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My Home Office Tour

Today I am sharing my home office design. It is bright and cheerful, but also has dark elements which help ground the space.

I painted the doors a deep, moody blue. It’s almost black. It’s called Midnight by Benjamin Moore. The dark elements balance the bright colors and add a little sophistication, keeping it from feeling too juvenile.

I also took my simple white and chrome chairs and transformed them with decoupage, my fabric and matte gold spray paint. See that DIY here.

I found an inexpensive semi flush light fixture in a fun, geometric shape and spray painted it the same matte gold finish. Below is the before and after.

I have had this sideboard for several years. The color works well in this room and it’s filled with my design and art supplies like paint brushes, sketch books, knobs, tiles, swatches and paint samples.

Probably my favorite thing in my office is this beach photo.

When I can’t get to the beach, I might as well have a dreamy photo of it in my office. 🙂

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20 Stylish Large Chandeliers

I am not a fan of ceiling fans in family rooms. I know they serve a purpose, but it is very difficult to find attractive fans. Light fixtures, on the other hand, can be like a work of art and a beautiful feature in a family room or bedroom. Here is a photo of our family room fixture.

For reference, this fixture is 31.5″ wide. A fixture will look larger when you pull it out of the box and smaller hung from the ceiling. When in doubt, better to go larger than you think than end up with a too small fixture.

Today, I am sharing 20 beautiful, large (min 24″ wide) chandeliers.


Would love to here from you if you choose any of these for your home.

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26 Kitchen Storage Ideas

As we are designing our kitchen (see our plan here) in our own whole-house renovation, we have been doing lots of thinking about what kind of storage options we would like to incorporate in our design. Today I am sharing some of the latest space-saving and innovative ideas from Houzz.


kitch 1 I defintely want to incorporate this next to the stove. What a clever idea! Source

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kitch 3And these drawers for storing baking sheets are perfect. Source

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kitch 5Utensil storage on one side of the stove and knives on the other would be great! Source

kitch 6I love this idea for corner cabinets. Source


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kitch 9Great pantry organization. Source

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kitch baking pantryFor the person that loves to bake. Source

kitch bakeAnd how cool is this drawer organization?! Source


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kitch dish drawerThat Union Jack wall! Source


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I will cover coffee stations in a future post. There are too many creative options to add here.

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Our Fixer Upper is Happening!


Hi Everyone! Today I am sharing some big news. We finally found our own fixer upper! We have been looking for land for about a year and a half. We knew we wanted at least five acres, and if it were up to Trip (and our budget allowed), we would buy hundreds. We ended up with 7 1/4. A happy medium, don’t you think? We were looking at land only, or land with tear downs or fixer uppers. What we didn’t want, was land with a perfectly good home…one that would not justify a major remodel. Below is the inspiration for what we are looking for in our farmhouse.


Below is a picture of our new home in it’s current state.


Pretty dreary looking house. The land is what sold us.



And the handsome neighbors are a bonus…


The house is a large ranch with loads of potential. I will take you inside in a future post. For now, we have been working with our architect to reconfigure and open up the space. I have been playing on the computer working on mock-ups for the new front elevation. Again, here is what it currently looks like…


And here is my vision…

house mock up JAN 19

Picture new walkway, landscaping and new sod. What do you think? Would love to hear from you and hear about your projects.



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