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Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Full Tour…

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Drumroll please…  Today I am finally revealing a FULL house tour of our #projecthayesdreamcabin!  Six short months ago, we purchased this home in true dated style.  We immediately fell in love with the potential… the walls of glass doors, the vaulted living room, two living rooms actually and the list goes on and on and on…  In a matter of four short days in December, my hubba hubba hubby remodeled the entire home.  Literally.  We had it planned out to a tee prior to closing, had all of the supplies loaded and he drove it all in our company’s box truck to closing.  I am fairly confident everyone thought we were nuts.  Something we’ve become rather used to over the years.  When we get something in our mind(s), we jump on it.  Or maybe pounce.  Our spontaneity, insanely quick decision making and love for staying busy has led to an array of home projects over the years.  This one would have to be our first “less than a week”-er though.  And from here, we became HOOKED.

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So here’s the good news  And the sad news  And the exciting news.  And the everything in between news.  We have listed our cabin.  Yes, it is for sale.  What?!?  We “drank the juice” of flipping and are officially obsessed.  From my hubby’s love for projects to my love for design, flipping is like a dream come true for us.  And although I honestly L.O.V.E. our cabin, we are ready to do it all over again.  Mark’s sleepless nights, our crazy schedules, him carrying sofas over his head while we moved everything in solo, me filling my car to the rim on a freeeeezing cold day at HomeGoods.  Yep, sign us freaking up!

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So ready to see it all before it’s going, going… GONE!?!?  Oh and if you are interested in purchasing our cabin, the listing is below.  And guess what?!?  It comes COMPLETELY furnished.  Although I may fight you over that living room rug at closing.  Just a tiny brawl though.  It’ll be okay.  I’ll replace it.  Hehehe.

Here’s our listing!…


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Read the Full Blog Post… “The Exterior Reveal”

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Siding, Deck & Trim: Cabot Pepperwood Solid Stain, Doors: Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black, Quilt- Anthroplogie, Ice Bucket & Throw Blanket- HomeGoods, Ottoman- One Kings Lane

Read the Full Blog Post… “Back Porch Livin‘”


Living Room

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Jute Chandelier- Houzz, Chapiz Chandelier- West Elm, Astro Chandelier- Wayfair, Art Print- Sugarboo Designs, White Steel Chairs- TargetKilim Rug, Pouf/Ottoman- Target, Tassel Pillow- Anthropologie, Chevron Pillow- Target, Wall Arrows- Axel Co, Sofa/Chaise Sectional- Karlstad Sofa & Chaise from Ikea, Aqua Curtain Panels- Ikea, Black/White Large Pillows & Sheepskins- Ikea, Grey/White Hall Table & Breakfast Room Table- Local Antique Store, Fireplace Sconces, Yellow Tassel Throw, Glass Pitcher, Lamp & Table Accessories- HomeGoods, Breakfast Room Rug- Anthroplogie, Deer Head- White Faux Taxidermy, Walls- Alabaster by Sherwin Williams, Trim- Tweed Coat by Benjamin Moore


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Cabinets, Ivory Coast Granite, Corbels, Shelves & Remodeling Work- APF, Inc., Corbel & Shelf Stain- Rust-Oleum Weathered Gray, Cabinet Hardware- Elements Cup Pull & Elements Knob , Rug- Ikat Smoke Rug, Decor- HomeGoods, Glass Tile- Floor and Decor, Dishes- Anthropologie & World Market, Chalkboards- Decor Steals, Large Vase- Pottery Barn, Teal & Red Vase- Anthropologie, Tray- HomeGoods

Read the Full Blog Post… “In the Kitchen With Carol Brady”

Girl’s Bedroom

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Rug- 5″ x 7″ Dhurrie Handwoven Rug, Bedding- White Comforter Set, Pillows- Tuileries Euro Shams, Black/White Pillow- Ikea, Light Strand- Ikea, Purple Blanket Fabric- Candy Kirby Designs, Pink Ruffled Curtain- Addison’s Wonderland, Side Table Accessories- HomeGoods

Read the Full Blog Post… “Her Dream Room”

Master Bedroom

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Duvet Cover- Anthropologie, Tassel Pillows (both colors)- Anthropologie, Safavieh Queen Taupe Headboard-, Chandelier- Wayfair, nuLoom Rug- Wayfair (Similar), Alabaster by Sherwin Williams (Walls), Tweed Coat by Benjamin Moore (Trim), Iron Ore by Sherwin Williams (Accent Wall)

