Best of Blog 2020

Family Ties Custom Build / Rebekah Westover Photography

We are so grateful to all of you for following along with us in 2020 as we have shared our projects, favorite finds, and design ideas and trends. Today we are taking a look back at our most viewed posts of 2020. What’s on top? Home office spaces, tile and flooring trends, and an incredible Lake Home we dream of quarantining in. Take a look!

3 Tile Trends for 2020 with Cle Tile

Family Ties Custom Build / Rebekah Westover Photography

Our Family Ties Custom Build embraces a Modern Organic aesthetic with layered neutrals and warm woods. To help us get the look we partnered with Cle Tile. Their handmade clay tiles create a rich artisan look that you will fall in love with. It’s a design splurge that makes a difference. Check out Cle’s beautiful tiles and see the three tile trends we used in this build.

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Transforming our Torina Project with Pravada Floors

Our Torina Project is a transformed Tuscan tract home into a fresh coastal home with timeless traditional elements. The flooring choice was a critical, creating the foundation for the whole design. And Since one of our most asked design questions is, “What hardwood floors should I pick?”, in this post we are share the amazing hardwood flooring resource that we are using. Have you seen Pravada flooring? It’s so good. Read on for details and Torina Project progress pics.

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5 Clever Home School Study Spaces

Summit Creek Project / Rebekah Westover Photography

When home schooling last spring, I discovered that having a set routine made the school day at home easier. Part of that routine is a dedicated study space for each of my kids. You might already have a home office that works perfectly, but if you don’t we are sharing five clever home school study spaces that might work for you no matter the footprint of your home.

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Dream Home: A Modern French Provincial Overlooking Lake Michigan

Architect: Northworks Architects / Design: Karra Mann / Photography: Reagen Taylor

This dream home will leave you breathless. So pretty. It’s a timeless French Provincial country estate blended with modern steel and glass. The interior design embraces modern simplicity but uses rich textiles and beautiful woods. The outdoor spaces are just as inviting with plush white sofas mixed with organic textures and shapes. You have to see it. Take a tour through this beautiful Lake Michigan Dream Home.

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Project Reveal: Family Ties Master Bathroom

Family Ties Custom Build / Rebekah Westover Photography

The master bathroom of our Family Ties Custom build is a layering of warm woods, modern lines, and handcrafted tile. We are sharing all the sources to help you look a similar look in your own design. Take a peek!

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Design Trend 2020: Artisan Layers

The Identite Collective

Add warmth and character to your space with one of this years biggest trends, Artisan Layers. Artisan-made goods like hand-thrown ceramics, oil paintings, carved wooden bowls, hand-knotted rugs, and shapes from antiquity can add layers of depth to your shelves, entries, and even bathrooms. It’s a look that adds softness and a collected refinement to crisp modern lines, and it’s been making it’s way into the spaces of all our favorite designers.  Read on for examples and ideas on how to get the look!

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Transformation Tuesday: Three Drop Dead Kitchen Transformations

Whitney Parkinson Design / Sarah Shields Photo

There is nothing as motivating as a good interior before and after and our favorites are kitchens. It’s so satisfying to take an unappealing dated kitchen and revitalize it with better layout, better finishes, or just an updated look. We are sharing three kitchen transformations from the talented Whitney Parkinson Design. Her work is beautiful and timeless, and these kitchens are all drop-dead gorgeous. Take a look!

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How to Turn Your Home into a Learning Environment

Hours of free time can soon feel like chaos and worksheets for home school can be uninspiring. Recreate the structure of school and keep your students engaged with dedicated learning centers throughout your home. Create a daily schedule where your kids rotate through each space to complete different subjects and activities. It will keep time moving and minds learning. Take a look at the centers we are using to transform our homes into effective learning environments!

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So fun to look back over the year. But now, we are ready to move forward with new projects and new trends to share for 2021. Thanks for following along with us!




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