Our New Home : Update 2

We received our first round of plans from our Architect two weeks ago. After seeing everything to scale and seeing the 2D rendering, we quickly began making changes to our original plan and adjusting things like window size/placement, sill heights, door placements, moving the right side of the house forward 6 feet, and extending the...

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    Modern Lights in Our Home

    One of the things we love about design is it’s ability to be transitional. By blending furniture and accent pieces of different design, we are able to create juxtaposition in our home. Incorporating modern lights is just one easy way to achieve this. You will notice in these photos a similar theme throughout our home-...

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      Neutral Toddler Room

      We have been living in our Modern Cottage for almost 6 years now and we finally have finished the smallest bedroom in the house- our two year old son’s room. When we first moved in, this room was our office, and then it became more of a storage room until our second son was born...

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      Herb-Inspired Summer Dinner with J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

      This post is sponsored by J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines. All content including opinions are always our own. Thank you for supporting our blog and the brands we love to share! We loved turning our backyard fire pit area into an outdoor dining space for an early evening dinner with our family! We created a...

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        Our New Home : Update 1

        Last week we met with our architect for the first time and presented her with our rough drafts and inspiration images for the vision we have for our home. If you missed the very first post about our new home, you can head there to get caught up and read all of our plans, and...

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        • Laine

          We have a freestanding tub in our master bath.  We chose a freestanding faucet and controls.  One real advantage is that it has a handheld waterhead which comes in really handy for cleaning/rinsing the tub.  Wall mounted faucets won’t give you that feature.  Hope this helps!ReplyCancel

        • Dani

          This is exciting and so very cool! I used to want to be an architect – so impressive to me 🙂 ReplyCancel

          • Fun fact- I started my major in Interior Design (before switching to Graphic Design) and took two architect/drafting classes and loved it!ReplyCancel

        • […] you missed our Update 1 post, head there to read how the first meeting with our architect went, but in that initial meeting, we […]ReplyCancel

        Sunroom Design Update

        We know this space has been in the works for a while now, and we promise the REVEAL of the entire room is coming soon! If you missed our Sunroom Design Plan post, you can head there to see the difference between the initial “plan” and the update in this post! Before we get to...

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          Four Styling Tips For Open Shelves

          Shop Our Shelves : We always get asked about these two open shelves in our kitchen and while they serve as more of a decorative purpose than an every day functional purpose, we wanted to share our four tips we follow when styling them! 01 // Repetition When it comes to design, one of the...

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            DIY Fire Pit with String Lights

            This post is divided into two parts. Part I is the Fire Pit & Part II is the String Lights. Scroll down for Part II String Lights. Part I FIRE PIT AREA Materials Used : Spray Paint (optional) Weed Control Fabric Fabric Pegs No-Dig Edging Kit Irregular Concrete Stones River Rock or Pea Gravel Stepping...

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            Summertime Essentials & Playlist

            This post is sponsored by Serena & Lily. All content including opinions are always our own. Thank you for supporting our blog and the brands we love! This is a fun midweek post we are excited to share in preparation for summer, which has already arrived here in Florida with temps in the high 90s...

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              Our New Home : The First Step

              If you missed our stories on Instagram last week, we shared we are in the beginning stages of building our new home (our forever home). You can see all of those stories saved in our “New Home” Highlight here. We answered some of your questions there, but wanted to share a little bit more here....

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              • […] her with our rough drafts and inspiration images for the vision we have for our home. If you missed the very first post about our new home, you can head there to get caught up and read all of our plans, and see a few […]ReplyCancel

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