*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.

*This post was originally published on April 7, 2018.

I love a good bookcase. They are the most fun way to give your home a personality and house all of those little quirky things that reflect you. However, they're also the easiest way to collect junk- and no one likes a hoarder! I can say that because... well I kind of am one.

Photo by Daniel Bear Hunley

Swapping out your shelf decor is an easy way to update your space. You'd be amazed how much a room can change just by swapping a green stack of books for a black stack; or by trading out your favorite little figurine for a framed photo. The best rule of thumb when adding to your bookcase is to add and then edit. Create a color story for each shelf and stick to it.

Photo by Daniel Bear Hunley

Remember, you don't have to have everything on display all at once. When it comes to styling your space- less is more. Keeping things simple really allows you and your guests to see each individual item and appreciate it.

Photo by Daniel Bear Hunley

*This post was originally published on March 30, 2016.

Are any of you sick of an all white bathroom? No? Okay... honestly, neither am I. It will always be a beautiful & classic look. However, sometimes I just get in the mood to mix things up and do something a little different. It seems like we lived through so many years of dark wood and travertine tile that we all escaped to bright white cabinets and bright white tile for a little bit of relief. Finally, I think we've reached the sweet spot. I love that we're transitioning into this time where stained woods and colorful tiles are acceptable. We get to blend our two worlds and create spaces that are both modern & timeless.

Photo by Daniel Bear Hunley

I think the goal for any home should be to make things current without being trendy. That was my goal for this bathroom- use modern elements that don't force the room to become "modern," but rather elevate a timeless space.

The newly released tiles from Emser mixed well with hexagonal floor tile and a tall tower of subway tile. It gave the room a slight edge and added intrigue, but we still feel grounded and simple. And, of course- a little marble helps that too ;)

Photo by Daniel Bear Hunley

Don't ever hesitate to mix metals and finishes. As long as you stick to neutrals, you can shake it up as much as you want and you'll still have a space that is both blended and cohesive.

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