Life on the Grid — The Beauty of Tile

Posted by & filed under 2019, KIM'S PEARLS.

  As a design professional, I am often called upon to help a client select tile for a renovation project or new construction.  There is always a little panic in their voice, and I understand it.  Tile can be intimidating.  There are so many wonderful options out there, which makes it hard to get started… Read more »

Stunning Basement Retreat

Posted by & filed under 2018, KIM'S PEARLS.

  Stunning basement retreat — a SCL Design Project (To view photos in a larger format, click on them)     Every once in a while a dream project comes along.  I receive a phone call from a potential new client, we meet and at some point during the initial consultation, my heart skips a… Read more »

The Artful Home

Posted by & filed under 2018, KIM'S PEARLS.

  When I was a kid, my favorite board game wasn’t Monopoly or Clue.  It was a less popular game called Masterpiece.  If you don’t know, Masterpiece is a game about fine art; the players bid, acquire and sell paintings.  The winner has the most valuable collection when all the art has been sold.  Sounds… Read more »

Designing Small Spaces

Posted by & filed under 2017, KIM'S PEARLS.

  As a designer, I am often involved in projects for large homes or renovations of generous proportions.  These large scale projects are exciting and heady, but what also challenges me is the call to create a plan for a small space.  This is where a good designer really earns her fee. The challenges designing… Read more »

A Lakeside Kitchen Renovation

Posted by & filed under 2017, KIM'S PEARLS.

    Salmon-Casson, Ltd. is so pleased to share the final results of a kitchen, powder room and laundry renovation we completed for a client’s lakeside property. For a designer, this was a dream project. First, the clients were delightful to work with and had been through several renovation projects before. Their expectations for budget,… Read more »

The Advantages of Custom Furniture

Posted by & filed under 2017, KIM'S PEARLS.

    The beauty of my job is that every project is different.  Each project that comes across my work table is as unique as the client it belongs to. Additionally, every client comes with their own sense of style, taste, desires and inspiration and my job is to help them interpret and define all… Read more »

The Magic of Lighting

Posted by & filed under 2016, KIM'S PEARLS.

“A room is like a stage.  If you see it without lighting, it can be the coldest place in the world.”  Such a true statement.  How many of us have walked into a beautiful room that felt flat and dull? The furniture and appointments were lovely, but there was something missing.  Most likely the lack of… Read more »

My Favorite Paint Colors

Posted by & filed under 2016, KIM'S PEARLS.

Family, friends and clients often ask me if I have a favorite paint color.  As a designer, it is impossible to have one favorite color.  There are so many fabulous colors out there, how could I possibly pick just ONE??  All said, I have been selecting paint colors for over 30 years and definitely have… Read more »

5 Tips for Creating a Home Office

Posted by & filed under 2016, KIM'S PEARLS.

  A stunning Home Office designed by Salmon-Casson, Ltd.   Advances in technology have given many of us the option to work from home. Working from home has major benefits, such as; no commute time, quieter atmosphere, less interruptions, and of course, a better work-life balance. However, to fully profit from these benefits, it is… Read more »

The Well-Appointed Guest Room

Posted by & filed under 2016, KIM'S PEARLS.

From time to time we find ourselves in the position to host overnight guests in our home.  This special time gives us the opportunity to show family and friends how much we care about them.  One way to demonstrate this care is to create a beautiful and well-appointed guest room.  Think of the guest room… Read more »