“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” - Joe Sparano


Kitchen backsplash inspiration

For me, the backsplash is the “jewelry” of a kitchen remodel.  It can be subtle and elegant or dramatic and daring.  Here are a few ideas that I love… 1. Backpainted glass: a great way to create a subtle or dramatic monolithic color… 2. Glass mosaic tiles: add color and a little sparkle to an […]

Celebrating the London Olympics

If you’re like me, you haven’t been able to tear yourself away from the Olympics.  All I keep thinking is what did we do before DVR?!  I am loving watching the athletes compete and seeing history in the making.  Although I am undoubtedly pro-Team USA, I have to give a shout out to the host […]

Kitchen countertops v3

Here are a few more countertop materials to throw into the mix… Wood Everyone thinks of wood as a flooring material, but it can also be a beautiful and functional countertop as shown in the above kitchen by Venegas and Company out of Boston.  Adding a wood top to an island while using a different […]

Kitchen organization

I am a pretty organized person in most aspects of my life, but even I can get overwhelmed in the kitchen…especially if you have a small kitchen or cabinetry that is lacking interior organization. My first task for belated spring cleaning?  Tackling the clutter in my spice cabinet. Before – Yikes, that’s embarrassing! It has […]