1. Bells and Whistles

    One of the questions I get asked all the time is; What should I include in my kitchen?  There are, of course, some basic accessories I feel should be included in the average kitchen. I recommend a trash pull-out, a cutlery divider, roll-out trays or deep drawers for pots and pan storage, and a tray base to house cookie sheets and cutting boards. Beyond that, the next step is individualizing the k…Read More

  2. Laundry Room – Space Planning

    I was reading an article on Houzz today called “Homeowner’s Workbook: How to Remodel the Laundry Room” by Mitchell Parker.  It struck me that he really got to the heart of the issue with the laundry room.  No laundry room is the same size or shape; some are large, some are small, and many are just closets.  Having lived in many different homes, I’ve also had to overcome the laundry room…Read More

  3. Blue Is The New Black

    Everywhere I look in the design world, I see and I read about blue.  There are so many hues of blue, but today I’d like to talk about just one; Maritime. Schrock Cabinet company just introduced a new painted finish by the name of Maritime.  It’s my absolute new favorite!  It’s not exactly navy and it’s certainly a distant cousin to teal. ​Next to shades of white, Maritime looks stormy…Read More

  4. St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Suggestion

    I've never been a huge fan of corn beef and cabbage.  And I'm not even sure why.  If you're not either, then here's a recipe for you to try that will bring out the Irish in you.  Thanks to Mindy Fox @ Epicurious.com for posting! Spring Roast Chicken with Potatoes and Cabbage…Read More

  5. Spring Entertaining

    Spring Entertaining on your calendar? Try keeping your table simple and organic with herbs and plants. Another tip, try filling a vase with whole fruit or lining it with slices before adding your flowers or flowering branches. Simply beautiful!…Read More