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Dining Room.

Our dining room is essentially untouched, albeit fully rewired. The original over-sized square shape of the room feels intimate and yet accommodates large seated dinner parties.  Situated in the middle of the home, this is an approachable and usable dining room. The original plaster walls, oak floors, moldings, and chandelier lend a sense of grandeur… Continue reading Dining Room.

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Park Cities Historic and Preservation Landmark.

Our home was honored with a Park Cities Historic and Preservation Landmark! For my Christmas gift this year, my sweet, adorable, and thoughtful husband did all of the paperwork and research needed to submit our application for this award. We hope our 1916 home serves as an encouragement towards preservation throughout our community and beyond.… Continue reading Park Cities Historic and Preservation Landmark.

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Front Entry and Staircase.

Sorry for not writing recently. We just returned from a magical trip to Disney World, and then promptly got sick. We are finally healthy and the laundry from the trip is finally clean and put away. It was the most enchanting time together with my sweet little family, a time away we very much needed… Continue reading Front Entry and Staircase.

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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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The Library.

I love books. I love the physical presence of an actual book; not just while reading the book, but also when I run across it sitting upon my shelf years later, perhaps picking it back up for another read, or just remembering the treasures hidden within the bound pages. For me, my library will be… Continue reading The Library.

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Powder Bathroom.

The powder bathroom was rather tiny and a bit beige upon purchase. Through the renovation, we gained a little less than a foot of usable space, but those few inches made a large difference in the functionality of this small powder bathroom. To see a full explanation of the powder bathroom “expansion” please see this… Continue reading Powder Bathroom.