Starr kitchen renovation update before photo

Materials! Materials! Materials! An update on the Starr renovation

Feels like it has been a hot minute since we checked in on the Starr Renovation. How I wish I was about to tell you we were all done! But what anyone who embarks on a renovation will quickly...

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How to Host A Happy Halloween at Home!

How to Host A Happy Halloween at Home!

So it would seem Halloween is kind of cancelled this year. Since there won’t be any running around the neighborhood, I am putting together a little trick or treat adventure...

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Product Highlight: KAOS Bars

Product Highlight: KAOS Bars

Ladies and gentlemen, it is time to talk wall bars. If you have visited this website before, you are well familiar with my ongoing obsession ...

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DIY: How to Design and Create a Stunning Accent Wall for Your Kids

DIY: How to Design and Create a Stunning Accent Wall for Your Kids

Over the years, I have found I LOVE taking on a kid’s bedroom. Mostly because it’s an opportunity to take a very playful approach to design, and because there really is a whole lot you can do with a bucket of paint, some painter’s tape and a bit of ...

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Starr Renovation Plan—Follow Along With Us!

Starr Renovation Plan—Follow Along With Us!

Ok so obviously the plan was not to move across the country during a pandemic. In fact, we weren’t even planning to fully relocate to Reno until September. The plan was to buy a home we wanted to remodel, spend a few weeks on the West Coast kicking off the project, travel to Norway for summer, and return to a ...

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Blue House What you need to know about heated floors in the home

What You Need to Know About Heated Floors in the Home

There is something just absolutely splendid about the feeling of cold feet on a warm floor in the early morning. Heated floors are a common feature in the Scandinavian home and at this point fairly common on ...

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Announcing: Blue House is taking on Tahoe!

Announcing: Blue House is taking on Tahoe!

We’re excited to announce that our family is moving to Reno, Nevada, launching the West Coast operations of Blue House Goods and embarking on a new top-to-bottom renovation project. To celebrate, we’re launching a moving sale on the site...

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Why You Need a Plan for Your Remodel

Why You Need a Plan for Your Remodel

Having a comprehensive and detailed plan for your remodel is the cornerstone of a successful project. And even with this plan in place, it would be foolish to not also expect and prepare for the unexpected. Such as budgeting for unforeseen expenses in your original plan, and not tying yourself to the original estimated date of completion. Here's what our experience of a top-to-bottom cabin renovation taught us...

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How to Hack a High-End Ikea Table

How to Hack a High-End Ikea Table

It turns out the Docksta table from Ikea is notoriously difficult to refinish. The tabletop is made of fiberboard and white vinyl paint, so stripping the laminate and refinishing is not an option. One great option is contact paper. Here’s our quick and easy guide to refurbishing your Docksta dining table with...

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How to: Kids' Room Wall Decals

How to: Kids' Room Wall Decals

Wall decals are a great solution for adding some character to a space like a nursery or kids' room. The selection you can find online is wide and at a reasonable price. Decals are simple to apply with some basic tools you probably already have in your home. You can create pretty whatever you imagine, and it’s easy enough to simply scrape off when you want a clean slate. 

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How to: Frame a Print

How to: Frame a Print

If you’ve ever hung a piece of art on your walls (which I do hope you have!) you’re aware that having the artwork framed is NOT cheap. So why have someone frame it, when I could just do it myself? Before you knew it I had a mat cutter in hand, and I’ve never looked back. 

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