Before and After || Jen’s Mega Kitchen Overhaul

Today feels very exciting.  Despite the barbecue hangover and the fact that I stayed up way past my usual bedtime last night, I can’t help but feel a little giddy to introduce you guys to our newest contributor today.  You might recall back in May that we issued a call for contributors.  Despite the fact that there is a small team of people who help make this online destination a reality, I’ve been the one writing five posts a week for 51 weeks a year for the past six years, with a few exceptions, so opening up this little …

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Our Austin Rental || The Front Porch Two Ways

Welcome back to the latest in our adventures of decorating our rental!  We showed you our kitchen two ways here, my favorite room in our whole house here, and even a peek of our living room in this post.  We moved into our place in January and by March I was already itching to add outdoor seating. Parker loves to be outside and we constantly found ourselves sitting in the driveway watching her ride her scooter or on the edge of the front porch while she colored with chalk.  I knew I wanted something simple and modern and also something …

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Our Austin Casa || The Living Room Design

These house update / room design posts are quickly becoming my favorite.  We are in a weird stage where we are fast and furiously making decisions and trying to finalize every last detail of what will be, while not very much is actually happening at the house as we wait for the windows to get installed. Every time I pull one of these together, though, it starts to feel more real!  Okay, so here’s the story on the living room.  It’s the room from which the rest of the house flows.  As you can see in the floor plans, you walk …

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Margaret’s Modern Vintage Master Bedroom + Closet

Master bedrooms are an interesting part of the house when it comes to design.  Of your whole house, they’re the room that guests are least likely to see, which sometimes knocks it down on the priority list when it comes to design or “finishing the space”.  On the contrary, though, it’s also the space that feels the most intimate and offers up the chance to be a calming retreat from the rest of life– from work, laundry, dinner, parenting and more.  Do you feel like your bedroom is complete? How would you …

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