Our Clients' Home In November's Better Homes & Gardens!

Our clients Lynne & John's home is featured in this November's Better Homes and Gardens Magazine & I'm so excited to share a little peek of it with you! (Please forgive my terrible scans.)   I've said it before, and I'm sure you'll hear it from me again, but we're really fortunate to get to work with some of the nicest people out there.  I'm not quite sure what it is, but we really just have the sweetest clients who are just so wonderful to work for, which is honestly the most important aspect of a project to me.  These particular clients found me through their daughter,  a blog reader, and we loved working with them. ...

30 Oct 2014

Our Bedroom & Secret Garden: Before & After

I've been waiting for what feels like so long to share photos of our master bedroom with you!!   It's one of the spaces we hard-core reconfigured.   ...

03 Apr 2014

The Imperfectionist Kitchen: Before & After

I love spending time in my kitchen.  When we saw our house for the very first time, I wasn't quite sure what to do with it, because I knew it would set the tone for the entire house.  Functionally, I knew I wanted to get rid of all upper cabinets and add open shelving- it's the way we like it- and I knew we wanted a massive island for working on and entertaining around, but other than that, I was pretty open.  Our kitchen was dark when we bought the house but it opened onto a sun-drenched breakfast area.  Here's what it looked like when we bought the house: ...

20 Mar 2014

Before & AFter: Foyer Refresh

It has been a crazy-busy week so far here!!  I loved reading everyone's comments & emails on the last post (The Toy Wars) and many of you had me cracking up.  It definitely seems like the issue of toys is a hot button (who knew???!! ;) but do I hope you know that I adore my kids and love this messy stage of life with them and don't in any way need (or have!!) a "perfect" home, but that-  to our family- toys & stuff do not equate love.  There are plenty of places where children don't have much, but are loved and they are happy.  In our house, we prefer our kids have less and only keep what they use and are really into.  Even in the past few days, I've watched as my boys seem to be playing even better together.  It's amazing.  (And let's be honest, in this country, what we all consider "less" would be an incredible amount in many other places. ) ...

12 Mar 2014

Before & After: Our Loft

Do you remember when I felt like Norman Bates' mom in Psycho in my rocking chair when I first moved in to our house last year? ...

04 Mar 2014

Free!!

This blog has always been an outlet of sorts for me.  I try not to bore my friends and family with what's going on in our house, our business life and with my clients' projects, so the it's really my place to share those kinds of things.  Many of you are as design-obsessed as I am (probably more so even!) and don't mind hearing about why I picked a certain color for a sofa or what finish my kitchen faucet is or how I styled a table... or if  you do, you're very nice about it and don't say so.  (Thanks for that;) ...

03 Mar 2014