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Thursday November 15th, 2012

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Before & After: Cabin Renovation

I think a lot of us share a dream of buying and fixing up a little cabin in the woods, but I’m sure that if that dream became a reality, the process of renovating a full home would not be without its stresses or struggles. Long before I pursue such an undertaking, I want plenty…

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Thursday September 13th, 2012

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Before & After: Kitchen Makeover

I’m sure a lot of us go through favorite color phases. Right now, Grace is loving olive green, and I can’t disagree — it’s a rich, warm, earthy color that’s perfect for fall. Even though we’re interested in dark tones right now, I can still appreciate a pale palette, like in Kristine’s kitchen makeover. I…

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Thursday July 26th, 2012

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before & after: apartment transformation

This one-bedroom apartment renovation from Claire Leger proves one thing: good paint colors can go a LONG way toward transforming the feel of a space. I’ve always been kind of terrible at choosing paint colors — no matter how many test swatches I try, I always make the wrong choice, which causes me to suffer…

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Thursday June 14th, 2012

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before & after: portland home redo

Honestly, the idea of building one’s dream home seems daunting, expensive and impossible to start. However, after seeing this full home renovation project, I am filled with inspiration and hope. Textile and interior designer Vicki Simon decided to completely transform her small home in Portland, Oregon, replacing synthetic surfaces with all salvaged and eco-friendly materials. The results…

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Thursday October 20th, 2011

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before & after: nursery makeover

I remember watching my friend’s baby as she was starting to observe the world, and it was awesome to see her eyes travel over everything with utter fascination, particularly prints. It’s not as easy as some might think to successfully mix prints and patterns. What I like most about this charming nursery makeover from Tim…

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Thursday October 13th, 2011

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before & after: lofty living room makeover

I like to consider myself a big-picture thinker, and if I had the chance to makeover a room, I’d like to think I would consider all possibilities and think creatively about the space. But I can honestly say that I usually just assume the ceilings are non-negotiable. Whoops. Projects like this living room redesign by…

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Thursday August 25th, 2011

Thursday August 11th, 2011

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before & after: flower shop renovation

Has anyone noticed how many beautiful independent flower shops are popping up around the country? There was this gorgeous NYC studio renovation by Poppies & Posies; this beautiful floral studio that Sarah shared with us just a couple weeks ago; and now another lovely rustic flower boutique from Kristen and Katherine of Root 75. The…

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