Client Project: Classic Kitchen

Hi all, first, I want to thank each and every one of you for reading, commenting, liking, etc.  This week has thrown me for a loop.  I've dealt with maybe a record number of rude, dishonest, snarky, or just plain mean people in the last 5 days and throw Read More
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Home Tour: Downstairs Family Room

We are just about finished with all of the "before" home tours, and I'm getting excited to get into the nitty-gritty of our massive renovation of our new/old mid-century modern home.  Today I'm showing you what the downstairs family room and bar area Read More
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Home Tour: Playroom and Study Area (video)

Hello everyone!  Hope you're having a wonderful week.  I thought we were going to make it through the winter cough free, but Ruby has come down with the icky virus that's going around and we've been out of commission since Saturday night.  Boo. Today Read More
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Client Project Reveal: Herriman Master

I'm excited to share a recently completed client project with you today: the Herriman Master.  It was a room with a strict budget and some design challenges.  Here's an idea what we were working with. The walls were beige, the furniture was outdated, Read More
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Home Tour: The Nursery

My friends, I have seen the deeper depths of hell known as potty training and I can say with a wee bit of apprehension that our girl is about 80% there.  At over 7 months pregnant with a husband working around the clock in the office and on the house, Read More
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Home Tour: Kitchen

It only took one look at the kitchen to know it was going to need a complete makeover.  We really couldn't save a single thing in there.  The layout was terrible, the cabinets were outdated, and the appliances were original to the house (I think it Read More
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How to Finance a Renovation

So, you have big plans.  You want to make your home spectacular but before you can do anything, you've got to figure out how to pay for it.  Darn money.  Always getting in the way. Well folks, there are several ways you can do it.  If you're independently Read More
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4 Things You Need to Know for Building Permit Approval

After taking a much needed week off of blogging, it feels good to start a new year with a fresh perspective.  I've always loved New Year's.  There's just something refreshing about pushing the reset button and reevaluating things.  I feel like my resolutions Read More
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Home Tour: Bathrooms

Merry Christmas Eve!  My goodness, this holiday season seems to have snuck up on me and I can't believe it's already this time of year (and that I'm in my third trimester-- holy moly!).  Time is marching on and we are pushing to move forward on demo Read More
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Living Room Design Plans

The gorgeous fireplace surround in this room was all Tom Cruise on me and had me at hello.  The moment spotted it when we were walking through the house, I knew I would do whatever I could to keep it in tact.  It's solid stone, has intricate detailing, Read More
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