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To DIY or Not To DIY: Hire the Pros vs Bring in the Joes

So, you’re taking on a renovation, or you’re at least thinking about it.  Either way, you’ve got some decisions to make.  Lots of big, exciting decisions! Don’t panic, just breathe. Inhale. Exhale. Ahhh. Okay. I put together a big, beefy debut blog post for you about the things you should be thinking about when planning your remodel, and what I’d suggest you DIY vs hire out.  As a disclaimer, you know your skill set and your project better than I do. ...

Before & After: Merion Dining Project

We just wrapped up a fun dining room design project for our sweet clients who recently purchased a new home.  They had very little furniture & decor coming from their prior apartment and were looking for help making their new house feel cohesive and homey.  Their dining room was the space that needed the most help, so they hired us to design it.  After seeing the space, we couldn’t wait to get started! Here are a few before photos.  This...

Renovation Progress: Pearl Guest Suite

Happy Friday, friends! It’s been a busy week balancing client project planning, consultations and e-designs with work on our own properties.  We closed on our Victorian house in January and are excited to get our plans finalized!  While we’re waiting, we’re also chipping away at other unfinished projects at our existing properties.  One of those projects is our Pearl St. Project guest suite. We wrote a little about the quirky Y staircase on the 2nd floor in a previous blog post here.  Before we started renovations,...

Chesterfield Cottage Reveal: Part 1 {Exterior, Living Room, and Bathroom}

For the past 8 weeks or so, we’ve been working on a project that we’ve been calling Chesterfield Cottage.  You may have seen progress photos on Instagram or Facebook (if you missed them, you can check them out here!).  We got it on the market this past weekend, and guess what? We received a first day offer and are in contract!  Now that we have some time to breathe, we’re excited to share all of the fun details and before & after photos...

No Sew Drop Cloth Bedskirt

DIY No-Sew Drop Cloth Bed Skirt

Hello again, friends. Two posts in one week!  I think this is a record for us. We finally had a chance to catch up on life after being super busy the last few months.  It’s hard to believe that we’ve renovated 4 bathrooms and a house this year!  We finished our Pearl St. bathroom renovation in February, then bought a historic townhome in German Village that we renovated and furnished, and just finished remodeling a client’s dated bathroom last week, too.  Even though...