It’s the happiest, most flamboyant room in the house! Despite my intense procrastination posting the finished space – once Bea was born, the few remaining projects took a backseat to actually using it – and unlike my typical slow-decorating, waiting around for the perfect thrift score to materialize process, it’s the only spot in our home to go from untouched to mostly completed in one go. I guess necessity (impending labor) breeds figuring out how to transform the Ugliest Room in Your House into something delightful, quickly, and on the cheap!Read More
More to celebrate! July has always been a festive month for us. As you know Friday was our TENTH wedding anniversary! But earlier last week I turned 34. While 34 isn’t traditionally the kind of birthday you call out, it also happens to have been the five year anniversary of this blog – a milestone that seemed deserving of at least some recognition!Read More
Trigger Warning: if you're a wood purist maybe skip this one.
When it comes to painted furniture I land somewhere in the middle. I'd almost always prefer a beautiful piece left un-doctored than risk witnessing a midcentury stunner slathered in chalk paint and stenciled decals. But sometimes, GASP! I do think a fresh coat of paint can actually better serve a vintage piece of furniture – specifically if you're starting out with something like this:Read More
Ready for Part II?
I love how my client's master bedroom turned out, but their en suite bath really has my heart. The luxury of such a spacious bathroom isn't something most of us may ever enjoy, but when I walked into their room and caught my first glimpse of that free-standing claw foot tub, surrounded by walls of windows and all that glorious natural light, I knew it could be something special!Read More