Ultimate Paint Guide for your New Home

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Are you feeling overwhelmed when you think about choosing paint colors for your new home? Are you unsure where to even start? Don’t worry … I’ve got you covered in this ultimate paint guide for your new home! Below is a roundup of my most popular blog posts all about paint. We cover it all […]

Oct

06

Building a Home

gray craftsman style house exterior

How to Replicate my Gray Craftsman Style House Exterior

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gray craftsman style house exterior

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The number ONE question I get asked on Instagram is, “What color did you paint your home exterior?” I think you’ll be very surprised by my answer! In this blog post, I’ll share the products and colors I selected when designing my gray craftsman-style house exterior. I hope that sharing this information will help YOU […]

Sep

29

Building a Home

Popular Countertop Materials: A Roundup

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Are you building or renovating a home and you’re looking for information about the best countertop options for your kitchen and bathrooms? I’ve got you covered in this blog post as I’ve rounded up all of my blog posts that compare and contrast the most popular countertop materials (granite, quartz, marble, quartzite, and the ‘newer […]

Sep

01

Design + Decorate

Shop Curated Design Fixtures + Decor Boutiques

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Designing an entire home (or even remodeling just one room) can feel VERY overwhelming. The vast number of design decisions you’ll need to make for your home is enough to stop you in your tracks! However, it doesn’t have to be so hard. There is an easier way to choose small fixtures and finishes for your […]

Aug

18

Design + Decorate

6 Great Places to Buy Bathroom Fixtures Online

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Are you looking for an easier way to shop for bathroom fixtures for your new home build, or possibly you want more unique options than you can find at your local plumbing or big box stores? I’ve got you covered … below are 6 great places to buy bathroom fixtures online. But first, we’ll start […]

Aug

04

Selecting Design Finishes

Front Doors Similar to my Custom Doors (Where to Buy)

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I’m often asked where I purchased the double front doors for my home. Unfortunately, I can’t give an easy answer. My doors were custom created by a local carpenter so it isn’t possible to simply order them online. However, I have sourced some options for where you can find front doors similar to my custom […]

Jul

28

Design + Decorate

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I designed my own custom home from the ground up, inside and out. A home that is cozy, comfy, laid out perfectly for the way my family lives, and makes us happy every single day. Oh, and did I mention I did this all without blowing the budget?! 

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I’m Carrie Barker.

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