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Front porch renovation!

…Well, I don’t know if you can call it a renovation, but this weekend I started picking at the mangled/torn screens on the lower part of the porch and after I ripped them out I just couldn’t stop there! I told myself I wasn’t going to take the screens down until October but I just couldn’t help myself! I got out my hammer and went to town on the those…

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The marble top

I don’t know what I was doing when I first discovered the Miller House, but that’s probably where I first fell in love with the Eero Saarinen tulip table. To see it in person in 2013 was truly amazing, decked out in Girard folksy sculptures, needlepoint monogrammed seat cushions (for each member of the family), lit up atop a Girard rug. The architecture of Eero Saarinen and the interior design…

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White town

I’ve been thinking a lot about all my upcoming projects. There are so many and I have had to put them all on hold to save for my September LA trip. So frustrating not having an endless supply of money to pump into this little house (and my life, doh!) One Kings Lane gets me so much. They’re always posting images of interiors that speak to me (remember Hacienda Style?)…

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For the love of chairs

You know I love chairs. LOVE CHAIRS. Last week, I found these 2 chairs on craigslist for just $150 and have emailed the seller TWICE. But they won’t email me back. What is their deal? Have they sold the chairs? How about a reply, bubby? I don’t know what the state of the wood is, but the seller claims they are in “excellent condition.” I want. I need. Talk to…

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His Dream Nook

My friend texted me saying Apartment Therapy had instagrammed his “dream nook.” ….I got nothing new going on except yard stuff. Let’s make a post about it! Here’s the image from Apartment Therapy: And here’s my recreation: Right off the bat, I knew that was the Ava sofa from Urban Outfitters. A few years ago, I too was into these ceramic taxidermy heads so I knew Mahzer and Vee was…

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Mid-century buffet search

After I nixed the idea of a console table (how generic), and a piano (that would be fun!), I decided, and am sold on, getting a mid-century buffet for the living room. Initially though I was on the hunt for a credenza. But did you know those low, long little buggers are expensive! $1,200-$3,000+.  If we could stay in the $700 range, I’m much for comfortable with that. There are…

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Mom’s house/ Living Room Update

Your childhood home…did your mom have good taste or was it all tacky plaid curtains and Kirkland’s fake fruit in a decorative bowl on the coffee table like at my house? My mom has so graciously agreed to let me redo her living room. It’s very dated and a hodgepodge of looks: english country, asian something, southern this, awful that. I don’t know man! Like many, Mom has an overall…

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