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I’m kicking of 2022 with a feature on a butler’s pantry remodel that I started designing last January. This client was a virtual design client located in North Carolina.  She is someone who spends a lot of time in her home and wanted to enjoy the gift of her home.    Even though a laundry room […]

Design, Interior Design

January 6, 2022

Butler’s Pantry Remodel

To conclude the Healthier Homes series, I’d like to talk about some of the ways that accessibility influences our wellbeing at home.  Nobody wants to picture themselves (or anyone they love) with mobility challenges.  However, if we want our homes to be truly welcoming and safe for everyone who visits, it’s worth thinking about accessibility. […]

Design, Wellbeing

April 21, 2021

Healthier Homes Part 4

In Healthier Homes, part 3, we’re going to look at some simple things you can do in your home to improve your indoor air quality.  I would wager to guess that most of you haven’t ever given a thought to your indoor air quality aside from how your home smells.  You’re starting to know better, […]

Wellbeing

March 21, 2021

Healthier Homes (Part 3)

In part 2 of the Healthier Home series, I’d like to talk about the materials that you touch and the air you breathe in your home. In part 1, we looked at the impact of the design of our homes when it comes to implementing and encouraging healthier habits.  Today, I’ll be discussing some of […]

Design, Wellbeing

February 21, 2021

Healthier Homes (Part 2)

It’s no secret that January typically ushers in lots of conversations on healthier habits in the upcoming year.  Since my realm is design, I wanted to talk about what we can do to create healthier homes that are designed to help you thrive.  There are a lot of factors that come into play when we […]

Design, Wellbeing

January 21, 2021

Healthier Homes (Part 1)

I’ve felt like I was both not enough and too much so many times and for so many reasons.  Sometimes simultaneously, which is the ultimate no-win situation.  Maybe you’ve been there, too.  Building a home or embarking on a large project like a remodel can bring these feelings to the surface.  These kinds of projects […]

Design, Faith

December 21, 2020

Not Enough / Too much

I’m writing this blog post from my home office, recovering from COVID-19, quarantining along with the rest of my family.  So far, it seems to be a mild case and that’s something I’m giving thanks for! Celebrations with extended family are for sure out of the picture for us on Thanksgiving Day.  Maybe Thanksgiving celebrations […]

Faith

November 20, 2020

Giving Thanks in a Covid-19 Quarantine

I recently finished a book called The Powerful Purpose of Introverts by Holly Gerth, which got me thinking about designing for Introverts and all the ways that I can help support their needs through design. I often think of how space can be shaped to promote interaction or convenience, but it’s equally important to consider […]

Design, Faith

October 20, 2020

Designing for Introverts

It took 4 years to move into our new home.  That’s the time it took us from purchasing our lot to move-in.  It definitely doesn’t have to take that long, but we were more concerned with doing it well than doing it fast, so while it wasn’t our preference, we knew long-term, that it was […]

Design

September 20, 2020

Building Our Home: Lessons Learned

Since I’ve started working in residential design, one of the things that I’ve noticed that’s different from commercial design is the use and role of inspiration.  When I was designing schools and offices, most of my clients weren’t spending their evenings pinning inspiration images for their project.  Sometimes, they had an idea of what they […]

Design

August 21, 2020

The Role of Inspiration