Archive of ‘furniture’ category

Farm Table for 14 please

As most of you know I come from a big Italian family.  My sister, her family and my niece and nephew live on our street. My aunt lives one street over from us. My parents live in walking distance from us in addition to having cousins and other family members so close it’s a given we […] Read more…

The Itsy Bitsy Cottage No Wake Zone

It’s hard to believe that just over 9 months ago we started this remodeling rollercoaster!  And although the cottage is so small the project ride never seemed to end. The great room was one of the reason why we bought this cottage.  It’s open space and vaulted ceiling gives the illusion that the space is so much larger than […] Read more…

Itsy Bitsy Lakeside Cottage Master Bedroom DIY Headboard

As some of you may know last spring I worked on a new restaurant in downtown Rochester that was built from scratch in a warehouse factory. The owners had purchased reclaimed wood floors to be put into the restaurant that came from an old Ohio mitten factory. After all the reclaimed wood floors were installed, there was a […] Read more…

Ikat Love: Finding color inspiration for the Itsy Bitsy Cottage

Often at the beginning of a job I began with an inspiration picture, artwork or piece of furniture that I use that as the diving board for the rest of my design.  Last year, I came across these super fun  Lakeside Swivel Chairs ( yes I said swivel! Click on the link for all the great […] Read more…

The Mix and Match approach to Design at the Itsy Bitsy Cottage

Peace, Love and Sandy Feet! That’s what lake life is all about, right? When you live on the lake you need all the sleeping spaces you can get for your visitors. Here’s another peek into my daughter Chloe’s room where nothing really matches but it all seems to go together! Fun graphic colors and whimsical […] Read more…

Peace, Love and Sandy Feet: the Adventure of the Itsy Bitsy Cottage

As an artist and designer I have been blessed with wonderful friends and clients with drop dead gorgeous cottages, cabins and lake houses. Last year I had the privilege of painting murals in a clients second home located on the banks of Canandaigua Lake in Bristol NY. A spacious and unreal plot of land that […] Read more…

This bed is just right…….

Often when I design a model home I make sure that every one in the family gets a room to represent their interests. Whether its a girls or boys room,  inlaw or guest room or parents master suite I make it inviting for the potential buys. Here are three bedrooms that Little Red Riding Hood would feel right at […] Read more…

We call them Lower Levels now…not basements or cellars.

When I think of basements I think of my grandparent’s stone and pitched walled cellar that was covered with cobwebs and dust and had a rickety ladder going down.  With the exception of a few canning jars the basement was bare and not visited very often. Well, the basement has come a long way and […] Read more…

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