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2016 Year of Beauty

  Happy New Year! I am a tad late getting this blog written as I started the New Year in Florence, Italy.  Alas New Year’s Day was the last day of our trip. Now that I am home in Kansas City designing a stack of projects, I can’t help but daydream about the beautiful details…

Interior Glass Pocket doors photo by Jim Barcus Kansas City Star

My house is trendy!

What a surprise to be leisurely  reading today’s Kansas City Star House and Home Section and to see a picture of my living room in it. I have written articles for the KC Star. The picture was a from a story about doors I wrote a few years ago. Hard to imagine pocket doors being trendy as they…

Cane that was sign it was the "Dream House"

Looking for the Cane in the Corner

Miracle on 34th Street is one of my favorite holiday movies. Christmas, Santa, NYC, great coats and a dream about a house! Does it get any better? Add in an apartment that has a view of the Macy’s Day Parade. Wow! I grew up in the suburbs so I always dreamed the opposite, an apartment in a…