Saladino Inspired Front Garden

My client sent me this photo of her garden in the morning light a month after planting.

 

The garden is intended to evoke the french chateau feeling of the house. Everything chosen is drought tolerant and can be easily managed but will never look lackluster.
Russian Olive trees, pygmy pea shrubs enmass, Walker’s low Catmint, and […]

Contemporary cottage

The before of this particular project was sad and tired but there was definitely some potential. The worst house on a nice street.

I imagined the house as a cute white cottage with character and charm.. or at least as much character and charm as the budget would allow.

The first step was adding balance to […]

Chateau de Gudanes

These beautiful images are from a new publication, Evoke magazine that a client introduced me to. So dreamy!
Built in the 1700’s the chateau is located in a small village in the south of France nestled amongst the midi-pyrenees.

What a dream it would be to get married here…

Purchased by an Australian couple in 2013, it is currently […]

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Farmhouse Modern Renovation Progress

Snapped a few pictures at our final meeting about the finishing details of the kitchen design- Bar stools and backsplash.
We want something simple but with a bit of shine to give the feeling of a nice clean kitchen but without looking too busy.

This is what we started with in the kitchen- yikes!  Heavy and […]

Wreath Workshop 2015

The wreath workshop was an awesome success! Unfortunately, I was so busy this year that again, pictures were the last thing on my mind.
So this is all I have!
The calm before the creative storm.

A huge thank you to everyone that came out!!
Jen

247- 4th St Renovation

This house needed a lot of work, but now is the perfect family home!
We adding cedar shakes and a new large window, garage doors, lighting, landscaping and a new driveway outside.
New drywall, paint, hardwood, kitchen, interior doors, as well we added a bedroom and bathroom upstairs, as well as a large mudroom inside. It’s […]

Naturalized Garden Design

That time of year is starting, consultations for landscape design while there is still snow on the ground! It is impossible to get inspired while I look out at the recent dumping of snow but thank goodness for Pinterest.

I recently started a plan for an acreage outside of Carman and because of the site, […]

Submerged

A photography/print series I’m working on. It all started with needing some art for the big blank wall in our bathroom…

Jen

Still So Much To Do…

I’ve finally hung my Ashley Woodson Bailey print in a temporary frame from Ikea. (I’ll get it professionally framed at some point.)
Still need the Carrara Marble top and these sconces from Black Rooster Decor which have been backordered again!

These sconces are going in the dining room as well.

I am also thinking for in here, […]

The Power of Symmetry Cont…

Symmetry on a smaller scale doesn’t feel quite as intimidating or austere. It is a vital design principle in interior design.
In my own house, it had the potential for a nice space with the two windows, but the squeezed rectangle shape so high on the wall did nothing but make for a useless wall, […]