The 12+ Simplest Plaster Fireplace Surround Ideas to Ease Your Eyes!

Looking for the best plaster fireplace surround ideas? Think of me as your own personal designer on this one—I've saved you time and compiled the 12 best ones in this post! (Plus other fireplace tips at the end!) Today I'm sharing a peek at a new client project! (Namely, the best plaster fireplace ideas for your enjoyment. :) ) (Things are so busy with our virtual consults that we "should" hire more people, but I…

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The Only 10 Bathroom Lights Over Mirror You Need to Know! (+5 to AVOID!)

Looking for the latest and greatest bathroom lights over mirror for your space? Why spend hours and hours scouring the internet, wading through the garbage of the masses, when I’ve done all that for you?  Today I’m sharing my Top 10+ modern bathroom light fixtures (as well as the 5 bathroom light above-mirror styles to AVOID!) Whether you're doing a major renovation on your bathroom or not, you're in the right place to start choosing…

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Why We Did So Much White: 7 Smart Strategies for Choosing Interior Colors!

Do you know how to go about choosing interior colors for your home? Read on for 7 smart strategies to help you choose the perfect interior paint colors in your unique space for your unique needs! Does it surprise you to hear that my dream kitchen in my dream house (in my dream world) is not white? Yes, I realize that because we made the decisions with this house to do all white walls, a…

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Small Guest Bedroom Ideas: AVOID These 3 Things (+15 Expert Decor Tips)!

Looking for small guest bedroom ideas? You're in the right place! We're sharing everything from modern and cozy to small guest room storage tips and decor help! A small guest bedroom may not be your ideal, but I'm tellin' ya...they can be some of the coziest spaces (think "nest!") your guests will ever have the privilege of enjoying!🤗 (Plus, small guest bedrooms are usually a more efficient use of your space, since it's not a…

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Raised Washer and Dryer: The Genius Hack No One Tells You About.

Today we're sharing all about our raised washer and dryer! Remember this old laundry room? With the worst washer and dryer layout ever? You're all, "How could I forget? It's burned into my memory now, Jess." Well, prepare to breathe a sigh of sweet relief with me, because that old laundry passage is no more. Our finished mudroom is functional and beautiful. Just the way I like it! Look at it now! It's so pretty!…

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Under Sink Trash: Avoid This Everywhere From Kitchen Drawers to Bathroom Cabinets!

Wondering if you should have the traditional under sink trash can—or upgrade to a placement that saves you time, money and pain? We’re helping you figure it out today! Putting your trash can under your sink is like peanut butter and jelly to some people. If you have one, you have to have the other! For years, garbage cans under the sink have bugged me, wigging out my Ergonomic-o-Meter.😆 Why? Let’s look at the answers…

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A Breath of Fresh Air: Why We Designed Our Kitchen Island WITHOUT Pendant Lighting!

Wondering if a kitchen island WITHOUT pendant lighting is for you? Or will it look "weird"? See what we did + several of our client kitchens designed WITHOUT pendant lights too! :) One of the most unorthodox moves we made in our kitchen renovation was (aside from our double islands, which all contractors assured me was "weird" but we all can see who's laughing now and her name starts with a J) to do our…

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Murphy Bed Cabinet: The Genius Space-saving Hack for Your Guest Room!

Today we're sharing how and why we utilized a queen murphy bed cabinet in our multi-purpose room, how it works, & how it gives us a 3-in-1 "guest room"! Our house has four bedrooms—three upstairs (plus one large bonus room we've often toyed with remodeling into another bedroom or two) and one downstairs. The prior owners used this downstairs bedroom as an office. We've also seen neighbors with the same layout use this room as…

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Rwanda: Our Family’s Heart in Africa.

As we drove in the dusty truck, our bodies being knocked around for hours over the rough-and-tumble roads, I kept thinking, "This is an honor!" Even as we stopped in to talk with people from the organization in this very, very remote place amongst the thousands of hills of Rwanda, I wanted to express how thankful we were to be there and how honored we felt. Why? We were being invited into the home of…

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