To DIY or Not To DIY: Hire the Pros vs Bring in the Joes

So, you’re taking on a renovation, or you’re at least thinking about it.  Either way, you’ve got some decisions to make.  Lots of big, exciting decisions! Don’t panic, just breathe. Inhale. Exhale. Ahhh. Okay. I put together a big, beefy debut blog post for you about the things you should be thinking about when planning your remodel, and what I’d suggest you DIY vs hire out.  As a disclaimer, you know your skill set and your project better than I do. ...

3 Things We’re Focusing on in 2018

Happy New Year! We had our first real snowfall in Columbus last week right before NYE, and it made me feel like a kid again.  6 inches, guys!  For many of you that’s teeny tiny, but it’s kind of a big deal for Cbus — normally we don’t get more than an inch or two at a time and it’s no fun.  I woke up early, grabbed my camera, and took a stroll around the neighborhood.  No dirt, no salt,...

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...

BITM Monthly Update | Vol. 2

Not gonna lie, we’re kind of really happy that fall is coming.  Between the crisp, cool weather and football crazyness that happens in Columbus this time of year, it’s fun.  Here’s a peak at what’s going on this month in our world! PROJECT UPDATES We finished two of the client projects we mentioned in our last month’s update: The Wonder Jam studio conference room and a fun Anthro-inspired kitchen remodel.  Our clients are really excited about how they turned out,...

Whimsical Backyard Makeover

We’ve had our historic townhome for about 1.5 years now, and have finally made some headway in the backyard!  It had some qualities that we really liked from the beginning – the giant tree in the middle, the existing shrubs, and its size (it’s larger than average for the neighborhood).  It felt like an escape, even as-is, and we saw lots of potential.  Here’s what it looked like when we bought it in February. The thing about buying a house...

BITM Monthly Update || Vol. 1

It’s hard to believe summer is almost over!  We’ve been super busy, which is a good thing, but sometimes it seems like there’s more going on than we can keep track of ourselves.  We’ve decided to begin sharing a monthly update on the blog to chat about life – project updates, what it’s like owning our own business(es), things we’re loving, and anything else that comes to us.  Comment below & let us know what you want to hear about!...

Before & After: The Tiny Suite Remodel

We have been working on our Pearl St. guest suite remodel for the past few months and are so relieved to finally be finished!  We had lots of delays on this project – not so much because of the project itself, but because we had other projects going on that took priority.  Ultimately, the delays were a good thing because it allowed us the time to think through important details that we wouldn’t otherwise have executed (you’ll see).  We’re calling...

Before & After: Merion Dining Project

We just wrapped up a fun dining room design project for our sweet clients who recently purchased a new home.  They had very little furniture & decor coming from their prior apartment and were looking for help making their new house feel cohesive and homey.  Their dining room was the space that needed the most help, so they hired us to design it.  After seeing the space, we couldn’t wait to get started! Here are a few before photos.  This...