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Whenever I start a design project, I always try to take into consideration a few different things: 1. the home’s architecture and 2. the person’s or family’s personality—what they love, what they’re excited about, what they value, what brings them joy. My daughter Emma, currently 6, almost 7 years old, adores all things flowers. She’s […]

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Everyday Homes

Before & After: Emma’s Whimsical Floral Bedroom

Whenever I start a design project, I always try to take into consideration a few different things: 1. the home’s architecture and 2. the person’s or family’s personality—what they love, what they’re excited about, what they value, what brings them joy. My daughter Emma, currently 6, almost 7 years old, adores all things flowers. She’s […]

Everyday Homes

Cottage Chic: A Dive into the Cozy Trend of Interior Design

If there’s one thing thats on the trend right now it’s this: MORE color, patterns, textures, and playfulness in interior design. After years dominated by coastal whites and neutrals, people are now craving a sense of coziness and warmth in their homes. The shift towards layered looks, accent lighting, and a mix of patterns like […]

Everyday Homes

Favorite Deep Green Paint Colors

Feature Image by @arcardianrevival Ever wondered why deep greens are stealing the spotlight in the interior design arena? It’s not just about color—it’s about a vibe, a lifestyle. We’re peeling back the layers to reveal the history and psychology behind these shades, showing you how they can turn your space into a sanctuary of style. […]

Everyday Homes

Rebuilding a 200-Year-Old Colonial Home: A Home Tour with Dava of @Wool.on.Oak

At EM, we’re dedicated to celebrating the creativity and vision of homeowners and designers alike. Our home tour series offers an inside look into the spaces that have been transformed with love and ingenuity by moms across the country. Through these tours, we hope to inspire a sense of community and appreciation for the art […]

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Color Profile: Decorating with Navy

As more and more people ditch the all-white craze, a color that’s stealing the show in homes everywhere: deep navy blue. This is one color that I feel like just always looks SO GOOD in a home. There’s something so grounding about this hue that draws you in, whether it’s on furniture like a cozy […]

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Revitalizing a 1960s Brick Fireplace: From Dark + Dated to Light + Bright

Fireplaces can be a captivating focal point in any home, but outdated designs can sometimes detract from the overall aesthetic. In our case, we had a dark brown brick 1960’s fireplace with three asymmetrical ledges that desperately needed a fresh and contemporary touch. I set out thinking that this was going to be a difficult […]

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Reviving a Classic Colonial: Becca’s Stunning Exterior Renovation Makeover

Undertaking an exterior makeover is no small feat. It’s even more daunting knowing that the exterior of your home is the first thing visitors see.  A friend of ours, Becca, recently went through the process of replacing her exterior windows and siding and WOW it’s a stunner! The striking and classic blue color that she […]

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There’s No Such Thing As “Too Much” Storage

One of the things I never seem to have enough of is storage space. It’s been a pain point in the past, and so, when we were house hunting a little over a year ago, it was certainly on my short-list of considerations. How much closet space is there? Is there room for a storage […]

Motherhood

2023 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

As you can probably tell, motherhood holds a significant place of importance around here. 🙂 That’s why I’m excited to share our EM Mother’s Day gift guide! From practical items to sentimental keepsakes, this guide has something for every mother, grandmother, sister, or even for yourself. While nothing can truly repay a mother’s love and […]

Everyday Homes

Our Triple Bunkbed + Loft Kid’s Room Project

“What if we build some beds for the kids?” I said to my husband. “I’ve found nice ones online, but even a big chunk of change wouldn’t get exactly what I want, and it seems like we could make something way more awesome if we spend that money on quality materials and do the work […]

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