More Creative Class photos

For the second portion of our first HMI Creative Class, we headed to my home a few minutes away from my studio for lunch and a bit of a home tour.

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When registration exceeded my initial expectations I knew a simple box lunch just would not work and I feared a busy Saturday on the square might mean waiting for our large crowd in the downtown lunch places (though there are some yummy ones for sure)…So with the help of my amazing friend Tara Royer Steele (yes the Pie Queen) to do the food, Super Nana to fluff the place and Natalie Dawley to attend to any other details, I decided to have the lunch at our little home. I also knew I would be speaking a lot that day so the idea of a little field trip break was perfect!

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I love long communal tables so this idea formed in my head and I am so glad the storm held out and we were able to all together on the front porch.  Bramble & Bee flowers and nibbles from Tara’s charcuterie boards made it perfect.

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Not to mention those placemats.  Dionne from Nib and Pixel lettered these kitchen paper placemats and I nearly cried when I opened the box…what is it about white ink on kraft paper that we love so??? But we do!

We used our kitchen table for the spread . . .perfect styling ladies! I can’t believe this is the only photo of Natalie and Tara! THANK YOU!

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Of course we had pie too!

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And “Mama’s Lemonade” too boot! Nana and I did not plan to BOTH wear red shoes but we love red! And we love our Camille!hmiccmamacamille And these pretty ladies the best of all… what a talented and friendly group of women, they seemed to have so much fun and enjoy one another and the day, positive and creative people coming together…exactly my prayer!

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It is cheesy to say I felt like I was in a movie?…Natalie even thoughts to put music on…details I forget when doing things on my own but when you let people help, you aren’t exhausted and can enjoy the event and little details like “oh wow there is music playing!”

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And finally, the group photo.  Doesn’t everyone look so lovely! Again, I would not have done this without the help of the “two Natalies” . . . Natalie Lacy Lange my talented photographer friend and my new friend Natalie Dawley of twobewed.com.   I will never do another event without these girls if possible!

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Thank you again to all involved that made this day possible.

Planning: Natalie Dawley of www.twobewed.com

Florals: Maggie Bailey of www.brambleandbee.com

Calligraphy: Dionne Christiansen of www.nibandpixel.com

Catering: Tara Royer Steele of www.royersroundtopcafe.com

Photography: Natalie Lacy Lange of www.theshadyacre.com

Special thanks to True Blue Home, Renovate, Camille Dickson, Jenn Morissette, Nancy Barnett, Holly Meyer Design, Jay White and Debby Welch

The next class will be in JULY and likely not as large because of summer schedules but I will be hosting a group on July 23rd, we won’t lunch on the porch but we will try to do something equally as fun (with air conditioning); Click here to register or email holly@hollymathisinteriors.com for more info!

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First Class at HMI Studio!

After weeks of planning and obsessing my first Creative Class finally happened and I think I can confidently say a good time was had by all! That is a big statement I know but this group was just the best and we had so much fun and all left inspired and energized. We had 22 guests from Ohio, New York, Arkansas, Virginia and of course lots of Texans!

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I was a little nervous about the weather but it held out until the very end of class and thankfully everyone made it home safely!

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I just can’t stop looking at the flowers from Bramble and Bee and the calligraphy from Nib & Pixel!

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And the heart rocks from Haiti that came from Renovate! The hearts were to focus our talk in the right spot before we delved into the material, literally!

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We started with a yummy breakfast from a local bakery on the square and mimosas! Inside the envelopes the guests found a booklet with a letter from me, the day’s schedule and a place for notes.  They also received sheets to take home to help with each room of the house..to take inventory and get on track where needed!

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Favorite paint colors collected on a metal ring for easy use later . . .

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And of course gift bags with treats from True Blue Home, Renovate Houston and more.  Art by local artist Lauren Parker of course.

Before guests arrived. I struggled with how to arrange tables but so glad this worked out so no one had to twist too much….the medley of chairs worked too!

