A House Redone, Part 2!

With so much to share about how Little Leslie updated her new home with Hubby Charles, this is the second part of the series. If you missed last week, catch up here to see the gorgeous dining, living and kitchen renovations! Moving from the kitchen to the breakfast and den areas, the rest of the home is just as impressive!!! Here is an after shot – so beautiful!! But... how did she get there? Here's the den, breakfast and kitchen area before! So pretty but Leslie's taste veers more ...

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A House Redone, Part 1!

I don't know if y'all remember Leslie Simmons, my senior designer. I've done blog posts on her past townhouse and her amazing wedding to hubby Charles!!!! If you have time, you should definitely check those out. Leslie and Charles have just purchased their first home, and she was anxious once again to put all that she has learned at Segreto into the renovation. This was the home before! Walking in, there was a small entry that led into a massive room. This shot is from the back of ...

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My Laundry Room Makeover!

Have you ever said to yourself, "What was I thinking? When we added on to our home more than 12 years ago, we moved the laundry -- which was right off the kitchen -- to the back new part of the home. I was trying to save both money and a tree, so I decreased the size of the room to half of what was specified. After finishing so many laundry's I wanted to give mine the character and charm that this one has.  With a built-in coffee bar and custom tiles from ADR, builder Patty Barnett and ...

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A Healthy New Year

Every year New year resolutions come and go!! If you’re like me I have such good intentions and then just poof—it’s the next year and I haven’t accomplished my list. This year I am determined to master a few of my resolutions, in hopes for a healthier, more balanced 2015!! Losing weight consistently tops mine and mosts' New Year’s resolution list! As you can see over the last eight years I have made a steady gain in weight with a huge jump in the last four! Although I know looks don’t ...

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A Limewashed Facelift for my Exterior

I have researched the web high and low to find the best solutions for altering my exterior brick. My husband for the last 28 years has loved the brick and finally is letting me change it. I debated between a slurried brick finish (mortar troweled or brushed a top of the brick), a painted brick or a lime washed surface. I finally decided to go with the lime wash. Source Lime washing can be done many different ways. It can be applied to give full coverage over the brick or you can let ...

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