before + after: luca’s grass cloth bookshelf

October 26, 2018

FINALLY sharing a little before and after of Luca’s room today and it happens to be one of my favorite DIY/furniture transformations yet!! Luca’s room has become somewhat of a dump-all for toys in rotation, the hubby’s work bags and just about anything and everything else that I don’t want to lay eyes on in the living…

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a vintage JB Van Sciver bamboo bed for Lydia

December 7, 2017

I’m a firm believer that good things come to those who wait – or, in my case, when you aren’t even looking in the first place!  It seems like whenever I’m on the hunt for something in particular, I always come up empty handed, but my best finds to date have always been popped up when…

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guest suite progress: the bathroom

December 15, 2016

The longest running construction/reno project in history (also known as my upstairs guest suite) is finally nearing completion!  To be fair to our contractor, we knew when we hired him this past summer that it was the height of the season and that it would take a little longer than we had hoped it would…

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an amazing before + after for the kiddos

April 17, 2015

While scouring Pinterest the other day for some creative and inspiring use of space for our plan to turn our room over the garage into another bedroom, full bath and walk-in closet, I about died when I saw this cramped attic-turned-chic kids room by Shannon Wollack and Brittany Zwickl of LA-based design firm LIFE.STYLE.  Not…

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before + after: porthole mirror

November 20, 2013

I’ve always loved round mirrors and if you do, too, you know that larger ones are pretty hard to find on a budget, so when I spotted this porthole mirror at Target a few weeks ago, I grabbed it for Baby Girl’s nursery without a second thought.  I loved the shape and the size, but…

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before + after: buffet-turned-changing table

April 10, 2013

I’m a huge fan of mis-matched furniture in any room, but I especially love incorporating non-traditional pieces in nurseries and children’s spaces for a fun, unexpected twist!  My client and good friend already had this buffet and wanted to use it as a changing table in her baby boy’s nursery – the size, lines and…

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bye, bye black

December 19, 2012

When my lovely friend Ellie Mae (remember her amazing maternity photo shoot?) asked me to refinish a changing table and crib for her twin baby girls, I jumped at the chance!  Her babies will be here in the next few weeks and how better to welcome them to the world than with a revamped, shabby…

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before and after: graywashed crib

September 12, 2012

A few weeks back, I posted this nursery design board for a special little client getting ready to make her debut in two months.  I just finished her crib and was so excited with how well it turned out, I wanted to share!  I promise to post pictures of it assembled once the nursery is…

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a great before and after

July 31, 2012

I love Pinterest- not only for the bevy of inspiration you can find for nearly EVERYTHING, but also because it leads to design blogs to pore over.  Such was the case when I stumbled upon Ashley of Smitten Design.  I love a good before and after and the nursery she designed for her adorable baby…

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get your shake on!

July 10, 2012

A few months back, I started working with a client on the family room of her 1972 rancher.  We’ve come a long way since then, whitewashing her brick fireplace, beefing up her built-ins and trim, painting the walls a beautiful steel gray/blue and adding window treatments and a gallery wall.  Like any major overhaul, it…

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