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And my best boo Camille was able to come all the way from Abilene! I had so much help, with the planning, the flowers and calligraphy and having Camille and Jenn to help as well just made it all possible. You truly can not do stuff like this alone…Jenn my assistant’s husband Peter even hung the banners out front! Thank you Peter!

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Pretty flowers and lettering made it so fun but the best part, seeing the attendees enjoy one another! There was instant rapport and synergy..loved that! Everyone looked so lovely and happy to do be doing what they love…talking about houses and decor!

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Next post I will share about the lunch portion of our day at my home and the afternoon #patternplay activity with fabrics!

Again, thank you thank you to all that helped make this special day possible!

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Planning: Natalie Dawley of www.twobewed.com

Florals: Maggie Bailey of www.brambleandbee.com

Calligraphy: Dionne Christiansen of www.nibandpixel.com

Catering: Tara Royers Steele of www.royersroundtopcafe.com

Photography: Natalie Lacy Lange of www.theshadyacre.com

Special thanks to True Blue Home, Renovate, Camille Dickson, Jenn Morissette, Nancy Barnett, Holly Meyer Design, Jay White and Debby Welch

          The next class is already in the works and planned for Saturday, July 23rd register here!!!! It will be hot but Brenham has lots of ice cream and I am looking SO forward to doing this again!

 

 

First Creative Class is full!

Wow y’all! So humbled and grateful.  My first class is full and on it’s way thanks to help from some wonderful helpers…can’t wait to share more about that. I have attendees coming from Arkansas, Ohio even New York state and of course lots of Texas..we are going to have a great time!

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The Saturday class filled up much more quickly than the Monday in fact I am not doing the Monday class.  It seems that Saturdays just work best for most people. My intention now is to plan a September class but if anyone is interested in a mid to late July class we may explore that idea!

Pressing Events Refresh

My friend Nancy Calvert at Pressing Events in Houston has recently expanded with more Mackenzie-Childs than ever and cookware coming this fall!!

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Nancy’s wonderful shopkeepers Victor and Edward painted the walls recently from a dark khaki to SW Mindful Gray and it really changed the space!

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They are also showing more Mackenzie-Childs stock than ever and it’s fun to see all together! I love the courtly checked mixed with the flower market plates below!

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My fave piece in the store is the CC barn light I think! And they are still working with brides and other to do custom letterpress invitations and more.  Did you know they actually have a letterpress on site and these guys know how to run it! I love supporting local businesses and now my readers do too so think about going in to Pressing Events and getting personal service with cards and invites rather than being overwhelmed in front of a computer screen on your own..Nancy and her guys are so great and give you so much attention!

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Look at the cute CC (courtly check;) skirt they added behind the counter..its all Mackenzie all the time here!

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They have the CC in the window now so you can see it from the street easily and the back wall has the CC STRIPE..did you know Mackenzie-Childs makes wallpaper?  You can see and order it at Pressing Events!  pereddoor2

 Pressing Events is located in the Town and Country area City Centre..it’s always easy in and out which I love!

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Just look for Nancy’s red door and all of the checks!

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Oh and y’all must follow Nancy on Instagram @pressingeventshomeandpaper she always posting you know from somewhere like DOWNTON or how Edward monogrammed her vintage Louis..just random stuff like that;;

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She and her daughter Holly recently did an amazing trip to England and I think she is headed to Italy soon for a workshop???

Nancy in Fortum & Mason! So not only does she have an adorable shop she leads a big life and is so fun to follow and keep up with!

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Love that hat Nancy!

