Custom Bathroom Vanities

Bathrooms, Interiors

The Trouble with Bathroom Design: A Classic Bathroom in Marble and White Oak

Bathrooms are frequently the most expensive per square foot room in the home which is always surprising considering the kitchen's pricey reputation. Bathrooms have a lot going on in a smaller footprint. From a designer's standpoint, there's a lot of work that goes into the design. We create tile elevations for the installers, we call… Continue reading The Trouble with Bathroom Design: A Classic Bathroom in Marble and White Oak

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

Before and After, Kitchen

Before & After: 70’s Split Level Kitchen Transformation

Hello 1970's split level!  I like to think that this was a beauty back in the day, but that day was a distant memory when I saw it.  Popcorn ceilings, imitation stone floors, builder grade cabinetry and asbestos riddled walls dominated the main level of the home. The clients both love to cook - the… Continue reading Before & After: 70’s Split Level Kitchen Transformation

Current Sensibility

Current Sensibility: Creativity and Free Time

Self-reflection is not enjoyable.  At the end of this unnamed decade, I find myself wanting to reflect, consider and plan for the next decade but, ironically, I first need to carve out the time from a tortured work/life schedule.  I've added so many layers to my life with work, the podcast, family time and health… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Creativity and Free Time

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