Sarah’s Fireside Room

Marian ParsonsDecorating, decorating dilemmas, Room Makeovers

Do you remember Sarah’s wood stove decorating dilemma that I posted about this summer?  Well, I received an update from Sarah on her progress and her plan, so I thought I would share it with you. Here is the inspiration board Sarah sent me… Here’s how the room looked when I shared it back in August… And here is how … Read More

Kim’s coastal bedroom | the walls & built-in plans

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Room Makeovers

I spent a good part of my day today helping my parents paint their bedroom in the color I picked out, In Your Eyes by Benjamin Moore. My dad kept referring to it as “in your face.” I’m so pleased with the color, though.  The room looks very sparse at the moment, but the color palette we’re building is calming, … Read More

The Retreat | Dining Room, Study & Foyer

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Room Makeovers, Tips and Tricks

I’ve spent most of the last few days at home with a sick boy.  My youngest has strep throat, poor little guy.  He’s on antibiotics now, though, and is finally on the upswing. Several days at home, away from the studio, squeezing work in where it fits, doesn’t get me very good blog material.  Fortunately, I still have pictures of … Read More

The Retreat kitchen | before & after

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Room Makeovers

I shared about our photo shoot in this 1799 manor house last week, in case you missed it.  I promised I would share more about the house and I’m fulfilling that now!  There was just way too much to cover in one post without allowing for an intermission or potty/snack break. Today, I want to share more about the kitchen.  It’s … Read More

Kim’s Coastal Bedroom | part 2 | the before

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Room Makeovers

I went over to my mom & dad’s house today to take some before pictures of their master bedroom, the one that’s my next makeover project. I shared the concept for the room in part 1, but here’s a reminder… The space right now is a pretty blank slate.  My parents moved here a few years ago and my mom’s … Read More