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Laundry/Craft/Creative Room.

Our laundry room began as a bedroom with a fallen in chimney. It is now a buoyantly joyful spot in the home; perfectly functional for the daily task of laundry and ironing, but also delightfully inspiring for painting and creating. Please see this previous post for a more in depth look at the laundry room… Continue reading Laundry/Craft/Creative Room.

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Laundry Room: A bridge between the past and the present.

Our laundry room is the touch point between old and new, past and present, yesterday and today. It is the connection between the original house and the addition. Rather than fully erase the past, we embraced some of these older features as opportunities to add not only visual but also functional connections to the past.… Continue reading Laundry Room: A bridge between the past and the present.

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Room to Play.

The playroom is one of my favorite rooms in the house. I love the glittering sunlight that tumbles through the eleven aged glass windows. I love the constantly changing shadows created by the dancing leaves and swaying trees. I love the warm wood floors that welcome each step with a soft and comforting creak. I… Continue reading Room to Play.

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Home: Insulation from weather and life.

Home physically protects us from the cold winter winds and the scorching summer sun. Home emotionally protects us from the unpredictable and unexpected turns of life. The love in a home is vital, it is the heartbeat, it is the life, it is what makes this often sad and challenging world a safe and happy… Continue reading Home: Insulation from weather and life.

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Solid Brick and Mortar…Ephemeral Video Tour.

Brick and Mortar: Textural, real, solid, sturdy, gritty, heavy, palpable. Video Tour: Fleeting, clean, abstract, intangible, superficial. What an odd pairing for tonight. But, actually, perhaps not so odd after all. I feel like this is the way life is today. We shop, work, communicate, travel, learn, explore, play, imagine, create, and connect on our… Continue reading Solid Brick and Mortar…Ephemeral Video Tour.

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Midpoint Updates: My heart and Upstairs.

Below: Bridget (3) and Evie (1) in their new room, May 2016. Below: Bridget (4…and a half as that half is supremely important to a 4 1/2 year old) and Evie (2) in their new room, April 2017. To be very honest tonight, my heart is a bit tired. April was a vastly challenging month,… Continue reading Midpoint Updates: My heart and Upstairs.

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Framing the future.

Plans are finished, foundations are set, now it is time to make the addition and the interior changes a physical reality. To be honest, I was supremely nervous the first time I stepped from the old house into the “new” house. I was so worried we would loose the feel of the house that I… Continue reading Framing the future.