My Dad’s Dining Room: Finally {Almost} Finished!

You might remember this project from way-back-when but my dad’s dining room at the lake cottage started out looking like this: The room was actually taken down to its studs prior to this picture being taken but I don’t have any shots of that. Over the years, we added the table & light fixure & built-in cabinetry.  […]

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August 27, 2011

Queen Anne’s Bouquet

I’ve got more pictures of my new fabrics/ curtains!  (I’m sorry if you’re sick of them by now, but I am so insanely excited that I can’t stop.)  In my bedroom at the cottage (my dad’s) I decided to hang my newest design Queen Anne’s Bouquet on either side of the doors to the balcony: […]

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August 23, 2011

Lake House Peek

We got the curtains up in my dad’s lake house this week and it made such a difference.  We still have a lot of work to do but it’s really starting to feel good.  Curtains always seem to make a house a home.  It suddenly feels warm & lived in (in a good way.)   As […]

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August 20, 2011

Changes at Home- A New Office

At our house, summertime is usually when we tackle projects at home & get the majority of things done because my husband is a teacher & is off.  When we redid our house when we first moved in, we pretty much got everything done the first summer and then kind of stopped after that.  This summer, we really […]

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August 16, 2011

Happy Weekend

We’re doing this: {image via pinterest} And I might try this: {Check out the “how to” here on …love maegan} Enjoy yours!! If you’d like help creating a home you absolutely love, contact me about our design services. […]

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August 14, 2011

Good Budget Upholstery and Family Friendly Fabrics

After Monday’s post – with me saying what I think doesn’t work- I received a bunch of questions about what I think does work concerning upholstery on a budget and concerning kid (and pet!) -friendly fabrics & options.  I dissed microfiber (even tough I have some in my own home) and bulky silhouettes.  If your sofa is […]

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August 11, 2011

Kid- Friendly Design Rant

Let’s talk about “kid friendly.”  I may be tired today or I many be impatient this morning, but I’m going to say it pretty straight:  You CAN (and SHOULD!)  have a well-done beautiful home with children in the house. I find that sometimes kids are people’s excuses for not getting exactly what they want or […]

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August 9, 2011

Creepy & Hysterical

I’d forgotten all about one of the games I used to play as a kid:  My best friend & I called them our “wizards.”   We would look at each other upside down, cover up our noses & mouths and see “wizard” faces.  It looked like creepy men with beards.  Sometimes we’d draw lips on our […]

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August 4, 2011



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