Bathroom Lighting

Lighting is important throughout the home, but one of the most important spaces to light properly is the bathroom. Unfortunately, bathroom lighting is often pushed to the side in the remodeling process in favor of more "fun" decisions like countertop selections and tile layouts. With bathrooms becoming more spa-like and less utilitarian, proper lighting is essential to making the most of the space...
style a kitchen

How to Style A Kitchen Like A Pro   The last step of a kitchen remodel is often the most overlooked one—styling your space.  By styling, I mean accessorizing the space and bringing it to life. You could have the most beautiful Carrara marble countertops and the perfect herringbone backsplash, but your kitchen will fall flat visually if you don’t finish the space with some personal touches...
Ferguson First Look

Recently, I was lucky enough to have been chosen to attend an exclusive designer event through Ferguson Enterprises, one of our favorite vendors. This event, held in Orange County, California, was an opportunity for designers across the country to learn more about selected vendors that Ferguson partners with. The events, collectively known as Ferguson First Look! focused on three brands: Rohl, BSH...
updating your kitchen

Updating Your Kitchen on a Budget As an interior designer at a design-build firm, I work on all different types of residential remodels. Year after the year, the type of job I work on the most is kitchen remodels, and 2017 has been no different. As the heart of the home, the kitchen is where families gather, holidays are celebrated, and memories are made.  Thus, it makes sense that this is the ro...
Interior Kitchen Lighting

Project Profile: Alberta Kitchen Renovation This job is a kitchen renovation that brought this kitchen up to date aesthetically and improved upon the value of the home for future resale. The new kitchen has also increased efficiency and functionality in the space.   The clients’ main goals were to: ·         Enhance the aesthetics of the kitchen to make it fit more into their transitional style ...
master bathroom remodel

PROJECT PROFILE:  ALBERTA MASTER BATHROOM REMODEL, HOLLISTON, MA   The owners of this Holliston home were looking for a way to update their master bathroom in a way that both reflected their own style but would also appeal to future buyers if they decided to sell.  The remodel reconfigured the layout to make it work better for how the homeowners used the space. The updated master bathroom no...
resolution

I have never been very good at making resolutions for the new year, and this year was no different. We are just over a month in to the new year, and I am still not sleeping more, drinking more water, or leaving work at a reasonable hour. Thus, I decided that instead of making personal resolutions for myself, I would come up with a list of resolutions for the home that everyone could adhere to. It ...
home trends

Surprising Home Trends of 2016 I tend to be cautious when speaking of home trends. Often, the word “trend” scares people as they automatically believe a “trend” is something that is going to go out of style in a short amount of time. While this is often true, there are some trends that have longevity, and from a design standpoint, they are important to acknowledge. Inspired from Elle Décor’s artic...

Project Profile:  55 Wareland Basement Remodel When the clients at 55 Wareland moved from Europe to the United States and purchased their stately New England colonial, they knew they would need to do some work to make the house feel like a home. Although the house was new and fully updated, with hardwood floors, high ceilings, custom built-ins, and high-end finishes, the style was a far cry from w...
southern design, southern style, southern charm, southern, south carolina, massachusetts, design build, masters touch, charleston, isle of palms, southern decor

Southern Design Elements for Your New England Home   Over the weekend, I was lucky enough to be in a beautiful wedding in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, a city about 15 miles east of Charleston. While down there, I was blown away by the architecture and design elements of the waterfront “cottages” and historic plantations throughout the area. Charleston was very traditionally southern, while...