A HISTORY OF NEGLECTING TRENDS – AND USING COLOR ANYWAY

A HISTORY OF NEGLECTING TRENDS – AND USING COLOR ANYWAY

march 22, 2019 A HISTORY OF NEGLECTING TRENDS - AND USING COLOR ANYWAY Design is so much more than just a system or series of hoops you jump through to come to the correct end result. Design is art, and art is based on the artist. Home design is always going to look...

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Bosc Pear Meets Drab Lancaster City Rowhome

Bosc Pear Meets Drab Lancaster City Rowhome

march 8, 2019 BOSC PEAR MEETS DRAB LANCASTER CITY ROWHOME 460 New Dorwart Street was really something. We jumped right into the renovations after the sale of darling Louise Avenue and her blush colored cabinets which proved that pink just might be the new black. But...

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Retro Renovation on Louise Ave.

Retro Renovation on Louise Ave.

december 13, 2018 RENOVATION: A MIDCENTURY INSPIRED HOME ON LOUISE AVENUE I’ve been blessed with a personality that can quite promptly come to a strong opinion on matters. Like that time my sister Clarita (her blog) and her family bought a house in Lancaster City...

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DESTINATION: CALIFORNIA

DESTINATION: CALIFORNIA

november 19, 2018 DESTINATION: CALIFORNIA California has always been a place of inspiration for us. “Always” meaning ever since our first trip during our honeymoon. We traveled up Highway One - being blown away by The Big Sur, San Fransisco’s crazy steep hills &...

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When Buying a Fixer Upper

When Buying a Fixer Upper

september 7, 2018 WHEN BUYING A FIXER UPPER... With so many house flippers writing books and starring on HGTV- more and more people are starting to consider flipping their own home. But sometimes, what we see on those polished pictures and edited TV show clips is not...

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Meet Broad Street- An Exterior Design

Meet Broad Street- An Exterior Design

july 23, 2018 MEET BROAD STREET- AN EXTERIOR DESIGN One of our all time favorite before and after comparisons is the home on Broad Street we finished this Spring. In fact, this comparison was one of our most loved posts on Instagram this year. And we had to ask...

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When Buying a Home for Your Family

When Buying a Home for Your Family

june 22, 2018 ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN BUYING A HOME FOR YOUR FAMILY Each stage in life has different demands and different priorities. Families in the children-rearing stage of life have a unique set of demands and priorities in regards to their home. And this...

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Meet Broad Street- A Moody European Bedroom Reveal

Meet Broad Street- A Moody European Bedroom Reveal

june 8, 2018 MEET BROAD STREET- A MOODY EUROPEAN BEDROOM REVEAL Our inspiration for this home came from the ever beautiful old European architecture. Recently, we've noticed that this design trend is making itself more and more known. And so, as we created a mood...

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Meet Broad Street- An Attic Renovation Reveal

Meet Broad Street- An Attic Renovation Reveal

may 18, 2018 MEET BROAD STREET- AN ATTIC RENOVATION REVEAL When we first walked through the Broad Street house, the attic space was barely accessible. We let the guys crawl up there and pronounce what a nasty situation it was. Then, Becca and I crawled up and started...

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Raising the Value of your Home

Raising the Value of your Home

april 13, 2018 HOW TO RAISE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME BEFORE RESALE You’re ready to sell your home but you want to do so wisely. Let’s pretend this is you. And let’s pretend that we’re sitting across from you at your kitchen table. There are mugs of steaming coffee and a...

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Common Pitfalls when Painting Your Own Home

Common Pitfalls when Painting Your Own Home

march 16, 2018 COMMON PITFALLS WHEN PAINTING YOUR OWN HOME Ask any homeowner who decided to paint their own house- and you’ll probably get a few horror stories. Whether that’s buying paint in mass quantity, painting a tan color that turned into an orange or buying low...

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First Steps for First Time Home Buyers

First Steps for First Time Home Buyers

march 2, 2018 FIRST STEPS FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS I was once a first-time home buyer. And I was the one figuring out a budget and searching for a house, unsure of what I wanted. Luckily for me, my father-in-law was a real estate agent. And he helped me walk through...

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Writing is hard because I’m honest and sometimes seeing my vulnerability in permanent form on the internet is scary. But writing is good because, I get to see how the gifts God has given me with and the struggles he is carrying me through, can inspire you. And now I’d better cut the monologue or my editor will. 🙂

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ANIMAL REFUGE TURNED BONNY

ANIMAL REFUGE TURNED BONNY

july 1, 2019 ANIMAL REFUGE TURNED BONNY THE SAD BEFORE AND HAPPY AFTER OF COLUMBIA AVENUE TA-DA! It's the big reveal of Columbia Avenue!Columbia Avenue, as beautiful as she is, was an incredibly challenging house from the very beginning.Previously, this had been an...

Why I Can’t Stop Using Pink | An Entry Makeover

Why I Can’t Stop Using Pink | An Entry Makeover

May 20, 2019 WHY I CAN'T STOP USING PINK | AN ENTRY MAKEOVER I want to love my home. That sounds a bit weird and I’m totally not an advocate for going out and spending crazy money to beautify your home. But I am saying, if there are small ways you can tweak things - a...

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