Do you want to know how to incorporate light in your home all year long? My client suffers from SAD, (Seasonal Affective Disorder) so the first thing that he said to me is that light is the most important part of the design for his new construction home in Newmarket, NH. He was able to… Continue reading How to Design Light in your Home All Year Long
Do you dream of beautiful shower where you can rest, relax, and rejuvenate your body and soul? It makes sense, your shower is the one place that it is quiet and allows our minds to be creative while our bodies are restored. I once thought about designing a board that you can write down all… Continue reading Do You Dream of a Beautiful Shower?
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
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
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
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
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
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!
Shelves can be used for function or fun but either way, they should be used with an intention in mind. Gone are the days that we create a high shelf to put plastic plants on. Today, we create shelves for intentional purposes – either to display art, books or even to define a room. In… Continue reading Shelf Life