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Today I wanted to go through some of the considerations you should have before installing pocket doors. We are firmly in the pocket door fan club (they make such a great element of surprise)! But I’ve heard from some of you that you’d like know if pocket doors will work in your space. Since we’ve […]

When I was growing up, we’d visit my Grandma, who kept a cowbell in the kitchen. Whenever dinner was ready, she’d ring the bell, and it would clang loud enough to let those in her third floor bedrooms know that there was food on the table. The sound became Pavlovian for me, and now when […]

“How do you live in a house under renovation, as a family?” Chris grew up building houses with his family during the summers, and I grew up doing lots of DIY projects with my family. My sisters and I still talk about the summer we hauled railroad ties from the driveway to the backyard and […]

We have been tinkering in the small bathroom in the playroom for a few days now. Anytime I want to try something new, I generally like to give it a test run in a small space and this powder room, that was stenciled with leopard print by the previous owners, seemed like the perfect place […]

Have you ever been stopped in your Pinterest scroll by a colorful interior and thought, “I absolutely love this,” followed by, “I could never”? Well, you’re in the right place and not alone. Welcome to your first day of Color School, a series of mini-lessons designed to help you embrace color fearlessly into your home. […]

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