$500 Teen Bedroom makeover

Thank you to the Washington Post for selecting this post for Blogwatch June 18, 2009! I thought I’d share a quick before & after with you. This client’s teenage daughter visits him on the weekends & so he wanted to create a bedroom for her in the basement out of a wasted room. (below) I […]

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June 17, 2009

What We’ve Been Up to

So I’m finally back!! I’ve missed everyone – both blog readers & writers- like crazy!!! We’ve been busy, of course. It’s been 2 weeks since we moved into our new house. Here’s what it looked like the first night: The first thing we attacked was the kitchen. Below is a pic of my husband and […]

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May 20, 2009

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



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