Living Room Update

It’s interesting how over time your needs and tastes change, especially when it comes to home interiors.  Over the last four years, since we moved in, our living room has been reorganized about 20 times, no joke!  We’ve moved furniture in…then out…then in again.   Then the dog barfs on the rug which means we’re back at it again, trying to find the all illusive perfect configuration.

Here is our progression from move in until today.

2012 before we moved in:

Living room Before

2013 update:

Living room after



2016 update:

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Furniture, carpet & accessories: Hand me downs, Potterybarn, World Market, Marshalls,

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Simplifying a Dining Room Makeover

One challenge with living in an older home, especially one with a specific architectural style, is trying to merge your own style with that of the home.  Older homes have a ‘feel’ to them; It can be the molding, the antique fixtures or flooring. In our case, the home has great bones.  Its structure is solid, the lines clean, and honestly it just has some good feels going on!

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A Walk Around Carmel By The Sea

Our past travels to various towns resulted in us sleeping our weekends away; tired from the busy week, running around with our kids, and just being exhausted.  So, it was with great surprise and delight that we ventured out from our the awesome room and booked a walking tour of downtown Carmel with CarmelWalks.   Continue reading →