Hi friends! Did you have a chance to check out the intense studio before and after? Today we are sharing the bottom “sea level” duplex before and after. Take a look at where we started back in October 2017. Before we had this welcoming entry, things were looking a bit grim at the downstairs duplex, and maybe even worse inside. To be fully transparent, this photo above was taken after Hurricane Irma. We lost our avocado tree by the fountain, and had a ton (no exaggeration) of debris to deal with. That wasn’t the hard part. The pavers were.
The studio is where we tend to spend most of our time when we are at The Rich Hippies House. We have had family slumber parties, movie play dates, gatherings, and dinners in this nook of the property on repeat since it was close to finished, it just has a “let’s gather” vibe. Before the feelings of wanting to be there was as strong as they are, this studio went through what looked like the seventh circle of hell. I kid you not. Sorry for the poltergeist level grain on these photos, but that’s all that was available. We did
You read that right. It wasn’t a craigslist blitz or a thrift store take over. Everything is brand spanking new and we love it. We actually got it way less than $4K, and we’ll show you how we did it, but first, let me show you what we snagged. I really love this day bed. It’s super simple and can be styled so many different ways. We plan to use it in the main house, downstairs bedroom. Full price it’s $449. This couch is so good. The color is perfect and the price is kinda unbelievable. We went to check
As I am typing, I am somewhere in the Appellation Mountains after spending one night in Georgia and four nights in Nashville to escape Hurricane Irma. We are heading to Asheville for a few nights to wait to see when power is going to be restored and road conditions will be safe for driving. I can not believe what a monster this storm was. I am simply heartbroken for everyone who has to deal with the aftermath and fearful for the rest of the season. This is the number one thing I do not like about living in Florida, these
We have moved a lot more than we first anticipated. When we purchased our first home in New York in 2009, it was our thirty year plan. That was that. We went big, we went for exactly what we wanted, and we envisioned raising our 4 children there, doing every holiday at our huge dining room table, and being snowed in year after year in this house. After five years, we got honest with ourselves. We realized Atlas was going to be our only child, I confessed my utter distain for the cold, and I started dreaming up this totally ridiculous
We had a really good time using paint to transform our home, from our bathroom to our bedroom, living room, and, now, dining room. We are almost ready to sell this baby. We got inspired by a local artist’s piece of work we acquired, and we thought it was the perfect opportunity to add a little bit of color to our otherwise high-contrast and neutral home. We started off with a few different looks in our dining room. We had a gallery wall at one point against a white wall, and then a curio case. When we decided to paint,
This post is sponsored by Ace Hardware For this installment of our home transformation with Ace, we will be focusing on our guest bathroom. Our guest bathroom has gone through a lot since we moved here a little over two years ago. That wallpaper in the mood board below makes me smile every time I go in there. I am surprisingly not sick of it, but what I was getting irritated at was the faux wood sink stand. After making everything so light and bright, it just looked so heavy. If you remember, we made this mood board, where we
This post is sponsored by Ace Hardware. All thoughts and opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware. As much as we are loving our new high-contrast living room, we thought we’d do something a little more low-key for our master bedroom. We decided to “mellow out” the black barn door hardware with something soft rather than stark. Two cans of Rust-Oleum 2X paint and primer later, we had a nice soft color relationship starting. We are still waiting on our window hardware and have to swap out the bed, but we are pretty close.
This post is sponsored by Ace Hardware. All thoughts and opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware. We have avoided sharing our bedroom for so long because, well, it’s been unimpressive. The beige walls, our huge king bed taking up most of the space, the complete design neglect; all not worth sharing. As part of our ongoing home transformation with paint with Ace Hardware (which will last through September), we made two big decisions. Decision One: We are going to finally address the bedroom and get rid of that depressing color that’s somewhere between
Atlas loves game night. He gets so excited when the three of us gather ’round and pop open a box of colorful pieces of chips, acorns, or cards. I rounded up our favorites that we play with our three year old. Somehow I thought we wouldn’t be playing board games with out kid until he was about six or seven, what a treat! These are entertaining enough to keep him engaged, and super fun for all three of us. Now, don’t get me wrong, there are a TON of games for your babe to play alone, this round up is