There was a time when taupe paint colors, (brown, tan, and beige) were found in your grandparents’ homes and not in a good way. Well I’m happy to say (and sorry if this is news to you), that it’s back and trending. And Studio Interiors, Photographer: Nicole Franzen Taupe cabinetry started trending first and for […]

Over a year ago, I saved an image on Instagram that stopped me in my tracks – a gorgeous mural wallpaper in a water closet, and I’ve had murals on my mind since. It also kind of turned into one of those things that once you start noticing something–you see it everywhere! Now I have […]

We had a different project scheduled for this week, but the weather is so crappy (spoiler alert: it was an outdoor project) that we couldn’t carry it out. But I was so excited to check something off the list that I told Chris I’M DOING SOMETHING THIS WEEK. I HAVE to do something creative.  To […]

A friend recently shared a styling conundrum: She’s started a collection of pretty vases and urns, but is not sure what to put in them. “Oh, why do you think you need to put something in them?” I asked her.  It’s true — I love a faux stem. And I’m guilty of cutting seasonal branches […]

I know. I knowwww. We were doing so well in the kitchen at the cabin! Making great strides! And then, well, I’m trying to pinpoint where we got side-tracked. I think it was the delay with the appliances before Christmas (remember how I mentioned the cabin was in a no delivery zone?!). With no appliances […]


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