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Blog 2017-05-24T18:25:25+00:00
1508, 2017

Creating a Pet Friendly Home

It's been almost a year since we brought home our Lizzy, and we are head over HEALS in love with her!! This is mostly a shameless post with pictures of our cute fur baby, and few pet friendly home tips mixed in for good measure! (Lizzy one year ago with my shoe) Create a pet friendly entry... Build into your mud room storage for towels, a leash, doggie bags, treats and food. Everything should have [...]

808, 2017

A Modern Chair I Love: The Steltman

Jeff and I have a lot of art, design and architecture books, we just love reading and collecting them! Most of the books are in the den at the front of our house, it's very cozy and we love spending time in there! One book we have a lot of fun looking through is our "How to Construct Rietveld Furniture" manual with working drawings, material lists, measurements and assembly instructions. One chair I love in particular [...]

308, 2017

Artist I Love: Meghan Shimek

I love fiber art and was delighted to learn about fiber artist Meghan Shimek through a friend who saw her show a couple years ago at Have Company in Grand Rapids, Mi. I started to follow her on Instagram and was eager to use her work when the right project came along! Love, love, love the texture. She uses vibrant merino fibers mixed with soft neutrals, and I love the intensity! Originally from Michigan, Meghan [...]

3007, 2017

Modern Paint Techniques and Bram’s Bedroom Progress

I love using paint in unexpected ways. Adding color with paint is easy because it's a fairly low commitment and the results are instant! Color blocking walls with a paint line that is carried through the trim and doors is a great modern twist on the accent wall and I LOVE the effect! This image from Elle Decor is a beautiful example! This summer we are redecorating both of our boys rooms to fit THEIR [...]

3006, 2017

Bram’s Bedroom Mood Board

We are going room by room in our house these days updating and refreshing. I have furniture on order for Marek's bedroom which has another 4 weeks or so to get here, and now my mind is on Bram's bedroom! Oh man do I love this little guy! He has such a personality and strong opinions on style! Purple is his favorite color, he loves fashion and has told me he wants to be an [...]

2106, 2017

Before and After Home Bar + 5 Bar Design Tips

I am slightly addicted to how extreme before and afters can get, aren't you? When I meet with a new client and their home is really ugly but I see the potential I start to salivate because I know we are in for some fun. This client has a home in a location they LOVE, but they did not like the interior. To put it mildly, the kitchen and bar spaces were poorly designed. Not [...]