Category: Lighting

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.

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.

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 »

Great Guest Rooms

What makes a great guest room? A gracious and comfortable guest room, that is designed with attention to every detail, shows visiting family and friends just how much you care. In a guest room, less is more—more space, more comfortable, more welcoming. Clear out the clutter, keep only the most useful items, and provide space… Read more »