A Bright Breakfast Spot for the Fam

This fun family of 5 needed a more functional dining spot in their kitchen - a place for meals, for homework, for entertaining...the list goes on. Building in a banquette for them seemed like the most fun option, as it saves space, provides storage, and gives you additional seating in the case of "extra" kiddos around the table. 

I love the new drapes to soften this space with the comfy pillows and bench cushion. Toss in a modern chandy, a farmhouse table, and blue & white jars and it's a fun, sophisticated, updated trad space. 

Hope you guys love it too! 


A Mid-Century Kitchen Reno

I've worked on a lot of renovations, but this one is probably the most dramatic yet in terms of the "before" and the "after" - the scale of the space, opening of the walls, keeping the integrity of the house but making it modern (hello, new stainless steel backsplash!) at the same time. I could definitely see it in my head, and I am SO thankful these awesome clients trusted that vision....we are ALL so happy with how it came together! 

The house is mid-century, but needed maja work. The kitchen needed to be done ASAP as the couple and their 3 young kiddos had to have an open space to cook, live, and play. The entire house is full of tongue and groove, so we wanted to play up all of the beautiful woodwork, especially the beams in the ceiling. Staining them dark, and keeping everything else a shade of white really made them architectural features. I can't wait to show you guys more of this home's transformation soon! 

Hard to believe that this was the "before!"

And the "after"

Pics by Alexandra Haynes - she makes every space look special! 


Plenty of Sunshine on this Sweet Sunporch

I love a sun porch! Especially this one with wall to wall windows that let the light flood in! We kept the wooden blinds for privacy when the time comes, but I sure do love it when they're ALL up - it feels like you're outside in the garden! 

Working with shades of chartreuse, teal, blue and white, I pulled together a little space in front of the cozy fireplace. Now, its a space the whole family can enjoy! 

Pics by Alex Haynes - she's the bomb! 


A Baby Girl Nursery

Working on a little angel's nursery was so fun for me - a mama of two boys! Shocker, I know, but I am a girly girl and being able to express this super feminine side of me totes fulfilled my inclinations toward shades of pink! 

The lady of the room will be growing up with twin older brothers, and there will be no shortage of boy things around, so she definitely deserved her own feminine space. Starting with the peaceful pinky-peach on the walls, to the brass bed, and the graphic roman shades....with a Chinoiserie mirror and modern chest, its ALL girl! 

I am nutso over the Chinoiserie custom painting by Erica Lackey above the glider - its soft and soothing and speaks to both my love and the mama's love of all things Chinoiserie. The beautiful Renee Bouchon works above the baby bed were the first purchase for the room, and captured the color scheme we'd be working with.  We kept everything else light, and simple and clean. Its a space that will truly grown with her! 

All pics by the uber talented Alex Haynes!