Kitchen: Prepping for Paint

It's kinda crazy, but it's been 10 weeks since we closed on our new-to-us home and just over a month since we moved in.  Due to budget and timing, we had no plans to remodel the kitchen.  The space is very large and duals as our kitchen + dining room.  From the day we stepped foot into the house, … [Read more...]

Choosing Kitchen Appliances

Appliances are a pertinent component of the kitchen. Not only are they the primary purpose for cooking + food prep, but appliances contribute a large part to the overall aesthetic. Basically the appliances have 2 major roles... they have to be highly-functional AND look fabulous!  They're a … [Read more...]

Kitchen Renovation: REVEAL + Resources

In less than a month, we'll be living in our home 6 years.  6 years. The fastest 6 of my life. More than double the time of any place we've lived before. We moved here as a family of 3 and now we're a family of 5 + a cute white little kitty. Life has changed so much and as much as our family + … [Read more...]

Kitchen Renovation: Paint + Wallpaper

You know if we're at the point of talking about paint, it has to almost be complete. That's right... we are mere days away from wrapping up the kitchen renovation and I still can't believe it's real.  When I look over to our kitchen area and my eyes see an entire new space, I want to cry.  It's … [Read more...]

Kitchen Progress: Staining Hardwood Floors

We are still full-force ahead with the kitchen renovation through Lowe's. Last week was equal to a roller coaster ride with lots ups & downs, but we kept chugging along and now another week is upon us.  I *think* I can say, I see the light... Since I left off last, a lot of progress has … [Read more...]

Stunning Stained Kitchen Reveal

While I am in the midst of renovating my own kitchen, I've been immersed in designing + project managing a few client renovations as well.  One that just wrapped up is this stunning stained kitchen... As of late, I am seeing that 90% of new kitchens have painted cabinetry - 85% of which are … [Read more...]

Kitchen Remodel: Before + Plan of Action

Last week I filled your feed with over-the-top gorgeous white kitchen inspiration! Today, I'm sharing the PLAN OF ACTION for MY kitchen makeover. You heard it right, I'm renovating my kitchen.  It's true and I couldn't be happier. I've had the awesome opportunity to design many kitchens for … [Read more...]

Eclectic Style Kitchen + Living Room Tour

Last year I had the opportunity to work on a kitchen renovation project with a client and the result was incredible.  I recently was asked to return to make some updates to the living room and I'd love to show you the before & after of each space. The house is very charming & unique with … [Read more...]

BHG Kitchen + Bath Makeovers COVER Feature {behind the scenes}

Hot on the newsstands... I'm thrilled to share that a kitchen project I designed is featured on the cover of the Spring 2014 Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publication, Kitchen + Bath Makeovers.  It's a huge honor and a project that's been in the works for over a year.  The issue just … [Read more...]

Kitchen Revamp: Before + After

Oh My, where are the days going?  I swear, I wake up and 5 minutes later it is night time.  I can not keep ahead, but thankfully all is good - NO complaints, except for the bitter cold temps.  Some fun news to share...  I was in NYC for a quick trip late last week and met up with some blogger pals - … [Read more...]