Kitchen Renovation: Details

KITCHEN MAKEOVER REVEAL: before and after kitchen renovation with white & gray cabinets, open shelving, subway tile backsplash, quartz countertops, and layers of color.  This kitchen is gorgeous!  Check out the entire renovation process @

I'm overwhelmed by the outpouring of kindness + sweet thoughts for the new kitchen space. It being called, A HAPPY KITCHEN, was by far my favorite comment because that just completely + perfectly sums up the new setting.  A happy space is exactly how I envisioned the new kitchen to look + … [Read more...]

How to Get the ‘Fixer Upper’ Look in Your Home

Who doesn't love the HGTV show Fixer Upper with Joanna + Chip Gaines?! Check out these 5 Ways to Get the 'FIXER UPPER' style in your home.  Inspiration round up by

I'm mildly obsessed with the show Fixer Upper. Who isn't? I haven't met anyone that doesn't love the hugely popular HGTV design show. The farm. The goats. That house. Her gorgeous design style (and her boots). His humor + wit. Their love + playfulness. Come on, it's all … [Read more...]

Kitchen Backsplash Tile Options + Inspirational Ideas

KITCHEN TILE BACKSPLASH INSPIRATION: How do you choose the perfect kitchen tile backsplash? There are so many decisions.  These are 12 ideal options for the kitchen backsplash and ONE is what I chose for my kitchen renovation. Click over to check them out >

Yesterday's post was filled with tips + useful information on choosing the right subway tile.  It's amazing how many different styles + colors there are to choose from, so hopefully with the insight from my personal experience scouring the tile stores for our kitchen renovation, you are armed with a … [Read more...]

2015 Year In Review… A Look Back


Where did the year go?! Another year here and gone. It feels like yesterday that I was putting together last years end-of-year recap... check out recaps from years past: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 2015 was another fantastic + rewarding year.  Highlighted with many firsts, it was an exciting + … [Read more...]

Decorating with Southwest Style

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Geometric patterns. Rich colors. Artisan-created goods. All characteristics that epitomize the aesthetic of Southwestern style. A mix of refined bohemian and Spanish styles, Southwestern decor incorporates warm hues + natural elements like wood, iron, and leather, making the beautiful, … [Read more...]

Schoolhouse Style Decor

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Only days till Christmas. Are you still hustlin' + bustlin' with shopping + preparations for the big day? Amidst the Christmas Craze, I wanted to share that I have a new post up on about Decorating with Schoolhouse Style. It's never too cool to bring classroom style + decor into the … [Read more...]

10 Countertop Materials to Consider for the Kitchen

10 Countertop Materials to Consider for your KITCHEN!   Round up of material choices at

There is a lot to consider when choosing a countertop material for a kitchen. It can't just look fabulous - unless you never plan to use it... ...but factors like durability, maintenance, and cost also have to be considered.  For many homeowners, new kitchen counters are an investment and … [Read more...]

Kitchen Renovation: Choosing a Quartz Countertop

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Demo is complete. Hardwood floors are stained. Cabinets have been installed. Countertops are FINISHED. You heard me right... we have counters, which means we have a sink, which means we have use of a kitchen. YES! It has been a busy few weeks around our homestead, but the kitchen is … [Read more...]

Creating an Interior Design Plan + Mood Board

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A few weeks ago, I shared a few favorite tools that I use to run my design business + blog. All are must-haves to run my office efficiently (as possible, it's never perfectly smooth), but my main go-to day in and day out is my Intel 2 in 1 laptop + computer! From morning till night, this is my … [Read more...]

Christmas Home Tour 2015

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Welcome! I am elated that this day has finally arrived.  I've been busily and excitedly preparing + waiting for weeks to give you a tour of my home decorated for Christmas...  And today is the day! I can not believe it is my 3rd year (check out 2013 + 2014) on the Jennifer Rizzo Holiday … [Read more...]