designing spaces | cute kitchen


Even the puppy approved this cute kitchen makeover! The space was completely gutted before being transformed into an adorable farmhouse inspired space.

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The kitchen wasn’t actually enlarged, but feels larger with the wall dividing kitchen and dining room removed. Our contractor made and installed beautiful floating shelves stained to match the header beam. Using open shelving in a small kitchen eliminates the heaviness using all cabinetry can create.

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The laundry area was reconfigured for a stackable W/D and enclosed to hide away clutter.

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I love that one of the first things the homeowners put out once the renovation was complete was their “thankful” sign.


They showed such gratefulness throughout the entire process… and we were thankful to work with them and make their home a great place to build sweet memories.



designing spaces |casual dining



Renovating your home is an emotional journey. It’s timely, costly, messy.. Above all, it’s change, which in itself is difficult. But making a good space great is more than just something pretty to look at. It can change the way you enjoy big events or even the way you live your day to day. Like many cut off from the kitchen, this dining room was rarely used and kind of forgotten. Just a place to toss the coats and mail. The wall dividing the kitchen and dining was removed during renovation. The entry to dining was enlarged. Walls and furnishings lightened. Now this bright space draws you in the moment you walk through either the front entry or the garage door. When I think about this terrific family gathering here to celebrate holiday dinners, birthdays.. or even just the daily routine of tossing the coat and sifting the mail, I feel really happy. ..So I guess it’s an emotional journey for me too. 🙂

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designing spaces | white on white


White on white was the theme for decorating the black hutch in this client’s home. Gathering all the white dishes they had to offer and several white-ish encyclopedias they had packed away, we set to work. The books helped to create height where needed as well as adding a neutral, earthy element to break up the shine.


And now, a metal. Exciting finds of copper, which the homeowner also already had, were added for our color pop amidst the sea of whites. And who doesn’t love copper?

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