Timeless Design Blog

Timeless Inspiration in Landscape – “Classical Nature”

Inspiration from beautiful landscape design can translate to interior design. Classical principles of design including organization of site lines, formality and stylistic periods in history are common to both landscape and interior design.

My Inspiration

Inspiration is everywhere. I have been working on the launch of my new web site, and it is finally done! In the process, I designed a logo for my company. The inspiration came from an architectural stone fragment I saw on a trip I took to Rome, Italy in 2007. I wanted the design to… Read more »

Island Dining

I love to eat… love to dine… love to design kitchens. In this post I share my design philosophy about kitchen island seating. The experience of eating can become dining. Slowing down… not just eat and go, but talking, savoring, and enjoying the experience. Life is so fast paced. We tend to rush through everything, eating includes. Dining gives us the opportunity to not just eat, but connect with those we care about. See great examples of kitchen island dining.

Picking the Perfect Kitchen Appliances: What’s New, What’s Next?

So, are you thinking about replacing your old kitchen appliances? Are you looking for an updated appearance with improved usability? Are you contemplating a total kitchen renovation to have your ideal kitchen that is well organized, well-equipped, comfortable, meets the needs of the people that use it? Appliance selection is a big part of that… Read more »

Problems Picking Paint Colors?

Do you have problems picking paint colors? This seems to be a frustrating issue for most people. The frustration begins with the number of color choices. So, where do you begin?

Foyers: The First Impression

What is the impression that visitors get when entering your home for the first time?

We all just get one chance for a good first impression. Is your foyer welcoming, inviting, an expression of who you are? See my formula for a great foyer and be inspired by some beautiful examples of great foyers.

2011 Kitchen and Bath Design Trends

My recap of NKBA annual kitchen and bath design trends survey. Many choices have to be made when taking on a kitchen or bath project. It is important to look at the trends, since they are good guides to help you identify what appeals to you and remain current in your selections. The most important considerations in any new project are budget, personal preferences, and lifestyle. An interior designer is invaluable in helping you get the best possible outcome for your needs and work within your budget.

Love of Hearts!

A few sweet heart shaped things for Valentine’s Day.

Just Love An Upholstered Headboard!

I just love upholstered headboards! They are so versatile and work well with both contemporary and traditional pieces. They can be customized by shape, size, materials, fabric, texture, and color. Upholstered headboards are a fantastic way to infuse personality to bedroom design projects. Here are a dozen good ones…some great variety to show many possibilities… Read more »

Master Bathroom Facelift

I love my master bathroom, but it recently was in need of a little facelift. I designed and had my house built 17 years ago. My bathroom has seen some redecorating over the years, but the cabinets, tile, fixtures and mirror have remained the same. I almost always recommend white or neutral tile and fixtures… Read more »

DIY Lamp Update

Happy New Year! Out with the old and in with the new. But not this time. This is an update the old to look like new!

The New Year is a great time to clear out no longer needed or wanted items. But before you get too enthusiastic, take a second look. Repurposing and modifying items you already have is a very sustainable practice (aka “green”), let alone a great money saver!

I have two old lamps from the 1980″s. They were good lamps at the time, but the colors were dated. So I gave them an inexpensive update, and wala new lamps!

So here is how I did it.

These are a Few of my Favorite Things!

It’s the holiday season, and in this post I share some of my favorite things. Take a look, they may become some of your favorites too!