Our 80s Bonanza Bathroom Redo

So it's finally happening...  our 80s bathroom redo!!!  When I say "80s bathroom", I really mean "80s bathroom."  It's so bad it's almost good.  (My friend with a fashion line talked about doing a shoot in there.) Don't get me wrong, I mean this with no disrespect to the owners who built it... because back then it would have been amazing...  it's just TIME.) ...

13 Jul 2016

To Each His Own


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21 Jun 2016

The Lake & a Style Matters Podcast

I hope you're having a great week!  I just got back from a long weekend in Lake Gaston with the family and it is feeling like SUMMER!!!  We haven't all been away together since last summer and it was amazing to just relax and be outside, swimming, boating & fishing together.  The water's already warming up!!!  I loved waking up at the lake and swinging with the baby on the deck swings... ...

31 May 2016

At Home


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05 May 2016

The Modern Farmhouse Project

This past fall, we began working with a young family on their soon-to-be-new house. They found a really special piece of property and had an amazingly simple yet spectacular modern farmhouse design done by Thomas French Architects. I'm certain I squealed when I first opened the house plans and the inspiration photos they sent over which included some of my personal favorites by Eric Olsen Design:
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21 Apr 2016

Gracious People: Brooke & Steve Giannetti

A couple of years ago, I started an (extremely!) irregular blog series called "Gracious People." In my line of work and in my life, I come across lots of insanely talented and incredible people... People whose work I admire and drool over. But there are also those people I come across, whose talents I not only admire, but whose spirit I admire as well.  I'm struck by how kind and open they are. People who uplift, encourage and inspire. These people are secure and generous and want the best for those around them. They're, in a word, gracious.   I have been totally remiss in keeping up with this blog series and my lack of posting on the subject has nothing to do with not meeting any more of these wonderful people lately, just in being behind in writing about it.  But today, as I've been cherishing my reads of Brooke & Steve Giannetti's new wildly popular book, Patina Farm, and have had them on my mind, I realized a "Gracious People" post was in order.   ...

18 Apr 2016