Apr 21, 2014


There may be nothing more frustrating than waiting on other people to complete projects. While we wait on our backordered kitchen and fireplace tile to make its way to the US on a boat, I'm turning my attention towards the outside of the house. Painting and landscaping - I am SUPER excited to infuse the exterior of this humdrum beige house with a bold contrast of color. We also have two patio layouts to design, one off the living room and one around the corner off the mater bedroom. We're going to do away with the table and chairs we had from the old house, and create an outdoor living space with a couch and chairs. For the master patio, we're thinkin' simple lounge chairs for a relaxing space where we can "get away". We have tons of trees & foliage coverage, so it's exciting to be able to create a little backyard oasis. First, a dumpster delivered this week, LOTS of dirt removal, powerwash the house, rock deliveries and replacing the front door that currently resembles the entrance of an unprofitable meth lab . . . the awesome side of home ownership. 

Apr 16, 2014


- i can't have a washer + dryer in my house-

When we bought this lovely little fixer upper, the washer and dryer came with a backstory. The former owners had the w&d in the garage. Let us count the ways why that's a no-go. First, the water hookup for the washer freezes in the winter, so I would have to turn the water on and off in-between cycles and pray that it doesn't freeze and blow up. Second, there was no dryer vent. Seriously. That is crazy dangerous and there was hella dryer lint all over the inside of the garage. And to top it off, there is no entry to the garage from the house. Ya, so that means one would be going in and out of the house in all types of weather to do laundry. Not happening. At some point someone must have told the sellers they may want to install a w&d hookup in the house to help sell the house. They chose the kitchen. Besides not being a fan of that location, the space wouldn't accommodate a full-sized washer and dryer. So naturally we called the plumbers and electricians to do their thang, installed storage around the washer and dryer, and presto we have a place for laundry IN the house! This makes me stupid happy. Landscaping, flooring, exterior house paint, fence, so much before & after goodness comin' to the blog!

(also, notice the extra storage for wine, sometimes i think i'm brilliant ;)

Apr 15, 2014


Earthy, eclectic vibe, and the most important element, Alisa wanted to make a bold statement with her favorite color green. This is the mockup for an open-concept area that includes her dining and living areas. I am loving the vintage gold and jewel tones mixed with earthy neutrals. We'll call this one earthy, eclectic, vintage and glam. In my opinion, the best spaces are the ones with a good mix of styles!

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