A Classic White Kitchen


I don’t know what it is about white kitchens but we love them.

Even though my own kitchen isn’t pure white the cabinets are painted a light color which I was adamant about when we built our house. I had a white kitchen years ago and I’d love to have this bright look again.

Irene’s kitchen is open, airy, inviting and very functional. Which makes it just about perfect.  Continue reading

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When I Slept In a Tree House

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Last week I had the opportunity for some one-on-one, mother/daughter time with Kaleigh. She had to make a work trip to Gatlinburg, TN and asked if I’d join her. Our plan was to drive to Nashville from OKC, spend the night and then on in to Gatlinburg the next day.

While attempting to find a last minute hotel, Kaleigh did a quick search on airbnb to find somewhere cute to stay.

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Ruffle & Trim Detail on Roman Shade

4 Windows, 3 Curtains, 2 Fabrics in 1 Open Space

Pleated Panels with Ruffled Undervalance

One of the most common arrangements within open floor plans is a living room adjacent to the kitchen and breakfast room. We love these open concepts but they often present a dilemma when it comes time for window treatments.

Do you play the matching game?
Ignore the fact that you can see all the windows at once?
Or coordinate the window treatments?

We chose to coordinate.

Today’s home shares this floor plan consisting of twin windows flanking the fireplace, a breakfast room window and a door off the eating area leading to the back patio.
Living Room Before

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Aqua and Coral Pillows

Aqua and Coral Ruffled Pillows

Aqua and Coral Pillows

Often, when choosing fabrics for pillows there’s at least one patterned fabric in the space that helps to tie the room’s color scheme together.

In this case the inspiration piece was a vintage dresser custom painted in a multitude of patterns and colors.

Stacey chose to pull the aqua and coral from her painted dresser to add a soft splash of color to her otherwise neutrally dressed bed. Once that decision was made we were on the hunt for fabrics in shades of coral or salmon and aqua.  Continue reading

Dining Room Curtain Panels

Dining Room Window Treatments – A Touch of 70’s Retro

Dining Room Curtain Panels

Every aspect of interior design, including window treatments, ebb and flow with the trends.

I’ve created designs for clients who’s preferences have ranged from over top, tasseled & trimmed to “nothing to blocks the light, please”.

From bold and dramatic to simple and white.

A quick look through The Gallery here at Beyond the Screen Door will show you a glimpse of the variety.
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She’s Here!


I am so proud to introduce our new grandbaby!

Violet Ember – 8 lbs 3oz and 19.75″ of pure preciousness!

We are soooo in love!

I was able to be with Courtney and Drew when she was born and saw them again that evening.

The next day I went to the doctor with Shingles!!! Can you believe this timing?!? Thankfully I was not yet contagious during my time at the hospital. I believe we caught it early enough to at least reduce the intensity with medication but currently I’m quarantined away from them.

I’m not sure which pain is worse…the shingles…or waiting to hold this baby again until I’m well!

gown – candy kirby designs
headband – poppy lane and co

Cafe Curtain with Contrasting Cuff 2

Cafe Curtains For A Breakfast Room with Six Windows

Cafe Curtain with Contrasting Cuff 2Happy New Year!

I love this time of year. January always brings a sense of new beginnings, possibilities and opportunities. I’m so excited to see what this year has in store! Of course, first in mind is that precious grand baby…any day now.

The above dining room/breakfast room is located to one end of a gorgeous kitchen and adjacent to the family room. It is flanked by 6 identical windows and a door leading to the back patio.

When Christina said she’d like cafe curtains we began our search for fabrics in shades of ivory and gray.
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