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City Wide Garage Sale Finds

Hi All, it has been waaay to long. I got swept up in a remodeling storm. Lots of great projects under way, like a kitchen and master bath remodel in Great Hills and a kitchen remodel in Westlake. The same home that I did the fireplace remodel, check it out here:Weston Lane. One of my […]

Library nerds, raise your hands.

There is something magical about visiting the library and getting to take home books for free. Every time I step through the doors, a sort of illusionary osmosis of information occurs and I feel smarter the second I leave. But if and when you cannot take a trip to the library, why not have the […]

Miles of Tiles

As a designer working on new construction and remodel projects, I am always surrounded by tile. Miles and miles of tile. It is my job to not only to assist clients in selecting a tile that will be appropriate in their home but also relevant or on trend for the next ten to fifteen plus […]

Let your walls do some talking-Part 1

I’m not sure why so many people are afraid of paint on their walls. It took my own mother twenty years to leave her white walls behind for color and when she did what a difference it made. Painting your walls is one of the most cost-effective ways to update a room. Not only that, […]

It’s the little things…

I recently had the opportunity to remodel small powder bath and what a difference changing a few design elements can make. Unfortunately, I do not have a pre-remodel photo but imagine a icky laminate counter top, peach-hued porcelain mirror and red walls. After 15 years, it was time for an update. There are three areas […]

My little obsession with seating

I am not sure where this obsession stemmed from but I have to admit I have a thing for chairs. Could it be their unique form mixed with functionality? I’ll let you decide. Here are a few that have jumped out at me during travels.   I will own this one day! Found in an antique store […]

And this is where the Urban Toile begins…

  Standard protocol of a blog…why am I blogging. Having recently hit the ground networking for business purposes and attending networking seminars, everyone I’ve spoken to has said it was key to have a blog. And recently, in an intimate networking environment, I found that people were even more interested in what I had to […]