Originally when we bought our house in North Carolina, we fell in love with it for so many reasons, one of them being the fact that it had a great room with a separate entrance–perfect for our team to work out of! We did so blissfully before being notified by our town that we can’t […]

Today, we’re excited to share our updated office walls. As a reminder, we’re turning the 5th bedroom in our basement into a home office/studio space. We haven’t done anything to that bedroom room since moving in, so it’s especially fun to give life to a room that’s been a bit of a wasted space the past three […]

I love looking at before pictures of spaces in my house.  It is quite amazing how a room can look so bad.  And although the carousel horses stenciled around the borders and the circus valence may have you mesmerized, don’t forget to get a good look at the previous light fixture: Because, like most of […]

The floor in the studio has been a topic of conversation over here since we started this little reno.  After we weren’t able to find a match to our existing laminate to temporarily lay, and were discouraged to lay new flooring in here (for fear it would be discontinued by the time we were ready […]

  Let me just take a moment to say, you readers are doing a fabulous job designing my studio.  Painting a ceiling anything other than white was a first for us and we are thrilled that you all voted to see that happen.  When it came time to cast your vote as to which color […]


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