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new Airbnb open for listings!

I’m very happy to say that our renovations at Bethany Beach are finished, and the property on the Delaware shore is open for bookings! What a relief. After months of hard work and lots of miles logged in our cars, I’m so thankful that we can share this calm beach house with our guests (and enjoy it ourselves, too!). I’m planning to do a step-by-step post for each room, showing the before and after and everything we did during the renovation — would that be helpful or interesting? I could also talk…


living room reveal

We’ve been dreaming about this living room for years and working on it for about twelve months. You can follow our progress here and here and here. And, now, we’re finally finished! Here’s what the room looked like when we bought the house 6 years ago. There was a LOT of sea green! And the seating was awkward because the chairs were too far from the couch for a comfortable conversation. Plus there weren’t many places to set a drink, and there wasn’t any place to prop up your feet…


living room: designing for traffic flow and conversation

Over a year ago, I told you that I planned to redo our living room. In the five years we’ve lived here, that room has never felt exactly right, and I wanted to make it shine. Plus, our house is small, so we need all of our spaces to be cozy and functional. Because that room never quite worked and was usually pretty dark, we almost never used it. When we bought the house, the room was painted sage green. The previous owners’ long sofa was against the wall, facing the fireplace, and two chairs flanked the…