The Five Minute Room

Create breathing room in just 5 minutes

A Playful Home

I came across an article on FreshHome recently with the title “Unexpectedly Playful and Open Modern Home in Belgium.” My first thought was that “playful” is not a word that we … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hardware Happiness

Satin Nickel, Chrome, Oil Rubbed Bronze, and even Gold. We’ve seen these finishes around for decades; rotating in popularity from one year to another. However, considering metals from bygone eras … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Paint Perfection

Having a difficult time “seeing” the paint on your wall, but don’t want a patchwork painted wall while you decide? Try painting the inside of a cardboard box, or cutting … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fringe Benefits – A New Perspective

When window-shopping in Stockholm I came across these two lamps. Nearly identical with their white lacquer bases and floral shades there was just one key difference – one had fringe. … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bright Ideas

Having just arrived home from a two week trip around Europe, I am excited to share what’s new and innovative in design from across the pond in a series of … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

What’s Old is New

  While my last post would take much longer than 5 minutes to complete, today’s opportunity for creating breathing room is much more attainable. With the weather warming up and … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Design Conversations with Vern Yip

Last night, I had the pleasure of attending a design conversation with Vern Yip of Vern Yip Designs and HGTV. While the discussion centered on preparing photos for publication, the … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · Leave a comment
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