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 […]

This post is sponsored by Article Becca, who runs our Good Influence(r) program, came to me with a dilemma: Her bedroom is very long and large — and, as a result, she’s not sure about the layout. There are two windows, off center, on one wall and two closets on another wall. She originally positioned […]

There are some rooms in our home, like our bedroom, that have changed so gradually over the last two and a half years of living here that we never really do a before and now post. This feeling of needing to add value constantly has unknowingly caused me to dismiss sharing an update of our […]

After finishing the Study, I was really craving a home project with a lighter lift (is there such a thing?). Although no project is without its bumps and hiccups, slowing down and renovating Faye’s bedroom was exactly what my heart, head, and body needed. It’s been an absolute delight working with her over the last […]

Only two weeks have passed since I wrote this cautionary tale on using high-gloss paint. Which means just two weeks ago, I was in total agony, feeling defeated with the vision I had for the study. The study and I have been on quite the rollercoaster, but I’m beyond pleased and utterly relieved to say […]


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