*This post was originally published on March 28, 2020.

I think we're all going through the same thing right now and circling through the same quarantine phases. I'm not going to lie, the few couple of weeks were amazing. I welcomed the break and I had NO problem walking past all of the messes I'd been ignoring for months.

Now I'm in full project mode: cleaning out closets, organizing cabinets, and of course dreaming up renovations and how I'll design my next house (this is a constant in my brain). Naturally, I started looking through some of my favorite design jobs to date and I came across this amazing kitchen.

This season of our life is well... just really "off" for everyone to put it lightly, however looking at this kitchen brought a smile to my face. So, I wanted to share it so you too could have something beautiful to cast your eyes upon.

This project was one of the most fun and equally challenging projects I've had the pleasure of completing. In a way, it gives me hope during this time as well. This client came to me with her hands in the air- she'd practically given up on having the home she dreamed she'd have. She and her family had lived here for six years and she and her husband struggled with the functionality of the space and all of the obstacles prevented it from feeling like home.

The house was built in the early 2000s, but had all the flair of 1991. We're talking weird custom niches and extras... and columns galore... they were everywhere. I'll admit, this home was tough. It was strange and it was hard to see the potential end result. The homeowners were convinced that there was no way to salvage the space. BUT- thanks to a little optimism, a little prayer, very careful and creative planning, and Landmark Homes for their patience and expert contracting skills... We Made It Through.

The first step was to make the kitchen both breathtaking, but functional. Most families spend a lot of time in their kitchen, so it needs to be a destination that feels both peaceful and energizing. We removed a peninsula and had enough space to create two islands- one for cooking, and one for enjoying the cooking.

Now that we have plenty of seating and eating space, we were able to get rid of the kitchen table. The kitchen nook was crammed into this corner. We put in a beam and got rid of one of the millions of columns and we were able to create this gorgeous wet bar.

We then transformed a formal sitting room into a formal dining room- one that's still casual enough to use on more than just the holidays.

It was a truly positive domino effect. Once the table wasn't crammed into an odd space we had extra square footage to expand the living room and now it's big enough for THE WHOLE FAM DAMILY.

So, when you're feeling off or even flat out discouraged during this pandemic- take a look at this renovation and remember we'll get through this too. With a little prayer, a little optimism, creative thinking, and a wonderful community.

*This post was originally published on June 1, 2019.

Here we are again, another project that we've been dying to share with you all! And, now we can finally reveal this beauty.

First, I want to thank the always talented Kristin Vanzant for photographing this truly one-of-a-kind project. I also want to thank American Farmhouse Style & Owensboro Living for featuring this home! Words cannot express our gratitude!

This home was a true labor of love. We spent two years planning, designing, and building in Owensboro, Kentucky with the most fabulous clients. This type of project is ideal for us- it's our favorite thing to do. To be able to dream with the homeowners and create a space from top to bottom. The architecture, the furniture, and all of the little details were handpicked together and the end result is magical.

Our clients wanted their home to be new, but feel old in all the right ways. We wanted it to feel comfortable, classic, homey, timeless, and have as much character as we could fit into the square footage. Lucky for us, these clients have the best taste- and the best collection of vintage finds.

These photos are proof that breaking all of the rules is the way to go. No two rooms are at all the same, but we made sure to create a feeling throughout the home that was consistent and felt good.

This just goes to show that you can still have a home that makes jaws drop and is still covered in personality. You can walk through the house and really get to know this family- and that's exactly how I think it should be!

For more photos of the Kentucky Burrow, check out our online portfolio.

*This post was originally published on March 9, 2019.

Guys. This is one of my favorite projects to date and I am so excited that I finally get to share it with you all- and in such a special way.

This project was completed for a client who I've had the absolute joy of working with for several years. We worked together on her primary residence and when it was time to update her family lake house, we rolled up our sleeves and got to work!

I knew that this project was something special and I am so thankful to The Cottage Journal for recognizing the beauty in this home. We are incredibly humbled by the giant spread they gave us and the time spent on featuring this project.

And, of course this wouldn't be at all possible without the talented work of Kristin Vanzant. Her photography is stunning and her ability to capture a space is unreal.

Check out the Spring Issue of The Cottage Journal here.

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