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Red Dirt Relaxed Project

I was recently able to travel and photograph an E-Design project I completed last summer. This home is the couple's 18th move! Yes, you read that correctly. You can now pick your jaw up off of the floor. The wife is a real estate agent who really knows how to select a good home and has an amazing sense of style, but after 18 moves is burnt-out of constantly having to decide how to do each of their homes. On top of that, she was getting tired...

South Meets Lake- Cottage Tour- Part 3

At the beginning of the year, I shared part 1 and part 2 of the #VWSouthMeetsLake Cottage Tour. It's safe to say that these last two rooms are long overdo. If you've missed or forgotten what the cottage looked like, simply click on the links above. Honestly, posting about this cottage in the summer time seems much more fitting. There are traces of the water, nature, and nautical life throughout this cottage. The main color scheme of the house is blue and green, but accents of warm tones...

Bay Dream Kitchen Reveal

Last fall, I was contacted to help bring a family's vision of their dream kitchen to life. They had moved into their home a couples year earlier, knowing that they would eventually redo the dark and dated kitchen. Not only was the kitchen dark, it also wasn't functioning well for a young, busy family. The table where they had most of their meals was next to the family room (behind the kitchen), there was a formal dining room next to the kitchen, and a formal living room in...

South Meets Lake- Cottage Tour- Part 2

Today, I'm sharing part 2 of the #VWSouthMeetsLake cottage tour. I showed images for the entry, dining, powder bath, and the kitchen in part 1. Now, I'm taking you to the second floor of the house. The stairway is across from the entry, so you can see a glimpse of the small hallway when you walk into the house. I wanted it to spark some interest and give a hint of the fun that happens upstairs (the kid's area). I arranged a large collage of art collected over...

South Meets Lake- Cottage Tour- Part 1

Today I'm sharing part one of the #VWSouthMeetsLake Cottage Tour. Built in the 90's, this cozy cottage (less than 2,000 sf) was in need of some very budget-friendly updates to make it a place a young family of four could enjoy. I've been working on the updates to this home, slowly, for the last year. Located just walking distance from the shores of Lake Erie, it was designed with the traditional cottage front porch that everyone loves. However, some of the interiors felt dark and closed off from the other areas. I...

2017 Trend Predictions

A new year is always an exciting time to freshen things up around your home. I love looking for trends in design, and trying to use them in a way that makes them more classic and less "trend". Design trends typically follow trends from other areas, like the runway. Unlike the runway, these "trends" can last years. Here are my predictions for 2017: Green Over the past year deep greens, sages, and emeralds have been popping up more and more. Then, Pantone picked Greenery for their 2017 color...

7 Tips To Create An Inviting Entryway

Curb appeal is the first thing a guest notices, quickly followed by your entryway, so when guests start filing in for holiday parties you want it to look and function as best as it can.   Design: Milk and Honey Home | Photographer: Unknown Front Door Take some time to think about how your front door is working for your entry. This may sound silly, but the front door in our home was a solid black, metal door. From a far the curb appeal looked great, but we...