Note: this is a sponsored post and I am so grateful for shopkeepers that work with me to help cover blog expenses and keep this thing running! Y’all are the best… #creativecommunity

Creative Class Registration

It’s finally here my first class/workshop. . .
I gave a sneak peek on Instagram a while back and now registration is finally open here on the website under the classes tab at the top of the page!  I am overwhelmed and humbled by the interest already!  Excited!
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Join me for my first Creative Class here in Brenham, Texas, in my studio on Saturday, May 14th from 10am -3 pm and again for a May encore on Monday May 23, 2016 from 10 am – 3 pm.
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    The Creative Class idea comes out of years of clients and friends encouraging me to teach a class or workshop on all things creative and home related. All the things we love to talk about! The first class will focus on my story of how I got into design and blogging and will walk through various general decorating topics including favorite paint colors, design sources, tips and tricks and defining your style and design philosophy.  My goal is to give others the ability to create and hone their own spaces with joy and confidence.
 Cost for the May class is $249
  • Fee includes lunch on the charming town square in Brenham, Texas. Brenham is a small town just an hour or so drive from Houston and Austin.
  • Class time will start at 10 am until 3ish
  • Guests will receive a goodie bag, takeaway sheets and yummy local desserts.
  • For an add on fee of $75 you can bring photos and questions of one room or “hot spot” in your home and schedule 30 minute one-on -one feedback time with me at the end of the day from 3-5 pm. These spots are limited.
  • Please note: help finding overnight lodging can be arranged upon request. The class is non-refundable but is transferable with notice.
  • Register here and email us if you have any questions clients@hollymathisinteriors.com
  • Classes will be small, between 10-14 people only! {note; this has changed, I have made more room and we now have 20 people and may add a few more..we will not go over 25!)
My plan at this point is to resume classes in the fall but depending on interest we may do summer classes as well!
   I have already been so overwhelmed and delighted at the interest… I can’t believe spots are going so fast!
Summer topics may include garden and home tours and local shopping days. Fall classes being planned include more in-depth topics including: counter materials, lighting, styling shelves and tables, mixing fabrics, favorite paint colors, designing bathrooms and kitchens on budgets and more.  We will not offer the class online at this time but possibly in the future.

Weekend Update

Remember, Dennis Miller and Weekend Update..so funny! I am not near as funny but this important info y’all..three things

(1)  Bluebonnet Festival in Chappell Hill is this weekend!!! So, True Blue Home is typically open Wed-Saturday but will be open this Sunday during the annual Bluebonnet Festival…The weather has been gorgeous so come on out and visit and shop! Cindy has some fun treats I can’t wait to see!

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(2) Nana and I are in the May issue of Country Living!!!  That is right, us and brother right there on page 46 and its the sweetest little feature I have ever been given..thank you Country Living!!! And to make it even sweeter, my good good friend Becki Griffin of Curious Details STYLED THE COVER..that is right, she styled the porch and horse and all..that is my Becki, she got a horse in the scene..so proud of you Boo!

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Here is a peak at the Country Living feature . . .this is Jimmy Don and I with her at our little country church ca Easter 1976 or 77 I am thinking?? I love Page’s note nearly as much as the layout!  You gotta love a good girl from Mississippi!

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Look how cute!!! I still have that basket!

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(3) And last but not least, Creative Classes are coming soon! That’s right..I have never done and e-book or seminar but finally the first HMI “Creative Class” will opening registration next week!

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I will explain more SOON about what Creative Classes with Holly Mathis Interiors really means and the MAY DATE..its an idea I have had cooking for years and I am finally pulling the trigger next month with my first decorating class in my Brenham studio! The response on Instagram was so good that I am thinking about having both a Saturday and week day class in May, and then will likely resume in fall with monthly topics.  If you have interest we may even have some classes or get-togethers in summer we will see.  So check back Monday to hear more about that.

I hope you have a beautiful weekend!

True Blue Home + special hours

True Blue Home will be open special hours during Texas Antique Week, Monday-Saturdays 10-7 pm!  Also commonly called, “Round Top,” this season lasts 2-3 WEEKS not just one week. You can read more general info about the show here and more about True Blue Home here and here.

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   Special spring hours at True Blue Home through April 2nd, open 10-7 pm daily, Monday – Saturday

Quick recap, True Blue Home opened last fall by owners Cindy & Brian Taylor and their family and I had the honor to help plan and curate the entire space with them—and the doors opened during the last Antique week!

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So it has been less than a year but what a ride!  So much beauty on this journey!

