Pet Peeve about Before & Afters

Pet Peeve about Before & Afters

I love tales of transformation — the before & after stories about kitchen renovations, landscape projects, and personal accounts of pivoted lives. But one thing that really (like, really, really) annoys me about most before & after stories are the photos, especially of kitchen remodels. Before 

An Ode to the Screen Door

An Ode to the Screen Door

There are some sounds that snap me back to childhood summers. The music from a passing ice cream truck. The song we used to play over and over at the pool. The sound of a wooden screen door slamming against the frame. Modern screen doors 

An Ode to the Front Porch

An Ode to the Front Porch

It’s fashionable among urbanites to look upon the suburbs with disdain. Big city apologists snub their noses at two-car garages, lawns and expanses of empty sidewalks. They decry the necessity of cars and lack of public transportation. But there is one feature of the American 

Mood Board: Wine Country Modern Organic

Mood Board: Wine Country Modern Organic

I love farmhouse style interiors. But I know that the rough-hewn, chipped-paint, frayed edges would get on my nerves after too long. Plus I am not wild about the farm animal motif that often dominates poorly-executed farmhouse style. My farmhouse style tendencies lean more toward