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May 12, 2020

As I have been preparing for launching this site, I have spent hours organizing all of the pictures that we have of the remodel.  My plan was to blog as we worked, but that didn't happen.  And as I looked through all the pictures, I realized that I didn't have any "aft...

May 12, 2020

Taking a quick break from design to share some thoughts...

I have believed my entire adult life that if you have "more" (time, money, resources, space, love...) in your life, you have an obligation to give some of it away.  If you aren't religious, think of this as the...

January 27, 2020

One Kings Lane Edition

As a designer, there's no getting around how fast our minds design a room.  We see an interesting piece of furniture, art, fabric, a beautiful rug...whatever it is that really peaks our interest... we can't help but create a whole room around that...

February 17, 2017

So I have given a before tour of the Grove Ridge house (upstairs and downstairs).  I thought I would share why we got this house.  It is for one simple reason...the backyard.  All 13,000 square feet of it.

Isn't that INCREDIBLE?!  And you want to know what we...

February 15, 2017

I thought I would share some of the things I love with the inter web.  But as I started to look for some of my favorites, I ran across the Uptown Dinning collection at West Elm.  Can I just say, I am in LOVE!!! and within an hour, I had a design board for an imaginary...

February 14, 2017

Last week we had a look at the downstairs of our new (to us) house.  Here's a look at all of the before of our upstairs spaces.

First up, the hall.  As you come up the stairs, you can see the doors to the master, and a landing that has a desk at it.  And, yes, you can s...

February 7, 2017

Four years ago, we decided to find a house with a bigger backyard.  We would have taken our same model just on a bigger lot.  We loved our neighborhood and our house, but as our girls got bigger, our yard got smaller.  So we started looking.  And we kept coming back to...

February 4, 2017

I never would have thought that design was my thing...EVER...but I was doing a pretty good job with my scrapbook pages and throwing parties.  I could manage both of those pretty well.  I say that because I think that's how I started. I have always loved colors and text...

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