I’m downright giddy about today’s post.  Kid spaces are my fave and a kid space in my own home that puts the fun in functional?  Well, let’s just say I’m like my 3-year-old will be on Christmas morning.  It’s playroom reveal day! Just for kicks before Read More

Playroom Reveal at the #staggreno

Nov 29, 2015

Jul 9, 2015

The first big projects we tackled right after I had Anna were two sets of built-in bookshelves– one in the playroom, and one in the front room.  When I say right after, I mean right after, as in a few days after I got home from the hospital and we shot Read More

DIY Corner Bookcase (video)

As we’ve been getting closer to moulding and shelving installations, I’ve been narrowing down exactly where I want all of the special details like built-in shelves, moulding accents, etc.  I knew right away I wanted built-ins around the new huge window Read More

Playroom Built-in Plans, Doors, and Lighting

May 26, 2015

Feb 17, 2015

Nothing gives me more satisfaction than completely transforming a space.  Give me beige walls, furnishings opposite of my style, and I’m brimming with ideas for how to give the space new life.  Enter a recent client project: The Farmington Project. My Read More

Client Project Reveal: A Sophisticated Family Room Makeover

During all of the built-in construction (see part 1, part 2, the room reveal and the design details), I found myself saying over and over “I can’t wait to get my hands on the shelves!”  They were begging for some styling and I was itching to bring Read More

Bookshelf Styling 101 (video)

Aug 20, 2014

Aug 13, 2014

I’m excited to share DIY Built-ins Part 2 today with another video tutorial. (Here is Part 1 in case you missed it)  As I’ve mentioned before, this was certainly an involved project, but it wasn’t as difficult as we anticipated.  I think planning ahead Read More

DIY Built-ins Part 2 (video)

Happy Monday!  Today is an exciting day here at withHEART– it’s the day I’m showing you all one of the most lived in, loved, and comfortable rooms in my home– it’s family room reveal day! When we moved in, I had good intentions of tackling this room Read More


Aug 11, 2014

Aug 6, 2014

Our family room has gone through quite the remodel.  Here’s a little before action from when we were walking through the house to refresh your memory… The room just felt so closed in, dysfunctional, boring, and blah.  I always envisioned built-in Read More


Our family room is a space I wish we had tackled a long time ago, as it’s where we spend a lot of time, but it was comfortable enough, put together enough, and we didn’t want to mess with it.  But, here we are.  It’s time.  And there’s no turning back Read More


May 19, 2014

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