Posts Tagged ‘kitchen’

a recipe for change

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Hello, hello!  Wonderful to see you again :)  And just like that – it’s September.

A popular project this time of year is what I like to call a redesign.  This is when we give an existing space a new look or function.  Examples may include breathing new life into a living room, turning a guest room into an office, or improving the organization of a mudroom.  A redesign may include new furniture, a new color palette or accent color, flooring, lighting, window treatments, accessories, and possibly minor construction.

Contrary to popular belief, not every designer is bound and determined to reinvent the wheel that is your home.  I love to incorporate existing pieces and achieve the desired results as efficiently as possible.  Most importantly, I work with each client to develop a recipe for change that best fits their needs and goals.

So what project are you looking to tackle in the coming months?  Fall is an excellent time to create order after a chaotic summer as well as plan ahead for holiday entertaining.  Let’s start the conversation – call or write today!



pleasing pantries

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Beg your pardon while I pause to peruse these pictures of pleasant pantries :)

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Sources:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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.

Snippets, II

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

First, I’ve got to say that I’m sorry for such a brief and ever-so-slightly lame post last week.  Yes, things are busy but that is good!  Today I thought I would offer a few snippets of all my “things in progress.”

Project 1:  Front entry/laundry room renovation.  This has been in design development for a while now, but it looks like construction is right around the corner!


Project 2: Kitchen reno.  This active family can’t wait to tear down the wall currently separating their kitchen from the dining and living room areas.


Project 3: New office space.  I recently helped a business get settled into their new office.  These chairs worked perfectly with our palette.


Project 4:  Another mudroom/laundry renovation.  I have to admit, the storage solution for this mudroom is spectacular!

Project 5:  Commercial restoration.  This project has been under major construction since their groundbreaking ceremony I last posted on here.  Today will actually be the first time the ladies and I have been able to enter the building for almost a year.  Can’t wait to see the progress!


In other news…  I’m working out.  Excercise has always been one of those things that I’ve struggled to prioritize.  With the wedding on the way, I have been following through pretty well on a morning exercise regime.

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I’ve been practicing up-do’s.  With a DIY wedding, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to at least entertain the thought of doing my own hair.  While I am not 100% which direction to take, it has been fun learning how to style my hair differently.  You’ve got to check out  She’s fantastic!

I have a super productive day on tap so it’s time for me to go.  See you again soon!

shine bright

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Morning!  One project currently in progress is a kitchen redesign with a super fun client that I originally worked with last year.  For this redesign, we will be updating the wall color, light fixtures, and furniture – eventually.  Lighting updates, as well as a fresh coat of paint, are two easy ways to bring a lot of change to a space.

Since I’ve been a busy bee researching light fixtures, I thought I would share a few sparkly ones that caught my eye.


Crystal Blossom Twelve Light  Pendant Chandelier

Sausalito 22" High 3-Light Silver Gold Pendant Light


Sources:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5


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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Sources:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Exceptionally grateful

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Lately I’ve had the pleasure of helping one of my best friends with a kitchen renovation.  It has been such a joy to share my talent and passion for design with someone so special to me.   I am exceptionally grateful to spend this time together as she is 8 months pregnant with twins!   Life is going to be different pretty soon…  I’m so glad for the opportunity to help her and her family in this unique way.

Stay tuned for kitchen updates and pictures to come.   In the meantime, happy, healthy thoughts for my amazing friend.  You’re lookin’ good girl!  I love you.

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Whatcha got cookin’

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Fortunately, I am still in the position of minimal responsibility when it comes to Thanksgiving.  Well, in terms of food preparation that is.  I think it is safe to say that I tend to fall into the role of “floater” in situations of family gatherings.  Forgot a major ingredient?  I’ll zip to the market.  Kids need a distraction?  Auntie to the rescue!  Minor flooding in the basement?  Tend to the turkey Mom, it’s under control. 

As you may have guessed from my last entry, my initial reaction to Thanksgiving = ***FOOD!***.  Hence, the post on decadent dining rooms.  Nevertheless, I’d like to give props to those multi-taskers doning the aprons this year – enjoy these amazing kitchen images. 



Style wise

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Another popular style is Shabby Chic.  The keyword here is WHITE.  Characteristics of Shabby Chic  include slipcovered furniture, vintage items such as linens, accessories, and furnishings, distressed pieces, as well as floral and toile fabrics.  Although this style is often thought of as more casual, I would have a hard time letting down my guard with so much white.  In a nutshell, I’d describe Shabby Chic as feminine, light, and airy.  


Color… as promised

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Hello and welcome!   Great to have you back :)  Next to be featured is a color that has made quite an impression on me.  So much so, that I even went so far as to include it in my business name!  That’s right, you guessed it:  Purple

Purple, or Violet, is known to embody passion, drama, artistry, spirituality,  opulence,  determination, independence, wisdom, intrigue, and wit.  Feast your eyes on these delicious images:







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