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Office Inspiration, Getting Serious

Office Inspiration, Getting Serious

I have talked about getting my office in shape for a while and I thought posting about my inspiration regularly might prompt me to get it done this decade vs. constantly letting it slip to more pressing projects.  (Only mildly kidding, of course.)  So, I am going to try to


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A New Project….

A New Project….

I feel like I am always apologizing for the radio silence around here but really, I am just getting caught up from being out so long.  Work is busy (which is great) and the kids are enjoying the last days of summer vacation.  My Father-In-Law also passed away and so,


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Big Boy Bed Inspiration…..

Big Boy Bed Inspiration…..

I ran across this image on the Instagram feed of Erika Powell (Urban Grace Interiors) a while back.  She had it custom made and slipcovered for her daughter. For the next phase of Harry’s room, I know I want to keep the foundation— the roman shades in a Christopher Farr


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Real Life in the Playroom….

Real Life in the Playroom….

This is a quick view of our playroom as it looks daily.  Unstyled and keeping it real here, people.  Plus, photographs when there is no natural light to speak of is not good.  The walls are a pale grey….you’d never know it from the photos…..they look beige, oh well.  The artist who


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Bleached Oak Floors…..ane My Office…..

Bleached Oak Floors…..ane My Office…..

In our remodel, I wanted our floors to be as dark as possible.  Now, as I start to think about my office space (in our back-house above the detached garage) I want to replace the carpet for bleached/cerused oak floors. Bieke Van Houtte via Details A Design Firm, via Houzz


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Build Me A Mudroom…..

Build Me A Mudroom…..

Where to start.  You may recall that during our remodel in 2011 we had initially planned to add a mudroom off of our kitchen.  In the end, we decided to pass on this…..modifying the house but adding no square footage.  We are pretty conservative, and didn’t want to bite off


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Living Room Update….

Living Room Update….

With my website still being migrated it has been nice to be forced to take a little slowdown on the work-front and the result is that it has freed up some time to focus on the house a tad.  After getting help from a reader last week by identifying an artist


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Happy Weekend…..and Randomness….

Happy Weekend…..and Randomness….

via Did you have a good week?  I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel on my website.  Why, you may ask, haven’t I launched it yet?  Well, we are so close…..but have decided that I need my own dedicated server so that the site will


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Bright and Cheery….

Bright and Cheery….

My office is in our backhouse (upstairs over our detached garage) and consists of a large room, two walk-in closets, a little kitchenette and a full bathroom.  I feel like I want to be a bit more colorful in the space…..a little more daring then I’d be in the house. 


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Guildmaster Chairs, My Personal Experience

Guildmaster Chairs, My Personal Experience

I get so many emails about my kitchen chairs…..you may recall them, they are from Guildmaster and were fairly reasonably priced and sold in pairs.  I purchased 6.  And here was a photo of our kitchen right after the chairs had arrived.  (Sorry for the miserable photo.) I had new


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