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And True Blue Home is located in an amazing old building in the heart of historic Chappell Hill, Texas, which is truly “right off” hwy 290 as we say in Texas!..”Right off” means CLOSE!  So if you are headed to Austin or Round Top from Houston this a  “very close”. . . “don’t want to miss it” MUST SEE place to stop! The shop is full of things big and small, from birthday cards and candles to lighting and sofas! We have it all, even dishes!

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There are also great plants and wildflowers, food and shopping in Chappell Hill, AND the True Blue Home COTTAGE!

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Just a walking block away from True Blue Home, the “True Blue Cottage” is an 1854  historic structure filled with furniture and fabrics from our favorite vendors and craftsmen…all available for sale.  It’s been so fun to be part of styling retail in an actual home space as well a storefront.  You can read more about “The Cottage” here.

             The Show Cottage will be open on Saturdays this Spring: March 26 and April 2 from noon to 5, and by special appointment.

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Spring is blooming in the Cottage as you can see!

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The cottage bedroom below may be one of my fave rooms I have ever worked on in over ten years! Just so charming and cozy.

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Have a blessed Holy Week and Easter!  I hope to meet some of you in the tents and fields of Round Top/Warrenton or in the store!

          In addition to Antique Week and Round Top, don’t forget the 52nd Annual Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival April 9 & 10.

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Old Glory + Antique Week Texas!

Texas Antique Week is starting soon…some early birds will even be here this weekend!  See my recent post here with more info and links to guides and dates.  I have many “can’t miss” places to visit during Antique Week, also commonly called “Round Top”, including Leftovers, Royers Cafe, True Blue Home newly opened in Chappell Hill, and last but not least, OLD GLORY in Burton.

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All of these places are actually in different towns but all within driving distance.  Old Glory Antiques is located in Burton about 9 miles from Round Top and approximately halfway between the town of Brenhan and “Round Top” proper where most of the antique shows are held.  Leftovers is in Brenham and True Blue is in Chappell Hill on the path from Houston.. The map at end of the post helps orient a bit and make a plan!

Stylist/photographer Becki Griffin recently snapped these sneak peeks at Old Glory….just have to share a few.

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Love the indigo upholstery collection owner Holly Kuhn has developed!  It’s nice to see her soft furnishings against her signature primitive pieces!

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Love this shot of the sofa arm Becki..so good…and she captures the light in the store so well!

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Did you know Old Glory Antiques in housed in a bona fide Texas dance hall?? Just the structure itself is so interesting not to mention all of the wonderful things inside!

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I spy lots of farm tables and chippy pieces along with that cute plaid settee! And love these artists brushes and twine.

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  And I have to say the owner, Holly and Brian Kuhn of Old Glory and the amazing ladies that work with them are just the nicest people.  I always enjoy visiting with them so much..just so. nice.

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The talented Tara Royers Steele did the map above of the area during Antique Week..it gives you an idea of the lay of the land! Bottom line, you don’t want to miss Old Glory, it’s a sweet spot for sure!

Favorite Fixer Upper

Of course I love the episodes of HGTV’s Fixer Upper that feature my funny brother Jimmy Don BUT last night’s episode has to be one of my all time faves because it features the home of my precious friends Cameron and Jessie Bell.  Jessie is actually the daughter of my son’s second grade teacher and over the years her parents have become wonderful friends to the boys and I! We adore the entire clan!

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I adore this house because it has such a neat history and story. AND IT IS SO SMALL (around 700 sq feet!). I love the concept of small space living and this is it y’all.  I think this may be the smallest house they have ever done on the show! This is an original “shotgun” house moved from the other side of the interstate in Waco, Texas, near Baylor University.  So many of these old homes have been demolished over the years but Cameron and Jessie saw potential and this one has been saved! The entire roof had to be removed to transport the structure. These houses were called “shotgun” houses because they were long narrow structures usually no more than 12-15 feet wide..I believe this one is 15′? One room opens into another with no hallway which helps breezes in the warm climate. There were many many of these homes in the working class area of Waco that is now home to Baylor. And now this one has new life!

