This past spring someone reached out to put me in touch with a friend’s daughter looking for an internship. Well, I’d never had an intern before so I didn’t know quite what to think! A short 8 weeks later and I can’t believe she’s already gone. There were dozens of things I’d been pushing to the back burner that I just never seem to get around to. She knocked out a ton, but unfortunately the list continues. And one of the oldest items on the list is to finally share with you all one of our most impressive projects to date. It was completed back in 2019 but never too late to share, right?
Ruth and I were both pumped about this project the minute we learned that our client taught etiquette classes. We knew we’d get the chance to develop a thoughtful plan that was perfectly designed for hosting wonderfully organized and well-appointed parties. And that’s just what happened. We’ll talk more about the entire floorplan overhaul and addition in another blog post. But for now let’s just zoom in on this bar. Not just a bar though. It’s the connection point between their new kitchen, their grand dining room and their well-outfitted backyard.
There is nothing quite like having a light and bright new bathroom. It’s especially nice to have a space like this in an otherwise dark lower level. Plus this project took place during 2020, so a bright spot was particularly needed!
A few years ago we teamed up with Natalie O’Shaugnessy of O’Home Interiors to produce one of my favorite projects to date. This Old Sagamore home just screams family to me. It’s got that high-low mix of approachable antiques alongside new, transitional pieces and fresh, yet still mature textiles. It’s just a total home-run in my…
Tucked in the small round of a four-house cul-de-sac in Cedar Creek, perched over a cluster of staggeringly tall forest trees that serve as both backyard and vista, a sunlit kitchen was brought straight into modern day just in time for the home’s 30th birthday. A series of unfortunate events had plagued Jim Scovell’s attempt…
I must say when it comes to houses I can’t make up my mind. There are just too many styles I love. Too many color palettes I’m drawn to. Clean and white. Dark and moody. I just can’t decide! For instance, I’m all about an all marble bathroom. And yet I can also get along just fine with some hardwoods in the bathroom.
Thanksgiving is upon us. And while it will inevitably look quite different this year with fewer friends and smaller tables, that’s not to say that it needs to be any less beautiful!
What happens when both the husband and the wife hold a PhD in Literature? Well, the house is full of books of course. Books upon books upon books. Collections of books. Collectible books. Resource books. Favorite books. All sorts of books.
Master bathrooms are a funny thing. Clients either invest a ton in them because see it as a retreat and value how much time they spend there. Or they put a master bathroom remodel at the very bottom of the list because no one but them will ever see/enjoy it. Well these homeowners took the first approach. With two stressful jobs, this was to be an oasis. A gift to themselves as they got ready for work everyday.
Last year some of our past clients reached out hoping to come up with a solution for a pretty, but not-functional courtyard in their backyard. A family of four, they’d purchased the home from someone whose lifestyle didn’t quite lend itself to wobbly toddlers and tired parents. Not well protected from the sun, and certainly not from the summer’s mosquitoes, however pretty, the courtyard was seemingly full of steps. Everywhere you looked there seemed to be a brick step just begging for a little boy to skin his knee or stub his toe.