Home is A (Well Decorated) Feeling….

I received an email with the subject line  “Need help”. The email read “I recently bought my home (2011) and did an extensive kitchen, living room, bathroom renovation. I am now looking for design help for furniture selection, theme and overall look and feel.” What my client meant by “Need help” was simply hiring someone to create that overall … [Read more...]

A Family Room re-designed

  This is the Family Room that (now) adjoins the Kitchen we recently completed. Gorgeous, isn’t it? Here’s where we started....   The functional changes we made to this space included closing up an entrance from the hallway, and removing a half wall into the kitchen.  This created a more open concept, and a better … [Read more...]

Beauty is as Beauty Does

  Sometime bad kitchens happen to good people.  It’s an all too common, sad but true, fact. Such was the case for my clients.  They longed for simple things - cabinets that matched, floor tiles that actually looked clean when they were, maybe a bit more cooking space - nothing lofty.   The original, white melamine … [Read more...]

Powder Room Pretty

  Let’s talk Powder Rooms.  And I mean gorgeous and fabulous powder rooms.  Powder Rooms are pretty much purely functional spaces...I think that just means it’s even more important to make sure they’re pretty....kind of a distraction from all that, um...function.  Plus, powder rooms are intended for guests, so it’s kind of the … [Read more...]

Sophie’s Kitchen Renovation

  Do you remember Sophie?   Or maybe these 2 great bathroom renovations here & here ? Well, Sophie’s parents decided that their kitchen needed some updating as badly as their bathrooms did, so back we went.  It hasn’t even been a year that they were with living in ‘reno mode’!  But I think you’ll agree, it was well … [Read more...]

Righting the Wrongs…

  Given my field, I am in A LOT of houses….enough houses to realize that builders in the mid to late 90’s had some seriously bad ideas and taste. Like, seriously weird-ass taste.  And bad judgement. So though I wasn’t shocked at the plethora of WRONG in this bathroom at the initial consult, I was kind of expecting him to pop out … [Read more...]

Master Bedroom Design Reveal

      If you follow me on Facebook, then you already know there’s a ‘’Reveal” coming.  After 2 months of renovation here & in their Ensuite, this stunning Master Bedroom was completed and given back to my clients.   This project was a pretty major overhaul – you can see here where we started.....when the … [Read more...]

A Gorgeous Bathroom Design & Renovation – Elegant Neutrals

Happy New Year! I hope 2013 is off to a wonderful start for you.  Mine definitely is - January will be a very busy month for me with design projects – LOVE that. This story is about a standard issue mid-90’s builder design Master bathroom.  You know the one - huge space sucking corner tub, and an itty bitty closed in shower … [Read more...]

From Square to Groovy Baby

  Have you added HomeTalk to your list of time sucking addictive websites for all things Home?  Go spend some time over there, it’s full of inspiring and creative ideas – you can find me here.   Waaay back in April I mentioned an upcoming client project - a master bath renovation - and promised ‘Before’ pictures that would blow … [Read more...]

That 70’s Bath….

    My clients live in a beautiful, sprawling bungalow, circa 1978.  The circa ’78 style brings with it many very cool features - vaulted ceilings, a floor to ceiling stone fireplace, a gorgeous brick wall in the dining room.  Think Brady Bunch main floor and you’re on the right track. But it also brings circa ’78 … [Read more...]