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I have always been fascinated with the idea of selecting a slab counter material first and then designing around the material. Traditionally the counter is selected towards the end of a project, after counters, flooring, lighting, and everything else has been selected. BUT, if you did switch the process around, here are some concepts to […]
Once in awhile, I get a project that tops all the others, whether because of technical, design challenges, or amazing transformations, or tight schedules for a surprise remodel (yes, we do those too!). This bathroom is one such project. Attraction #1: In the before pictures you will notice there is a mint green tub and […]
So, color science, huh? Yes, color science – understanding the color tone, its affects on persons and physical spaces to invoke a feeling or mood based on design intent. Because I use color every day in my design practice, I find that I am intuitive regarding color and selecting color and knowing where color should […]
You are ready to start thinking about your Winter Park remodel project and want to get an idea for how much it will cost? While material costs vary widely (think crystal all the way to plastic), there are some ways to easily narrow down the options and the resulting budget. We usually use four categories […]
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Hi there! Here is the final blog unveiling the Sherwin-Williams 2016 Color Palette: Trajectory. If you love deep, dark, edgy colors, this palette is for you in your next Colorado mountain remodel. Mysterious, wonderment and depth are all part of this grouping. I love the boldness of this palette – Quixotic Plum (a deep, rich […]
Welcome to the third of four Sherwin-Williams 2016 color preview blogs. This palette, Nouveau Narrative, is by far the most sedate of the pairings, but with an underpinning of suave elegance. I have used a lot of the colors in this palette and found them exciting and bold and warm. I suggest using the Duration […]
Hello! Welcome to the second of four blog previews of the 2016 Sherwin-Williams color forecast. How, you ask, does this apply to your Colorado Mountain Remodel? Well, depending on your taste, the Mas Amour Por Favor collection will brighten any room. Exceptionally suited to creative spirits, artistic tendencies, and people with a fun sense of […]
Sherwin-Williams announced their 2016 colors a couple of months back and I got a chance to review them in depth recently. Here is the first of four collections: Pura Vida. What I like about this color palette is the freshness and calming aspect of the color groups. With the neutrals backed by a hint of […]
A great article from Ski-Hi News on holiday decorating by Erica Kalkofen of EK Kitchens & Design in Winter Park, CO and Special to the Sky-Hi News. “AH! The rush of the Holidays is upon us. Don’t you just love the feeling of Christmas overwhelm – the presents to buy, the food to prepare, the family […]
Controversial for sure in the color world, but super fresh and clean for the new year. This signifies a fresh approach to thinking, to living, to being a little quirky. Coming from the heavier, somber colors of the past several years, these two colors are refreshing and light. And, they pair well with the Sherwin […]
Alabaster – just the thought of it brings riches to mind, sensual surrounding, relaxing settings. It also is the Sherwin Williams 2016 Color of the Year. I love this color for its sheer versatility – use it as a back ground color and highlight window moldings, picture railing, or base moldings. Furniture set in contrast […]