Tag Archives: interior design

[gold] mirror mirror on the wall

So do you remember when I confessed my love for my Ikea Grundtal mirror here?  When we moved, our bedroom felt way too symmetrical for mirrors above our matching dressers or matching nightstands…too matchy-matchy.  I knew I had to use them somewhere else.  One found an easy home in the basement bathroom.  The other, though, […]

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] […]

lighting package – the whole shabang

I’ve been really thinking about how to transform the house bit-by-bit, but it’s hard when you want the whole house to have a consistency and “flow.”  So, for lighting, I decided I might as well do what I’d do for any project: a lighting package. Part of me wants to embrace moody dark metal that would […]

the elusive art of rug layering

Have you ever found what you thought was the perfect thing, until you realized it wasn’t, but you could not let go of it?  I feel like this may be a metaphor for a lot of things in life… But, in this case, I’m talking about an area rug. First, I bought an 8×10 that […]

the “before” house tour

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind, to say the least!  We signed the papers and closed on our dream “starter home,” painted a whole bunch that weekend, packed up the apartment and moved in on Thursday [with the help of my wonderful in-laws], unpacked and organized throughout the next week until my parents […]

cross your fingers

You guys…we found one, and it’s almost ours!  If it all goes through, I can’t wait to show you. I have so many plans for this place!  Until then, here’s a little peak at what may be our new love nest!

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. […]