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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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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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Trim Work: Molding.

  Fall in Texas began yesterday, September 27th, at 4 pm. We started our walk at 3:30. It was sticky, sunny, hot, and still. All of the sudden, we turned a corner and felt an unexpected breeze as the clouds skipped above us and covered the sun, and then another refreshing breeze, and then a… Continue reading Trim Work: Molding.

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Living Room Progress.

Sorry for the absence as of late. The end of our sweet and slow summer and the beginning of our full year ahead took a bit of getting used to. Anyways, the house is humming along at a nice pace. Today we will focus upon the living room fireplace. Our living room is one of… Continue reading Living Room Progress.

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Finishing the Drywall and Moving Forward.

I still cannot believe that we now have fully defined rooms thanks to the drywall installers. Not only did they make quick work of a big and rather complex project, they also happily sang the days away while cutting, hanging, and finishing the drywall. They were a delightful group to be around, and I am… Continue reading Finishing the Drywall and Moving Forward.