Client Update: Kate's Space and a Spruce for Bruce!

Remember this post?

and this room for Bruce?

With some secret sourcing and a wave of our wand...
we now have this!

which includes some of new finds:

A spruced up Man Cave for Bruce-
...on our way to Kate's Space on the other side of the house,
we passed by this:

which magically became this:

Loving the way the black color is integrated into their home and it makes
such a great impact!  Bruce's mantle was also give a new coat of
black paint with a bit of rub through... what a change-

Here's Kate's Space BEFORE:

and Viola... AFTER!

Artwork on left wall BEFORE:

and AFTER:

Remember, scale is everything my friends!

Here's one of my favorite parts... art on the back wall BEFORE:

and AFTER:

Loving the birds, antique mercury glass lamp and the Egg prints!

Thanks to my little elves~ Noelle, Julie and Fred:)

Until next time,

Wraps, Ribs and Rabbits!

I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter... 
this was my view on Easter morning:)

 Nothing against Kansas City, but not many
 children wait for the arrival 
of the Easter Bunny... in the Marriott.

Who plans a Qualifier Volleyball Tournament on Easter Weekend??


As much as I love watching my daughter play volleyball, will it ever end?!!!  

I've spent more time lately on a bench watching ponytails swing and balls fly... 
one more week???

But as luck would have it... an injury occurred during the first game and we ended up like this:(

Mom and Daughter were good sports and stuck it out for the "Black and Yellow"...

So, I put my time to good use-

Eating and Designing

While at a KC favorite-

I skipped over the menu and saw this on the walls of



Sorry about the terrible Iphone shots but these collages
reminded me of an artist with the gallery, La Montage
that I've used quite a bit for my clients...

If you have a favorite memorabilia collection in a box or even an idea... 
we can make it happen and put it on your wall!

I perked up after my visit to Jack's and we rounded
out the weekend with Easter Dinner at Consentino's grocery market
and flew through tornadoes to arrive home at midnight Sunday.

Life is full of experiences:)

Until next time,

Finish out those Forgotten Spaces!

As I begin to work on a new custom home project with a lovely new client,
I am reminded that NOW is the time to look for those nooks and crannies
that you can make functional in your home...


Pouring over the blue prints to finish out potential "dead" space is the first step,
but the creative options may not present themselves until framing...
when you can actually see through the walls!

If your house is d.o.n.e., you are still in luck. Call me and 
we will work with a contractor to break through the existing 
drywall and make a great space.

Take a peek at a few ideas below:

What a cute resting spot? 

Here it is all about the architecture... and the gorgeous window doesn't hurt-

As you can tell by the division in the flooring, this job must 
have been done after the fact.  Bravo... homeowners...
for recognizing the free space and putting it to use!

Super fun way to utilize the space underneath the staircase!

Love the privacy with the drapery panels-

My favorite... DREAMY!

Don't forget attic spaces! 

And last but not least, convert those closets!

So, YES, think storage, but also think about some fun spaces you
can create for your special someone (3 ft. blonde?)...

Until next time,

Image credits: **I saved most of these photos before I started blogging, so if you know who deserves credit, give me a shout!  Bottom two: and
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