Vote in Domino’s Design Blog Awards!

October 19, 2017  —  Written by Julia 

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We have a long-standing relationship with DIY, and love rolling our sleeves up and making it happen. 

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Monday, we got word that we had not only been nominated for Best Home Renovation blog, but we were semi-finalists! Thanks to so many of you (who are you? we love you!) for nominating us for Domino’s Design Blog Awards. We feel so honored that you consider us among the best. And now to be semi-finalists in the Home Renovation category (I believe they called our group Renovation Masters!)–Gah! We feel so overwhelmed. You can vote for us once a day through October 31st RIGHT HERE. Or you can click through the image below.

Thank you so much for being so supportive, motivating and as excited as we are about making a house into home for all these years–nearly 9 and counting!

And if the jury is still out on whether or not we deserve your vote, flip through our archives, scroll through our house tour page to see before and afters and definitely check out the #cljtransformations hashtag on Instagram! We frequently share a lot of our before and afters in flip form.

Like our great room when we first moved in, and now 4 years later:

Or our entry, that we recently revamped!

And occasionally, we get the pleasure of renovating other people’s homes! Like this kitchen we renovated in Baltimore earlier this year (more on that here!)

This nomination and award gives us so many more opportunities and ability to continue doing what we love in our home and others’–renovating! We can’t thank you enough!




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  1. Lisa says:

    Congratulations Julia & Chris! You are so talented and definitely deserve this ???? You already have my vote! I hope someday I can be half as good as you two! ????

  2. Courtney says:

    Wait, did you paint the panes on the window in the dining room area?

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