2 Examples of Why Design Matters from Debra


Remodeling & Design

Listening to Debra talk about some of her recent projects, I asked her to do another “Why Design Matters” post.  As usual, my comments will be in italics. Here it is: I’ve done a couple of consultations recently that really made me happy and I’d love to share them with you: Color Consultation I finished […]

September 12, 2017

Hildring House – Home is a Haven


Remodeling & Design

Home is a Haven I’ve tried several times recently to write a post and have been overwhelmed by all the negative things happening in our world. Many of my friends and fellow bloggers have written eloquently about resistance and love …. and I feel as if I have nothing meaningful to add. And I know […]

August 24, 2017

Pretty Pictures-not Hildring House (sadly)


Remodeling & Design

I am wishing I had some pretty pictures of Hildring House to show you today … but sadly, nothing new is “finished.” sigh. So let’s look at some pretty pictures not Hildring House. Design ADHD One of the things I love about blogging is the fact that I am encouraged to ‘finish’ things. It’s my […]

August 12, 2017

The Boys’ Room – Hildring House Update from Debra


Remodeling & Design

We are very lucky to have our grandchildren nearby. They spend a good bit of time at our house, so it was important to us to create a space just for them – the boys’ room. Kids’ rooms run the gamut from “leftover” to “designed-within-an-inch-of-their-lives-cutesy” spaces… The Boys’ Room Design I was shooting for something […]

July 16, 2017

Hildring House Long Overdue Laundry Room Post


Remodeling & Design

First Hildring House Project Completed Four months and many many dollars later… the laundry room is “finished”…. well, as finished as anything ever gets with me around. [This is Dan – I’ll be chiming in occasionally. Just can’t help myself, you know. I have to agree – “finished” is euphemistic for “reasonably satisfied for the […]

July 6, 2017