Bathrooms, Interiors, Kitchen

Reimagining the Denver Square

“Give me an old house full of memories and I will give you hundred novels!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan This 1908 home is situated adjacent to City Park, Denver's largest park and one of the city's oldest urban spaces. When I first walked into this home, it had been partially gutted and I felt the age of… Continue reading Reimagining the Denver Square

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

Bathrooms, Interiors

Craving More: Vintage Bathroom Style

I am working on an obsession with vintage style bathrooms.  I'm still craving more of things - more art, more color and more pattern.  I'm bored of the seeing the same things online for sale on the big retail sites.  I'm ready to get back in the antique and junk shops and mix it up.… Continue reading Craving More: Vintage Bathroom Style

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

Color My World, Interiors

How to Use Color in Your Home to Get What You Want

Okay, maybe color won't get you what you want.  BUT, maybe it will!  Who's to say?  If you're feeling positive about life because you woke up in a room with colors that make you happy, maybe you'll get the job you wanted.  I'm going to gush about color again this week because I'm still feeling… Continue reading How to Use Color in Your Home to Get What You Want

Current Sensibility

Opt Outside: Happy Thanksgiving

I've posted this blog post on the week of Thanksgiving for the past three years and my feeling is the same so I will run it again.  I am currently in Estes Park, Colorado.  We just finished a beautiful, snowy hike up to Mill Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.  I observed one tourist trying… Continue reading Opt Outside: Happy Thanksgiving

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

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

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