MY ENTRANCE

Sep 1

 

I love bringing natural light into dark spaces. It’s my thing and how I approach a room, a house, or staircase. Over the next week I’m sharing before and after pictures of my home here on the blog and over on InstagramGet a tour of my home and read the featured article over at Elle Decor online Follow along and find out more details about the space.

 


The Entry

It wasn’t until I took the roof off the second floor that I saw the immense amount of light this staircase has. This is when The vision to make it sparkle all the time came. Taking away the wall to the right that enclosed it in was no.1. The treads and risers were custom, made two inches thick and squared instead of rounded. The wallpaper was tired and happy to go. The shiplap anchored the left wall and made for a great focal point for the entire first floor.

The lucite handrail was a dream because they don’t make ones that long. Not taking no for an answer, I had two made and added the un-lacquered brackets and tops to cap either ends of the handrail beautifully. On the right where the wall use to be is where I forfeited balusters for a clear glass to compliment the lucite railing. The large newel post gives it presence allowing the full view when your sitting down to eat or in the kitchen. When it came down to putting in a runner, it was No runner all the way! Designing the pattern of the stripe in a fine paints of Europe was it for me.

And there you have the simplest but most welcoming staircase 🙂

 

 

 

Walk through my home on ElleDecor.com last month

Aug 25

 

When we create something, there’s the part where we create out of the sheer love for it, and then there’s the part where we offer it to the world — and we find out if the world loves our work as much we loved creating it. The trick is that we have to be creating something that is intrinsically motivated because there’s no guarantee that others will see it the way we do. But I’ve noticed the more I follow the natural promptings that come through me, I create something that fits the space I’m working with and the family living in it, in a special and seamless way.

Since following my heart and vision a decade ago to create spaces for people that elicited beauty and comfort, most of the journey has been a quiet, behind-the-scenes process, with not any public recognition. I’ve had to wait a long time for this to come. I think when we want something and we don’t get it right away, it grows us in unseen ways and prepares us for the best of what is to come. Waiting has been a humbling experience for me.

While I would do this work simply because it’s my calling since I was a young girl, it is such a sweet gift to receive recognition on something I’ve put so much attention and care into. I’ve been a longtime fan of ElleDecor.com and I am so pleased to have been featured last month.

Get a tour of my home and read the article here…