To be honest, most designers I know spend a lot of time protecting their intellectual property. I’m one of them and you won’t see a lot of my resources or details about how we created something amazingly cool on my client project pages. The Rocky Bay Home project is different though… It’s a “cheat… Continue reading Pinterest Points the Way
What’s in your pantry? In mine, is just about everything – except food. During our renovation #2 of #3 we switched around the shallow 19” depth closet from our bedroom into the kitchen and put reclaimed office doors from a 1940’s Boston office building on the space. We temporarily claimed this as kitchen storage. But… Continue reading Pantry with a Plus
Do you have the same old house numbers that were put on your house long before you bought it? Why? House numbers are a way to “say” who you are as an introduction when people walk by, drive by, or enter your home. House numbers can be inexpensive and creative, so why not use this… Continue reading 420 RENO…What’s the Word on House Numbers?
When it came to my master vanity countertop decision, I truly had nothing in mind before going to the stone yard. I did have my cabinet sample (white-washed oak) and my very special wall tile samples (light blues) as well as my floor tile (light grey). I wanted to stay light because the room is… Continue reading 420 RENO… The Master Vanity
Where do you keep your electric toothbrush? A personal question, I realize, but as designers it’s our job to know your personal needs. As with most things in the design world, there are straightforward resolutions and more challenging resolutions – unfortunately, my medicine cabinet proved to be in the challenging category. Now, as with all… Continue reading 420 RENO… The Medicine Cabinet
Creating the shelves for our renovated kitchen was my favorite project in the renovation. Why? Because… I knew that this was something that you would see the minute that you walked in the door, so it became an important design feature. I wanted to use it as it as a functional element to hold our… Continue reading 420 RENO… FUNCTIONAL FLOATING SHELVES
What is the right bathroom sink? Sinks are an expression of the room and style. This functional feature is not only used to wash your hands but also sets the tone of the room. Why go with a straightforward cabinet and sink? Here are some ideas: If you are going with a standard size sink… Continue reading 420 RENO… The Right Bathroom Sink
No doubt, white is back. Being a girl who likes color, I fought pretty hard to not join the crowd. That was until I painted the shop… WHITE! To be specific, Benjamin Moore, Simply White. And you know what? It looks great! The art looks great! The furniture looks great right along with the rugs.… Continue reading What’s Up with White Walls?
Do you have a door to your bedroom? Admittedly, while I’ve always had a door, I have often not had a lock (an unfortunate fact as a parent). Since I live in a bungalow, figuring out the entry to the master bedroom in our latest renovation was a bit of a challenge. In the end, I… Continue reading 420 RENO… My Master Bedroom “Door”
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