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Historic Home Tour.

We are delighted to announce that our home has been selected to be part of the 2018 Park Cities Historic Home Tour!  Please consider purchasing a ticket and touring five lovely historic homes in our neighborhood. The tour will take place April 14th. The sun finally reappeared today for the first time in about a… Continue reading Historic Home Tour.

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A Handy Pantry.

I love so many aspects of our home, and the new pantry is at the top of the list. I wanted a walk in pantry to house not only all of our daily dry goods, but also our appliances, baking needs, canned foods, extra condiments, plastic baggies, coolers, and paper towels. I am delighted with… Continue reading A Handy Pantry.

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Backyard…feels like home.

Sorry for the absence as of late; moving and life and such. We are finally home! We still have a bit of work to do; but we are home, and it feels deliciously warm and cozy. Today was cold. It has been cold (at least for Texans) for the past two weeks. But today, despite… Continue reading Backyard…feels like home.

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Vent Hood and Range.

Our vent hood was one of the most difficult features of the home to get just right. Our inspiration originated in our favorite restaurant in our favorite city: Canlis. Located in Seattle, Canlis is an impressive dining destination; a restaurant with deep family roots, culinary prowess, enchanting piano music, comfortable elegance, sweeping views, and unmatched service. We… Continue reading Vent Hood and Range.

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Wood floors gleaming again!

Our wood floors (both old and new) are fully refinished and stained. Please see this previous post for further information on our wood floors: Floors glorious floors. We matched the original wood stain as closely as possible; a deep antique brown with hints of red to add a glowing warmth (75% Rosewood and 25% Red… Continue reading Wood floors gleaming again!

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Kitchen Cabinet Hutch.

I am not sure how I came upon the idea of a glass front kitchen hutch, probably during one of my lovely evening strolls down the streets of Pinterest. Anyways, I am delighted with the end result! This piece looks as though it is free standing, but it is actually a permanently installed feature of… Continue reading Kitchen Cabinet Hutch.

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Breezeway at night!

Just a quick update on our now complete breezeway. The lights are all installed (including the sconces, globes, and step lights) and the stone pavers are grouted. Warm, inviting, and aglow with light! Looking from the garage on into the mudroom. Looking from the mudroom back towards the garage. Love and hugs, Suzie