A Breezy Backyard Patio

These next clients made the best of this fair-weather city by building a covered patio that has more than enough space for their whole family, which is perfect since family is everything to them! Being lovers of the outdoors, they wanted this area to be an extension of their home—a place to hang, chat, and eat together all year round. In essence, we created [...]

Not Your Mama’s Southwest Style (Part 1)

When you live in a beach town, the desert doesn’t get a lot of love. But, these next clients find that a more arid terrain has just as much beauty as the Big Blue. In fact, their whole design is based around Utah photographer, Michael Fatali’s, beautiful photos of the Southwest. Sloping red rock, cacti, and orange echoing caves fill the frames hanging on the[...]

Kathy’s Guide to Kauai

This week I thought it would be fun to step away from interior design and whisk you all away to beautiful beaches and relaxing shores by sharing a guide to my ultimate happy place—Kauai! Because Greg and I have been visiting for the past 35 years, friends always ask me about the best places on the island, so, I figure, why not blog about it? Now, in order to[...]

Four Accessories for Every Home

One of the easiest ways to add character to a home is through the use of accessories. In fact, any room will feel infinitely more finished once it has a few curated details. It can be tricky to figure out which pieces to choose, especially if you're starting from scratch, but over the years, we've found a few staple accessories that can work in almost any ho[...]

A Freshly Picked Laundry Room

When it comes to designing smaller rooms, I have a theory—the tinier the space, the more fun to be had. And that theory holds true in one of my latest home projects...our laundry room! When we built our house thirty years ago, I wanted my laundry room to be a part of my living space—close to the kitchen and easy to access. But, being so visible, I’ve wanted [...]

The Backyard Blog

Happy June! Even though we still have 21 days until summer officially begins, it feels like it's already here. Eating dinner on the veranda, having a pool party, entertaining friends--this is the season to make the backyard a useful space. So, we've put together some of our backyard designs (and tips) for inspiration! S'more Summer Nights This backyard belon[...]

Coastal Design Done Right

As a design firm located in a beach town, we end up doing a lot of coastal design. Bringing a bit of the seaside into a home can mean elegance and relaxation, but it can also turn into a conglomerate of mismatched bobbles and rustic signs, which doesn’t always evoke that serene seashore feel. Coastal design should be light, airy, and bring in a sense of sere[...]

The Three Most Common DIY Design Mistakes

After 18 years of design experience, our team knows what to do when it comes to making a house into a home...but, that also means we know what NOT to do. Sometimes we get called into a project after a client realizes they might just be in over their head. They’ve put in time, sweat, and money only to find themselves frustrated and disappointed with their DIY[...]

Sprucing Up for Spring

Blooming flowers, breezy afternoons, buzzing bees—spring is here! And, with it comes the urge to do a little cleaning, get rid of the dust and let the sunshine in. After beating the rugs and scrubbing the baseboards, you might be thinking your space needs a little sprucing—so here are a few simple ways to add a bit of spring to your home. Replace Those Tired[...]

Elegant Coastal

Whenever we receive a new project that begins with an empty house, it gives us the opportunity to really envision a design that’s fresh and new. With so much open space, this next project definitely enabled us to dream a little! These clients asked for a coastal style and, while most people might picture a beachside cottage, we envisioned an elegant resort-l[...]