Feb 15 2019

Oakdale Living Room Before + After

Having a store with a certain aesthetic caused people to continually ask if we offered design services. We would always help people in store design a room through pictures and emails, so after a while I decided I would give it a go. After all, I had just finished designing my parents house and had done two houses of our own. I am so glad that I took that leap two years ago as I have so enjoyed working with...

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Feb 28 2018

Le Mans Kitchen Before + After

Remodels are so fun to share because the before and after is so dramatic. This kitchen is no exception. It is good that our ability to see past things runs in the family because this house was pretty dated when my parents decided to place an offer. The previous owner loved anything Greek and she stopped at nothing. Columns, painted murals on the walls and floors...

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Trend Alert – Cerused everything

Cerusing is very hot right now and for good reason. It is not only beautiful because it accentuates the flow of the wood grain on the piece, but also is sophisticated, while having the ability to be under-stated. Cerusing is when you strip down the wood and then open the grain with a brush. Next you stain the piece or paint it. After it is dry you then fill in the grain with glaze or lime wax. It has been...

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Oct 06 2017

Kids Playroom/Guest Room is under way! Here’s the inspo board!

We have this room of our kitchen. Every ounce of me wanted to tear down the walls and make the kitchen/living room into one big room. However, we only plan on living here for a few years and it would be nearly suicidal as a home seller to take away a bedroom. Second option was let Wells and Brooks have separate rooms and stick one of them in there. However, when I first moved to Chicago, I had the room off...

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Aug 11 2017

Shop The Look: Vintage Romantic

Earlier last month I  did a Facebook live that streamed from our old house on Dover, walking everyone through what was for sale. This created a lot of interest in the design of our Master bedroom! We sold the majority of the room, but we still have the headboard and the bench at the end of the bed left! It was taken out for this shoot, but believe it is awesome. Our kiddos used it to climb up on our...

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