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10 Essentials for Mid-Century Modern Living | Sponsored by PureModern

10 Essentials for Mid-Century Modern Living

When I tell people I’m considering mid-century modern decor for the bungalow, the typical response is a slightly cocked head followed by a sympathetic smile-and-nod combo – as if to say, “Bless you heart, child!” Most people tend to think of outdated wood paneling and retro, 1950’s furniture in muted tones when they hear the term, but as today’s roundup will show, there […]

Mirrors of Every Style for Under $200

Mirrors of Every Style for Under $200

If you’re just now tuning in, welcome! The husband and I bought an abandoned 1930 bungalow and have spent the past eleven months rebuilding and remodeling the place from the ground up. My latest quest in this ever-exciting adventure is to source mirrors – mirrors above the bathroom vanities, mirrors above the console table in the entryway, a small mirror for the […]

The Miller Affect

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: The Miller Affect Media Kit

I apologize for the brief hiatus on the blog – I’m desperately trying to find balance between the bungalow remodel, my full-time job, the occasional freelance project and life in general – heavy emphasis on the word “trying.” A couple of months have passed since the last time I shared a design project spotlight with you all, but the minute I […]

Porto, Portugal Photo Diary | FOXYOXIE.com

Porto, Portugal Photo Diary

I cannot believe these photos of Porto, Portugal are just now making their way to the blog, considering that this picturesque cliffside city was, quite possibly, one of my top five destinations on our entire trip across Europe. Exactly three years ago the husband and I quit our jobs, packed our belongings and bought two […]

12 Tips for Buying IKEA Kitchen Cabinets

12 Tips for Buying IKEA Kitchen Cabinets

The image above is most definitely NOT an IKEA kitchen. Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on the bungalow kitchen in all of its “BEFORE” glory. Disgusting, right? Just remember, this place was abandoned for nearly 20 years before we got our hands on it. I considered many alternative titles for this article – all along […]

Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites: April 22

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. “Get a fixer-upper,” they said. “It’ll be fun!” they said. Well, friends, it has been one INSANE roller coaster of a ride: I haven’t eaten a real […]

Designing an Inviting Foyer | Sponsored by Livex Lighting

Designing an Inviting Foyer | Sponsored by Livex Lighting

Although I didn’t care much for the bungalow’s original owners’ decision to convert the front porch into a sunroom – shown below in all of its “BEFORE” glory – the awkwardly redesigned layout is precisely what lead me to the idea of designing a proper foyer, where everything from the walls to the color palette to the light fixtures […]

Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites: April 15

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. Oh goodness, what a week! In light of MAJOR looming deadlines over at the bungalow, I’ve been struggling to be consistent with blogging (also with eating, dressing, showering and “adulting” in […]

Step-by-Step Guide to Choosing Paint for the Whole House

Step-by-Step Guide to Choosing Paint for the Whole House

Choosing paint for the whole house has, by far, been the most stressful part of the bungalow renovation, and as much as it pains me to relive those all-too-recent feelings of frustration, I know that someone out there is just about ready to unleash her fury on the confusing and hysteria-inducing world of paint, so if that person is […]

Kitchen and Dining Room Rendering

Kitchen Design Concept and My Love/Hate Relationship with IKEA

Let’s talk about kitchens. We all have them – they’re pretty useful for those rare moments when you actually cook with real ingredients and produce meals more elaborate than a sandwich.  But have you ever tried designing one? Let me tell you, it’s not for the weak – and that, ladies and gentlemen, is the understatement of the […]

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A Slow Paced Morning Routine | Sponsored by Wayfair

As someone much wiser than I once said, “It’s not only the scenery you miss by living fast – you also lose the sense of where you are going and why.” I am constantly rediscovering and reminding myself of this truth – today more than ever, because these days I’m balancing a full-time corporate job with many, many […]