FarmHouse Project. Done.


Just over a year ago I was asked to help with a family's home renovation.  It is now done and I will once again go through withdrawals from no longer being a part of my clients' lives.  They are all so special and makes my life so interesting, always working with different people, new projects, different design ideas ... 

Here is the result of creating a calm and peaceful home for a family that is everything but ... A family with 4 children that keep them hopping!

They wanted a large family friendly kitchen and a "coffee lounge".

Accessories and "fluff" was kept to a minimum to allow for life ... 

Another little sitting area off their dining room allows for more lounging and conversation ...


And yes, there is a BAR ... around the corner ... they love to entertain and we made certain that there is plenty of space for everyone!


I have posted these photos before ... but since they are a big part of the project ... here are the kids' rooms and bathrooms ...


All photos by Emily O'Brien

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.


Thankful Friday.

Sometimes when you are in the routine of life, something or someone lifts you up in a way that you never anticipated and couldn't come at a more poignant time.

My friends Nancy and Bethany, Powell Brower Home, featured some of my work on their blog on Wednesday.  That was enough to lift this girl out of the snowy doldrums for certain.  And then I read the comments.  I have been so blessed by blogging friendships and clients that let "Me Be Me".  And I couldn't have imagined the responses.  Thank You from the bottom of my heart!

Some of you know that I have been struggling with my Father.  The Man who has been the Rock of my Mother's and My life.  He is physically strong ... but mentally losing ground.  As the Powell Brower girls were praising my "Bold Traditional" style, I was spending the day at the doctor's office hearing how my Daddy has severe cognitive impairment.  What a day of emotional Ups and Downs.

This Man who gave away his daughter for the Second (and best) time around 11 years ago.

In life, a parents job is to teach our children how to find themselves, do their best, be strong, go after dreams ...  my parents preached this and supported me in every aspect of my life.  And now, my dream is to keep my Daddy safe.

So not to be a downer this Friday.  But an example of real life.  And taking every moment we have to say thank you and appreciate those in our lives NOW.

Thank you Nancy and Bethany for your friendship and Thank you to my Daddy who has taken care of me my entire life.

Happy Weekend ... find the joy in every moment, my friends ... and don't forget to say Thank You!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room (heart) at a Time.