My home = Me

It’s been said, more than a few times, that our homes are reflections of who we are. As in, the current state of your home is a mirror of your current state of mind, what’s going on, on the inside. If you’re honest with yourself, would you agree with that statement? This maaaay or may…

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New Project: Dining Room Sliding Doors

A common problem with one-hundred-year-plus-old homes is a small kitchen. One of the first projects we did in our home was to knock out the wall between the butlers pantry and the kitchen to expand it but it’s still pretty small by most standards. The only time I feel the small size is when we…

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The trouble with ‘neutral.’

I have a love/hate relationship with trends. It’s always fun to see ‘popular’ designers make their predictions for the year and ¬†introduce new and tried and true ideas to the mainstream. The trouble begins when we start listening to and following the ideas of ‘experts’ instead of our own intuition. Then there’s the ‘pack mentality’,…

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3 common mistakes found in living rooms

Please know that these “mistakes” have nothing to do with your style or personal taste and they have zero to do with how expensive your furnishings are. This is most definitely not a critique of anyone’s personal preferences. I get so many questions around “what is wrong with my living room?” that I thought I…

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Color is back.

I love color. Deep, saturated, delicious color. Which is why I’m a wee bit put off by the uber white and neutral palettes that seems to be everywhere. Farmhouse/Country/Cottage styles feel like vast seas of white, that for me, just don’t feel like home. Just a personal preference. Don’t get me wrong, my walls, baseboards…

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The box

We humans like to put things in boxes, don’t we? It’s easier that way. And we like easy. We put humans in boxes, too, right? She’s a loner, he’s an extrovert, she’s creative, he’s athletic, she’s overprotective, he’s absent. When it comes to our homes, the box feels good at first. Makes us feel like…

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The Declutter Project

I’ve got no photos for this post (I know, unheard of these days) .. because who wants to see photos of clutter? Not me. Since January 2016, I’ve been on a major decluttering spree. Like MAJOR. Giving stuff away, throwing stuff away and selling stuff on eBay and craigslist. I have no idea how I…

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