I've been slowly reading/savoring a coffee table book called May I Come In by Wendy Goodman. It's a book with interiors that she's photographed from the past 30 years and it reminds me of the feeling I would get from thumbing through a House & Garden back in the days before Instagram and Pinterest. As… Continue reading Kitchen Design: A British Invasion
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!
I get emails and phone calls every week from potential clients who have never worked with an interior designer before. There is usually nervousness about the process and some pre-conceived notions about who I am and how I work. I know I feel nervous having another designer over to my own home so I can… Continue reading How to Hire an Interior Designer: 9 Tips from a Designer
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
Some of you know this already and I apologize in advance for the re-telling. This summer I received a surprising (and quite wonderful) invitation from an HGTV production company to be featured as a designer for their show House Hunters Renovation. Naturally, I accepted, and was assigned to a cute couple (and their new home).… Continue reading House Hunters Renovation: Look for me on HGTV this Saturday!
I take a lot of photos for my job. I take photographs of all kinds of things to remind myself of the space when I sit at my desk and do the work. I have awkward captures of clients trying to backpedal out of the way of my camera, pets lounging, kids running through the scene and even… Continue reading Before and After: A Bold Bathroom Remodel in Golden, Colorado