TV Above Fireplace: Should You Avoid It…or Do It?

Remember my client who I was working on minimal fireplaces for? A couple meetings in, she told me she wanted to put her TV above the white plaster fireplace. I immediately get concerned about this because of 3 reasons: The beautiful minimal, sculptural element of a plaster fireplace would be marred by The Big Black Rectangle. (Those of you who are new here will enjoy seeing how we hid ours!) The black would stand out…

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Our Design Focus Mini Guide is FREE to Everyone On Our “Insiders” List!

Feeling overwhelmed with your home? There are so many spaces to choose from, so which space should you work on first? Today we're offering this new Design Focus Mini Guide to everyone joining our "Insiders" list! This workbook will help you narrow down the #1 area of your home that needs the most help, based on both what you use most AND what's bugging you the most! :) (Because I always think that's important to…

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Selling Our House: What 3 Beloved Features Will I Miss Most?

We're sharing the Top 3 things we'll miss most when we move, PLUS the many surprising functions our best hot water dispenser ever provides for us! 😄 "What will we miss?" is the question Matt and I have asked ourselves approximately one hundred billion times. (Well, I can't technically say Matt has asked himself that question—I'd have to ask him first—but his wife has certainly brought this question up in conversations.) Why? This is part…

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Double Shower Genius: 7 Must-haves for Your Double Shower Ideas

After knocking our elbows into the walls of our too-small shower one too many times, we decided a change needed to be made. We came up with a plan to flip around our bathroom layout so that we could create a huge new double shower floor plan (including a seat and double shower heads)! Once we figured out how that was possible (our available space to expand the bathroom was nil), we were able to…

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Revealing the New Section on the Blog (And 5 Reasons Why)!

You and us, we're in a blog relationship together, right? You've seen the inside of our house, our bedrooms, our bathrooms, our closets...You've read my (Jess) innermost thoughts about things like drawers and grout and (not-so-secretly-anymore) wanting to live in a treehouse. You've gotten a peek at some of our home life through the blog and Instagram stories (and the back of our children's heads because we're not into putting their faces on the internet,…

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Can’t Touch This! (Why We Got a Touch-free Faucet)

When we were making decisions on our emergency kitchen remodel (yes, it was 100% UNPLANNED and the story is HERE!), having a gorgeous, large bridge-style faucet was the "in" thing. However, I consciously chose to say no to that trend, however hard it was, in order to go with something highly functional, while maybe not quite as stunning (yet still beautiful)! Sometimes the most beauty is IN the function! Ready to tackle your next kitchen…

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2 Items from Our Tea Video!

For those of you who've been asking about these two items from our latest Instagram Reel about our updated tea drawer, here you go: The Black Canisters: This is where we keep our loose leaf teas. I tried about 87 different canisters before I found these (they feel SO good and high-quality), and have meant to write a post about it for months but just haven't had time, so here you go! :) Black canisters…

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Tea Drawer Organization DIY: Our #1 Tea Trick!

Looking for a good tea drawer organization DIY? Today we're sharing our favorite tea storage trick of all time! Something that always bothered me in previous homes was how tea boxes would 1) accumulate and 2) fail to adhere to any kind of organizational system I’d impose upon them. I've tried (and seen others try) organizing tea boxes in their cabinets, pantries, drawers, and all kinds of store-bought organizational systems that promised delightful tea organization—yet…

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Why We Sold Our House After “Perfecting” It Over 7 Years!

Man oh man. Where to begin?!? I started writing a post (a long one—I know, imagine that! :) ) all about the background story to why we were selling our house and moving, but I'm not sure that's the one I want to post. I can tell long background stories. And I can tell background stories about the background stories. However, let's make this as short as possible whilst also answering all your questions! (PS:…

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Drawers Under Washer and Dryer: What SHOULD You Use Them For?

Q: "What's in those big drawers below your washer & dryer shelves?" A: "Somewhere only we go." :) a.k.a. DIRTY LAUNDRY! This is where our family keeps a lot of dirty laundry and towels. Why? Read on! WHY I WANTED THEM: One of my "Laundry Room Fantasies" was having these big drawers right below our washer & dryer. Here was my vision: I wanted to have a “Drop Zone” for random things that needed to…

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