We are well underway with the transformation of our unused ‘shell’ of a home theater room into a studio for dance, Kung fu, and other forms of exercise requiring a lot of floor space. And that’s a good thing, because it’s Week 2 of the One Room Challenge; time is short and the to-do list…Read More
Listen! I have a secret to share. Not every transformation we undertake is in extreme contrast to the ‘before’ state. Sometimes, we are really just making a seemingly minor adjustment. But the results can be just as dramatic as when we make a night-and-day type of change! Case in point: An exterior paint project we…Read More
It could not be easier to botch a room design exclusively using neutral colors. There are so many pitfalls, it is probably the most nerve-wracking directive for even a professional interior designer! But rather than explaining all of the things that can go wrong, I’d like to share five ways to do a neutral room right – so you can nail it every time, whether you’re tackling a kitchen (hello white kitchens!), bedroom, living room, bathroom, or any other space in your home.Read More
I have blogged a lot over the years, with some long pauses thrown in for sure, but 330+ (and counting) posts is nothing to shake a stick at! A topic that appears very frequently on Interiors for Families is color. My color posts are among the most popular – and I personally think even the ones that are older than dirt are holding up pretty darn well!
So I thought I’d take a little blog break for today, and do a little #tbt (taking a slight liberty, due to it being Tuesday as this is published), compiling some of my favorite and most viewed color posts of all time – and that means revisiting my writing all the way back to 2012.Read More
I have taken a couple of prolonged ‘pauses’ in blogging, during which we completed and photographed some pretty great projects. This is one of them. At first, my thought was – the ship has sailed, the pictures have been shared on Instagram and on my website, even published, so why dig up old news? Then I thought…I never really took the opportunity to share the whole story of this renovation project for a great family – it is good to do for posterity’s sake if nothing else. And, it’s actually a pretty neat story. Especially if you are into the architectural history, or a lover of color, or both.
So, without further ado, I present the reveal of a past project…which was beautifully photographed by Michael Lee well over a year ago.Read More
I frequently get questions from readers and followers on a variety of topics. Usually, they are struggling to make an important (read: expensive!) design decision related to their home. And usually, the answer is not simple enough for me to dash off a quick reply – so I am not able to answer these types…Read More
It’s Friday once again…another ‘stay-at-home’ week is in the books. Who is else is looking around wanting to make some updates in their home stat? Don’t get me wrong – I love my house and all of its little nooks and crannies, but all of this time inside has made me crave some change. And…Read More
Well hello there! It’s been an embarrassingly long time since I’ve written here. So long, in fact, that I am considering this a ‘relaunch’ of Interiors for Families. I’ve truly missed writing here, and making connections with my readers. With the world in various states of lockdown and quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic, now…Read More
As promised, I’m back for Part II of our Project Happy Place reveal. You know, the one that almost didn’t happen because my client (aka sister-in-law) and her family decided to move to a new home. It happened so fast, in fact, that they have already moved out. Like, a week ago. I have that…Read More
Well, hello! I won’t go into all the reasons why it has been MONTHS since I’ve blogged (I’m sure you can guess a few of them…), I’ll only say I have missed it and I hope I can figure out a way to get back on a regular publishing schedule here. The reason I am…Read More