Lake House Upper Bedroom Before & After

We're home from a long weekend at our family's lake house and I could have stayed a whole month!!  (or 6!!)   In the midst of a serious renovation at our new place (with no semblance of a kitchen) we've been eating out almost every single night, so it was SO NICE to have a kitchen this weekend.  We've been running at a pace that has made me wish for what I previously thought of as "crazy busy." Our six year-old got really sick in the car on the way down  (finally fever-free this afternoon!) so we ended up not sleeping much. It was one of those quiet cloudy fall weekends -where the sky is moody and the trees are so bright in contrast- that calls for cozying up by fire and soup and all those wonderful fall things but really just ends up in binge-watching netflix which is heaven.  We arrived sometime after midnight and then headed to the ER to take care of our #2, but left today in a much better spot, ready to face the sawdust, noise, mayhem and general disorganization that is home right now.    ...

14 Nov 2016

Our Finished-ish House

After buying and moving into our house last September, we are on our way again!  To say this year has been a whirlwind for us has been an understatement.  My book came out a few weeks after we closed on our house last Fall and had started the full home renovation project, so there was so much construction, design planning and traveling that it feels like it was only a month or so ago when we moved in.  But it's been almost a year, the house went on the market this weekend, and I finally have a "before and after" post to share!! ...

16 Aug 2016

Mountain House Kitchen Before and After

I can't believe it but it's already been almost six months since my book, Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating was released!  Time has really flown.   ...

14 Mar 2016

The BHG Innovation Home is out!!

Better Homes & Gardens' October 2015 issue is finally out on newsstands, and, with it, the story on the Innovation Home that we decorated!!  The Innovation Home was all about weaving technology into everyday life and into a home in a way that feels pretty and seamless.  Things like TVs hidden in bathroom mirrors, touch screen shower controls that memorize your water temperature and pressure preferences, and speakers in the bath tub make a house seriously functional and cool, but it was our job to make the house feel warm and like a "home."   I am SO excited to share a few of the spaces with you today!!  ...

22 Sep 2015

The Blue Library Moodboard

I was recently contacted by Farrow & Ball about a campaign they have going on, and though I rarely do anything like this, I thought this one was worth it because I looooove Farrow & Ball and the reward for the contest (5 gallons of paint!!) was too good not to share!!  To enter the contest, create a moodboard including a Farrow & Ball paint or paper, hashtag it with #myfabmoodboard and then post it on Instagram tagging and following @farrowandball. The moodboard I created is of one of my favorite rooms I've ever done...  A small blue library for a super sweet client of ours.  I thought it would be fun to show you a little sneak peek of the room as pictured in my book (coming out in a month and a half-eeeek!!!) along with a photo of how the room looked "before."   Here's the moodboard which features "Dix Blue" paint: ...

25 Aug 2015

Lake House Bath Facelift: Before & After

We officially FINISHED my dad's lake house this weekend & we're so happy with how it turned out!!   We installed and photographed it last week & then got to spend a relaxing weekend there afterwards--- exhaling and watching my cankle swelling go down.  We didn't have the entire place photographed for the book so I thought I'd share some of the iphone pics I snapped of the rooms not being being featured over the next couple of weeks.  One of those spaces is the master bath off of my dad's room.  Here it is "before": ...

23 Mar 2015

Varnish Lane Nail Salon!!

I am SO EXCITED to share a recent project with you- Varnish Lane Nail Salon which JUST OPENED on 44th St. in NW DC!! ...

23 Feb 2015