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Blog 2017-05-24T18:25:25+00:00
2605, 2017

The “B” Word in Design… Budget!

Budget is always the toughest thing to sort through as people start a design project. How much should my investment be? In order to determine how much you want to spend on a renovation, new construction home or decor project you have to really understand your Wish List. In my experience most people don't fully understand the connection between their Budget and their Wish List at the beginning of a project. The Wish List and Budget [...]

105, 2017

A Bright Front Door!

Lot's of progress on painting our 1896 historic home in Creston and I am excited to say we went with a light color! It is so exciting for us to have a fresh look! As a reminder, here is an older photo of the front of our house. The front porch had been damaged in the 1920's (we believe) and the home owner made the porch smaller. At a later date, vinyl shutters were added, which [...]

1704, 2017

Painting our House

Our house is currently being painted and I couldn't be more excited about it! The last time our house was painted was 15 years ago, before Jeff and I were married. Jeff picked light tan for the main color and  dark tan and green for the trim work. The house was built in 1896 and is a simple Victorian style so there is a lot of trim. Here is a shot of the house last [...]

904, 2017

Lighting Mistakes and How to Fix Them

One of the biggest mistakes I see in homes is poor lighting. You can have a home that is well designed in every way but if the lighting is not done right the entire house can feel old, dingy and depressing! It is such an important element!! One mistake I see is only using one "type" of lighting in a room, most commonly recessed lights. We don't need our homes looking like a commercial office space, or [...]

2802, 2017

Masculine/Feminine Dining Room

At the beginning of a project it's fun to discover what couples agree and disagree on when it comes to personal style. I LOVE working with a mix of opinions and back grounds to create a space that shows off both styles. It can be fun when  a couple has different ideas for style and they let you mix them! Here is a before picture of a dining room we worked on recently. The furniture [...]