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

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

What is Wallingford Square in Kittery Foreside?

When I’m working in the showroom I love to chat with people coming in. My favorite question is, “Where are you from?” During the summer, people are literally from all over the world! It is so exciting to see how thrilled they are to have found our sweet little corner of the Seacoast. They feel… Continue reading What is Wallingford Square in Kittery Foreside?

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

What’s up at 7 Wallingford Square?

Have you been to Kittery lately? I mean the REAL Kittery, not the outlet malls. This is the downtown section that is just over the Memorial Bridge from Portsmouth toward the Shipyard and runs primarily between Route 1 on Government and Walker Streets. This… this is the heart of Kittery called “Kittery Foreside”. And within… Continue reading What’s up at 7 Wallingford Square?

Key Elements to Selecting the Right Cabinetry Supplier

Are you in the market for new cabinetry either in your bedroom, bathroom or closet? If so, it probably means two things are happening: You have a much larger job ahead of you than just selecting a new cabinet. You are in the midst of making a lot of complex decisions in a short amount… Continue reading Key Elements to Selecting the Right Cabinetry Supplier

Blue Pottery

What is special about Jaipur Blue Pottery? When I was in India, I couldn’t resist visiting one of the famous Jaipur Blue Pottery manufacturing plants and store. And… I brought home some very special finds just for you! Jaipur Blue Pottery is created from mixing quartz stone powder, powdered glass, Multani Mitti (Fuller’s Earth), borax,… Continue reading Blue Pottery

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