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denver . colorado



May 13, 2014

My mother’s day celebration officially ended at 3AM when Caroline started screaming “I threw up! I threw up!” and Andy started gagging and I started that time-honored tradition of stripping down a pukey child, running a bath, starting the laundry, finding the ginger ale, and asking myself why I married a man who can probably shoot a man dead if necessary but cannot, if his life depended on it, deal with vomit.

Still, I am lucky enough to live down the street from Clare and BJ Ambrose, owners of A...

April 30, 2014

A recent issue of Southern Living Magazine includes a picture of a gorgeous dining room with an upholstered door.

I must have an upholstered door.

I considered asking Andy Blackford to make one of these for me; mostly because I like to entertain myself by watching his eyes roll back in his head. That’s what my DIY ideas do to him.

But I didn’t ask him. Because I am sort of busy dreaming of upholstered doors.

April 9, 2014

What’s black and white and fabulous all over? Um – these rooms, for one thing.

I’m sort of a sucker for the tried and true black and white combo. Hence, my love of Oreos. But that’s not what this is about, now, is it?

I’ve been toying with the idea of a black and white bathroom basically every day for the past year, but I am a smidge busy with blogging and clients and the four children who recently found the hiding place for the Oreos.

Parenting is hard.    

I will keep you posted on...

April 1, 2014

When clients ask me for advice on painting, my first response is: hire a painter.

If they say they can’t afford a painter, I suggest hiring a painter.

If they tell me their husband likes to paint, I concede and recommend they hire a painter.

If all else fails, this tip is brilliant. Almost as brilliant as hiring a painter but

Before painting, wrap doorknobs in tin foil. The foil molds to the door handle to protect it from paint. So smart!

March 26, 2014

I don’t know about you, but I am not rolling in the dough these days. Or ever. And even if I was, I don’t know if I would spend my hard-earned dollars on really expensive art. Maybe I would. Who knows, as I’ve never been perusing my bank account and asking myself just where shall I spend all of my millions? I have indulged in a few special pieces, and I’ve never once regretted it, even when deciding between rice and pasta for dinner to off-set the expense. (Art buying and low-carb eating do not...

March 18, 2014

The Neighbor’s House has opened its doors, thanks to the blood and sweat of the two Ts in my life (you know who you are) and the tears of yours truly.

Okay, so not really tears. More like whimpering.

But it was worth the emotional turmoil because my website, Twitter feed, Facebook account, and Pinterest pages are live and now I can sit back and do what comes naturally to me: shop, design other people’s homes and offices (while secretly coveting most of the things I find), drink cold coffee, and wr...

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