Prioritizing projects in your new home

Prioritizing projects in your new home

Home buyers get overwhelmed when they move into a new home trying to figure out where to start.  The bedroom may need painting, the wallpaper in the kitchen really doesn’t fit your style, or the bathrooms may have that 1980’s look.  For a while, it can feel like you are living in someone else’s house. …

Lead Paint

Lead Paint in Renovations

  Do I have lead paint in my home? If your home was built before 1978, when it’s use was banned, chances are you have lead-based paint throughout your home.  You can purchase a simple test at any hardware store to chemically check the layers of paint in your home. Will lead paint hurt me?…

Kitchen Remodel

The 2016 Kitchen of the Year- Step 2

How do you use the most popular finishes in your kitchen remodel without ending up with a kitchen that looks like everyone else’s?? I recently wrote about the most popular kitchen finishes for 2016.   Hardwood floors, simple white cabinetry,  granite countertops and glass blacksplash tiles are the ingredients for the quintessential 2016 kitchen remodel.  Here…

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2016 Kitchen of the Year

Because I spend a lot of time perusing real estate listing photos to find candidates for virtual renovations, I look at A LOT of dated kitchen designs.  It is very easy to tell roughly the time period in which a kitchen was installed.  There are always things that date a kitchen design– be it the…

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Bedroom Design

Today, I’d like to highlight a recent bedroom design project.   The clients are globe-trotters with wonderful collections and artwork from their travels.  They wanted to add an elegant Asian Flair and some color to their bedroom.  They kept all their furniture, except for this custom upholstered bed we ordered for them.  We added some custom…

Quoted!

Quoted in a Recent Article

  I was just quoted in this article about Designing Your Ideal Home: A Room-By-Room Guide.  It goes through each room in the house and different designers discuss the technologies and trends transforming the way we live.  My particular contribution was about the rising popularity of multi-generational living. “Multi-generational living is a big trend in…