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Master Bathroom Design – Before and After

Our house is old and quirky, and nowhere is that more evident than our master bathroom. A previous owner carved out the room from the old garage attic space and it’s full of odd angles accessed by a long arched hallway with a low ceiling and a few stairs. Here are some of the before pics from the real estate listing. The strange Easter egg color scheme definitely had to go. Other than that, a lot of the room was...

Basement Plans

A couple weeks ago we started the process of finishing our basement. I have some before pics so you can get an idea of what we are working with, but let me warn you – they’re not pretty! Before and after demo of the stair side of the room. There was originally a laundry room in the area where you can see the missing floor vinyl. Since we now have a ground floor laundry room, we have no need for...

Claire’s Room Design

I would say that Claire’s room is one of the most “done” of any in our house. Her room is always full of light and just feels cheerful – perfect for my little sunshine baby. This room is a mix of old and new and new to us. The crib, lamp, changing pad, and most of the books and toys were all Ellie’s. The dresser is used and was an awesome $30.00 Goodwill score from my cousin. We had it...

Katie Kelbel Interiors Update

I’ve had a bunch of fun projects through my etsy business lately, so I thought I would share some of my favorites. This project is from a repeat client, whom I have previously done a master bedroom, guest bedroom, dining room, and most recently the den. They were so much fun to work with and I absolutely love how their daughter’s room turned out. She even had some input on the wallpaper selection and other things. In this case, her bed, vanity...

Laundry Room Upgrade

Our house is old and kind of quirky. We knew when we bought it that we needed to figure out how to make better use of the space that was formerly an attached garage and converted into living space (by previous owners). We made a few changes before moving in, but we wanted to live with the space for a while before doing too much. You can see the area I’m talking about on the far right of our house. The...

House Update – Dining Room and Living Room

I’ve been waiting to take pictures of my house until everything is “done.” Well, that could be a while. I do have a three year old and a newborn to deal with, so certain house projects have had to be put on hold for a bit. There are other areas where I’m waiting to find the perfect rug, vase, art, pillows, etc., etc… you get the idea. Sometimes it bothers me to look around and see so many things I...

House Update and Living Room Plans

Most of my days the past couple months or so have been filled with making lots of house decisions. Research on paint, light fixtures, faucets, toilets… you name it. It’s definitely more challenging to plan a house remodel from several states away, but we’re so lucky to have my dad helping us out with everything. I always look forward to getting new progress pictures from him each week, and we are only a few short weeks away from moving in...

Dining Room Plans

Continuing the eating area plans, next up is the formal dining room.  I recently purchased a set of 6 vintage walnut, caned back chairs with upholstered seats from a store in Washington DC. We’ve had them crammed around our too small table for a while now and I’m looking forward to using them in a larger, more appropriate space soon. The seats need to be reupholstered, so I’d like to find a Sunbrella indoor/outdoor fabric that can withstand spills and...

Breakfast Nook Plans

Next on my plan of attack is the breakfast nook. The room is about 7’x9′, and one wall will be taken up by a large built in china cabinet. The other end is a nice bay window, and there are open doorways on either side. At first, I wanted to see if we could salvage the existing upper cabinets because they were original to the house. The case was covered in several layers of old (probably lead!) paint, and the doors...