Archives for July 2014

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Thank you all for being so supportive about my book announcement! I so appreciated all of your encouragement and enthusiasm–you are the best. This has been quite an adventure so far! At times I feel like I’m having an out of body experience, but I am getting more and more excited about the process. I’m really happy with how the books are coming together so far. The next few weeks will be crazy behind the scenes (as you can probably see by the state of my kitchen during the aftermath of a photoshoot) as I am turning in the first two titles by September 1st!

We got to see the cover art and some design elements for Love The Home You Have on Friday and we are completely in love with it! It’s going to be such a fun book. It was exciting to get our first glimpse of what it will look like…I think you will love it too!

We are also hard at work on the other book that will be out next spring as well, I wish I could tell more about it but for now these little sneak peeks of what we are working on will have to suffice. We are having so much fun!

I’ll be back with an update on some more house projects, after we clean up the kitchen. Heheh.

PS. If you missed our front door makeover last week, you can find that here, see our back deck makeover here, or see the progress so far on the laundry room!

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Front Door Refresh

Front Door Refresh

A few weeks ago we noticed our door needed a fresh coat of paint. Between the dogs and all the traffic in and out, the paint was getting a little beat up. For the past year or so, we had been entertaining the idea of softening the front door color. Now that our paint colors are starting to flow better and we have a more clear direction for the overall color scheme of our home, the black just seemed a little harsh. (You can see the black door here.)

Front Door Refresh

I love black doors, but since I had been questioning whether or not it felt too harsh in my house for so long, I decided it wouldn’t hurt to try a softer tone! Since we had plenty of our kitchen cabinet paint (Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal, see all of my paint colors here) and we knew it worked great in our overall color scheme, we thought we might as well start there! It was worth a try.

Front Door Refresh

Turns out, we love it! See the difference? I only wish I hadn’t waited so long to try it!

Front Door Refresh

Update: See details about my new indoor/outdoor entry rug here!

By the way, the trim color is Dove White by Benjamin Moore and the walls are Studio Taupe by Behr All-In-One.

Take a tour of this house (and my new Seattle house!) here.

Front Door Refresh

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