We cannot believe 2021 is done! We feel like we accomplished so much but also feel like we barely scratched the surface of our to-do list. This blog post is dedicated to summarizing all those accomplishments, and highlighting some top shares over the past year. We will also touch on some of our goals for 2022.

First up, projects.


Top projects of 2021

Launch of eDesign and 3d Rendering ServicesOne of our biggest projects and one that we are extremely proud of is the launch of our new eDesign and 3-D Rendering business. We have always loved designing our own spaces and helping family and friends with theirs and to now have the opportunity to help others envision a room has been a dream come true! With our eDesign service we can help source furniture that is perfectly scaled to the room and find colors and textures to accessorize and help complete a space. Our 3-D Rendering service offer the opportunity to envision a space before it is complete and builds confidence with all your decisions and investments.

Name Change – Another big project (not home, construction or DIY related) was our name change! We said goodbye to “1021 Home” and hello to our new name, Arched Manor. This change was also kicked off in-parallel with Megan going full-time for the company! We are envisioning big things for the new brand and manifesting like you would not believe :). Also, this is a great time to say thank you to all of you for your ongoing support and encouragement. We would not even be in the position we are in today if it were not for all of you!

Pantry Reveal – Now onto the fun stuff! One of our favorite home related projects we completed this year is our Pantry! You can see what our pantry looked like when we moved in (spoiler, it was 2 small pantries we made into one). We lived with it pretty exposed and raw for a couple of years until we finally installed beautiful inset cabinets and made it a gorgeous, functional space!

Dry Bar RevealNext up, we completed our dry bar! We had an awkward, unfinished and open space in-between our back stairs and our dining room. We figured the best use of the space for us would be a dry bar! Check out the details here

Family Room Accent Wall – The last project we completed this year inside our home was adding trim and sconces to a feature wall in our family room. It is so nice to have more accent lighting, and the added trim gives the space a much more finished look.

Other Favorite blogs

Horse Decor

We found ourselves gravitating towards a lot of horse decor this year! Between prints, busts, sculptures and more, we just cannot get enough!

Top 5 Pit Couches

Ever since we finished our theater room in our basement, we have been absolutely loving our pit sofa and think it is a great choice for any home theater or basement! We took the liberty of rounding up and comparing the Top 5 Pit Couches

Couples Q&A

We had the opportunity to work with RugsUSA on a blog post with advice on how to work with your partner when it comes to projects and design. We hope we were able to offer some insight and share a little bit about how we make it work. 

Bedroom Mood board

For fun we were able to put together a mood board of a bedroom with all the items totaled up costing less than $2,500!

Favorite Instagram images of 2021

The blog is not the only place we share projects, decor or DIY – we are also active on Instagram and also share a lot of inspiration on Pinterest. Below are our top 9 (most liked) Instagram posts from this past year:

To keep on the theme of Instagram and if you follow us, you know we live for some good deals and sales. Between all the products we share in our daily finds and also sharing products we have in our own home, we have rounded up a list of the top products from 2021. All of the items listed below were the most popular based on clicks and purchases.

Most Popular Products in 2021

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FAvorite Products shown around our home

2022 Goals

With all the changes we have made to the Arched Manor in the last few months of 2021 (rebranding and Megan working the blog full-time) we also have a lot of goals to go with them. Here are some things that are at the top of the list:

  1. Continue to grow our eDesign and 3-D Rendering services. We have absolutely loved meeting and working with our clients in 2021 and are so excited to work on new projects and challenges in 2022! 
  2. Complete more projects in our home (The Arched Manor)! Completing the pantry, dry bar and other smaller projects around our home have made a huge difference in our day to day lives. We are excited to continue making our house a home room by room. If you have been following along on Instagram, you know that we are knees-deep in working on our dining room and hope to complete it this month. However, here are some other areas we have on our todo list (no particular order and we will not get to them all this year): 
    1. Dining Room
    2. Living Room
    3. Kids Bedrooms
    4. Basement Bar
    5. Primary Bathroom
    6. Home Office
    7. Guest Bedroom
    8. Kids Bathroom
    9. Laundry Area
  3. The last big thing we would like to accomplish this year is to blog more frequently and to also launch a newsletter. While we love building connections with all of you on Instagram, we love the idea of owning our own small corner of the world wide web and also the longevity that comes with a blog post versus the 24 hours from an Instagram story. Thank you to everyone who has followed along and if you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe to our blog to get everything new delivered to your inbox! 

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Meet Megan & John

Hi there! We’re a married couple with a passion for DIY, decor, and home improvement! We’re currently renovating The Arched Manor in Leesburg, VA.