Snow is falling outside right now and I've got a hot mug of Earl Gray next to me. I love the smell of Bergamot - it smells like happiness. I just repainted my office Backwoods by Benjamin Moore and I am loving it. It's a forest green that's so forest green you can smell the… Continue reading Current Sensibility: Vintage and More Vintage
Any time I want to get a little down on myself, I start wishing I were normal. What is normal to me? I think it's someone who watches Yellowstone along with everyone else, someone who doesn't have a home filled with thrift and antique shop furniture and someone who has a "normal" yard filled with… Continue reading Let’s Get Interesting: 7 Rooms with Character
Note that sky blue ceiling with the gorgeous wood paneling! (Source) Lately painting or papering ceilings is everywhere you look and I love the bright, robin's egg blue of the ceiling in the sushi restaurant above. I also love the giant sconces on the wall that look like flush mount lights just mounted as a… Continue reading Get Your Color On!
"I’ve never felt comfortable looking perfect or being perfect. My taste is weird and I couldn’t make a perfect room if I tried.” Jenna Lyons I am excited about interiors that give me a feeling for the person or family that lives in the space. I think perfect rooms and perfect homes don't exist in… Continue reading Imperfectly Perfect: Design Inspiration
I've posted this blog post on the week of Thanksgiving for the past four years and my feeling is the same so I will run it again. Almost every blog and online article I read has tags and links for where I can buy product. I am weary of the fevered "Buy Me" presence… Continue reading Opt Out: Happy Thanksgiving!
My second House Hunters Renovation episode aired this past weekend. If you missed seeing it on television, it is Season 14, Episode 9 and is called: “Flying into a Renovation”. It should be available on demand and I believe you can find it on YouTube as well. It always blows my mind to see a… Continue reading Before and After Kitchen: As Seen on HGTV’s House Hunters Renovation
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
We recently tore out cabinets from the 1950's during our kitchen renovation. They served their purpose for over 60 years but they were really showing their age. They were also full on yellow/orange knotty pine with v-channel vertical plank doors. Good luck ignoring this type of knotty pine. It's like a loud talker in a… Continue reading Trend Alert: The Return of Knotty Pine
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
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