Desire to Inspire There is something so energizing about the prospect of a new space. Whether rehabbing a bathroom, backyard or new home, creating – for me – breathes life into my soul. Dramatic? Yes. True. Umm. Yes. Pinterest -Instagram- Shelter Magazines -Blogs ENDLESS sources of inspiration. Honestly it can be overwhelming the amount of […]

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There are probably many many good reasons why I should NOT post about “our new lake home” that is not “ours” but feels like “ours” because we are soooo close…closing only a few weeks away. Fingers crossed. Here she is! Built in the 60’s this brick ranch is perched up on a bit of a […]

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Much of what I love about design is ALL the possibilities. Working with a relatively blank slate is best.My back yard falls into this category. With good bones and some good foliage, I am really excited to get some work done back here. Hoping to get started now before we jump into the lake house […]

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It started last summer at Lake Norman. The Locke family fell in love with lake living. As Spring approaches (I think Spring is approaching?) the hunt for a lake home heats up. It is always fun, the search, the dreaming, etc. but pulling the trigger is quite another thing. Putting thought to paper (sort of) […]

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56 College Street, Hudson Ohio {Google}  Look what I found!!  My first “portfolio” of a renovation we did many years ago of a 150 year old cottage in Hudson, Ohio. I LOVED THIS HOUSE. Learned a lot about gutting, reconstructing and modernizing old spaces. The pictures are fuzzy, as I took pictures of pictures..! That’s […]

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