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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…

No bones about it, She has good bones.

Hello friends.  As most of you know from past posts we’ve been feverishly trying to get our Itsy-Bitsy cottage renovated for summer. When we purchased this fixer-upper Labor Day of 2014 we knew that the renovations needed to make this place our own could not be done by the end of the year.  The previous […] Read more…

Makin’ Waves at Itsy Bitsy Cottage

I’m so happy to be sharing the first room finished at the Itsy-Bitsy Cottage! This  9 x 9 square bathroom is quite large considering that the entire cottage including the front porch is only 744 ft.² In addition to the toilet, sink vanity cabinet, and shower it houses a stacked washer and dryer. When we purchased […] 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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