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A year prior to last Friday, I sat at a table in a tiny, tucked away whiskey bar. It was unseasonably cold, but I wore my favorite mustard yellow dress, short and swingy, layered with tights and a black cardigan. The door opened and I turned, caught her eye as she walked in the door. […]

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The trim is finally being painted! While the baseboards were already a bright (albeit scuffed) white, the window sills were a creamy off-white (and don’t let the fancy light before picture deceive you, the sills were covered with suspicious, smudgy paw prints). We’re painting everything Valspar’s Ultra White, and the subtle change is really making […]

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Before we can really move forward with the dining room, we have to pick a rug. Since we’ll be using the furniture we already own, it’s the biggest purchase we’re making, which will set the tone of the whole room. Rugs are expensive, and I’m a little overwhelmed! Apartment Therapy recently posted guidelines for choosing […]

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Nik spent a few evenings last week painting the dining room Mark Twain Gray Brick, and it’s just gorgeous. Rich and romantic, the perfect counter balance to our light and airy kitchen. I need to gear up to paint the trim like I promised, so we can get to the fun parts! The table is […]

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Little by little, we’ve been adding the finishing touches to the kitchen. It’s hard to believe that it’s been a month! Simultaneously, it feels like already and only. Some details! I added two Fintorp rails to the back of the island to keep utensils and cookware close at hand to the stove. They are also […]

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We got the the ball rolling on the dining room project this weekend! I took some before pictures, which are true to the starting state of the room, except for the test-peels of the wallpaper: The white bead board at the bottom is actually wallpaper that Nik put up a couple years ago, which is […]

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I was featured on the cover of the Philadelphia’s City Paper yesterday! Concurrent to my home projects, my knitwear designs, sewing projects and full-time job is another long-running project of mine. I’m an aerialist, a circus acrobat who specializes in trapeze. I work with a performance troupe, Tangle Movement Arts, which is comprised of nine […]

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Since the kitchen project is coming to an end, I’ve been trying to decide what project we’ll tackle next. In my mind, we were going to finish everything by the time I moved in, but with 6 weeks to go, I’m coming to terms with the fact that it’s unlikely. I could make a case […]

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I’m having a love affair with marble right now. What can I say? It makes me feel fancy, like a super grown-up with super fancy things. It started when we picked out the backsplash, and then Nik’s parents gave us a gorgeous cheese plate for Christmas. It’s too pretty to hide away in the cabinet, […]

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New and exciting changes are happening around here! The Projectory now has a Facebook page, so please go on over and click “Like” for updates, new posts, and outtake pictures that will probably more often than not feature Abel-the-dog. And secondly, I am thrilled to announce that I am now offering consulting services for your […]

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