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Bedroom Mood Boards – The Monroe

Bedroom Mood Boards – The Monroe

It has been too long since we created and shared a bedroom mood board (or really any mood boards) just for fun and let us tell you, we missed it!  We are hoping to publish the boards more frequently and will do our best to 

Easy to Install Custom Baseboard Trim

Easy to Install Custom Baseboard Trim

With every room we remodel in The Arched Manor, it usually involves either adding crown molding or installing new baseboards.  We prefer the baseboard work – it doesn’t require ladders and holding large spans of molding up to install (like crown molding).  We also like 

Home Office Renovation Reveal

Home Office Renovation Reveal

We announced in a blog post back in early March that our next project would be our home office (currently occupied by John, but we will see for how long – ha!).  We are so excited to announce that it is complete! We are both 

Faux Outdoor Plants

Faux Outdoor Plants

We have two planter areas outside of our home where we have struggled to keep plants alive. The first is our front porch, where it has been a challenge getting a hose to reach all the way around the house (and carrying water buckets through 

6 Different Brass Sconces to Consider

6 Different Brass Sconces to Consider

Brass sconces can add a timeless warmth to any room! They have been around for quite some time and can be found in traditional, classic and ornate styles or in cleaner, minimal and contemporary styles. Brass sconces can be constructed in a number of ways 

5 Home Bar Ideas to Include in Your Design

5 Home Bar Ideas to Include in Your Design

It has officially been a year since we completed our dry bar renovation! As a short recap, we took a small, awkward area in between our kitchen and dining room and installed custom cabinetry to create a home bar area.  There are so many things that 

Home Office Renovation With Built-in Cabinets

Home Office Renovation With Built-in Cabinets

We are so excited to announce our next project! We will be kicking off a home office renovation in the upcoming week and have been working on the design and layout for a little while.  The home office is on the main level of our 

Microwave Drawer – Should You Consider One?

Microwave Drawer – Should You Consider One?

Before we installed a microwave drawer into The Arched Manor, there was a small space carved out in the kitchen upper cabinets for a microwave. Unfortunately, it was so small that there was no chance a proper microwave was going to fit into it. When 

Benjamin Moore Collingwood

Benjamin Moore Collingwood

When we were first deciding on a new color for our dining room, we knew we wanted it to be a neutral greige color. We wanted a paint color that was noticeably darker than the white we used on the surrounding walls and trim, but 

Dining Room Renovation Reveal

Dining Room Renovation Reveal

A few months ago (although it feels longer) we revealed our plans to renovate our dining room and shared some before pictures. We try to prioritize our renovations and DIYs based on areas we use the most, and believe it or not, we use our