(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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10 Design Ideas for a Kid-Friendly Bathroom (and 5 Mistakes to Avoid)

It is indeed possible to design beautiful spaces with young children in mind that are exceptionally functional, do not look like a preschool restroom, and can go the distance to serve the family well beyond the little-kid years. I’m going to break it down for you with 10 great design ideas for making a bathroom kid-friendly (note that I did not say kid-PROOF…because that’s only part of it…). And…5 mistakes you’ll want to steer clear of!

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Can a Pretty Powder Room Survive…BOYS??

They say inspiration can come from anywhere. My inspiration for this post was derived from a little diamond that popped into my Facebook news feed (via a good, old friend) yesterday: “Someone should tell you that when you have little boys, your toilet will never look the same again…” Too funny! Yet also very true.…

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Black + White Bathrooms

Bathroom projects are among the most common renovations people undertake in their homes. They can be exciting, but also stressful. Aside from possibly having to adjust your everyday personal hygeine rituals during the course of construction, and dealing with ballooning budgets and slipping schedules – you’ll need to commit to specific not-inexpensive and not-flexible materials…

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