The Stories

ICFF Challenge “Design for one dollar”

Pratt Institute of Design students were given the challenge of designing something worthwhile for one dollar. Some amazing results. Check out link at Fast Company’s site   Design for

Art Gallery Walls

 I recently read an article in New York Magazine about a designer/painter, Richard Lee who echos my sentiments on displaying artwork. (yes, I know this is off the beaten

A Sad Day

Ken Brown, a great builder in our area as well as a good friend passed away last weekend very suddenly…and tragically. This was a great southern man who

NKBA 2009 Design Awards

We just got back from KBIS and what a whirlwind trip! We stayed at a wonderful hotel in Midtown (Atlanta) called The Georgian Terrace…was great and I highly

White Beach Kitchen soft and serene

White kitchens are never going to fade out of view. They are crisp, clean and provide unlimited possibilities. The trick is making them look fresh and not dated.

Bosch recalls dishwashers

Bosch and Siemens are recalling about 476,500 dishwashers. An electrical component in certain model dishwashers can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. There have been 51 reports of incidents, including

Good information about CFL lightbulbs

Thanks to fellow kitchen designer, Kelly at www.kitchensync.typepad.com for great info and link to cfl light bulbs! Not all are the same! Worth reading!  Thanks Kelly!!   

Small business and the economy

I was asked by several people over last few weeks to run this post again…originally was out in june and obviously things have changed even more dramatically. Still

Happy New Year!

Life is good! Planning to take the day tomorrow to get organized, putter around my house, play with new laptop and read some! I will be back to

Sneak Peek

A quick sneak peak of a kitchen we just finished up! It is fabulous and the client is one of the nicest we have ever worked with! Great

Modern Retro Kitchen

Just wanted to share a really great kitchen. This little kitchen was quite a challenge but ended up packing a lot of “wow” into a small space. High

On the subject of Allowances

I hate it for my clients when their architect or builder gives them an “allowance” for some category of items in their new home or remodeling project. Invariably,

Splurge or Save on your Bathroom?

This is an article I wrote for Home and Garden Weekly. Thought I would replicate it here! Splurge or Save Adding personality to your bath does not necessarily

Subzero and Wolf Design trip

Just got back from Madison Wi at a Subzero Wolf design affair ( for lack of a better word to call it) and let me tell you this

Newest kitchen photographed

Most people who live on the Gulf Coast will recognize the name “Hopkins’ House”. It was a North Hill restaurant and former boarding house, founded in 1949 by

Altmans Beautiful new faucetry

Altmans new faucet line These are cool, sleek and modern! It is not that easy to find really great contemporary faucets. These are some of the nicest I

Happy Birthday to me!

Today is my birthday! Anyone who knows me will tell you I am a nut about my birthday. It generally starts at the beginning of the month and

Jaclo led rain head

This jaclo rain head is incredible. I am dying to use it in someone’s bath. Create a soothing symphony of color within the privacy of your own shower.