420 RENO… intro

Yep, it’s official, I’m under construction. As a designer, I pretty much always have a project going. Secretly, I fear for what will follow this project so I’m trying to stay focused on the present. How about a bit of background to the current stage.  Five years ago, I moved to 420 Richards Ave. in Portsmouth, NH… Continue reading 420 RENO… intro

3 Great Local Resources & Hints

When you are under a renovation, there are a plethora of decisions to be made! You don’t have the time or energy to do the shopping between resources. Here are my three great finds and resources that I would love to share with you: Plumbing: FW Webb in Dover, NH (Melanie is amazing) they will… Continue reading 3 Great Local Resources & Hints

What does AIR stand for?

AIR stands for Arts In Reach. This is an amazing organization bringing girls the foothold and support to deal with life challenges. Opening TONIGHT and running from Nov. 7-9 at Discover Portsmouth Center is Tablescapes, a fundraiser for the non-profit AIR. My table plays on the AIR theme and celebrates the images of a dandelion from… Continue reading What does AIR stand for?

Throwback Thursday: Claim the Reclaimed!

Embrace the old! Using reclaimed products is a wonderful way to add dimension and history to your home. This renovated home dates to 1910 but it didn’t have interesting woodwork. Not a problem, we added it! The beadboard, baseboard, balusters, railing and newel post are all from Old House Parts in Kennebunk, Maine but from… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Claim the Reclaimed!

Ranch Renovation_v1

This raised ranch ranch needed some help – badly! Since it is located near the water, it literally requires every permit required by the state of New Hampshire and the City of Portsmouth, NH: wetland, shoreland, lot coverage variance and conditional use. An endangered plant species was even located near wetland, so there is another permitting… Continue reading Ranch Renovation_v1