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Living Room Update: Take 2!

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I’ve basically been having a complete meltdown over the state of our house – living in renovation / decorating flux for 3 years is starting to really wear on me, especially as I cruise toward turning 39 and feel soundly middle aged. Ok, I don’t really feel middle aged, but there are some milestones I’d […]

Table Refresh: Emerald Green

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I don’t have a before of this, except in the old living room post. It was a dark brown, mission style desk we picked up at a yard sale in Berkeley. Not the best thing, but works for now and we had this Benjamin Moore Irish Moss paint left over from the door. The brass […]

the green room

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Maybe it’s the chill (high of 56° F here today!) of impending Autumn, or the fact that my houses have been getting less and less color saturated with every move, but I’m feeling the urge to cozy the living room right up with a richly toned wall. I’m leaning toward Cat’s Eye or Irish Moss […]

thonet test drive

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I found this old cane and black-painted bentwood chair for $20 at our local thrift, and figured I’d give my dream of having the Era round armchairs in my dining room a test drive. Yep, looking good. I love the way the cane and the spalted maple table work together. However, we have a problem. […]

Before & After: Stairs

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Remember the previously hideous hallway? It extended down the stairs! We’d been living with the bad carpet on the stairs for a long time after the hallway had been done, partially because the cats use it as a scratching post. Why do I let the cats get away with everything bad? I don’t know. The carpet was […]