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A Few Trends That Just Need to STOP!

Okay, here goes. I just can't stand it anymore. Here are a few of the things that have been getting my design goat lately. These trends have long overstayed their welcome. Gray, pewter, greige or whatever name the paint companies try to assign. I for one am totally...

Creating your Dream Kitchen

I Know it sounds cliche but it is said the kitchen is the heart of the home. That has never been more true than than we see in today's open floor-plans. It is the first place most guests gravitate towards, where we begin and often where we end our day. No single room...

How to Create a Sweet Spa Shower!

Think back, when is the last time you relaxed in a long luxurious hot bath? Yeah I know right? Me too, I think it might have been 1996 when my husband took our boys to see “Power Rangers, the Movie”. Most busy grown ups just don't have the time in their schedules for...

Got Blue??

Hey....got blue? When asked to write about designer secrets I was at a loss. Most of what I do is not that easily explained, it's just instinct for me, not a thing I can easily verbalize, I just do it. Then for some reason I remembered something my first interior...

How to Select Kitchen Counter Tops

Pot with green mint on kitchen countertop. What is the best way to select kitchen counter tops? Not as easy as it sounds. There are so many new options available and more that are on the way!  The best way is not always by the look but consider function and budget...

How to Design Your Small Kitchen

Embrace your small kitchen! I have clients who come to me all the time wanting to re-design their small kitchens to "get more space". This is sometimes possible but often what I see is small house/small kitchen. They go together, like peanut butter and chocolate and...

Wood you or Wood you knot?

People are making a huge effort to remove carpet from their homes in favor or hard surface materials. I am often, and I mean OFTEN asked about the various types of wood flooring available. In the show room I work from there are literally hundreds of choices when it...

Serious Subway Tiles!

classic 3x6 installation As many of you may know, I spend many of my waking hours in one of our city's largest kitchen and bath showrooms. I talk with a multitude of customers who are looking for the perfect kitchen back-splash to compliment their awesome new kitchen....

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