Children's Rooms, DIY, Interiors

The Secret Room Behind the Wardrobe: An Update

Sylvia's secret room went viral in March and is technically not much of a secret anymore.  While all of the "fame" hasn't brought any fortune, it's been enormous fun for us as a family.   It all started with a cool article in Apartment Therapy.  Next, a writer from the Today Show contacted me.  … Continue reading The Secret Room Behind the Wardrobe: An Update

Color My World, Interiors

Color My World: Color Trends Spring 2018

The weather here in the Denver area has been absolutely gorgeous and I'm itching to start planting some vegetables and flowers.  We have an overgrown and pretty neglected yard that we've not done a whole lot to since we moved here a few years ago.  It's kind of an interesting yard, in that it's got… Continue reading Color My World: Color Trends Spring 2018

Interiors, Kitchen

The Sentimental Eat-In Kitchen: 7 Kitchens with Dining Tables

Homeowners have been taking walls down in kitchens for about as long as it's been "okay" for men to cook for their families.  Coincidence?  Maybe.  It's still something that I get asked about on every kitchen project with an older home.  I know some people prefer the kitchen separate (speak up!  I haven't met you… Continue reading The Sentimental Eat-In Kitchen: 7 Kitchens with Dining Tables

Interiors, Obsessions

Minimal Interiors: Busy Living, Nostalgia and Proust

Hi there - how has your week been?  My experience with time this week has been like I got on the fast train on Monday and still haven't arrived at the destination.  My daughter started middle school and that has unexpectedly thrown my mind for a loop.  I'm trying to appreciate each moment as it… Continue reading Minimal Interiors: Busy Living, Nostalgia and Proust

Interiors, Kitchen

Bold and Painted: Kitchen Cabinets That Aren’t Shy About Looking Good

I may have mentioned (ahem) on a few social media accounts that I had a kitchen I designed featured on Remodelista this week in an article entitled "Trend Alert: The Cult of the Blue Kitchen, 10 Favorites".  I was flattered to be included because it's Remodelista and I love their website and book, and for… Continue reading Bold and Painted: Kitchen Cabinets That Aren’t Shy About Looking Good

Before and After, Kitchen

Before and After: A Budget Friendly Kitchen Remodel

This home is a beautiful, old Park Hill home built in the early 1900's.  It has the original dark wood trim, original tile fireplace, a beautiful entry staircase, intact stained glass everywhere and a front porch I could probably live in full time.  You would not know any of  this though from the above photo.… Continue reading Before and After: A Budget Friendly Kitchen Remodel

Interiors

Keep it Simple: 7 Rooms That Show You How It’s Done

What I admire most in other designers is restraint.  Not every space needs to be filled.  Every room doesn't need to be a different color.  Not every pillow needs fringe.  And some chairs don't even need a pillow! Sometimes you need to pull back on things in order to give the design more power.  A… Continue reading Keep it Simple: 7 Rooms That Show You How It’s Done

A Talk With..., Interiors

Flooring Choices for Your Home: Pros and Cons of Carpet, Hardwood and Laminate

Hi everyone!  I was out recently on vacation with my family and Denver's Floor Club offered to write a guest post for me on picking the perfect floor for your home.  I am at The Floor Club almost once a week (sometimes more) with clients.  I interviewed one of their sales representatives, Jessica Cochran, last Spring… Continue reading Flooring Choices for Your Home: Pros and Cons of Carpet, Hardwood and Laminate

Kitchen

Suburban Kitchen turned Modern Farmhouse: Press and Behind the Scenes

 On last week's post, Modern Farmhouse Revealed,  I shared more photo's from one of the kitchens I designed that was recently published in Colorado Homes & Lifestyles September/October issue.  This week I have the magazine in hand (see my cheesy photo above) and have an excerpt of the article as well as a few behind the… Continue reading Suburban Kitchen turned Modern Farmhouse: Press and Behind the Scenes

Obsessions

August Obsessions: Pale Wood, Monbento Boxes and Leon Bridges

Light, Rustic Wood:  "Dark, distressed wood" - I write this loose description out quite a lot as a design element for clients (and yes, it's the title of my upcoming thriller).  However, I keep seeing light, rustic wood popping out in different places and I am all in.  One thing I've noticed recently in terms of Denver… Continue reading August Obsessions: Pale Wood, Monbento Boxes and Leon Bridges