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September 2010

Pet Talk

MEET THE 7TH HOUSE MASCOT

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Today we thought we would take a break from the house and introduce everybody to our little main man, Bentley. We talked about him a little bit over on the about page, but we thought since you are going to be seeing the ins and outs of our house renovation, and we hope you’ll be a part of our everyday lives, you needed to get to know our 4-year-old, 10-pound pup a little bit better. This is Bentley’s companion, his BFF,…

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Hall Bathroom

HALL BATHROOM RENO INSPIRATION

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Last time we talked about the hall bathroom, we hashed out the plans we have for the space (read more about that here). This time, we’re talking finishes and fixtures. Or as I like to call it, “the fun stuff”! While searching for the perfect brick-ranch-fixer-upper, I collected a pretty hefty folder of inspiration photos. When it came to the bathrooms, here are a few of my favorites: It’s easy to collect photos of bathrooms that make you swoon. But when…

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Style Quizzes

STYLE: HIS & HERS

Ever wonder what your home design style is called? You know what you like, but what do you call it? After a little Googling, we found this really cool site, Sproost. With just a few photo-based questions, it narrows down your likes and dislikes and defines your personal style. If you’re like me, I bet you didn’t even know you had a specific style, so this is pretty informative!  Let’s start with my Sproost results: RUSTIC REVIVAL: You can take kid…

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Ashley's Office

GETTING THINGS ORGANIZED… LITERALLY

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I must confess, I’ve been struggling with how to tackle my home office. This is the only room in the house where I have no idea where to start. I think it might have something to do with the fact that this will be my first office space all to myself. (Greg and I shared an office when we lived in our apartment.) While I’m in this stage of the design process, I have to keep in mind that my…

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Exterior Painting

CURB APPEAL: PHASE 1

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We spent this last weekend doing something we have been very anxious to do ever since we closed on our house: we painted the shutters and doors. To refresh your memory, here is what the house looked like back in March: We wanted to amp up the curb appeal and bring out the darker bricks to give it a warmer look. Our first thought was to paint the shutters black, but then we realized the roof was brown and we…

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