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Through my Dad’s lens

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My Dad is an inspiring person. He’s creative, musical, loving, sensitive, optimistic–sometimes to a fault, silly, good-hearted, strong willed and principled, always principled. I’m celebrating him today, not because it’s his birthday and obviously its not Father’s Day but because…

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Our Most Popular Pins

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We are always so honored to see our work on your Pinterest boards. It gives us a thrill each and every time. So, we thought we’d take a little look into the most popular pins from TEOT projects that you guys…

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Renovation Trends: Hex Tile

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By now you’ve probably noticed hexagonal tile appearing in bathrooms and kitchens galore, here are 7 examples of  some of our favorite hexagon tile applications. Marble hex lives happily ever after with a modern floating vanity, I love simple shower…

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Weekend

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Here’s hoping that you’re taking a drive with your squeeze this summer weekend. Betsy shall return soon from the UK and return to blogger town, home from rockstar town. We’ll be dropping the reveal on the Bennett kitchen renovation soon,…

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Mi Favorito

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Sometimes the style of spaces that I love is so varied and other times consistent. Do you often see trends in the interiors that inspire you? Do you try to identify them? This is what I’m loving on now. Josef…

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White Place: A pocket neighborhood?

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In the late 1800s, S.R. White platted 38 acres of what would become White Place in Bloomington, Illinois. Why is this interesting? Well… because when we stumbled upon White Place off University Avenue I immediately thought– pocket neighborhood and I’m…

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A Quick Paint Fix

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A little cottage dining room recently required some quick updating.. Getting rid of the dated paint colors was first and foremost on the list and what resulted is just further confirmation that paint will go a long way. Tan walls…

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Our Etsy Picks for June

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It’s summer time and we’re all aflutter with lust and love for the following items from Etsy.   New Mexico Tea Towel  |  Tie-Dye Clutch  |  Color Block Quilt  |  Marbled Silk Ribbon  |  Bar Cart  | Tribal Wallet

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A bolt from the blue - black houses by the estate of things

A Black House

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Around these parts, we’re into classic design choices – the kind that aren’t destined to go out of style, the timeless materials and good bones. The design elements that last. But equally, we’re moved and inspired by trends – the bolder…

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Our Etsy Picks

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This round up from Etsy is making us all wanty.     Riven Studio Maple Serving Board/Moroccan Tribal Moroccan Cotton throw blanket/ Yao Cheng Tea Towel/ Blue Moon Lights industrial sconce/  Bazaarbayar multi-color rug/ Knot and Bow jumbo confetti balloon/…

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This or That?

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The Oly Studio Serena drum chandelier is really stunning, it can elevate a room,   Oly Studio Serena pendant BUT, if you can’t afford the 2k price tag and you just have to have that look and sometimes you gotta…

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