Sometimes you walk into a home and the colors and floor plan are more than just needing an update– they’re downright offensive.  One such client and friend’s home fit this bill.  The home had a few big things going for it:  it was in a really great Read More

Client Before: Project Paint it All

Nov 22, 2015

Sep 16, 2015

Hello from NYC!  I’m spending the day at the BHG Stylemaker Event but I wanted to share some kitchen finishing touches that look good in virtually any kitchen. I like kitchens to be clean, fresh, simple, and look lived in.  Styling should be practical Read More

Kitchen Finishing Touches

Thank you for your sweet responses about the kitchen reveal.  It is such a central spot in our home and it turned out pretty much exactly as I envisioned. When we were planning out the renovation, we decided two rooms would be our main splurges: the Read More

DIY Custom Kitchen Cabinets

Sep 15, 2015

Sep 13, 2015

Today kicks off a week full of wonderful.  Each day I’ll be breaking down a different part of the kitchen, starting today with the full kitchen reveal. This space is a special one.  It’s the heart of our home, and the place where we spend most of Read More

#Staggreno Kitchen Reveal

As you may remember, the kitchen dining area of the house was really small.  Closed off, not functional, and we had big plans to transform this space.  Before we could do anything else, we had to take down a wall between the kitchen and a bedroom that Read More

How to Take Down a Wall (video)

Mar 27, 2015

Jan 30, 2015

Hi all, first, I want to thank each and every one of you for reading, commenting, liking, etc.  This week has thrown me for a loop.  I’ve dealt with maybe a record number of rude, dishonest, snarky, or just plain mean people in the last 5 days and throw Read More

Client Project: Classic Kitchen

It only took one look at the kitchen to know it was going to need a complete makeover.  We really couldn’t save a single thing in there.  The layout was terrible, the cabinets were outdated, and the appliances were original to the house (I think it Read More

Home Tour: Kitchen

Jan 7, 2015

Aug 27, 2014

Hello everyone!  Hope you’re having a wonderful week.  Sometimes you just need an easy craft project and that’s what I’m sharing today– an easy and inexpensive project that will have you never wanting to buy a faux flower arrangement again. I love Read More

DIY Faux Flowers (video)

There is just something about walking in your home after a trip that just feels oh so good.  I had such a great time at Market and feel so inspired, but I’m ready to get back to my routine… and my own bed:) Today I’m walking you through a simple chair Read More


Aug 4, 2014

Jul 23, 2014

Happy Wednesday!  Today is the big day– the day I’m sharing the remodeled kitchen reveal.  We’ve been enjoying this space for a while now and it’s changed our lives, I tell ya.  And the best part?  The entire makeover cost us under $2000.  First, Read More

Remodeled Kitchen Reveal (video)

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