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April 5, 2017

Spaces Magazine “Coming Home”

Wow, it’s been a long, long time since I last blogged. Yikes! Apparently having a third child and adopting a black lab adds quite a bit to your plate. And when said plate was already rather full, things get a little dicey. I feel like I’ve been in survival mode since early winter! But now that spring is starting to, well, spring, and our youngest has gone from 4 wake up calls to 2, I’m beginning to feel like myself again. But, with as busy as things have been, blogging/getting photographs, etc. hasn’t even been on my radar. So, it’s pretty amazing to out of nowhere flip open a magazine and see a house that we worked on a couple [...]

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July 26, 2016

Old Sagamore Living & Dining Room

(First things first….If you haven’t been around to see the first two installments of this Mission Hills remodeling reveal, be sure to check them out. You can read about the kitchen (below left) here and the mudroom (below right) here. Believe me, they’re worth your time!) But today, I wanted to share with you a few rooms from this same home that avoided intensive remodeling and instead saw some very effective cosmetic upgrades! Let’s start upstairs and work our way down. The master bedroom upon purchase wasn’t bad – it just wasn’t good either. So to add some function and form, the clients and their designer Natalie O’Shaughnessy opted for designing and installing built-in cabinetry. Isn’t that such a charming addition? [...]

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March 9, 2016

The House on High

Ok, so today is the day I finally get to share pics of our new house! I’m referring to this project as the ‘House on High’ both as a nod to the street name and the simple fact that my husband and I both feel like we are living on a high as we dig into renovating this place. And let’s be honest, there’s also a purely pragmatic reason for the nickname. We’ve moved so much over the last 10 years (like this house which I posted about last month) that it’s not enough to say, “oh you remember at the Brewer’s house” yada yada because no one ever knows which house from over the years that I’m speaking about! So we’re almost always referring [...]

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February 20, 2015

Lighting Steals and Deals

I happened upon an advertisement for a brass sconce this morning with a big fat price tag, and my first thought was, haven’t I seen that before?? But for like half the price? Being in this business, we’re often sifting through lighting selections that our clients have chosen and we see everything from dirt cheap deals of the century to high dollar, high quality investments. I think I can speak for everyone in the office when I say that there is most definitely a difference between the splurge and the save and it’s more than the price tag. It has a lot to do with the materials used. Whether you like it or not, you very often get what you pay for. [...]

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