One of our latest projects involved a complete kitchen rehab. This was a great exercise in neutral clashing to create a classic and yet still modern look.
This time around we retooled a classic curb appeal style to be more modern and environmentally friendly.
For this project we had free to reign reinvent the curb appeal of the front yard and the living space in the back. We kept the aesthetic natural with our signature touch of contrast with blood pigments. We created a structure that is inviting and pastoral.
I often pause during my neighborhood walks, overcome by the fragrance of lilacs. Many of the blooms are gone now, and those that remain are faded, but they still have that lovely, evocative smell. It transports me back to other springtimes, to the verdant backyard of my grandparents’ tidy white bungalow. Lilacs seem to evoke the […]
Compost is my passion. I caught the bug a few years ago, at an age when careers are generally winding down. I had no relevant educational or work experience. I bought a bin, and then a second one. In 2017, I attended the week-long world-famous Maine Compost School. I was intimidated to be both the […]
The daffodils are up, along with hyacinths and gorgeous tulips. Magnolias and forsythia are blossoming. You see them on the street and, even more intensely, at the plant and gardening store. After this seemingly endless winter, the urge to plant is strong. Keep in mind though, that soil temperatures change much more slowly than air […]
What a crazy winter! I’m sure we are all looking forward to SUNSHINE. I know I am. These dreary days are getting to me. I just need a little sun to help my mood along with my other fellow-sufferers. The good news is, spring is coming! There is no time like the present to start […]
I had the privilege of attending the Niles Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. I decided to use one of my signature dress form pieces to make a center piece entry and I won most creative centerpiece!
Here is a look at our finished Central street project in Evanston. This was a top to bottom renovation project that included painting and flooring.
Summer is over but don’t despair! Signe Anderson – October 2, 2018 I’m struggling to accept the shorter, cooler days and their impact on gardens. After months of nurturing plants and and delighting in the results, it’s time to say good-by to all that verdant splendor. Letting go is hard, but there are a few […]