Thursday, February 15, 2018

Itching For Spring

Mother Nature is playing this weird game (which we totally started by causing climate change) where she makes us Bostonians think we're pretty much entering Spring and then she slams us back to reality with below-freezing temps and the threat of snow. I want Spring! I'm sure you do too. But while we wait with baited breath, there are little things we can do around the home to make Spring feel imminent. The pillow section of TJMaxx is a must-stop for me every time I'm there. I love seeing all the different color choices. Currently I have two blue-grey pillows on my couch that scream Dead of Winter, so switching them out with something light and bright would surely help. Also, try switching out your winter fuzzy throw with something bright in color. And put away those holiday scented candles and get yourself one with hints of Spring flowers or summer at the beach.

Itching For Spring

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Velvet Love

So everyone knows... I'm obsessed with my cats. They are my babies, my loves, my spoiled princesses. But those that have been to my apartment also know that my cats have no concept of personal space or what is appropriate to scratch and what isn't (I have a tufted wool chest at the foot of my bed that I've completely given up on because Bug has DESTROYED it. I'm talking unsalvageable. It's my fault for buying something with perfect scratching material). Enter my absolute favorite texture... velvet. I love velvet. Love, love, love. It's easy to keep clean, it looks effortlessly classy, and my cats won't scratch it! If you read my post on The Chalet's Living Room, then you likely noticed the tufted blue velvet chair (from Wayfair). Velvet looks expensive, but (shhh) it doesn't have to be.

Velvet Love


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Friday, February 2, 2018

The Chalet: One Last Look


It's that time, where I prepare myself to say goodbye to the house. She was a beaut (that bubble window was weird), and I loved her well. She is a thousand times better than she once was, so much cleaner, brighter, more open. I hope she will be loved for the amazing house she is. Man, I wish I could see her dressed up for the holidays.


But it's time to move on, find another house in dire need of renovating. And in other news, once the house hit the market, my writer's block suddenly broke and I've been obsessively working on a new project since (eeee!). So I'm glad to have the mental space now that I'm no longer stressing about The Chalet. But I will miss this house. It was our best design yet. 

More to come.
~ Stephanie

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Chalet: Kitchen Reveal

A dark cave is how I would describe the kitchen before demo. It wasn't small, there was tons of cabinet space, but it was cut off from the rest of the house and so dark. So so dark.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

The Chalet: Living Room Reveal

The thing about the living room in these pictures is that it doesn't look awful. The fireplace was in great condition and the flooring doesn't look cheap in this photo. But it was and the smell in this house was enough for Nemo not to want to come inside. 

 
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