Textures from our Midcentury home

Our wood floors with shadows of the window grates Blue aluminum window grates and gray wood slatted fence Blue painted office wall with white abstract flower pattern Green painted bedroom wall with tree mural inspired by the tree in our breezeway Gold textured aluminum closet doors Brown and tan layered paper office walls Redwood walls…

DIY’s Sweat Equity TV Show Features Our Carefree Home Renovation

It’s been a long time coming, but after shooting an episode of Sweat Equity in April of 2011 it is finally airing tonight on the DIY network!  Our episode “Retro Redo” is scheduled to air at 10pm (9pm central) Wednesday, November 14th.  The episode covers the following projects we did shortly after purchasing the Care Free…

MID-CENTURIA : Art, Design and Decor from the Mid-Century and beyond: Alcoa Care-Free Homes

Thanks to Mid-Centuria for featuring a few shots of our renovation progress!  If you’re interested in more of the history behind the Alcoa Care-Free Home as well as some additional images of other Care-Free Homes around the U.S., check out this blog post! MID-CENTURIA : Art, Design and Decor from the Mid-Century and beyond: Alcoa Care-Free Homes: In January…

Creating Our Outdoor Living Room – The Deck Part One

First and foremost…our apologies that its been a year since our last post!  A wedding, honeymoon and a series of other life changes have kept us busy!  The good news is that work on Our Care Free Home has continued over the winter so a bunch of new posts are in the works! One of the first…

Our Care-Free Home’s Facelift

After much ado, the updates to the yard and front exterior are complete! And after a great trip to Jamaica, our SLR camera was stolen! What do these two things have in common? Pictures… We had hoped to provide you with stellar in-progress and exterior reveal photos, but instead we must provide you with some in-progress photos we (fortunately) downloaded…

Our New Midcentury Modern-Inspired, Green-friendly Kitchen

It’s been a while since we posted, apologies! Work, life, wedding planning, a special event and a 30th birthday have all come to a head in the past month. Despite the delay, we’re more excited than ever to share our newly-remodeled kitchen with the world! The kitchen was inspired by a set of Mondrian cabinets…

Back from Jamaica Mon!

Sorry for the lack of recent posts – we’ve been in Jamaica celebrating a friend’s wedding! Stay tuned this week for the big reveal of our front exterior… it’s absolutely fabulous!

Notes From My Awesome Dad to a Girl In Over Her Head

Whitney here, with a blog post entirely in honor of my dad, John. When it comes to remodeling, I’d describe myself as a prenovice. Despite my “adorable little tool box” (Rob’s words), I have no clue when it comes to tools, construction or home repairs. The condo I recently sold was a model unit, with…