DIY: How to Build a Pergola

DIY: How to Build a Pergola

Sanctuary spaces and outdoor living spaces are a necessity to Boomer life. Just imagine yourself unwinding in a quiet, peaceful area while taking in the sounds of nature and fresh air. To create a more shaded area at Cypress, Bob-Bob and I designed and built a pergola...

Have you found your healing space?

Is anywhere in your home a healing space?   Over decades of designing all sizes and types of homes, rarely do I see or hear my clients speak of their healing spaces.   Light bulb moment! How many of our homes are actually providing us with any personal...
We interrupt this programming …

We interrupt this programming …

We are interrupting our scheduled post of our Basic Beige Boomer’s Redo due to the upholsterer AND the clients coming down with a bad case of the flu. We feel so sorry for these guys and wish them a speedy recovery!    So because it is spring —...
You too can DIY your own courtyard!

You too can DIY your own courtyard!

How often do most of us look at beautiful photos of interiors or exteriors thinking it way beyond our means or ability?   Well, to a certain extent, the sky is the limit is not in most of our budgets or talents. However, here’s what I know to be true. We...
Got space? Make it a sanctuary.

Got space? Make it a sanctuary.

Do you have a favorite place in your home where you love to kick back and relax? My favorite retreat is our screened-in porch at our home, Cypress. It just feeds my soul, and is my sanctuary space. I’ve dug up the video from the archives that gives a personal...