Buckeyes Recipe

Being originally from Ohio, the necessary staple in all of our holiday festivities are buckeyes. I love making them for family and friends and making them with my grandson makes this tradition even sweeter… BUCKEYES Cream together 1 lb margarine 3 lbs powder sugar 2 lbs peanut butter Roll into 1″ balls and refrigerate Melt…

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2020 Kitchen Lighting Guide

How do I mix lighting styles in an open concept kitchen? Stick with two finishes (example: matte black and brushed brass) Use different and contrasting shapes: (example: shades on one fixture, no shade on the other fixture. Or open bulb on one fixture filtered bulb on the other) How do I to choose pendant lights…

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3 Things to Remember when Downsizing

Many people hear the word “downsizing” and think it pertains to older people.  While some of the sweetest referrals we get are from clients needing help with transitioning their aging parents to a smaller space, downsizing isn’t always associated with age.  Less square footage means less maintenance, lower utility bills and more leisure time, which…

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Ask KD: Q & A

In this post, we’re tackling questions about mixed metals and woods, favorite paint, plus sharing some of our favorite places to shop local for accessories! Q: How do you mix wood colors without clashing? Our rule of thumb is to stay within the same color tone or hue. This is especially important when you have…

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Refined-Ranch South: Vol. 2

Welcome to our Refined-Ranch South project, part two! This remodel was a wonderful collaboration with Terra Nova Properties and was recently featured in Oklahoma Magazine.  Today we’re sharing the kitchen and great room.  Ready for the reveal? As with many houses built in the 1980’s, the kitchen was a galley kitchen.  There really wasn’t much…

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Refined-Ranch South: Vol. 1

Welcome to our Refined-Ranch South project! This remodel was a wonderful collaboration with Terra Nova Properties and was recently featured in Oklahoma Magazine.  There’s so much to take in and notice. Let’s get to looking! The grand living room is the first room that greets you when you walk through the front entry. Before the…

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5 Secrets to Styling your Shelves like a Pro

1- Clear Shelves The first step in almost any new project is editing through the clutter.  Start by clearing everything off the shelves and giving the area a good wipe-down. 2- Decide What Items to Display This is where most people get stuck.  Here’s our expert advice: If you don’t love it, discard it! We…

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