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Before & After: Retro Dining Room Converted into Bright Kitchen

A special thank you to Elkay for sponsoring this post and for supporting Beginning in the Middle.  We’re thankful to have the opportunity to work with wonderful brands on our projects who are aligned with our focus on good design & quality.  As always, all thoughts & opinions are our own. This summer has been one of our busiest summers yet for Mix, our design studio, which means we have some fun reveals to share in the coming months!  One...

Progress + Inspo: Blonde Vic 3rd Floor Master Suite

We’re skipping from the kitchen progress post at the Vic to the 3rd floor master suite because we are SO EXCITED to show you what it looks like up here!  (Also, the rest of the first floor is a huge mess and not photo-ready yet, so there’s that… :)) You may have seen the Insta story we posted of the tile we’re installing in the master bathroom. I KNOW.  Worthy of all caps.  We’re gettin to the good stuff, folks!...

Progress + Inspo: The Blonde Vic Kitchen

Guys! We’re FINALLY making progress on the Vic renovation and have updates to share!  If you’ve missed our prior posts on this project, you can catch up here: New Property: The Blonde Vic 1st Floor Before Tour 2nd Floor Before Tour 3rd Floor Before Tour Design Changes Since our last post, we’ve gotten a lot done.  Slowly.  All of the windows are replaced, all new HVAC, plumbing, electrical are roughed in, drywall is finished, the hardwood flooring in the kitchen...

Before & After: The Tiny Suite Remodel

We have been working on our Pearl St. guest suite remodel for the past few months and are so relieved to finally be finished!  We had lots of delays on this project – not so much because of the project itself, but because we had other projects going on that took priority.  Ultimately, the delays were a good thing because it allowed us the time to think through important details that we wouldn’t otherwise have executed (you’ll see).  We’re calling...

The Blonde Vic Design Update (We Changed Our Minds!)

Hi guys! In our last few posts about our Blonde Victorian project, we shared floorplans for all 3 floors (here, here, and here) and talked about making some changes. One of those changes was our plan to move the kitchen into the dining room. Let’s rewind for a sec, in case you missed it.  We originally came up with this design for the kitchen (keeping it in the kitchen space) and were really excited about it. Then, we realized that...