Month: May 2021

Worth the Wait

Patience is a virtue that is not always easy to conjure when you’re ready to remodel a kitchen. Especially when you’re an interior designer…as Jill Kalman has learned. When the designer and her family moved into their Westport, Conn., home in 2002, it had just been remodeled by the previous owner two years earlier. “Even though it wasn’t our style,…

From Historic Ballroom to Modern Kitchen

A renovation that will make a difference ‘for generations to come’ Ask any architect and they’ll tell you even a simple kitchen renovation can present obstacles. Tackling the project in a centuries-old historic landmark? Well that takes the challenges to a whole new level. “Being in a historic house definitely limited our renovation options,” says Andrea Erda, referring to the…

The Peak of Design

Interior designer partners with Monogram to make her family’s dream-home a reality Laura Umansky had long dreamed of moving back to Aspen, a charming Colorado town known for exceptional skiing, breathtaking landscapes and relaxed vibes. When the pandemic forced the world to slow down, the Houston-based interior designer took the opportunity to consider her future — and it just made…