"Islanded"ed in Your Kitchen

When thinking of your dream kitchen, many picture a large open space to entertain in, complete with an island.  The kitchen island is a place for prep work, to provide extra storage, an eating area, and more often than not, a place to hangout.  There are several things to think about when designing your kitchen island whether it be for a remodel or new construction. ...more

Powder Rooms That Make a Statement

There are specific rooms that I believe a homeowner should spend a little extra money in.  The main ones you might know are the kitchen, master suite, living, family, and dining, but many often forget the powder room.  Yes, I said the powder room; this is the one bathroom that many of your guests will use while visiting your home.  Shouldn't it stand out? ...more

Chinoiserie Chic

Last week I mentioned in my post (you can see it here) that Chinoiserie will be a big trend this year.  Oriental patterns and designs have influenced Western design since the 17th century, when Europeans became fascinated by "Chinesery", or as we know it chinoiserie. ...more

Pantone: Grayed Jade

Last week when I posted on Pantone's Spring/Summer 2013 Color Trends, the response for Grayed Jade being their favorite was unanimous.  I wanted to do a series of post focusing on each color, showcasing rooms and products in that specific color.  So I thought since Grayed Jade was the top pick, I would start there....more

Going Bold: Metal Cabinets

 patina will change the look of the cabinet.  What do you think about metal cabinets in your kitchen?  Would you use them? Here an industrial, sleek look with the stainless steel base cabinets.  Designer: Mark Egerstrom...more

Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango

A couple of weeks ago I posted on Pantone's Fall 2012 color trends, and today I'm going to post on Pantone's Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango.  Pantone's Tangerine Tango was introduced as one of the forecasted 2012's Spring Colors and is projected for Fall 2012 as well. ...more

From Bloom to Room #16

 Happy Monday everyone; hope you had a great weekend!  This week's bloom is actually a vegetable, the tomato. Source...more

From Bloom to Room #14

This week's bloom is the ever delicious peach.  Have a great Monday and enjoy!GoogleHere's the Chip It! by Sherwin Williams....more

Dining Al Fresco

Now that it's officially summer, outdoor entertaining is in full swing.  I'm sure many of you did some outdoor entertaining this past weekend and yesterday to celebrate the Fourth, or will be this weekend.  I love helping my clients design their outdoor entertaining spaces: from selecting the architectural selections of their home, to the product selections (flooring, fireplace, etc), to the furniture. Keep in mind when you are designing this area that you keep in tune with the architecture of your home.  Enjoy these beautiful outdoor entertaining areas! ...more

From Bloom to Room #7

I hope everyone has a great Monday!  Today the flower is the Cymbidium orchid.Source via Google...more