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Interior Design

This ain’t your grandmother’s wallpaper!

By Colleen · August 20, 2018

Wallpaper is back! And so very cool. Many people shudder at the idea of putting wallpaper in their home, conjuring up images of an old, dowdy house covered in floral walls. But that was then, and this is now: fresh, clean and clever wallpapers are designers’ go-to these days. Perhaps a reaction to the sterile, […]

Interior Design

Before and After – An Airbnb Makeover

By Colleen · July 31, 2018

  With the rise of the sharing economy, Airbnb rentals have become all the rage. People are turning extra rooms, garages and even their entire homes into income-producing accommodations. I recently had the opportunity to design unused space above a garage into a two-bedroom Airbnb, now christened the Pinon Grove Barnhouse.  The property is in […]

Lifestyle

Oh, what a long strange trip it’s been – from federal prosecutor to interior designer.

By Colleen · July 23, 2018

Yes, I was a lawyer for a looong time. I started in private practice working for big law firms, then switched to public service, prosecuting murders, drug dealers, gang bangers, child sex-offenders, and all-around-bad dudes. One of my homicide defendants referred to me as The Devil in The Skirt, which I took as a compliment. […]