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 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 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

I’ve never worked on an interior design project that didn’t involve other people.  You might be reading this and think “um, yeah, that’s obvious”.  However, I think it’s super easy to look at inspiration images and forget that real people worked real hard on that.  We click and collect and consume so quickly, that it’s […]

Design

July 20, 2020

It’s all about People

Construction is an important part of Interior Design

What I’ve learned from designing your workplace & what I know about working from home, too. I’ve always been interested in the home office.  Probably because it’s something I’ve always wanted for myself.  One of my career goals, already in college, was to work from home. For a big part of my career, I’ve been fortunate […]

Design

June 20, 2020

The Home Office

Natural Light and plenty of desk space in home office