The Treehouse: Living Room Plans & Ideas

INSPIRATION: (Above Chaffee Braithwaite’s living room AGAIN 😉 I’m using it as inspiration… I’ll be going with a bit more warmth & a little washed/ muted pattern. My goal is for the room to feel light airy, natural, raw, fresh with a classic modern feel and a hint of old-fashioned pretty. I want a fairly […]

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April 30, 2009

The Treehouse: Kitchen Inspiration

We’re moving to our new house in only 6 short days!! I wanted to show you what I’m planning on doing in the kitchen.   (The image above is a chandelier thought for the dining room. ) To give you an idea of what we’re dealing with: Our budget is really tight right now & […]

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April 25, 2009

Industial Chic Before & After: The Basement

Well, we really changed things up in our basement last night & I wanted to share with you. First are the before photos, which I was actually pretty happy with. This first one (below) was taken at Christmas time: And here is my office before. (below) I was really in the mood for something a […]

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April 17, 2009

Icons of "Home"

idyl·lic Pronunciation: ī-ˈdi-lik, chiefly British i- Function: adjective Date: 1856 1 : pleasing or picturesque in natural simplicity 2 : of, relating to, or being an idyll When making checklists for all of the things we want to do to our (soon-to-be) new house, I realized how many things have been ingrained in my mind […]

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April 14, 2009

Happy Easter!!

We were dying eggs & I thought I’d take a quick pre-pic & share!! (That’s my new vintage silver bowl I found at Lucketts last weekend!! 🙂 I was going to attempt to photograph a tablesetting & just didn’t get the chance, but see how easy & pretty a bowl full of eggs could be […]

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April 12, 2009

The Search for Home: CONTRACT SIGNED!!!

I KNOW how scary this place looks right now… and I need help!!   We finally got the contract back signed today and are scheduled to close in a month if all inspections go well. (!!!! craziness!!!) 🙂   If anyone has ideas for me on the front of this house, I’d LOVE them. (please! […]

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April 1, 2009

Design Persuasion

Design Decisions. We all have to make them. And except for the lucky few of us, most of us have to make these decisions with some type of approval, agreement or acceptance from a spouse, partner, boyfriend or girlfriend or roommate. (For the rest of this post, I’ll simply say “partner”) It’s often difficult to […]

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March 20, 2009

The Search for Home: The Treehouse

So we’ve put in an offer on a house & are waiting to hear back. eeeeeeeek!! I’ll wait to post a photo of the front of the house until I know if we’re getting it or not. Below is an inspiration image (of Chaffee Braithwaite’s home featured in Cottage Living) for the feeling I’m going […]

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March 18, 2009



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