In my recent home update project I took the plunge and went with a white color for my walls. Yes white! I know, call me brave or call me not so smart….I was a little hesitant myself. But thanks to great advances in interior paint products I found a durable paint to use. How durable or what exactly does durable mean? Read More
Laundry……Not a glamorous topic of conversation for a designer but a very practical topic of conversation for a soccer mom. 960…..that’s the approximate number of loads of laundry done in our home per year. Break it down and that’s 80 loads a month, 20 loads a week. That’s a lot of laundry! But with 3 kids who play sports and a husband who coaches, it’s a part of daily life. And I need function and efficiency when it comes to getting the laundry done. Here are my top 4 tips for laundry room design. Read More
Many counter top materials are beautiful, but are they durable, porous, non-porous, will they stain? So many questions! Here’s a list of the most popular materials used for counter tops and a list of some pros and cons of each product. Read More
Welcome to my new blog series, Memos from a Soccer Mom.
In the design world, a memo issmall piece of fabric, wall covering, or other material that is representative of the product. The sample generally comes with technical information such as size and color and a pattern repeat if applicable. Sort of a testing piece that interior designers use to see how the fabric will look with a paint color, floor tile, and other fabrics for the room design prior to ordering full yards.
In The non-design world, a memo is a Read Morea
White is white right? simple, easy to choose, or we think it should be. In reality, white can be one of the hardest colors to choose. Especially when it comes to white paint. I’ve learned this through my years of design. Today I’m sharing with you my Top 5 White paint colors.
I hope your new year is off to a great start! 2017 is sure to be a full and exciting year for me, both in my business and my personal life. I’m excited about many projects I’ve got in the works as well as my oldest son graduating from high school this June AND my husband and I will be celebrating our 20th anniversary this summer! A big year for sure.
And speaking of exciting……I’m excited to talk about Pantone’s 2017 color of the year…….GREENERY, also called Pantone 15-0343. This fresh and vivacious color is anticipated to dominate the fashion world, beauty and interior design trends. I doubt it will disappoint!Read More
Construction to completion. Your new home is under way, you have the land, the architect, the floor plans are being designed. So many details and selections to make. When is the best time to bring in an interior designer? Right Away! And here’s why; my Top 5 Benefits to working with an interior designer from construction to completion.
Keeping up with Technology can seem like such a constant task these days. We purchase a phone or tablet with the latest and greatest and the next thing we know we’re being told we have the old model. On top of that there seems to now be an app for just about everything. Hard to keep up? Definitely! But when I find an app that fits my needs or life, I love the features and what it can do for me.
Kitchen design seems to be a hot topic of conversation lately. I’ve been approached several times recently about current trends for kitchen design and remodels, how to combine function and beauty for great kitchen design.
Here are a few of my favorite kitchen designs for clients with different styles and use of materials.
I don’t know about you, but I am over the top excited for spring this year. Color of Spring is everywhere!! Living in the Pacific Northwest I have endured the rainy winter months with great tolerance (I tried anyway). I have a boost of energy, love being outdoors, and can’t get enough of the spring color surrounding me. Fashion, home decor, nature, you name it!! Color is everywhere and I couldn’t be more thrilled.