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…Read More
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.Read More
It may be surprising to hear, but the drama (and, therefore, the stress level) is relatively low where our home renovation project is concerned (follow this link to read earlier posts!). Don’t get me wrong – things are moving along at a breakneck pace at this point. But, at this moment, just about everything seems…Read More
As we approach ‘locked and loaded’ status for interior selections and orders for our home renovation, I am now turning my focus elsewhere – outside the house, to be specific. Even though I know and employ daily the elements and principles of design, when it comes to exterior design, my mind just shuts down. I…Read More
A beautiful public entry – more specifically, your front door, is really the first impression your home makes on visitors, passers-by, and of course the nosy Nellies who like to scope out everyone else’s digs (but I wouldn’t know anything about that…). All apologies to apartment dwellers and other renters! Now that I’ve got that…Read More
I am currently in Newport, Rhode Island on a quasi “stay-cation” – I call it that because my husband is still commuting to Boston for work this week, and I have to drive up to the city a few times next week for various commitments. I don’t think it can be a true vacation if…Read More