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Board and Batten Exterior Progress

While it may not look like we’re moving in in one week, we have made major progress over here! If you missed yesterday’s post talking about the plans and exterior inspiration, check that out first to fill in some of the back story.  If you remember, this is where we started.   This little place […]

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Exterior Design Inspiration

First a little reno/life update:  Well, I’m posting this post one full week after I planned to.  That probably gives you a little clue what things are like over here.  We move in one week and to say it’s crazy is an understatement.  Finishing the reno, trying to pack this house, taking care of the […]

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Renovation & Addition Progress

The countdown is on my friends!  We move in less than three weeks.  I really am so excited to get in there and really start creating this new haven for our family.  But it is surreal!  With little Rosie, no AC in the new house, and this hot Southern summer, I’m not spending nearly the […]

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BHG I Did It!

It’s been a whirlwind of a year for this blog.  With having Rosie and having to figure out how to fit work in, then starting a whirlwind renovation, and now going back to some branding stuff behind the scenes I was working on before Rosie came, IT’S BEEN BUSY. But this first full-time blogging year […]

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Layered and Neutral Living Room

While I obviously am loving some color lately (just check out my whole house design plan for our new house if you don’t believe me!), I started out as a neutral-loving girl.  Y’all may not believe this, but our first home was ALL neutral.  I’m talking the most color was gray.  White sofa, tan and […]

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Rosie’s New Nursery

Sweet little Rosie’s room is the last room we re-did in this house.  We finished it right before she was born and I love spending time in here. You can see the full reveal post here. When I was designing this room, I knew we would be selling the house at some point.  I didn’t […]

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Using Art as Inspiration

I often get asked where I find inspiration for rooms and the answer is always varied.  I look for inspiration everywhere.  But one of my favorite ways to design a room is to use a great piece of art as the inspiration. There are so many great sources for art out there.  These days, I’m […]

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Options for Kitchen Details

As I said in yesterday’s Kitchen Basics mood board, there are several different ways I could go with the details: lighting and art. I always mix styles with my design choices, especially with lighting.  When there are multiple fixtures in a room like the kitchen where I have island pendants and sconces, I like to […]

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The Kitchen Design Plan Basics

Designing a kitchen is such a complex process to me.  As I’ve said, you want it to be functional, but they say the kitchen is the heart of the home.  So for me, that means it should be the star of the design show!   Nailing down a kitchen design plan for The Buffalo Bungalow […]

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Kitchen Elevation

I’ve gotten so many questions about my design process lately with me designing a whole house.  I posted some tips here, but as I said in that post, one of the BIG keys to designing for me is sketching. Now, I’ll be the first to say, I’m not a professional artist!  These elevation sketches aren’t […]

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Kitchen Layout – Maximizing Function

Welcome to the second day of Kitchen Week here on the blog!  Today, we’re talking function and layout. The biggest goal with our new kitchen layout was function.  I always think about the pretty first, so making myself stop and lay this space out well was difficult.   The first key with laying out a […]