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Versatile Spaces, or How Do We Help Clients Remodel?

Versatile rooms allow for creativity. Versatility is what may really be wanted and needed in a space, but the process for getting there sometimes tends to be a bit mysterious. A friend of ours was looking at the “demolish kitchen” photo on our last blog about our summer remodeling projects. She was amazed that the […]


Home Remodeling Is Busy in the Summer

Hello, Fans & Readers, Amazing how busy we’ve been these months doing several very large home remodeling projects. Many of our clients are buying new houses and we get to design and remodel them! We are taking many houses built in the ’80s or even ’90s to create better functional homes with modern designs. Although we […]


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 […]


“Before” & “After” Bathroom Transformations

You’re pondering how much or how little to remodel your bathroom. The biggest remodeling challenge that homeowners face is how to go about creating “a design concept” that both goes with the architectural style of the house, and also makes the overall look of the home flow in a cohesive manner.  Let’s assume you’re stuck with […]


Multifunctional Furniture Saves Space and Can Be Fun!

A piece of multifunctional furniture is a space saver, and it can be great fun, too. I have seen a lot of ottomans with storage space inside them; that’s a great trend. Have you seen some other kinds of multifunctional furniture?  Multifunctional Furniture Can Be Both Simple and Clever When I saw this tray which […]


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 […]