Posts Categorized: Mood Boards

October 6, 2014


As I’ve mentioned before I’ve been on a mission to go back and photograph the ‘afters’ of projects that we never got around to shooting back in the day. So we’ve been pulling out the old rolodex and calling past clients to see if we can come crash and grab some pictures for our records. What I have not, however, mentioned before on this blog is my crush on all things blue pottery. I’m not really sure I can attest to it being some sort of trend that’s coming back like brass did last year. Ok, actually I am pretty sure it’s NOT coming back in vogue to quite that extent. But in my heart, it’s front and center. Plus, [...]

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September 16, 2014


Part of my job that’s my favorite is going out to get pictures of the projects we’ve completed. You get to skip the blood, sweat and tears and just embrace the ‘after.’ Lucky for me, it brings me into some pretty dang inspiring spaces. Last month I went out with a photographer and captured some shots of a laundry room and mudroom we finished this past year. I’m not sure if this before and after is actually more dramatic or less dramatic given what a transformation it was. It’s basically an altogether different room. But nonetheless! Prior to the remodel, the room was – get this – an exterior screened in porch… And with a lot of imagination and creativity on the [...]

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August 25, 2014


It’s all too easy to drag dozens of pictures off of your Pinterest feed and drop them into your inspiration boards within a matter of minutes as you plan to remodel a room. But translating them from designer space to your own space is complicated at best. And our culture of barely looking at images as they fly past us on the computer screen does us no favors. There’s often no shortcuts to great design. You have to really study a picture you love to pinpoint what you love, why you love it and how you can love its way under your own roof! Here’s a kitchen we were a part of many years back that is still a show-stopper and so chock [...]

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August 12, 2014


My husband and I bought a Diebel tudor in Brookside, Kansas City just last summer. In fact, I think we got possession right about this time last year. And the house was as full of potential as it was full of dated shag carpet and rippled wallpaper. I like to think of myself as having been around the block a few times when it comes to making house decisions. This is after all our 6th place in the last four years. So it ain’t exactly our first rodeo. Nonetheless, I naively believed that the bigger the house we bought, the more the rooms we had, and thus the more there’d be to decorate. And, uh hello, I’m all about more rooms to decorate. [...]

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July 31, 2014


It seems that at the anniversary of every completed project, clients have found themselves in love with some unexpected piece of their home. Sure, they love the heated floors just like they knew they would. And there was never any doubt that adding a third car garage was going to pay dividends both to the value of the home and the ease of family logistics. Hello, my name is Kylie and we are addicted to children’s lawn toys. If you have an extra tricycle, forget the fact that we already own one we don’t use – yes, please bring it over. And the carriages you latch on to the back of your bike to cart around your kids are my favorite. [...]

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