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Moved!

Psyche. Not quite yet. But this morning I renamed the blog “Foghill Modern,” moved it here, and fiddled with the look and feel a little bit. Change is good. (For those of you who subscribe via email, be sure to … Continue reading

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The results of (probably) the most nerve-wracking decision to date

The front of the house – she is naked! It’s been a while since I’ve addressed the outside of our abode, so here’s a little refresher in the form of a “before” photo: Quick: it’s like the Hocus Focus from … Continue reading

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Kitchen no longer (counter) topless!

It was an unprecedentedly busy week over at Chez Foghill. Funny – things get very serious once you and your contractor agree on an occupancy date. The big wow factor emotional boost this week arrived yesterday in the form of … Continue reading

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Color time!

Although in my previous post I said that taking photos of paint samples is a waste of time, I did it today anyway. On a day-to-day basis, the changes taking place in the house are subtle, but when I looked … Continue reading

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The third leg of a 4-man relay

I thought about titling this post “the sprint to the finish line,” but I don’t think we’re quite there yet. With about a month to go, this phase feels more like the set-up to the final sprint: putting all the … Continue reading

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Is it OK to design your entire color scheme around a single pillow?

I certainly hope so. I have long coveted velvet striped pillows I first spotted on Jamie Mears’ blog, I Suwannee. I’ve been following I Suwannee for a good couple of years at least; Jamie has great style and, besides, how … Continue reading

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Who knew kitchen cabinet knobs could bring such joy?

Not me. Until today. Knobs, like faucets, are “house jewelry.” Like and earrings and necklaces, they add that little something special to the outfit. And you typically put them on last, right before lipstick and as you head out the … Continue reading

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A kitchen floor plan comes to (near) fruition

Nearly all of the kitchen cabinets are placed, some are actually installed, and the counter top guy comes tomorrow to cut the template. As I’ve said before, we are so pleased with the way they look. Added bonus: Mike Singer … Continue reading

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On this episode of The Office

The subject remains: desks. On the previous episode, we considered a few different desk options. And while some were a bit higher end than others, they all shared the same basic characteristics: mostly white, some drawer storage, lots of room … Continue reading

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Is this what they mean by “finishes?”

Finish. A word I hesitate to use lest I jinx any semblance of progress. But I think we’ve moved into the phase of the renovation when the finish work kicks into high gear. For example: Baseboards… Window trim… Basement floor … Continue reading

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