Laundry Spaces Part 2

A laundry room doesn’t have to be boring to be functional.  A few ideas for a cheerful, stylish and functional laundry area.  Don’t be afraid to use color.  Select a favorite color, even a strong color, follow through with accessories even a piece of art. Customize and build cabinetry and…

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Organizing Spaces

ORGANIZING SPACES:  Part 1 “The Kitchen”   In our fast pace hectic lives today having an efficient well organized living space is more important than ever.  I am going to touch on individual areas in parts.  In part one I will give you some ideas for the kitchen.  There are…

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Guest Cabin Update

Time for an update on the guest cabin.  It is a beautiful day at the cabin. Birds singing, sun sparkling off the water.  The clients can hardly wait to get this finished to enjoy the summer.  Today we are meeting to discuss the exterior step designs, the screen porch fireplace…

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Art and Accessories

ART & ACCESSORIES   I have been called on many times to help coordinate and organize a client’s collections of art, accessories and mementos.  Most people have a diverse range of things that they like and collect.  Paintings, pottery, rugs, special pieces of furniture, mementos, baskets and primitives.  I could…

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Designing A Room

The interior design of a room for my projects starts with a layout or floor plan drawing which enables me to visualize the balance and scale of furniture and distribution of color and pattern.  Depending on what type of room it is I may select a rug or a fabric…

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Summer At The Lake

Summer at the lake in a small 1930’s Minnesota style cabin.  The cabin was exactly what the client was looking for, although it did not have running water and was in need of some repairs. Now a lovely little jewel of a cabin has running water, a new metal roof,…

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Kitchen Project

“New color for cabinets” The client wanted a red rustic finish in her cabin kitchen.  The cabin is a red cedar log structure with lots of windows and light.  We embarked on the challenge of coming up with a shade of red.  We did not want a rusty orange red…

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