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Why You Should Install a Barn Door

Barn doors – in particular interior sliding barn doors are really popular right now. But I have been installing them for a long time now. We used to buy the metal hardware at Tractor Supply Company! Now you can get it at most big box stores or online. My clients ask me if they are …

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How to Choose a Kitchen Backsplash

So you are remodeling your kitchen? Or maybe you are building a new home and you are overwhelmed with all the decisions. There are so many choices when it comes to counters but even more when you look at tile for your kitchen backsplash. But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. First of all, keep …

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E-design verses Full Service Interior Design

E-design has become popular as many people are spending more time at home and are ready to spruce up their space. When a client contacts me for my E-design services they usually have questions about how it works. I basically have three packages, but I realize everyone is different and I am happy to work …

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Style your Bookshelves in 10 Easy Steps

I have many clients who call me to come over and style their bookshelves because they aren’t sure where to start. I love to do it because it feels like a puzzle and in the end it makes a family room feel warm and inviting. Here are the 10 steps I use: Step One Gather …

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Choosing a Marble Countertop

We bought a new house! And it needed a lot of work. But that never scares me. The kitchen cabinets and countertops were over 20 years old and not in good shape so we gutted the kitchen and started over. I knew I wanted white shaker style cabinets and a white backsplash. I also really …

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Modern Remodel Part II

Just wanted to share a few more photos from the modern remodel we just finished with Weisen Builders. I hope you were able to see Modern Remodel Part I. If not, see it here. But in this post I will share the process to turn the formerly Tuscan style home into a modern magnificent mansion! …

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Modern Remodel with Navy And Gold

We just completed a very large, gorgeous modern remodel using a lot of navy and gold accents. I am so excited to show you the before and after photos! Let’s start with the entry. Entry We brought in a console table and a large mirror and alabaster lamps. I found these great cowhide boxes to …

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Fireplace Remodel

Fireplaces. They are usually the focal point of the room, but are often overlooked. If you are building or remodeling, what do you do with them? There are so many options for a fireplace remodel. First assess your style. Not sure what your style is? Read Diagnose your Design Style. Modern If your style is …

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Lighten Your Mood with Paint

Is your home living up to its potential? Could it look better with a new coat of paint? Painting is a quick and inexpensive project that you could do in a weekend or maybe a day. Lighter walls in an open floor plan can lighten your mood. Take this room, for example. The family room …

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Custom Canvas Art for Bare Walls

A lot of us are now working from home and video conferencing most of the day. Do you find yourself looking at your screen and thinking about how blah your walls look? Maybe you need some art to fill that bare wall with some custom framed canvas art. Or maybe before Covid-19 happened, you treated …

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Free Neutral Paint Color Guide

Tips for choosing the perfect neutral paint color based on your undertones