Happy 2020! I was able to do some work on the Idaho cabin over the holidays. Paint, paint, paint seem to be the biggest game changer. From painting vintage finds, to saying good bye to excessive wood paneling, color is definitely fun and refreshing for the New Year. Here are a few progress snap shots….Progress Pictures from the Cabin Makeover
Vintage Hunting for an Idaho Cabin
I’ve started a little fun makeover of an Idaho cabin from the 1800’s. It belongs to my fiance and his family along with a few other rustic cabins. It’s incredibly charming and quaint but needs better space planning and several layers of coziness and color. The rooms are dark and need to be brightened asVintage Hunting for an Idaho Cabin
From Garage to Dream Teen room – the full reveal
You might recall we turned the garage in to a guest house to make space for a teen room for Luke, and a downstairs and office for me. I finally have some pictures to share. If you follow along you might remember… Luke’s Great Gatsby inspiration for the room HERE While we we’re building HEREFrom Garage to Dream Teen room – the full reveal
Renovation plans created in one afternoon
We left our summer house in Sweden in slightly better shape than we found it in… In case you missed the disaster I’ve dealt with you can check it out here. You can see what the house looked like when we came home in June and I burst in to tears here. The renovations areRenovation plans created in one afternoon
Luke's Bedroom BEFORE/AFTER
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The love of reinventing furniture!
I grew up in a home where we washed plastic bags, conserved energy and any item that had been one thing, got reinvented to something else. I used to be angry and even embarrassed of all this salvaging! Bed covers became towels after they broke, or perhaps even curtains, and lots of things were boughtThe love of reinventing furniture!
Should the red chair go?
I haven’t written about Luke’s room for a couple of weeks. You might remember all the mixtures of BLUES going on in his room, and Luke’s desire that the only colors be blue, black and white. I convinced him to let me add an additional color like red, since that would go with his previousShould the red chair go?
A CRAZY purple makeover
I know some of you might not like this makeover. And apologies to Arte de Mexico for painting your pretty mirror. But I like to take chances with things, and see if I can re-imagine something in a whole new way. I think design is more fun when you take risks, even if you’re notA CRAZY purple makeover
Truman's beloved couch
Tuman was the best dog in the world. He lived with me for fourteen years and was the most amazing friend anyone could ever have. He was funny, loving, mischievous in his young years and the most loyal creature you could ever wish for. He would follow me around no matter where I went. IfTruman's beloved couch
Inside my week of makeovers
Have you ever had a week when everything happens all at once? Coming at you like one big, exploding canon ball? That’s exactly what’s going on right now in my life and work. The house is still in an urgent makeover state. We’re scrambling to get ready for a magazine shoot on Tuesday, and we’veInside my week of makeovers