How To Create a Lighting Plan That Will Make Your Kitchen Shine

A big thank you to Lowe’s Home Improvement for sponsoring this post and supporting Beginning in the Middle.  As always, all thoughts & opinions are our own. Over the past few weeks, we’ve teamed up with Lowe’s to share a series of how-to posts all about kitchen design.  If you missed our prior posts, you can catch up here: How To Plan a Kitchen Layout & Tips for Selecting Appliances that Fit How to Select Finishes to Create a Cohesive...

Roundup: Holiday Favorites from the Hearth & Hand Collection at Target

Happy Monday! Last week, we received a package from the team behind the Hearth & Hand line at Target, and it was the sweetest surprise.  We haven’t done any holiday shopping or decor planning yet (even though it’s everywhere!!), so it got us excited to get started.  I LOVE the classic b&w, red and green palette of the H&H holiday collection this year — it feels like most of the pieces will be in style for years to come.  I...

The Pearl St Project: Our New Floors

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over six (!!) months since we completed our spring One Room Challenge & finished renovations on our Pearl St. Project living & dining rooms.  If you missed our progress posts, you can catch up on the whole transformation here. One of the biggest parts of our transformation was installing new floors over the original hardwoods in both the living & dining rooms.  We were sad to see the originals go, but we didn’t...

How to Select Finishes & Colors to Create a Cohesive Kitchen Design

A very special thank you to Lowe’s for sponsoring this post and for making this project possible.  As always, all opinions & thoughts are our own. Our Pearl duplex kitchen reno is officially underway, and we’re excited!! If you’re new here and don’t know what we’re talking about, we’ll catch you up.  We purchased a duplex in 2015 that we’ve slooowly been renovating in between other projects.  We’ve been living in one half of the property (#thepearlstproject), and the other...

Real Estate & Design Q&A with The Chris & Claude Co.

You guys, it’s our 5th and final interview in our real estate & design Q&A series!  If you’re new here, we decided to do a 5-part series this fall featuring five different duos in the real estate / design / home renovation space around the country.  We chatted with The Grit & Polish, Nestrs, Construction2Style, and Brett & Kara about how they got started in the industry, social media tips, and dreams they’re working toward achieving.  It’s been so inspiring hearing...