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Kate McGowan

AM Dolce Vita

We moved into custom built home in 2009, only to have to renovate all over again to fit my ever-changing tastes and styles. The process itself and the anticipation throughout has been the most thrilling part of this journey. I hope you find my blog fun and enjoyable.

How To Keep From Falling Down A Staircase

The alternate title for this post could have been 'Building Another Bookcase', but where's the fun in that? Let's start with the finished product and get it out of the way. When we first added the second floor, I was totally all about a long row of pretty, white pickets and a monstrously beautiful newel post at the top of the stairs. But then a couple things popped into my brains: 1. I have a pretty good fear of heights and I just didn't like seeing the drop all the way down to the first…

A Snapshot of Family Life – Priceless Magazines

It’s a slightly odd feeling to be writing about a house that belongs to someone who is normally occupied with photographing other people’s. David Merewether is the Wealden Times’ photographer at large and the sort of man who quietly charms and reassures nervous homeowners when the WT team arrives with armfuls of flowers and bags of camera equipment to do a feature on their residence.

Interiors: unlikely object of desire – in pictures | Life and style | The Guardian

Interiors: unlikely object of desire – in pictures

It was a derelict Georgian house – and love at first sight for one couple in Wigan. Trish Lorenz reports on its revival

A Stone Cottage Filled with Books in the English Countryside

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Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

All Remodelista home inspiration stories in one place—from house tours and expert advice to product and interiors roundups.