Our Room of Requirement & Congrats to Mark Sikes!

We’ve lived in our house for about two and a half years now but sometimes it feels like we just moved in.  We brought over all of our existing furniture and haven’t really purchased much specifically for the house or “decorated” much of it yet.  For the most part, everything fit and I don’t have […]

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June 6, 2019

Episode Recap: Revived Colonial Revival

**** Note to anyone reading this in email- I accidentally published this post before I’d written the text so you may have gotten a blank version of this earlier!  I’m still learning the new platform but am clearly NOT AWESOME at it 😉 Sorry!! It’s been a couple of months since our show, Best House […]

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May 15, 2019

The Best House on the Block Transformation

It’s been a long time coming but I’ve finally gotten the chance to sit down & write a post about the design decisions that made up the full transformation for our HGTV show, Best House on the Block.   As I’ve mentioned in the past, I love it when things feel casual and relaxed and […]

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October 5, 2017

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 […]

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November 15, 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 […]

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August 16, 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.   {the oak leaf hydrangea growing EVERYWHERE around my cousin’s mountain house} I wanted to share a little snippet from the “Kitchen” section where I shared a bunch of […]

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March 14, 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 […]

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September 22, 2015



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