Modern Farmhouse Front Door Refresh

Our front door is in desperate need of some attention. It’s been easy to ignore for the past 2 years for a couple of reasons. My first excuse is that other projects needed to be finished in a certain order and were higher on the priority list. Having heat and running water = priority. Doors on the bedrooms…also a priority. My second excuse is that our front door actually faces the woods behind our house and can only be seen by the few adventurous people who dare to venture up our long and very rough dirt driveway. These are hearty folks who are fine with knocking down a few cobwebs and look right past the chew marks on the door left behind by a woodchuck.

We’ve got a long weekend ahead of us and we are ready to make some progress on this neglected front porch. There are so many great sales this weekend and I wanted to put together a quick inspiration board for you in case you wanted to refresh your front door too. Have a great weekend!


Take Five: Coffee Table Books

Happy Friday everyone! Do you have big plans for the weekend? I hope to make it to a farmer’s market for the first time this season. Walking through the vendors is always so revitalizing after a long winter.

I have five great coffee table books to coincide with my post the other day. Books are a great way to cozy up a room and show your personality. These five are beautiful and inspiring. Enjoy!

Robert and Sol Living Room Inspiration

Grace and Frankie is one of my favorite shows to binge-watch. It is funny and endearing and the acting is fantastic. Also, the set design is so, so, good! I may have had to re-watch a few episodes that took place in Robert and Sol’s new house because I was so obsessed with the decor and missed important parts of the story. I thought it would be fun to design a space inspired by Robert and Sol’s new living room. Awesome, right? It gets even better. Since budgets are different for everyone, I also included a look for less version. On Friday I will share with you some of my favorite coffee table books that would be great included in these rooms. Have a great Wednesday!


My Favorite Spring 2019 One Room Challenge Spaces

Did you have a chance to check out the final reveals for the One Room Challenge? I love following the six week transformations every spring and fall. Last fall was the first time I participated (you can see the final reveal here) and it was such a fun experience. I had hoped to participate in the spring challenge, but it just didn’t fit into my schedule. Today I want to share some of my favorite 2019 spring orc spaces. They are so good! The designers all did an amazing job.

This bright and cheerful space is a far cry from the dingy basements I’m used to. I love how the use of bright colors and fun artwork makes this an inviting space for all ages. The patterned tile in the bathroom is just enough to keep it interesting without being chaotic. I can’t get enough of this transformation!

This may just be my favorite gallery wall ever. Seriously. Everything about this space is farmhouse perfection. The stenciled floor is lovely and I love the green paint choice.

Outdoor spaces tend to be difficult to finish in the six week deadline, but this garden is finished and it’s GOOD. I’m a design nerd, so the space planning of this garden is my favorite part. It is laid out beautifully and every inch of space is put to good use. I’m also a sucker for a good looking sliding barn door.

This room is all about the correct use of pattern and texture. I love that it’s calm and soothing while still being visually interesting. A great room for two very adorable girls!

This space should get the award for most original and inspiring. It is magical and unforgettable. The lamps in the music room and the trees in the forest are my favorite parts.

You can check out all the featured designers in the ORC here.

You can check out all the guest participants in the ORC here.