Our kitchen

Our kitchen is coming together- and true to the impatient child that lives inside of me- I’ve moved in.  I found a bunch of my vintage oil paintings & hung them above the sink as I’ve been planning to do for months and it makes me soooooo happy: Yes, I know, there’s still painting & electrical to […]

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November 27, 2012

Our Stair Rail is in!!

Our iron stair rail went in and I wanted to share some pics with you.  I spent a lot of time pouring over images of railings and figuring out just exactly what I wanted.  We worked with Tom Owens of Herndon Ironworks and his railing is truly beautiful.  It’s really special to be able to work with true craftspeople […]

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November 21, 2012

Explanation & Norman Bates’ Mom

I’m truly excited about everything we’ve got going on, but have been feeling stretched pretty thin lately.  I’m so happy with how our house is turning out and my boys are at such a fun age…  I wish I could spend every moment with them…   I just feel like there aren’t enough hours in the […]

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November 15, 2012

Holiday gift guide! If you’re in DC…

…Check out the Washington Post today!  There’s a special issue of FW Magazine (“Fashion Washington”) included inside where I and 3 other local bloggers share our holiday gift ideas.  Here’s the cover: The told us to give our best “Christmas morning” expressions… (Apparently, Santa leaves me shockingly good presents under the tree.) I met Grant Harris (who’s next […]

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November 8, 2012

Progress at Our Place & luxe magazine

  We’re ALMOST able to move downstairs at our house!!! I CANNOT wait!!! Here’s where we started: The beams were sanded down, we added insulation & drywall to the ceiling, the floors are in and we took out the tiny windows & added two large ones farther apart so there will be more wall space between […]

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November 3, 2012



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