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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: 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...

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!...

6 Effortless Ways to Create a Cozy Home

You know that thing about autumn? The thing that makes us feel warm inside, has us lining our doorsteps with brightly colored mums, and consuming every artificially flavored pumpkin thing we can while we still have the chance?  We know about the thing, too.  The thing about autumn is that it brings a renewed sense of excitement, hope, and possibilities.  When autumn finally arrives, there is something about it that feels like coming home.   We love bringing those delicious...

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...