I remember when I had the idea to paint Polly’s room purple. I really wanted to do it, but I was nervous about it. The last time I painted a room purple, it was our living room and ten years ago and I still had queasy feelings about purple all these years later. But I […]

The day has come. About a month ago, we announced that we had hired a designer for the first time–specifically STUDIO MCGEE (!!!!) to design our exterior. Below you can see our exterior as it looked when we first purchased our home in June 2019. During our renovation over the fall/winter, our contractor found that […]

Chris Loves Julia - Full Kitchen Reveal

Listen to the latest episodes on: iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher. Title: Ep 21: Life is a Mixing of All Kinds of Things – Blending Styles In Your Home Game: Taboo Show Notes: In this episode, Chris and Julia celebrate one year in their new kitchen by revisiting some of the things they love most about it, as well as sharing a few […]


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