Author Archives: Sally

A Room of One’s Own

Do you keep a car in your garage? Me neither. In fact, this, my fourth house, is the only one to even have such an outbuilding, long ago turned into a woodworking shop by a previous owner. About 1/3 of the back yard was covered in asphalt leading up to it. Not a thing of […]

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Open Shelves vs. Upper Cabinets

Open shelves vs. Upper cabinets It seems that every magazine and home design blog is featuring kitchens with few (if any) upper cabinets these days, and yards of open shelves. Sometimes the look is quite modern, with stacks of white plates and simple glassware. And in some kitchens open shelves can look like they belong […]

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Kitchen Colors

Paint colors seem to be the most vexing of design decisions. You ask your daughter to pick a paint color for her room, and what looks pail pink on the chip looks like Pepto Bismal on the walls. The soft cream for the living room ends up looking like lemonade. In the kitchen, where there […]

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