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Transformation of Function & Style

It’s been a great summer! I feel blessed to have the opportunity to work on my clients’ homes. Your home is your castle, the place where you spend time with your family, friends and even on your own. A place to relax, entertain and rejuvenate. I recently completed a project that brought us a lot […]


Floating Shelves Dress Up a Room + Create Storage Space

People who lean toward an industrial, contemporary look would undoubtedly love floating shelves, such as the ones below. Floating shelves enable you not to have to buy another piece of furniture if you’d like to have additional storage. Plus they look snazzy! Floating shelves don’t have anything underneath to support them — no brackets, no […]


Backsplash It! With Beautiful Finishes for a Great Transformation

A backsplash, as the name suggests, is something in the back that lets water splash against it. It’s a terrific way to spice up bathroom/kitchen décor. If you would like to do only a little remodeling, then do just a backsplash. If you do a total remodeling, then the backsplash can be as major or […]


Clever Painting Ideas for a Dramatic Effect!

Summer is my favorite season of the year in the Seattle area to work on painting projects, create color schemes, and play with paint colors and sheens. As a designer, I enjoy bringing drama into a space by creating an interesting focal point. An accent color wall is a great way to do this. I like working with different paint sheens to make […]


Tips for Buying a New Rug — Parameters to Consider

You’re going to buy a new rug, and wish you knew which parameters to consider. The purpose of having rugs is to help you define and soften spaces. What do I mean by that? Say, for example, in a living-room type of space, a good rug will help you define the area by bringing a […]


Pop of Color: Transform Your Home to Welcome Spring!

Emerging from our gray and rainy winter in Seattle, we Pacific Northwesterners are amazed to see such a beautiful color blue in the sky! How about bringing this gorgeous sky blue, or another color, into a room–or your whole house, for that matter–to make it look like spring? Spending as much or as little time […]


How to Hang Your Art

People are always asking me about hanging pictures in their homes. Are you on the lookout for new ideas about hanging paintings and/or photographs on your walls? Option 1: Making a statement with a single picture Hanging one on a wall is, of course, simple enough. If you’d like to hang just one picture, make sure […]


Turn Your Home into a Mid-Century Style Modern Showcase

Do you watch Mad Men? Have you been inspired by the 1960s décor? I am a huge fan of mid-century style Modern furnishings and accessories — what better way to bring the popular style of the Mad Men series into your own home? Mad Men has been one of my favorite TV shows. It’s known as much for […]


The Perfect Balance of Warm and Cool Tones in Your Color Scheme

Before having your home interior painted, first look at the finishes around the home — the flooring, fireplace, windows, etc. I have seen hundreds of homes that don’t have a balanced coordination of colors between the walls and the finishes. Here in the Pacific Northwest, our winters are rainy and long. That is why I […]