(Really) Cool Rustic Signs – Available!

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  Remember this sign that went into my clients living room?   Well, because of it's absolute awesomeness, it became a kind of popular & sought after item in these parts.....and I was asked to create custom pieces for other people. Like this one   And this one for a restaurant...   The … [Read more...]

Beauty is as Beauty Does

Kitchen Design After

  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...]

Sophie’s Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen renovation After

  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…

Bathroom Renovation Design 2

  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

Master Bedroom Renovation & Re-Design 2

      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

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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

Master Bath Renovation

  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...]

Black Interior Doors

Upper Hall Black Interior Doors

    A couple years ago, the Mister & I ripped all the carpet off the stairs, added new treads, stained them dark walnut, poly’d them (3 coats), and painted the risers white.  The whole hallway was painted (Benjamin Moore) Revere Pewter, one of my all-time favorite neutrals. Every. Single. Spindle. was removed, primed, painted … [Read more...]

That 70′s Bath….

Vanity Room

    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...]

Mirror, Mirror (or Door) on the Wall

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[facebooksimplelike] Look at all these beautiful old doors: Flickr All the carved details, weathered finishes, and architectural elements are amazing:                     You don’t even need to do anything with them – just lean them against the … [Read more...]