Before and After

7 Dreamy Kitchen Before and Afters

I know what you’re thinking: Kitchen before and afters, huh? It’s easy to brush off design and styling as trivial, an unnecessary expense of time and money.  After all, laminate countertops from the eighties function much in the same way as our favorite quartz ones.  But I beg to differ.  Whether it’s a simple coat of paint, an updated backsplash, or a major overhaul like these projects, being surrounded in your daily life by colors, textures, and objects that bring a smile to your face has an actual physical effect on …

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Our Austin Casa || A Dining Room Refresh

Just when I thought it wasn’t possible to love a room more, we went and refreshed it! Remember when we first put together our dining room in our rental last spring?  (You can see the full post here.)  I loved it!  We were fortunate because the room was about the same size as our current dining room that we moved into in December, so we knew whatever we did there we could just move into our new space.  Once we moved, we made a few tweaks—we loved the light fixture in our place, so we moved the lamp to the office and swapped out the rug …

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Before & After || A California Family’s mega kitchen overhaul

Hola! It’s Sara over here, sharing with you a dramatic before and after that you need to see to believe. I was first connected with Mindy Laven through a mutual design buddy and let me tell you, her remodel work is the stuff dreams are made of. When she first shared this project with me, I thought she was trying to pull a fast one on me because I honestly couldn’t see how it could possibly be the same house. She assured me she wasn’t a schemer…she’s just got a thing for full home renovations and excited by the smell of a good …

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Before and After || Flora’s Sophisticated Scandi Nursery

(A Note from Jen: When we announced that we were pregnant with bébé number two, I received a text from Lauren that her and her husband were expecting their first just a little over a month after us!  Lauren is also our gluten-free recipe contributor and is so generously sharing her daughter Flora’s sweet nursery with us today!) When I (Lauren) began to dream about our sweet little one’s nursery, I had so many ideas swirling in my head. (Pinterest doesn’t help with that!) I stared at what was then my husband’s office and …

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