Author: erin | Date: August 9, 2012 | Please Comment!
Intense peach, powder blue, linoleum floors…. they all seemed like good ideas at the time. This is a master bathroom that I was hired to redesign for some dear friends. Their house was built in the 80′s in a contemporary style–and they knew that the time had come for a big change. The existing bathroom [...]
Author: erin | Date: July 10, 2012 | Please Comment!
Things can have a way of being put in place…. and then staying that same way for a really, really long time. The truth is that oftentimes we don’t know when the time has come for a change. Being comfortable with the way things are –and uncomfortable with change (who isn’t??)– can sometimes keep us [...]
Author: erin | Date: May 24, 2012 | Please Comment!
I love the unexpected things people delight in after a room is completed. Like the perception that there is a “new” window in this kitchen….although it isn’t new at all, just newly appreciated! This kitchen, new in 1991, was quite the hang out for family gatherings…but the owners couldn’t figure out why no one ever [...]
Author: erin | Date: April 19, 2012 | Please Comment!
When I was five years old, I was awakened early one morning and summoned to the first (and last) family meeting my parents ever had. I stumbled down the stairs in my nightgown, groggy and confused–I had had a fitful night’s sleep, sensing that something was coming undone, something was changing in the house where [...]
Author: erin | Date: February 2, 2012 | Please Comment!
There are many ways in which to think of your house. When frustrated with the flow and function of the interior spaces, sometimes it is helpful to envision the building as a large rigid box, with many smaller somewhat flexible boxes inside that can be shifted around and fit back together inside of the whole. [...]
Author: erin | Date: January 17, 2012 | Please Comment!
This past summer, I was asked to consult on the overhaul of our church hall, St. Joseph’s Hall, a room that holds many great memories and has always been charming to me. When I looked at it honestly, after taking off the sentimental sunglasses we all tend to wear from time to time, it indeed [...]
Author: erin | Date: January 12, 2012 | Please Comment!
Oftentimes, a new client will contact me because they know that their room or house in its current state is uncomfortable to them, and they are ready to make a change. What they are unsure of is the direction in which to go~Which path will get them to their destination? Which routes are too costly? [...]
Author: erin | Date: May 6, 2011 | Please Comment!
Change is a constant part of life. And, as I am sure you already know, change is challenging and often chaotic. In my own life, a year of earth-shattering change started on Memorial Day the year that I was 17 years old. On that Monday, my father died after a short and brutal fight with [...]
Author: erin | Date: April 7, 2011 | Please Comment!
Just this week, after many months of hard work, careful planning, and many answered prayers, our little project house was put on the market! WOOOO HOOOO! I am very excited to show you some of the before and after pictures today!! I know you remember her forlorn facade from before: But take a look at [...]
Author: erin | Date: March 2, 2011 | Please Comment!
Ordinarily, I keep my promises. However, in the case where each Monday I have promised to post some photos of progress at my project house…..well, that totally hasn’t happened. Although, if you look at the “before” picture above, you will see that a lot of other things have happened with some predictability and skill. In [...]