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Our Favorite Transformations of 2018

Thank you Elkay for sponsoring this post. The end of the year is my favorite time of year because it encourages us to reflect on how & what we did this year.  It was a super busy, and at times overwhelming, year for us, but we accomplished so much.  Here’s a peak at some of our favorite before & afters of 2018! 1. The ONE ROOM CHALLENGE We’ve been living in & renovating one half of our Pearl duplex for a little...

How To Plan a Kitchen Layout & Tips for Selecting Appliances that Fit

A very special thank you to Lowe’s for sponsoring this post and this project.  We feel so grateful to be working with a company that supports the work we do at Beginning in the Middle.  As always, all opinions & thoughts are our own. Did you hear the news?  We’re starting renovations on the other side of our Pearl duplex this fall!  Last week, we posted a peak of the current state of the property for the first time ever...

Real Estate + Design Q&A with The Grit & Polish

Haaaappy Friday! Ever since we started doing Q&A on our Instagram Stories, we’ve been receiving lots of questions about getting started in design, construction, real estate investment, and vacation rentals.  We’ve been logging all of our answers on Instagram in our “Q&A Highlight” here (click and hold each frame to read before it switches to the next) and love sharing whatever knowledge we can about all of those things, but decided to take it a step further.  We’re connected with so many...

One Room Challenge: Week 1 | Before Photos + Inspo

We are so honored to be participating in the One Room Challenge this spring!  For any of you who aren’t familiar with it, twice a year (spring and fall) a group of twenty design bloggers are selected to take part in a challenge to transform a space in 6 weeks.  Every Wednesday, we document our process & progress and share all of our sources, behind-the-scenes, how-to’s, and design advice with you.  Alongside Bryan & I, there are 19 other featured designers, as...

Progress + Inspo: The Blonde Vic Living Spaces

Hi friends! We’ve been in full-on inspo mode these past few weeks as we get closer to crossing the finish line at the Vic.  We shared inspo for the kitchen and master suite (you can catch up on previous Vic posts here if you missed them), but haven’t shared inspo for the living spaces yet so here goes! Let’s start with the floorplan of floor #1.  The dotted lines show you where we opened up walls around the kitchen (you can see...