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It's Official: We're Moving! (Cue the Panic...)

It’s Official: We’re Moving! (Cue the Panic…)

Last Sunday, while having lunch with friends, the husband casually mentioned that we’re moving next weekend – which, of course, sent me into a frenzy, because – what?! Next weekend?! Truth be told, it’s completely my fault for not putting two and two together. Back in June we discussed moving out of our rental apartment into the bungalow […]

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Friday Favorites: August 19

Friday Favorites is a series where we share small, seemingly mundane moments from the past week – little details, often overlooked, that comprise this thing we call life. As much as I hate to admit it, fall is quickly approaching – although if the weather outside is any indication, it won’t actually turn cool for another, oh, two-three […]

Modern, Gray, Tufted Sofas Under $1000

Modern, Gray, Tufted Sofas Under $1000

Is it too early to be picking out couches? We have yet to finish renovating, let alone move into, our bungalow, but I am already picking out the decor – mainly because I’m the most indecisive person and know full-well that it takes me several months to make a single design decision of that magnitude. […]

What is a Bungalow? A Riveting Lesson in Architecture and History - Craftsman Door

What is a Bungalow? A Riveting Lesson in Architecture and History

Inquiring minds want to know, “Why do you (I) refer to your (my) house as ‘the bungalow?’” Allow me to explain with an exhilarating lesson in architecture and history. Sit back, relax and let me paint you a picture of 19th century England and 17th century India. The Arts & Crafts Movement The Victorian Era, spanning […]

Friday Favorites - August 12 - Luna Pearl Granite

Friday Favorites: August 12

Friday Favorites is a series where we share small, seemingly mundane moments from the past week – little details, often overlooked, that comprise this thing we call life. I am still getting over a terrible, terrible cold, but because I’ve been MIA from the blog and social media for the past week (other than Snapchat, […]

Ask Oksana - Submit Your Interior Design Dilemmas

Ask Oksana: Submit Your Interior Design Dilemmas

Launching a New “Reader Design Dilemmas” Series Last weekend I had a revolutionary idea. As if I didn’t already have way too much on my plate, I thought, “How fun would it be to help readers solve their interior design dilemmas?” I regularly receive comments and emails about decorating this or styling that; what’s more – my own friends and […]

Home Renovation Progress Report - A Year Later

Home Renovation Progress Report: A Year Later

This week we’re celebrating a year of home ownership, which, in our case, has been 12 months of renovations while we continue living in our rental. We bought our property in July of last year. A day or two later, I made the announcement on Instagram, and that is how this adventure began. I had no idea what we were getting […]

Go Here, Not There: 10 Underrated European Cities

Go Here, Not There: 10 Underrated European Cities

In the words of someone very wise, “Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset, and it’s worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down.” Travel is an intimate and personal experience; more often than not, our opinions of a particular destination have very little to […]

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Friday Favorites: July 21

Friday Favorites is a series where we share small, seemingly mundane moments from the past week – little details, often overlooked, that comprise this thing we call life. This week brought an unusual amount of renovation-related dilemmas. It seems not one decision – no matter how small – can be made without a domino effect of […]

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Budget-Friendly Brass Hardware for Your Kitchen (Under $5!)

Can we all put our hands together for Home Depot and this Liberty Hardware “Artesia” hardware that will soon grace our all-white kitchen? These exact beauties were $23 each at one retailer, and $6 each at another, and seeing how we would need approximately 30 – well, let’s just say I didn’t even bother bringing the idea up to the husband. Lord knows my penchant […]

Fireplace Makeover: Painting the Brick Fireplace White

Fireplace Makeover: Painting the Brick Fireplace White

We have finally gotten around to tackling the eyesore that is our fireplace. Progress is being made as we speak!  Here it is in all of its “BEFORE” glory. Quite a charmer, no? The pile of decaying leaves really adds a certain something to the space. As soon as we took down the separation wall to […]

Go Here, Not There - 10 Overrated European Cities

Go Here, Not There: 10 Overrated European Cities

A friend recently asked for recommendations on where to visit in Europe and how to manage money while traveling, and I was more than happy to share my personal experience with her – if only because it gave me a chance to remember that there was once a magical time in my life during which the […]