Tag Archives: Renovating

Fireplace Update Adds Drama and Space as a Bonus

“Ornate and overdone” is not my client’s style, so the fussy fireplace surround and mantel had to go.  Clean-looking 12×24 porcelain tile from floor to ceiling lifts the eye to take in the 14′ ceiling.  By eliminating unnecessary bookcases and clutter, we … Continue reading

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Contemporary Master Bath: Living Vicariously

What’s particularly fun about my vocation is that I get to design vicariously through my clients’ projects.  This project was exceptionally fun, since these are materials I might pick for myself if I were starting over from scratch.  Projects are especially … Continue reading

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Dramatic Impact with a Kitchen “Remodel Light”

In this kitchen the flooring, cabinets and the majority of appliances stayed in place.  But what a difference relatively minor updates can make.  Refinished cabinets, a fresh paint color on the wall, the addition of nickel cabinet pulls and a … Continue reading

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Gaming Room to Enjoy a Passion at Home

When I meet with a design client, I want to know what’s important to them.  How do they live?  What are their passions?  What do they enjoy in their spare time?  What design will render the best possible use of space? This client is a … Continue reading

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Master Bath Materials Sparkle

Taj Mahal quartzite, vein cut limestone in 4×36″ plank and 1×3 herringbone combine beautifully with polished nickel hardware and plumbing fixtures and with spectacular crystal lighting to transform this master bathroom.

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Family Room on the Fairway

The location was perfect on the 18th fairway.  The view of the pool and golf course was fabulous.  My client had the foresight to “see past” the Old World décor of the previous owner that most definitely was not a fit … Continue reading

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Kitchen Remodel in Steps

Sometimes budgets stand in the way of getting everything we might want in a remodeling project.  This client addressed that roadblock by implementing her kitchen reinvention in steps. Phase One: Tired faux travertine floors with stained grout were replaced by natural limestone with a … Continue reading

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