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You can see Nana was a little nervous about Henry touching the crank down stairs.  The unique stairs are on a pulley system make way for use of more space above without taking space below! And yes Nana and Drew and I were on this trip to but you see who jumped in all of the photos..yep HENRY! It’s like Vanna White meets “where’s Waldo” with the showing off of every feature in the house from the crank down stairs to the SMEG fridge! (which he is nearly as big in size!).  He had fun! I love seeing my kiddos getting excited about houses and creativity! Thank you Cameron and Jessie for letting us visit!

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OK so when they placed the house in its new location (just blocks from Magnolia’s Silos) they used amazing historic brick to set it higher off the ground than before and added modern touches. I love that the house has old style windows left natural and original pine floors and traditional touches like the Bevelo gas lanterns but also modern touches like the metal rails and crank down stairs inside.

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Good job Chip and Joanna! Those white oak cabinet WOW!~

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The finishes are so good!  The counters are actually honed granite but they are so matte like I have never seen before and I really like the square tile trend! Love that Waco Civic Theatre sign!

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Look at those windows! They make the entire space!

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And that cute SMEG fridge I just adore! Even though its not much larger than Henry! Little fridge BIG FAN did you see  THE FAN on the show?

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And while I love the SMEG and windows, my fave I think has to be the bathroom and the concrete tile floor and concrete counter! It was just such a surprise that they tucked such an amazing bathroom into such a tiny house!

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Even my oldest Drew age 11 was like “WOW THE SHOWER”…in fact he noticed how the house was old but “modern” and “different”..very interesting to hear his take on the house and restoration.

Excuse the phone cord below but the bedroom walls tied in with the floors, so pretty…I didn’t get good shots of the bedroom or upstairs loft but trust me it is really pretty! Love that floating shelf! And there are some salvaged pieces of wallpaper from the original structure that Joanna had framed and gifted to the Bells… these are hanging in this bedroom, love that sentiment. Wish I had snapped a photo, such a great idea!

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Congratulations Jessie and Cameron on your amazing renovation and saving this piece of Waco history! And kudos to Chip and Joanna for another great reno in Wacotown!

And y’all keep a look out on Air BnB they may be sharing this property some weekends.  As you can see Henry was quite smitten…we ALL enjoyed staying in this Fixer Upper so much!!

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You can also read more about Cameron and Jessie’s adventures here!  and on instagram at KORONGO!

Sealy house update

The homeowners have finally moved into this amazing old home that I blogged about here . . .  I am looking forward to sharing more complete images but for now a few sneak peeks starting with this downstairs powder room!

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This powder is just right off the kitchen which has turned out so pretty!

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This was our inspiration board for the kitchen . . . the Visual Comfort bakery lights and glass (not lucite) hardware are a nod to the Victorian Era . . .

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The range oh the range! The homeowners own several bakeries in Houston so this range oven will get put to good use!

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Plus its just pretty. . . along with polished marble counters and an entire wall of subway to add interest and utility in a tight space!

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In the entry, the stairs got fresh needlepoint look animal carpet from Stark! Keeps the house from being too stuff or old for his young couple. Turned out so fun and classy!

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In fact, floors in this home were one of the best part of the projects..original wood floors where possible and buffalo check “tile” in the laundry and hex in baths…lots of hex..very true to the age of the home.

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Don’t be afraid to mix floors as long as colors are similar it adds to the charm of the house and is a nod the fact that laundry and kitchen areas in old home were often added on and “evolved”;

Love this shot of the back door.  The homeowners added a new porch along back of the house that mirrors the original wraparound porch on front!

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This tile is simply from Daltile but adds so much to the laundry room along with the Henry light.

This was the exterior mid way through remodel.

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A few more snaps of homeowners Mike and Vanessa and the longggg process.  I think they will agree it has been worth the wait and the construction company did an amazing job!
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I can’t wait to show more.  It has been such an honor to work on this  home. The homeowners are great people and it has been a joy!

All lighting was purchased via True Blue Home .

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