Refreshing a Living Room, Dining Room and Entry

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I recently presented this design plan to a lovely couple who knew it was time to update their living room, dining room and entry but didn’t know where to start.  They understood it was time for new paint, carpet and furnishings but were overwhelmed with possibly making costly mistakes.  By giving them a […]

By |January 9th, 2016|Design|0 Comments

Let’s Talk Painting Honey Oak!

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Happy Friday!  After the very busy and beautiful summer we’ve had it’s absolutely feeling like fall here in Michigan and on this rainy afternoon I’m loving the opportunity to catch up with you!

There’s a LOT of activity on blogs and Pinterest about painting cabinets, especially honey oak cabinets.  Honey oak cabinets were […]

By |September 11th, 2015|Design|5 Comments

Glamorous Gray/Tan Master Bedroom Retreat

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I’m excited to share one of my latest redesign projects with you today!  The clients recently contacted me to help them design a retreat for their large master bedroom.   With a 16″2″ x 19″4″ blank slate, they stated their desire for a place to unwind, read, watch television, and (of course) sleep.  Below […]

By |April 2nd, 2015|Design|0 Comments

3 Season Room For Under $3,000 ~ Two Ways! Part II

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Yesterday on the blog I showcased the first of two design concepts for my clients, Lori and Dirk.  (See it here!)  They requested two design concepts for the 3 season sunroom in their charming 1940’s ranch.

Today I’m sharing the second of those two concepts.  You’ll see that it has a very different feel and mood to […]

By |March 15th, 2015|Design|0 Comments

3 Season Room For Under $3,000 ~ Two Ways! Part I

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I’ve been away from blog land for a couple of weeks  . . . my husband and I returned last week from an amazing week long ski trip to Colorado and re-entry back into the real world took me a bit of time!   Now that I’ve gotten my quota of fun winter sports filled […]

By |March 14th, 2015|Design|1 Comment

Great Room, Kitchen and Morning Room Design Plan

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While building their new dream home this couple contacted me to provide them a custom design plan for their very open concept great room, kitchen and morning room.  Because of the the layout it was imperative to make sure the rooms flowed seamlessly.  These rooms will be the heart of the home and with two […]

By |February 13th, 2015|Design|0 Comments

Girlfriend Time at a Northern Michigan Lake Cabin Part II

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Yesterday I told you about an wonderful winter getaway I had with a couple of good girlfriends at my friend’s newly completed lakefront cabin.  If you missed it you can find it here.  As promised, today I’m taking you into the interior of this amazing home!


As in Part I of this post, I […]

By |February 5th, 2015|Design|5 Comments

Girlfriend Time at a Northern Michigan Lake Cabin Part I

After renting a summer home “up north” (as we say in Michigan) for several years and falling in love with the area, a very good friend of mine, Lynda (and her husband Mark) bought a lake property in Northern Michigan in 2013. The property consisted of the original house and four quaint cabins which were […]

By |February 3rd, 2015|Design|3 Comments

Young Traditional Townhouse/Part II

Yesterday I featured a newlywed couple’s living room  (take a look here) in their open concept townhouse.  As promised, today I’m back with the dining room and kitchen spaces!  Again, here’s the floor plan:

The living room rug selected by the client served as a launching pad for the living/dining areas and the couple wanted to […]

By |January 21st, 2015|Design|0 Comments

Young Traditional Townhouse/Part I

I was thrilled when I was contacted by this newlywed couple and asked to help them furnish their new (to them) 1700 square foot townhouse located in a small downtown suburb!  In lieu of a large wedding the couple opted to take the money they and their parents would have spent  to furnish their home. […]

By |January 19th, 2015|Design|1 Comment