A question I hear all the time as a designer is regarding paint. What paint colors we use, what brand, what sheen, how to know undertones…. I get it. Paint is HARD! And no-one wants to repaint an entire room after realizing it isn’t working in the space. So, here’s the 411 on ALL THINGS […]

OUR FAVORITE NEUTRAL PAINT COLORS & A PAINT GUIDE

PROJECTS & DIY

After a furniture layout swap in our living room I realized we desperately needed a larger, more substantial and different style coffee table to fill the space better. It’s always something, right? One thing leads to another. Insert our new DIY coffee table… we needed a square, but you could customize this to a rectangular […]

DIY CHUNKY LEG COFFEE TABLE

PROJECTS & DIY

I always feel nervous and even a little silly on reveal days – that aren’t from a major refresh or design makeover standpoint. I do know for so many of us though and in my experience, the little changes can make such a difference. So, while this reveal is nothing compared to the work we […]

SPRING REFRESH PATIO & DECK REVEAL

PROJECTS & DIY

There are so many ways to approach designing built-ins. The style and layout can impact the design significantly depending on your preferences. For us, we wanted a very simple, clean look. I also decided I wanted something asymmetrical, which is usually the opposite of what I lean toward in design. There are truly so many […]

DIY BUILT-INS

PROJECTS & DIY

I have admired concrete fireplaces for a while now and knew our living room faux mantel would be the perfect spot to makeover creating a concrete focal point in this space. All the texture and dimension are what I love so much about concrete. It adds so much to a space! It feels very clean […]

DIY CONCRETE FIREPLACE

PROJECTS & DIY

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