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Small bathroom re-do

I would call this a mini-renovation. The homeowners wanted some updates but did not want to gut it or spend a fortune. … Read more

Custom furniture

Below is a cube table Shawn built for a client in New Bern. We frequently have  clients that see something in a magazine … Read more

Our Kitchen Makeover

This is a long post so get your scrolling finger ready! Renovating is hard! Much harder in your 50s than in your … Read more

I hoard design magazines!

There, I said it! As a rule I clean up and clean out almost weekly, throwing things away and generally getting rid … Read more

Faux beams, are they for you?

Should you install faux beams? You see them all the time in photos in magazines, they look great, add some architectural detail … Read more

Textile art

I’ve ventured into textile art! Necessity is the mother of invention and as usual, this is what happened when I was looking … Read more

Small kitchen remodel

At the beginning of my “blogging” journey – and I use that term loosely – I said I would do my best … Read more

Updated floor lamp

Floor lamps used to be all the rage. I remember sifting through pictures of my parents old apartment filled with mid-century furnishings … Read more

2017 Design trends

There are probably as many “design trends” as there are designers willing to talk about them. If you are searching for a … Read more

Color of the Year: Greenery

No, this is not a post about your landscape or houseplants. This is about paint color. “Color forecasters at the Pantone Color … Read more

Ecodesign. What is it?

This is one definition: Ecodesign is an approach to designing products with special consideration for the environmental impacts of the product during its … Read more

Goodwill and Craigslist – Part 2

My most popular post by far has been “Goodwill and Craigslist.” People are really interested in finding great bargains in both places. … Read more