A Special House


This week, we’re installing a project we’ve been working on for over a year and I CANNOT wait!!!  (And neither can our clients, who have been waiting patiently to move in!!)    I was completely in love with the house from the moment I first stepped inside it last year.  Built at the turn of […]

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July 14, 2014

Pulling Back the Curtain: Our Studio & its Policies


Happy Friday!!! (wahoooo)  We’ve been receiving a few requests & questions lately about why our studio isn’t open on the weekends and why I’m not in the studio with customers, so I thought I’d bring it up today and reiterate our policies and explain the reasoning behind them.  (These requests & questions are from really […]

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July 11, 2014

The Mountain House is Finished!!


We just returned from a trip to the mountains in North Carolina.  As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been in the process of designing a vacation house outside of Asheville, NC for my cousin.  The project moved forward at a crazily accelerated pace- he bought the house in April and we installed at the end of June!!- […]

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July 7, 2014

A Book


I’ve been writing this blog for almost six years and during that time, have always sort of thought about book ideas.  I was approached about writing a book a few years ago when bloggers started publishing books, but as I began to write a book proposal for my agent, I realized that as a designer, […]

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June 26, 2014

The Comfort Zone


comfort zone a place, situation or level where someone feels confident and comfortable 1. the temperature range within which one is comfortable 2.  the level at which one functions with ease and familiarity   When creating design plans for my clients, I usually try to push them just a little bit (or a lot of […]

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June 16, 2014

Progress on the Mountain House


Major progress at my cousin’s mountain house is being made!!  He has assured me that all of the trades people in the town officially think I’m insane.  Awesome.  (For those of you who might be new to my blog and/or have no idea what I’m talking about, you can view an earlier post here that explains the […]

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June 9, 2014

How to get into a Great Client-Designer Relationship


I’m absolutely crazy about the people I work with.  Especially, my team and our clients.  We have been fortunate enough to be able to work with the type of clients who become lifelong friends.  I think it’s largely because of the amount of information we put out there for our clients to consider before we are […]

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June 5, 2014

Our House Tour on NBC Open House!


This Winter, NBC filmed an episode of Open House at our place.  It just aired yesterday and I can’t wait to share it with you!  I had so much fun filming the segment with James Parvin & Vinny Randazzo, who were both extremely patient with me.     {me in our kitchen}    It was […]

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June 2, 2014

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