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What is a Butler’s Pantry and WHY do I Need One?

There are many purposes for having an efficient butler’s pantry. Let’s talk about a few! 1-  If you entertain and enjoy cooking meals for company, the butler’s pantry hides the prep and cooking messes so that your kitchen and dining spaces remain show-ready for your guests. I like to add a single basin sink in...

An Office Fit For a BOSS

The home office has become an important part of our modern lifestyle as more people are working from home. It is the tech center of the house; used for both business, entertainment, and school where Zoom and other online capabilities put the office aesthetic front and center. Here are some ways that I ensure that...

5 Steps to the Closet of Your Dreams

Step 1- Edit, edit, edit. Chances are, you have TMS: Too Much Stuff. Be mindful that you probably have more in your space than you wear regularly, so make the hard decisions on what to keep FIRST, so that the end result is designed around the items you actually use.  Step 2- Consider hiring a...

A Bewitchin’ Kitchen

There are many places within a home where one could cut corners here, and make some more budget-minded choices there… but the kitchen is NOT one of those!! The kitchen is the shining star at the center of every home, and often plays a role in every activity, every guest experience in addition to every...

Bedroom Bliss

Your bedroom should greet you and say “Hey there, hot stuff, come on in, put your pretty little feet up, and stay awhile…” Here are some thoughts on how to get your bedroom to speak to you, too! Bed Head Whatever color scheme or wall treatment you choose for your bedroom walls, your headboard should...

The ACD Look

A good designer won’t limit themselves by providing just one “look” or design aesthetic, but if you’ve scrolled through my work long enough, you will definitely see that there is a recurring theme that runs through every space I design. Each space feels calm and welcoming, while embracing both classic detail and current trends. Here...

Your Own Home Spa-aah

Your bathroom is the place where you both begin and end your day… here are some ways you can ensure that this space is one that starts your day off right in the morning as well as one that encourages relaxation and rest at night:  HOTEL ENVY A luxury bathroom is one of the perks...

HEAVY METAL

Do you want your kitchen to SING? Consider a medley of several different metals in your space versus the one-note solo of a single metal finish. Mixing metals within your home is one of the best ways to layer warmth and visual interest. Here’s how: MORE IS MORE Use between three to five different metals...

So Vanilla

ANYTHING BUT VANILLA… Shades of white can feel sterile, glaring or even boring. Here are five of my favorite whites that are clean, fresh and calming and certainly not boring: Chantilly Lace Chantilly Lace is my go-to white when I am looking for a clean and crisp color that is versatile for all areas of...

Kitchenette Design Tips

This week I’ve been part of a fun Kitchen Design Round Table. Kitchens are one of my absolute favorite things to design, and I’ve been lucky enough to design a lot of them! I thought it would be fun to focus on secondary kitchens, otherwise known as the “kitchenette”. Today I’m sharing the same tips...

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What I love most about what I do, isn't necessarily the beautiful home at the end of the project, but it's the journey I love getting you there!

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