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  • Amanda Louise at Home: Hello Yellow Kitchen

    It's definitely not a secret that yellow is my color. Yellow everything... except yellow cars. Those aren't really my jam. Other than that, it's my first choice for every personal color decision. So when I had stared at our white kitchen for as long as I possibly could, the answer was yellow. 

    We needed to make a big visual impact on the cheap. We have been in a condo for a few years and it's been great for this season of life, but it's not where we plan to be much longer. There needed to be a balance of buying me some more time to feel more at home here and not sinking too much money into the space. I needed to make this space happy until we make our next move so we went the cosmetic route.

  • Mid Century Jungle Nursery

    We wanted to create this space that would grow with the baby boy inhabitant and not be stuck in baby mode when he starts to toddle. With a few simple changes this space is sure to keep up with the transition from baby to toddler to full blown boy. 

    In the first meeting about this space, it was determined that there needed to be elements of mid century style and the only type of "theme" that would be accepted would be animal related... and I was so on board. 

    I had been waiting and waiting to use Clarence House Fabric's Congo print for ages and knew that this would be the perfect space for it. 

  • Bright Light Living

    This family called us in to help with their new build and it was such a pleasure. Throughout the space we used one of my favorite wall colors of all time: Sherwin Williams Worldly Gray. Along with Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray, these colors provide the perfect neutral backdrop for all the shades. All of them. It hasn't failed me yet. You try not to do the same thing over and over but you also have to respect what works. You know? 

    These two colors are the perfect mix of warm and cool. They teeter the tot of gray and beige right in the middle without either one being propelled into the sky by that jerk who decided to push off with all of their might taking over what was a really nice teeter (I really don't know what kind of action teeter tottering is. Is it a ride? a game? Or if this illustration will resonate with anyone. I just never understood why it was so hard to find someone on the play ground that could just have a nice, slow, teeter tot with me). Talking about about middle ground greiges is apparently triggering some bad playground memories that seem to have nothing to do with what we are talking about... but they do. These colors are calm and easy and play well with others, and that's all I'm trying to say. Moving on.