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August 2015

A home full of heart

Posted in Blog
on August 27, 2015

The day we closed on this house, we came by to do a final walk through and found that this framed photo was left for us on the mantle. The family that owned this house before us, had also built it and raised a family here. Don and Geraldine bought this plot of land in 1949 and built a home to last. “Learning this made me feel closer to this home. Young ambition built it and now young ambition is making it new again.” (Perfect words to describe our home experience too, said by Tanya Clark) This is truly our dream home. We feel connected to it. Continue reading

Room Profile: Office

Posted in Blog, Room Sources
on August 26, 2015

The office–the tiny room at the end of the hall. It’s the one that had pink wallpaper, fake wood paneling and peach carpet. Since then it has evolved into a quiet space to create and just be. When friends stop by, they always seem to love this room. It’s so simple, maybe that’s why it works so well. Take a look! Continue reading

How to make your home look more expensive | Designing with inspiration

Posted in Blog, Room Sources, Tips, Projects & DIYs
on August 16, 2015

Get inspired

Are you looking to re-do a room in your house but don’t know where to start? It’s time to get inspired! Get online, pick up a decor magazine, browse your local home decor stores. You can gather ideas from anywhere! Try to envision what your dream space would feel like. 


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Our Charming Old Kitchen | Sneak Peek

Posted in Blog, Room Sources
on August 6, 2015

Here’s a room of my house that has yet to be featured.. or even mentioned. The kitchen! We have some big  plans BUT, in the meantime, I do love the original character of this charming old door from the 1940s. Cottage-style-perfection! It’s the backdoor of the house, the door we use most, the door that family and friends use. Continue reading

Dorm Styling Roundup

Posted in Blog, Room Sources, Tips, Projects & DIYs
on August 4, 2015

I’m taking a quick break from the “How to make your home look more expensive” series to team up with Plexuss.com and bring you some of my favorite tips for decorating dorms! I hope that you, a friend, or your kids will find this helpful!


Whether you’re a freshman this semester or graduating soon, it’s important to make your dorm a place you actually want to be! If you’re like me, you’re not impressed with the space as-is. It’s time to bring in some items to make it feel like home. Think, cozy, stylish and YOU. There are so many gimmick-y sources out there that design things just for dorms. The only things you really need that are exclusive to dorms are those extra-long twin sheets. Those are a MUST. Maybe even two sets, depending on how lazy you are with your laundry.

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