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Interior Design

Before and After Timberline Project Reveal

Today I’m really excited to share with you a project I recently completed. It was one of the most challenging I’ve undertaken thus far – an entire first floor remodel at the same time. But, it was also incredibly rewarding because my style and the clients’ were so in sync.

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Kitchen Design

A Dramatic White and Gray Modern Kitchen Remodel

Today I’m very excited to share the before and after photos from a dramatic makeover that transformed almost the entire main level of this traditional West Des Moines home. My client and her husband built this home for their family twenty years ago, and their taste and style had evolved

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Remodeling

The Best Light Gray Paint Colors for Walls

This post was originally published in March 2015. It was updated in February 2020 to reflect my new favorite light gray paint colors for a fresh and updated interior. The gray paint trend is still going strong, and I am often asked about my favorite light gray paint colors for

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Bathroom Design

The Worst Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes You Can Possibly Make

I’m currently in the midst of designing several bathroom remodels and multiple bathrooms in new build homes, so I have bathroom design constantly on my mind lately. Bathrooms are one of my specialties and really how I got my start in Interior Design (along with kitchen design), so I’ve been

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Remodeling

Finished Basement Remodel Project Reveal

Today I am sharing a finished basement remodel project that I started at the very beginning of this year when I was still technically on maternity leave. My clients built their home new in a southern suburb of Des Moines several years ago but left their spacious basement unfinished. Their goal was

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Interior Design

Des Moines Home Show Expo 2018 Project Reveal

Last Fall, which now seems like a lifetime ago, I heard from a previous client that they were thinking of selling the house I helped them update and building a new home in the northwest corner of Clive, Iowa. In our early conversations, the plan was to sell their house,

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Welcome! I’m a Des Moines based interior designer, boy mom to one, avid reader and always aspiring artist. I started this blog when I moved to Iowa in 2008. Currently, I write about life in Iowa, personal development, and my creative journey.

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