• Design Decisions, New House

    White Brick House: Pros and Cons

    Living in a white brick house offers a unique experience that blends timeless appeal with modern elegance. The choice of white brick for a home’s exterior or even interior is not just a matter of aesthetic preference but also a reflection of a rich history in architectural design. This article explores the pros and cons of white brick houses, recommended colors to paint white brick, the classic nature of this choice, and a brief history of painted brick.

  • Design Decisions, Kitchen, New House

    Vaulted Ceilings in the Kitchen: Pros and Cons

    Vaulted ceilings in a kitchen can make a huge statement when it comes to the interior design of a home. This is why we’re thinking very hard about including this feature in our new house. I would like the vaulted ceiling to run all the way through from the great room into the kitchen. Henry is on board for it in the great room, but not not so much in the kitchen. To help us come to a decision, we thought it would be a good idea to lay out some pros and cons.

  • Building Tips, New House

    Our Planning Phase of Building a House

    As some of you already know, we are in the process of planning our new adventure, a new build. The planning process of a new home can be both very overwhelming and exciting. Along this journey, we hope to share with you different stages we are in. Sometimes its good to see what is behind the build and what actually goes into it. This will include the good, the bad, and even the ugly.

  • Christmas, Home Tour

    Our Modern Farmhouse: Christmas Home Tour

    As you know, keeping things simple is my style. Christmas decorations do not have to be over the top. In fact, you can give holiday cheer with just a few simple touches. This year I decided to go with more of a traditional theme.  I used greenery, red, black, and touches of gold to complete a more traditional look with a few modern touches here and there. Mixing in a few old and new pieces, I was able to create the look and feel I wanted within a reasonable budget.

  • DIY

    How to Build a Sliding Barn Door in 30 Minutes

    If you’ve ever built a house, you know there are always things you wish you would have done differently. In our current house, one is putting a regular door going into our toilet room in the master bath. It was always in the way when open. The solution: take it down, and replace it with a sliding barn door. Not only did it solve the problem, but it added another element of visual interest to the room.