One Room Challenge Week 2: Dance, Kung Fu & Movement Studio – Demo Progress and Design Plans!

We are well underway with the transformation of our unused ‘shell’ of a home theater room into a studio for dance, Kung fu, and other forms of exercise requiring a lot of floor space. And that’s a good thing, because it’s Week 2 of the One Room Challenge; time is short and the to-do list…

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Before & After: A Subtle Change Makes a Big Impact on a Historic Home Exterior Transformation

Listen! I have a secret to share. Not every transformation we undertake is in extreme contrast to the ‘before’ state. Sometimes, we are really just making a seemingly minor adjustment. But the results can be just as dramatic as when we make a night-and-day type of change! Case in point: An exterior paint project we…

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How to Design With: Neutrals // 5 Ways to Nail a Neutral Room Design

It could not be easier to botch a room design exclusively using neutral colors. There are so many pitfalls, it is probably the most nerve-wracking directive for even a professional interior designer! But rather than explaining all of the things that can go wrong, I’d like to share five ways to do a neutral room right – so you can nail it every time, whether you’re tackling a kitchen (hello white kitchens!), bedroom, living room, bathroom, or any other space in your home.

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Best of Color, From the Blog Archives

I have blogged a lot over the years, with some long pauses thrown in for sure, but 330+ (and counting) posts is nothing to shake a stick at! A topic that appears very frequently on Interiors for Families is color. My color posts are among the most popular – and I personally think even the ones that are older than dirt are holding up pretty darn well!

So I thought I’d take a little blog break for today, and do a little #tbt (taking a slight liberty, due to it being Tuesday as this is published), compiling some of my favorite and most viewed color posts of all time – and that means revisiting my writing all the way back to 2012.

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(Past) Project Reveal: A Colorful Kit House Renovation

I have taken a couple of prolonged ‘pauses’ in blogging, during which we completed and photographed some pretty great projects. This is one of them. At first, my thought was – the ship has sailed, the pictures have been shared on Instagram and on my website, even published, so why dig up old news? Then I thought…I never really took the opportunity to share the whole story of this renovation project for a great family – it is good to do for posterity’s sake if nothing else. And, it’s actually a pretty neat story. Especially if you are into the architectural history, or a lover of color, or both.

So, without further ado, I present the reveal of a past project…which was beautifully photographed by Michael Lee well over a year ago.

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On the Spot: “What colors and patterns will look good with my art?”

I frequently get questions from readers and followers on a variety of topics. Usually, they are struggling to make an important (read: expensive!) design decision related to their home. And usually, the answer is not simple enough for me to dash off a quick reply – so I am not able to answer these types…

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Friday Family-Friendly Find: Le Creuset Signature Cast-Iron Round Dutch Oven

Well hello there! It’s been an embarrassingly long time since I’ve written here. So long, in fact, that I am considering this a ‘relaunch’ of Interiors for Families. I’ve truly missed writing here, and making connections with my readers. With the world in various states of lockdown and quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic, now…

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