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May 2016

Before and After: Traditional bookshelves get a fresh update

Posted in Blog, Room Sources, Tips, Projects & DIYs
on May 30, 2016
Styling Bookshelves

Meet the Shpunts!

How cute are they? Danielle and Jeff bought their dream home not too long ago. Ready for this story? The house was his grandparents’! What’s better than keeping it in the family? The two of them are in the process of revitalizing it and creating their own style with their 2 year-old son, Luke. They’ve rolled up their sleeves and done a ton of so far, like this beautiful powder room makeover: Continue reading

How to survive planning your first summer party

Posted in Blog, Lifestyle, Tips, Projects & DIYs
on May 21, 2016
How to survive planning your first summer party

Hey guys! Memorial Day weekend is almost here–and that means it’s picnic season! Are you ready? I wanted to share a few tips to help you get started and get inspired to host a unique party this summer. A little extra effort goes a long way to making your party and guests feel special. Let’s get started! If you’re a quick scroller–there are 4 tips and I marked them with numbers 😉 But make sure you stick around until the end for an AWESOME giveaway. I’m so excited to share it with you! Continue reading

Beautiful farmhouse stairs on a budget

Posted in Blog, Tips, Projects & DIYs
on May 9, 2016
Beautiful Farmhouse Stairs on a Budget

A little background as to how we came up with our farmhouse stairs plan…

You may have already read all about the adventures of refinishing our 1940’s hardwood floors. (If you haven’t, click here) During that time, we were having new carpet installed on our second floor and we  debating if we wanted to carpet the stairs or not. Have you seen how the stairs looked when we found the house? They were country and cute, but dated. And this stair well gets very little light, so we knew we needed to infuse as much light as possible. The wallpaper was not helping… Continue reading

Elevate your space with upgraded curtain rods

Posted in Blog, Room Sources, Tips, Projects & DIYs
on May 4, 2016
Elevate your space with upgraded curtain rods


So much of design is in the details

A whole post about curtain rods… really? Yes. And here’s why. The biggest lesson that I’ve learned since buying our house and turning it into our dream home is to design with intention. Don’t just flounder around buying things to fill holes or to “get it done”. Each element effects the overall look and feel of a room, so I want to make it count. Continue reading