Design is Fun.

 

interior design philosophy

I strive to create livable and interesting interiors that are in tune to the architecture and personalities involved.  Interior design should reflect the people who live there.

communication

Let's work together to create rooms that reflect your life as it is now and as you would like it to be.  We are a small, bespoke Interior Design studio based in beautiful Denver, Colorado.  

 style

I love interiors that are character driven in style.  "If you love something, it will work.  That's the only real rule." - Bunny Williams

 

This kitchen was in Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Sept/Oct Kitchen Issue as "10 Ooh-La-La Kitchens".  For more of the backstory on this project please read my blog post:  Modern Farmhouse Revealed

This kitchen was in Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Sept/Oct Kitchen Issue as "10 Ooh-La-La Kitchens".  For more of the backstory on this project please read my blog post:  Modern Farmhouse Revealed

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I'm excited to share some finished photo's of a house I recently wrapped up!  This is a beautiful little 1950's ranch house located in Denver's Crestmoor neighborhood - an area filled with large trees and big yards.  Like many Denver neighborhoods, smaller, period homes co-exist here with super-sized homes that are either new builds or over-sized pop-tops.  This project wasn't about doubling the home's size - but about maximizing the space that was already there.  (I've posted a series of in-progress renovation stories about this under 2,000 square foot home if you want to catch up on the house:  the First Renovation Story and the Second Renovation Story.)  The latest blog post Before and After: Ranch House Love in Denver has some great Before photo's and more information on products used for this project.

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A Small Bungalow in Congress Park Grows Up, Retains its Charm and Serves its Family Well

This lovely 1920's Craftsman Bungalow is situated on a beautiful tree lined street in Denver's Historic Congress Park.  My clients loved the location, the street and the home, but needed to expand its square footage to be more in tune with a 21st Century lifestyle.  They did what many people do in this situation and raised the roof and they did it in such a stylish and thoughtful way that respects the original Craftsman Bungalow and respects the neighborhood that I always leave their home thoroughly in love with its charm.  Here are some of the renovated and brand new bathrooms in the home - I can't wait to share the rest of the home with you once we've finished with the final touches!   Read my blog post on this home here!

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A Family Home Gets a Makeover

 

When I first walked into this home it was dark and crowded with furniture, tchotchkes and memories. It was my client's family home and it was time to lighten things up for them both physically and emotionally.  I love this remodel - for some dramatic before photo's and more information on the project please check out my blog post about it!

"Decorating has to do with people and beauty and the timeless activities of domestic life" - Mark Hampton

 

 

Creating a calm, yet interesting backdrop for living.

 

This kitchen was so fun to transform!  When I came into the picture it was a fairly typical 1990's renovated kitchen with blonde cabinets and sage green accents.  We sold the cabinets through a great Greencycling service and set about creating some kitchen magic with light colors, leathered granite and whitewash.  For before photo's and more information check out my blog post!

"Kitchens should be designed around what's truly important - Fun, Food and Life." Daniel Boulud

 

 

Lighten up!

 

What a lovely family room this was to work on!  Located in in Denver's gorgeous Hilltop neighborhood, the homeowners are young and stylish with small children and large (ish) birds.    They wanted a cosy, colorful room to relax in at the end of the day as a family.  For dramatic before photo's and more about this home check out this blog post!

 

 

Drawing helps myself and my clients visualize the design.

I use sketches as another form of communication with my clients, craftspeople and builders.  It's a great tool to show I what I mean when I say "rustic fireplace mantel" (for example), and it opens up a deeper level of dialogue for my client and myself about how they are going to use their environment.  Sketches also a great tool to hammer out the details, from dealing with unexpected support columns to adding windows and faux beams or a simple fireplace surround.

I am a visual person and I've found that most of my clients are as well! 

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