From Builder Blah to Designer Divine

??Clients in the Hill Top neighborhood of Denver, CO wanted to remove an old worn down kitchen addition and build a larger kitchen for the wife who loves to cook daily meals for her family. For their addition, they had previously worked with a prominent Denver builder however, things did not work out. When the clients came to us, it was agreed that we would use the footprint developed by the builder but, we would take it from there and make it spectacular. We met with the wife to discuss her goals and desires, both functionally and aesthetically. From that point, we developed three floor plan options for the kitchen addition. Option 1 was basically the builder’s kitchen plan but, improved to bring it up to the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s (NKBA) kitchen design standards. This gave the client a very small and almost useless island, not much cabinet space, and Continue reading

Powder Room Pizzazz

Powder rooms can be the most challenging room in your home to decorate as they are usually small with no natural light. This is a space that should be opulent & luxurious and it’s an ideal space to step out of the ordinary. This room is a perfect venue to adorn your walls with a tame texture, delicate damask, fun floral or stately striped wallpaper. I know what your thinking wall paper in a bathroom “not a good idea”, however powder rooms have very little moisture build up due to not having a shower or bathtub. Many of us still remember the curse and horror of peeling and out-dated wallpaper that clung to the walls of our homes. It seemed like such a great solution to add a little pizzazz to your room but, as many good ideas go, wallpaper fell short. This once mainstream wall covering went by the Continue reading

Park Hill Home Tour

Last week, we had an amazing opportunity to share Debra’s personal home as well as the Debra Toney product with nearly 2,000 community members as part of the Park Hill Home Tour. On a hot September Sunday, seven homeowners opened their doors to the community, and Debra was one of them. Though her home was by far the smallest home on the tour, we think it packed the most punch. The newly remodeled bungalow is a model for urban living. Debra gutted nearly all the interior walls during the redesign, and the result is an open floor plan perfect for the way we live. The Home Tour’s brochure cited the space’s rich color combinations that create a retro ambiance, the flow and space provided by the layout, and the kitchen-centric design suited for modern living as highlights of the home. When a home is built with the homeowner’s use in mind, the Continue reading