The Rewards of Refinishing Cabinetry

Do you love your cabinetry? If not, refinishing your current cabinetry is a great option rather than replacing it.   In this featured project, the cabinetry was originally installed in 2010 and the homeowner never liked it. But, since they had just completed a huge renovation project and they “just wanted to move in” (a… Continue reading The Rewards of Refinishing Cabinetry

Tile is the True Texture & Sets the Tone

Tile is the true texture and sets the tone for the space. I love tile for what it brings to a space and the functionality of it. Let’s explore some important information about tile together.   SOURCING TILE: On my Pinterest pages you won’t see a link to the tile selections. Why? Tile can be… Continue reading Tile is the True Texture & Sets the Tone

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

How to Create an Effective Communication Center at Home

Do you want to know how to create effective communication at home? Basically, create a communication cabinet! Some people have a sort of “drop zone” part of their kitchen counter – obviously, this drives me nuts. I typically design a designated “Shit Shelf” where people can put their phone chargers, calendars, grocery lists, phone and… Continue reading How to Create an Effective Communication Center at Home

Transitional Farmhouse Kitchen Welcomes Light & Love

Capturing light and love in a kitchen is a common goal in most of my designs and this transitional farmhouse kitchen welcomed it with open arms. With a play on shades of white, grey and wood, we were able to create a warm depth and balance between materials that calms the soul. This was my… Continue reading Transitional Farmhouse Kitchen Welcomes Light & Love

Cabinet Storage Ideas for your Home

Cabinet storage ideas for your home are incredibly creative and inspiring!  I see it this way, you are paying for cabinetry, you might as well make it work for you! BATHROOM STORAGE This is one room that you need your storage to work for you. Think about what you want to hold… towels, sheets and… Continue reading Cabinet Storage Ideas for your Home

Key Components to Surviving a Kitchen Renovation

A kitchen renovation is one of the most exciting and difficult renovations that we do. But there are key components to surviving a kitchen renovation that will make your life much easier. A temporary kitchen is the key component to surviving a kitchen renovation. It’s typically not a “pretty” set-up, but it will keep you… Continue reading Key Components to Surviving a Kitchen Renovation

Is Shiplap Wood the Right Decision for Your Home?

Are you wondering if shiplap wood is the right decision for your home project? Most people love shiplap and I’m right along with them. Chip and Joanna Gains of Fixer Upper literally created #shiplap. It’s pretty rare that I actually like something on HGTV because it’s not relaxing for me to watch – after all,… Continue reading Is Shiplap Wood the Right Decision for Your Home?

Materials that Make the Mark

Most people would agree that building materials make the mark of a magnificent project. The question is always, “How do you select the right materials to make this mark?” The simple answer is: choose the materials BEFORE purchasing. DEFINE SCOPE OF PROJECT This is the York Cottage that has wonderful and rare ocean views of… Continue reading Materials that Make the Mark

How to Design and Create Floating Shelves

Do you want to know how to design and create floating shelves for your home? There actually is a very profound process in order for them to be structurally sounds and beautiful. Step 1 Determine the height of the shelves as well as the thickness. Then make a “sample shelf” of the identical specifications of… Continue reading How to Design and Create Floating Shelves