house swapping musical chairs.

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since i’m in the midst of a remodel i have to temporarily move out of my house while it’s under construction. my very kind next door neighbor artist justin bua offered me his empty studio apartment in return for helping him spruce it up and make it liveable. so how could i refuse? i love a good challenge and this place has cute bones — it’s got beautiful... 
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zen and the art of cooking.

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remodelista. i’m working on some ideas to update my kitchen and i keep coming back to these very peaceful, zen-like spaces. there’s just something so soothing about the thought of cooking in a space like these — bringing in fresh herbs and produce from my¬†garden (food is growing out there!), putting on some chill music and cooking great meals. i like the... 
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darkness prevails.

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studio preveza via pop sugar. i used to have a dark blackish blue accent wall in my old bedroom, and i adored it (benjamin moore’s gravel gray). and i still love this look. jenna lyons may have made dark sleeping quarters into a trend with her fabulous bedroom featured many moons again in domino — and i’m sure others may have come before her, but that’s... 
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benjamin moore 5 gallon giveaway.

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last week i finally shared the before and after reveal of my exterior paint job — you probably saw that i painted my new house black, and i love every dark inch of it. well this week, benjamin moore is very kindly giving away 5 gallons of Aura Exterior paint in the winner’s choice of color and finish — and, aura exterior paint is available in thousands of... 
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paint it black!

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i’m very excited to finally share with you my latest home improvement project! i got up some steely nerve and painted my new house black! i’ve always dreamed of having a black house, and i couldn’t be more thrilled with the way it turned out. i’ve been pinning black houses, inspired by those in Scandinavia and denmark, and at long last have one of my... 
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