Bathrooms are complex spaces that need and deserve a lot of thought and planning. Most of this planning needs to happen in the initial phases of the project while the installation is the last thing that goes in with several month in between. Remembering your process and decisions are very important so again, this is… Continue reading How to Design a Bathroom
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
Rye Modern Reno
Creativity, patience, communication and a budget to match the vision were key components to success of this Rye, NH kitchen renovation. I started working on this project in November 2015 and it officially wrapped up December 2017. The construction portion of the project spanning 8 consecutive weeks, leaving the rest of the time for design… Continue reading Rye Modern Reno
Sink Wall Essentials
It’s important to know what the sink wall essentials are when designing a bathroom. It is actually a very complicated vignette that involves several tradespeople as well as specifications made by the homeowner. Let’s start at the beginning: SPECIFICATIONS: Before construction begins, it’s essential for the homeowner to have made most if not ALL decisions… Continue reading Sink Wall Essentials
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
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
Where to Buy Products For Your Home Renovation
When undertaking a renovation, material selections are an essential part of pulling together and finishing the project. This is your opportunity to express your style and taste. It is also a solid motivation during the construction to select the “pretty” part of the project. But where to start… 1) Cabinetry – I suggest getting pricing… Continue reading Where to Buy Products For Your Home Renovation
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!
How to Design The Perfect Living Room
When designing a Living Room space it is important to know what exactly your goals are for the space. Do you want to be alone and read or entertain 20 people? Do you want it to feel casual or formal? Typically, I like the flexibility of being comfortable to sit in the space alone or… Continue reading How to Design The Perfect Living Room
Throwback Thursday: Claim the Reclaimed!
Embrace the old! Using reclaimed products is a wonderful way to add dimension and history to your home. This renovated home dates to 1910 but it didn’t have interesting woodwork. Not a problem, we added it! The beadboard, baseboard, balusters, railing and newel post are all from Old House Parts in Kennebunk, Maine but from… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Claim the Reclaimed!