Posts Tagged ‘black & white’

captivating kitchens

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

As we continue our tour of sensational spaces, we move from the mudroom to the kitchen.  This is one of the most important rooms in your home – not just for daily function and family time, but as a major selling point for your house.

Essential characteristics for a successful space:  durable/easy to clean materials, an efficient work triangle, and several layers of effective lighting.  Other details to consider include quality cabinetry, abundant storage opportunities, desk area for bill paying or homework, and well-suited for conversation/entertaining.

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here’s what’s hot – episode 5

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Last but not least, metal is also trending strongly these days.   Another classic element to design, metal is great for adding variety, sophistication, and a touch of sparkle to a space.  Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, but be mindful that different finishes may support or conflict with the character or vibe of a room.

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too cute

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

For the last several months I have been busy with a very special project.   In this situation, we are updating the old farmhouse my client grew up in.  First on the To Do List:  redesign the bedrooms for two little girls (ages 9 and 7).   This was a fun and unique opportunity for me to play in the world of COOL and CUTE.  Here are couple snapshots for your viewing pleasure.

But the fun doesn’t stop there!  The 2nd floor hall and dual stairways received a major transformation as well.  Stay tuned for more images to follow.

at last

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Some projects are small, some projects are large.   Some projects are fast, some projects take years.   

As you will recall from previous posts (here and here), I have had the fortunate opportunity to participate in the Endicott Hotel renovation for the last year or so.  At long last, our chapter has closed on this project and the happy tenants have moved in.

The images below capture the large unit (blues/green), the smaller unit (reds/orange), and the common areas we furnished/staged.


Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Another hot trend you’ll see in 2013 is black and white.  Don’t be fooled – this palette is not as boring as it sounds.  Black and white can be glamorous, sophisticated, classic, modern, and easily adaptable by changing your accent color.  But nevermind me, I’ll let the images speak for themselves…

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012

This right here is super snuggly weather.  And for super snuggly weather, you need super snuggly stuff.  Check out these super snuggly shots :)

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it was a dark and stormy night

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

… Sorry.  No scary stories here.  I’m a bit of a light weight when it comes to scary stuff, actually – always have been.  On the other hand, I’m a regular badass when it comes to design.  Here are some dark and stormy spaces in the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve.

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

With the onset of snuggly weather, I thought I might offer a bit of toasty fireplace inspiration.   Aren’t these delightful?


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Love affair

Friday, June 15th, 2012

I’ve had a love affair with Bentwood chairs for years now.  They are classic and elegant, but can be fun and playful too.  I’d say they fit into just about any style of decor.

(Thank you Thonet!)


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Friday, May 4th, 2012

It’s been raining for what seems like forever.  I realize the earth and flowers really need it, but come ON!  Perhaps I’m just operating on a bit of short fuse from an intense week.  Gotta love growth.

To lighten the mood, here are some cute, happy, fun things from Pinterest-land.  Happy weekend!

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