1704, 2017

Painting our House

Painting our House Our house is currently being painted and I couldn't be more excited about it! The last time our house was painted was 15 years ago, before Jeff and I were married. Jeff picked light tan for the main color and  dark tan and green for the trim work. The house was built in 1896 and is a simple Victorian style so there is a lot of trim. Here is a shot of [...]

904, 2017

Lighting Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Lighting Mistakes and How to Fix Them One of the biggest mistakes I see in homes is poor lighting. You can have a home that is well designed in every way but if the lighting is not done right the entire house can feel old, dingy and depressing! It is such an important element!! One mistake I see is only using one "type" of lighting in a room, most commonly recessed lights. We don't need our [...]

2802, 2017

Masculine/Feminine Dining Room

Masculine/Feminine Dining Room At the beginning of a project it's fun to discover what couples agree and disagree on when it comes to personal style. I LOVE working with a mix of opinions and back grounds to create a space that shows off both styles. It can be fun when  a couple has different ideas for style and they let you mix them! Here is a before picture of a dining room we worked on [...]

702, 2017

Designing a Bedroom for my Son

Designing a Bedroom for my Son I absolutely love designing kids bedrooms! The creative freedom is so invigorating plus kids make  fun clients. My oldest son has been asking for black walls, which is very different from his light and bright room right now. I love this room designed by Kristin Jackson of the Hunted Interior. The warm wood tones and black are yummy! I know that people struggle with how  "themed" or "young" a [...]

3001, 2017

The Mix: Fashion + Home

The Mix: Fashion + Home When you see a person in amazing clothes, do you imagine where she is headed or what her home must be like? Or, when you see a beautiful room in a magazine do you ever wonder, what are the people like who live there? I certainly do! Fashion and home naturally inspire one another and create a personal world that can be so very interesting. A friend of mine that [...]

1701, 2017

Adding Bookshelves in My Den

Adding Bookshelves in My Den When I meet people for the first time and they find out I am an interior designer, one of the first things they say is "Your house must be Perfect!!" To be honest, I don't really know how to respond to this comment! I see my house as a Living Laboratory where I get to experiment and play with new design ideas. The house has been through a few "decor" [...]