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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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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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Door Knobs: An Opening to the Past.

  The first time I walked through our home I fell in love with the uniquely enchanting door hardware. Please reference this previous post highlighting our original door hardware: How do I love thee…let me count the ways.¬† Each door featured a different knob, a different back plate, a different story, a different feeling. Rather… Continue reading Door Knobs: An Opening to the Past.

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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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Bringing life back into our 100 year old windows, a slow process.

I love our 100 year old home, and especially the effervescently¬†luminous windows, but they have not necessarily felt beloved over the past several years. They are all tightly¬†painted shut with layer upon layer of variously colored paints, some were fully concealed behind drywall and bookshelves, and others were shattered. I adore these resilient windows, and… Continue reading Bringing life back into our 100 year old windows, a slow process.