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It’s hard to believe we’re three years into designing our moody modern traditional home. Sometimes people will ask me, “What are you gonna do when you’re done?” I can’t think about that yet — I’m not even close! While I feel great about so many rooms in the house, some are still on the “to […]

We recently painted the trim and hallway doors the most dramatic shade of red, and I find myself making excuses to pass through this part of our house. It’s so rich and romantic and glossy and inspiring. It’s like the hallway is wearing lipstick. She’s feeling herself :) I can barely remember what it looked […]

This project is sponsored by Lowe’s. The tile is officially laid in the laundry room and I’m so in love! Let’s see it from one more angle because why not? Floors this beautiful deserve to be shown off! Look at how much difference a checkered tiled floor can make! This new flooring is giving the […]

If your throw pillows are looking a bit flat and sad, it’s likely your pillow insert isn’t ideal. If you can (most covers unzip!) swapping out the insert can drastically improve the look of your throw pillow–but not every insert is created equal. I’ve bought many a pillow insert, and have discovered that it can […]

It wasn’t until we had company coming for Christmas that I realized what an eye-sore the space in-between the sink and the ice machine is. It’s meant for two refrigerator drawers, which were supposed to arriving at the end of June, but we were just updated won’t be here until the end of August. (All […]

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