Functional vs. Decorative Kitchen Lighting

I love lighting! Decorative lighting can be seen as a form of artwork or an accent piece in a room or a functional aspect to modern living. Focusing on lighting elements can help define space or create a powerful vignette. I always tell my clients that the goal is to control the eye. We really… Continue reading Functional vs. Decorative Kitchen Lighting

There is Nothing Like a Hot Bath

Sometimes, there is nothing like a hot bath to take all the worries away! I find that typically my clients are passionate about their bathtubs if they want one. And now, there are several approaches to purchasing, designs for installing and locations to consider outside of the traditional approach. Let’s discover a few together: LOCATION:… Continue reading There is Nothing Like a Hot Bath

Nature Inspires the Organic Fabric Line

I love to hike! There is just something about being outside all day and working hard physically that feels so very rewarding! My favorite place to hike is the White Mountains and taking on a 4000’ mountain. Typically, with these vertical climbs, I need to sit and catch my breath. It is in these restful… Continue reading Nature Inspires the Organic Fabric Line

How to Strategically Place Bathroom Windows

Windows in a bathroom are really important! Why? They create light, feel and fresh air. They must be balanced with privacy. Because I live in downtown Portsmouth, I can sit at my kitchen island and see in 3 different bathroom windows. Honestly, it’s not good. My neighbors all laugh about it but it makes me very… Continue reading How to Strategically Place Bathroom Windows

Backsplash 101

Are you working on a kitchen renovation? If so, you are probably working out what to do with your backsplash. Fundamentally, you need a backsplash to keep water and other spills from ruining the drywall behind your counter. You have two choices: A standard 4” backsplash that is the same material as your countertop. This… Continue reading Backsplash 101


There are SO many options when laying out tile, so why take it lightly! Yes, I selected my tile many weeks ago and estimated the square footage amount from calculating the tile and pattern. Now that the installer is in on site, we are fine tuning the layout. I am considering a vertical layout for the larger tiles because I would… Continue reading 420 RENO … TILE LAYOUT

How to Create the Best Banquette!

There is no argument, banquettes are awesome! Why? They invite people to be comfortable and relax into the moment that they are enjoying. These spaces allow us to introduce color in upholstery and pillows that accent the space. Here are some more ideas that might spark some interest for you. I love this photo of… Continue reading How to Create the Best Banquette!