Excel and Pinterest get Married

True, I’m a creative. I’m a right-brained person but I’m also (obviously) “Type A” and enjoy organizing and staying on budget. Excel and Pinterest both work great for me! My intern, Molly, is AMAZING! She also loves Excel. Now, who loves Excel? Honestly, I mean its just numbers, right? But, one weekend I decided that in… Continue reading Excel and Pinterest get Married

Pinterest Points the Way

  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

Countertops That Make A Statement

Have you ever wondered why countertops are such a difficult process to buy and install? The short answer is that everyone has to get their mark-up on your countertop before it can actually hit your kitchen. True but reasonable. While it might sound unfair, this is a heavily guarded and complicated industry. After all, you… Continue reading Countertops That Make A Statement

Why Windows Wow

Do you know why windows wow? It is typically because of size, shape and placement. It is a true study in space, light and movement. Windows are our connection to the outside from inside. A carefully placed and sized window in a room sets the tone. Bathrooms Windows in bathrooms by a general rule are… Continue reading Why Windows Wow

What’s Up With Window Trim?

Do you want to know what’s up with window trim? It’s actually an important thing to consider when putting in windows. While it’s possible to skip the trim, it’s fairly rare. No trim means that the contractor will need to frame and install the windows carefully then drywall tightly to the windows. It’s much easier… Continue reading What’s Up With Window Trim?

Why Pulling Your Home Together with Materials is Important

Do ever wonder why pulling your home together with materials is important? Quite simply, it’s important to create a design that is visually consistent and materials allows for that to happen. Never underestimate the power of choosing good and consistent materials.   This project had a large and central fireplace original to the 1910 Maine… Continue reading Why Pulling Your Home Together with Materials is Important

Why Cabinet Hardware Pulls the Kitchen Together

Do you know why cabinet hardware pulls the kitchen together? Now, while it’s “Icing on the Cake”, who likes cake without icing? It’s important for the design as well as the function of the kitchen.   DESIGN The one thing that I’m specific about with clients is to not purchase hardware that your clothing can… Continue reading Why Cabinet Hardware Pulls the Kitchen Together

Time for Timelines

Planning a project timeline, no matter what the size, is the most important part of your project. The first three questions that I ask people when they reach out to me about a potential project is: Budget (what is the max. amount that you are willing to spend on the project – everyone has this… Continue reading Time for Timelines