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Before: The Blonde Vic 3rd Floor Tour

Today, we’re sharing photos & plans for the 3rd floor of our Blonde Victorian! If you missed our previous posts on this project, you can catch up here: Intro here 1st Fl. Before Tour here 2nd Fl. Before Tour here The 3rd floor originally had two bedrooms and a large closet in between.  Here’s a snapshot of the existing floor plan.  The dotted lines represent walls that we’ll be adjusting/taking out. It’s not everyday that we have a large, finished third floor...

Before: The Blonde Vic 2nd Floor Tour

Hi friends, We hope you had a wonderful weekend!  We’re excited to show you the second floor of The Blonde Vic, pre-demo.  If you missed our prior posts about this project, you can find them here: Intro here 1st Floor Tour here On the second floor, we’re going to have 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a laundry room.  We’re keeping mostly all of the walls where they are, but reworking some of the rooms to maximize functionality.  Here’s the plan. UPDATE – we changed...

Before: The Blonde Vic 1st Floor Tour

Hi Friends! We’re excited to share more about our newest renovation project, #theblondevic.  (If you missed our intro post on the house, you can check it out here.)  The 3 story home was built in 1900 in King Lincoln District and will have 4 bedrooms/3.5 bathrooms when we’re finished. We’ll take you through the home one floor at a time and show you what we’re workin with.  We’ll start on the first floor. Here’s a drawing of the existing floor plan.  The dotted...

Renovation Progress: Pearl Guest Suite

Happy Friday, friends! It’s been a busy week balancing client project planning, consultations and e-designs with work on our own properties.  We closed on our Victorian house in January and are excited to get our plans finalized!  While we’re waiting, we’re also chipping away at other unfinished projects at our existing properties.  One of those projects is our Pearl St. Project guest suite. We wrote a little about the quirky Y staircase on the 2nd floor in a previous blog post here.  Before we started renovations,...

New Property: The Blonde Vic

Happy 2017 everyone! Over the past month, Bryan and I have been fielding client inquiries (did you know we now offer services?) and spending lots of time planning for THIS. Say hello to our newest home.  It was built in 1900 in the King Lincoln District, a neighborhood known for it’s historic homes and rich jazz history.  The home is 3000 sq ft and has 3 stories, 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.  It’s going to be our biggest renovation so far,...

Before & After: Historic Townhome Tour

Exciting news, guys! Our historic townhome is featured on Design * Sponge!!  We are such big fans of Design * Sponge, and even bigger fans of Grace Bonney, so this is extra special for us.  We recently purchased Grace’s new book, In the Company of Women, and have been so inspired by the stories of the female entrepreneurs, makers and artists she highlights. We’ve been sharing lots of photos of our historic townhome on Instagram, so we’re excited to share the full before...

Before & After: A Closet Turned Bathroom

Update: Our project was featured on The Nest!  Check it out here.  Happy Monday, everyone! You may have seen some before and after photos of our historic townhome floating around on Instagram.  We purchased the townhome earlier this year (you can see all of the “before” photos here), and spent a few months renovating and updating it. We shared our little black & white bathroom reno with you in July, and are excited to finally have some time to share details on the second bathroom...

Chesterfield Cottage Reveal: Part 3 {Kitchen}

Welcome back, friends!  We’re excited to share Part 3 of our Chesterfield Cottage reveal with you.  So far, we’ve shared before & afters of the exterior, living/dining space, and bathroom in Part 1, and the attic bedroom in Part 2.  Now, it’s time for the kitchen, which might just be our favorite makeover in the home. Here’s how it all went down. {Before} {After} We kept the layout the same, but took everything out and started with a blank slate.  We added white...

Chesterfield Cottage Reveal: Part 2 {Attic Bedroom}

Update: Our bedroom renovation was featured on Apartment Therapy!  Check it out here. Happy weekend, friends!  We’re back with part 2 of our Chesterfield reno reveal, and we’re talking all about the attic.   If you missed part 1 with photos of the exterior, living room and bathroom, you can see it here. The attic space is on the 2nd floor of the home.  It’s a nice escape from the main level where the other bedrooms, bathroom, and common areas...

Chesterfield Cottage Reveal: Part 1 {Exterior, Living Room, and Bathroom}

For the past 8 weeks or so, we’ve been working on a project that we’ve been calling Chesterfield Cottage.  You may have seen progress photos on Instagram or Facebook (if you missed them, you can check them out here!).  We got it on the market this past weekend, and guess what? We received a first day offer and are in contract!  Now that we have some time to breathe, we’re excited to share all of the fun details and before & after photos...