June 22, 2015

Musician’s Cottage – Writing Room Makeover

Every one of my clients brings something wonderful and personal to the design process. But when you get to design a home for a beautiful young musician brimming with energy and personality and talent – it leaves an impression. My client is one half of an up-and-coming country music duo (I love working in Nashville, by the way), […]

May 17, 2015

10 Observations on Paris

1) Parisians aren’t rude. They’re just busy and they don’t do small talk. I personally love this as I’m not a fan of small talk, myself! 2) Always make an attempt to speak French at the beginning of a conversation. Even if your French is terrible, it will make the rest of the conversation go […]

February 17, 2015

Farmhouse Renovation – A Hidden Treasure

There have been lots of little treasures that have surfaced during demolition at the farm. But my favorite find so far is this gem. It was hidden away in a back corner of the barn, full of junk and dirt. Because it was laying beside an old water spigot, we think it was being used […]

February 15, 2015

Family Room Renovation – Before and After

This Family Room started with a typical fireplace flanked by built-in bookcases. The original proportions were ill-designed and needed a good adjustment. The niche over the fireplace was not the appropriate proportion to hold a television, which was necessary for this family with three children. The existing bookcases did not take advantage of the full […]

February 8, 2015

Dining Room Renovation – Before and After

This post features the same Nashville home as my last Before and After post. This time I’ll be highlighting the transformation in the Dining Room, which is one of my favorite rooms in the house! There weren’t any major architectural changes needed in this room. Just superficial improvements including paint, lighting, removing the molding from […]

February 8, 2015

Kitchen Renovation – Before and After

Every house starts out with a certain amount of charm. But some have more than others, and some lose their charm over time. Some houses reach a point in their lives when they need a facelift. That was 100% the case with this Nashville home. My client purchased the home knowing that a full renovation […]

January 26, 2015

Farmhouse Renovation – Down to the Studs

This is day 12 of demo (give or take a day, I’ve lost track!) The house is down to the bare bones. All of the walls have been stripped down to the studs and you can start to see exactly what the house will feel like when those interior walls are all gone. Our contractor […]

January 25, 2015

Farmhouse Renovation – Demo Part Two

Hi everyone! Demo continues at the farm! These photos are from Day 8 of the process. The more they tear into the old walls and ceilings the more dirt and debris piles up. We’re getting down to the studs, so we can start to see the true skeleton of the house and decide exactly which […]

January 21, 2015

Farmhouse Renovation – Demo Begins

Thanks for checking in for part two of the farmhouse renovation series! The old fence rows are torn out, the falling-down shed and smoke house have been scrapped for parts and the piles of antique wood are ready and waiting for their new lives. We’re 4 days into demo – but this is the part that […]

January 13, 2015

Farmhouse Renovation – The Beginning

I’m so excited to announce a new blog series! Over the next six months or so, this series will follow the renovation of a quintessential Tennessee farmhouse from start to finish. The word ‘excited’ isn’t strong enough to express how I feel about this gem of a project! Farmhouses speak to my soul. Walking into this […]