Welcome Genevieve!!

April 15, 2014
gorder

Did you hear the news??? HGTV/former TLC “Trading Spaces” designer Genevieve Gorder has joined the team that will be giving the Aurora Inn a new lease on life! I, for one, can’t wait to see what fabulous plans she has in mind for giving a new look to the Aurora Inn. It’s just down the way […]

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Spring {Solara} Spruce Up!

March 28, 2014
spring car decor 2

It’s almost April so spring HAS to be around the corner, right? Well that’s what I’m telling myself. Spring always means a fresh start and a fresh look – usually for our homes & clothes but why not spruce up our cars for spring as well? Since I’m on the road a lot going from […]

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{Modern Luxe} Bathroom Reveal: Part II

March 21, 2014
barringer vanity after

Welcome back to our reveal of the Modern Luxe master bathroom. My client’s bathroom started as a pink, gray and white space that had a much too-large tub. Here you see the before vanity which also shows how impractical the door that opened into the bathroom (which is standard) was. You really could not stand […]

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{Modern Luxe} Master Bath Reveal: Part 1

March 13, 2014
barringer fireplace after

I’m so excited to share this makeover for a client’s master bathroom with you! Because her husband did most of the work, this project took almost a year to complete. That was slower than Angela would have liked but I think it was worth the wait! Above is the layout of the bathroom as it […]

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Perfect Home, Perfect Life?

March 5, 2014

I have gone through my own remodeling projects as well as many, many others with clients. I have seen and experienced the belief that once we have a beautiful home, like we see on HGTV, in shelter magazines and online, that our lives will be perfect. That somehow the remodel will transform our lives and […]

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Countdown 2 Spring! Celebrate Life

March 3, 2014
feeling blue

On my Devine Designs Facebook page we have been doing a countdown to spring since February 20th. Today I wanted to bring it to my blog! If there’s anything this long, snowy, freezing winter can teach us, it’s to embrace color and not to be afraid of it. Our first snow was Oct. 22, 2013 […]

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Happy Dance!!!

February 28, 2014
calvin and hobbs happy dance

It’s the last day of February and here on Ohio’s North Coast I could not be happier, thus my dancing Calvin & Hobbs! Our first snow came on October 22 so we are past four months of winter. With March almost here, I am celebrating more snow days behind me than in front of me. […]

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Christmas Tree 3.0

February 5, 2014
valentines tree

At our house we keep the “Christmas” tree up until sometime in March {which probably seems a little weird to those of you who live in warm climates}. Trust me, if we lived somewhere warm and sunny, it would be up down by January 2. We get 100+ inches of snow a year so it […]

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