Happy mid-February! When I lived in New York City and Maryland, February was generally a miserable little month that consisted of cold, icy weather with low clouds and no signs of spring. Out here in Colorado, it's really not that bad of a month. However, due to this warm-ish weather, late last week my dogs… Continue reading Swedish Kitchen Cabinet Design: Kitchen Inspiration and Thoughts on February
Thank you to everyone who was able to sit down and watch my HGTV debut on Saturday's House Hunters Renovation. If you don't have access to that channel, but you're an Amazon Prime member, you will be able to find the episode in about 3 weeks. I think it's an entertaining episode - there's a… Continue reading Before and After: Rustic Modern Ranch (as Seen on HGTV)
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!
Almost everyone I've talked to this week in Denver has been struggling to get through an unusual week of no sunshine and some crazier than normal politics. Melancholy, lack of energy, irritability - all of it comes out when the sun goes away for more than 48 hours. For a place that gets all 4… Continue reading Fall Inspiration for Shorter Days: 5 Favorite Kitchens
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
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
We just got back from a fantastic VRBO in Taos, New Mexico. It's amazing to rent a home in a different state and experience life as a local. It satisfies my love for change and for houses. I got sucked in the other day on my lunch break looking at these luxury vacation rentals in New York… Continue reading Minimal Kitchens in Cool Locations: Imagine You’re a Local
This kitchen was recently featured in Colorado Homes & Lifestyles "10 Ooh-La-La Kitchens" Sept/Oct issue - out now! Here are a few more lovely photo's and more back story on the project. My clients returned from vacation last summer to their home in Golden, Colorado and found that a crucial valve on the upstairs toilet had failed and… Continue reading A Modern Farmhouse Revealed
This week I keep being drawn to the rustic open table used as a Kitchen island. Very French Provence and very American Farmhouse - it adds a casual, rustic look to a kitchen that's hard to beat. You can spend as little or as much as you want on this to get the look. If… Continue reading The Island Life: Adding rustic to charm to your kitchen
This kitchen was a lot of fun to work on partly because the "Before" space was so dramatically different from the new design. Every stage in the project felt fresh and exciting because of the changes happening in the space.