Tag Archives: architecture

home reno: basement episode 1

As soon as we knew we knew the house was going to be ours, we brought in a contractor to take a look.  There were a few items in the house I knew I just could not deal living with.  Some I could tackle.  For others, it was time to bring in the big [pro] […]

house hunt – episode 2

So two Fridays ago I was perusing Redfin when I saw it — an adorable little Cape Cod house with tan siding and a red door.  I thought about it, and sent it to Nick.  Two hours later, he calls me, telling me we need to see a house this weekend because it is adorable. […]

east coast modern

I came to the realization that my current favorite interior design and lifestyle bloggers – Sarah Samuel Sherman, Sarah Yates Mora of A House in the Hills, Emily Henderson, Mandi Gubler of Vintage Revivals and a few more I know I’m missing..oh!  Amber of Amber Interiors, too – are all on the West Coast [or […]

modern curb appeal

I’ve been doing that thing that every person obsessing about buying a home does: binge watch HGTV shows.  After a few commercials to register for their HGTV Dreamhouse, I pulled out the iPad and started to register…and then I saw this! Image via HGTV The HGTV Smarthouse is just a little more my style.  Clean […]

the coffee table book

When you are perusing Pinterest for inspiration, glancing over people’s interiors and looking at all their details, do you ever get major book envy? Well, I do.  I stare at my coffee table and then back to the screen, trying to figure out if I should ditch the tray/cactus/candle formula and move on to a […]


I have an intense jealousy for California.  The weather, landscape, people (two of my best friends do reside there), and, of course, the architecture and design.  I’ve already stated my love for Palm Springs and it’s warm-weather designed houses, but throughout the state mid-century gems scatter the neighborhoods.  We have this on the East Coast […]

the homestead

Nick surprised me to a trip to the historic Omni Homestead Resort  in Hot Springs, Virginia for our first anniversary.  As much as I love modern architecture and decor, there is something about a structure and cultural mainstay that has been around from the 18th century that is so alluring.  Visited by Thomas Jefferson and […]