Talent on Loan: Faux Finished Wooden Beams

This project was located on top of a mountain in Colorado. It is an inspiring place where there is a deep appreciation for the beauty that nature provides in its pure state. The previous owner of the home had painted all of the cedar beams chocolate brown. First on the priority list for this remodel […]

Fill in the blanks

How exciting!  An investment was made to upgrade kitchen cabinets from white to wood.  But one piece of the puzzle was missing.  The doors to the pantry and  entry to the garage remained white.  This abruptly interrupted the visual flow of the richness of the new wood cabinetry.  A  gap of white remained as a […]

Storybook Ending

A creative faux finish on the walls of a dining room tells a story about your style.

Strategic Planning

Multiiple “design tricks” were incorporated to transform this master bath into a place of elegance and intrigue.  The harsh contrast of the black chest next to white cabinetry had not been resolved by simple glazing. Many times when we look at cabinetry, there is a tendency to apply a finish as if it is one single architectural detail.  In […]

Prime Real Estate

Elegant faux finishes are added to the walls and ceiling of a dining room to create the perfect backdrop for a custom art collection.

Gift wrapped

  In most cases, a powder room is a small  square room  in need of some personality.  But, in this case, there were many distinguishing architectural details.   One wall is curved, the ceilings are very high and the trim molding is extremely bold.  The objective was to draw your eye to all of THESE […]

Champagne Toast

  I love participating in designer events. It is an opportunity to work with a fun loving and creative group of people. This one was called “Collaborating For Success.” It was organized by ToTheTradeOnly and had a whole new twist . . . it was almost like that HGTV show “Design Star.” Each designer chose a small […]

On the Bright Side

  Bold contemporary patterns . . . rich reflective fabrics . . . sleek shiny accessories. All of the elements are in place to present a statement about current design trends. This project took place at Luxe Home Interiors, a full service interior design and furnishings studio located in John’s Creek. They wanted to showcase […]

A Little Red

    Do you love red? I certainly do. It is a strong color that is filled with excitement. But sometimes, you can get too much of a good thing! An intense color like the red in this before photo is probably too much for a whole room in the middle of your home. Sometimes, we think that […]

Frank Lloyd Delight

    “. . . strive to simplify;  the ensemble of the rooms should be considered so that comfort and utility go hand in hand with beauty.”  Frank Lloyd Wright This home honors the “Arts and Crafts” or “Prairie” style that is often identified with Frank Lloyd Wright. It incorporates low horizontal lines and open […]

Opening Act

First impressions of a home are established the minute you enter the front door. This is where the stage is set as a preview for what is to come. In essence, it is the opening act. In this home, the dining room is directly off of the foyer. The objective was to create an ambiance […]

The Best Dressed

    There was a day when the best dressed always included a lovely hat. It was the accessory that defined a level of class and completed the outfit. In design, we “dress” each room of a home to make a statement for every space. In this dining room, the “hat” was missing. Often we design […]