Read the Full Blog Post… “”Master”-ing” Patterns”

Master Bathroom

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Shower Curtain- Anthropologie, Trim- Tweed Coat by Benjamin Moore, Walls- Alabaster by Benjamin Moore, Shower Floor- White Penny Porcelain Mosaic 12″ x 12″, Flooring- Canyon Timber Porcelain Wood Plank Tile 6″ x 24″, Shower Walls- Bright Glazed Snow White Ceramic Beveled Edge Wall Tile 3″ x 6″ & Moritz Bianco Wood Plank Porcelain Tile 6″ x 24″

Read the Full Blog Post… “Master Bathroom Renovation”

Basement Living Room

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Flooring- Reclaimed Laminate Wood in Bistro by Shaw Floors, Walls- Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams, Trim- Alabaster by Sherwin Williams, Fireplace Wall- Alabaster by Sherwin Williams, Chandelier- Wayfair, Ikay Navy Rug- Wayfair

Read the Full Blog Post… “Is This Real Life?”

Guest Bedroom

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Headboard- One Kings Lane, Wall Decor, Lamp, Throw Blanket, Pillows, Curtains & Table Decor- HomeGoods, Quilt- Anthropologie, Vase- Pottery Barn, Rug- Wayfair, Wall Color- Beachside Drive by Behr & Alabaster by Sherwin Williams, Flooring- Shaw Flooring

Read the Full Blog Post… “Come On Over”

XOXO, Brittany Hayes


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

“Master”-ing Patterns

Patterns… Patterns… Patterns…

If you follow me on Instagram, you have most likely come across my fun little hastag collaboration with some amazing ladies that we’ve titled #iSpyDesignSeries.  Last week’s focus was PATTERNS!  I love love love me some pattern mixing.  I’ve only made a couple of small additions to the master bedroom in our cabin since my last post but since it is finally complete, I think, I’m sharing it one last time.

Although I have ALMOST absolutely no fear in designing and decorating our main home, I really really have no fear in our second home.  I wanted to truly test my limits with color and pattern mixing.  That combined with my obsession with HomeGoods and Anthropologie has created one beautiful bedroom.  If I do say so myself.


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Alabaster by Sherwin Williams (Walls)

Tweed Coat by Benjamin Moore (Trim)

Iron Ore by Sherwin Williams (Accent Wall)


Duvet Cover- Anthropologie

Tassel Pillows (both colors)- Anthropologie

Safavieh Queen Taupe Headboard-

Crystorama Odette 5 Light Chandelier

Chandelier- Wayfair

nuLOOM Santa Fe Yellow ilili Rug

nuLoom Rug- Wayfair (Similar)

Quilt (at the end of the bed)- Anthropologie

Nightstands- Campaign Furniture

Mirror, Accessories, Lamps and Curtains- HomeGoods


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XOXO, Brittany Hayes

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Silhouette Perfection & Obsession

I most likely really overuse the word obsessed.  That must mean I am really, really, really passionate about things though, right?!?  Obviously I am not actually really obsessed with many things other than God, my girls and my hubby.  However, in my little design world, I am loosely “obsessed” with lots of things…   Lots of color, layering patterns, gold, turquoise, wallpaper, all things gray.  Just to name a few.  Want to know about my newest “obsession”?  Von Jet Silhouettes!

Back in my Addison’s Wonderland bedding days, I teamed up with an absolutely amazing frame company called Poppy Tree Frames.  They did all kinds of stunning custom frames to coordinate with my bedding collections and I kind of fell in love with them.  Fast forward to my current blogging days and they contact me about their newest company, Von Jet Silhouettes.  I didn’t have to think twice.  I simply e-mailed over a not so wonderful cell phone picture I snapped of my girl’s profiles and just a few short weeks later I received these incredible silhouettes.  Paired with this absolutely adorable little HomeGoods stool and throw, I am one happy designer mommy!

Oh and want to WIN A $100 VonJet Store Credit?  Keep on scrolling…

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They have lots of options to choose from…


Stained Silhouettes


Painted Silhouettes


Layered Silhouettes

From there, you then choose your stain and/or paint colors…

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I chose the LAYERED SILHOUETTE in Robin’s Nest (Back Layer) & a Weathered Stain (Top Layer)

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Other Details…

Walls: Ponder by Sherwin Williams

Ceiling: Minute Mauve by Sherwin Williams

Coffered Ceiling: Custom Mix of 1/2 Stunning Shade 1/2 Darkroom by Sherwin Williams

Trim: Downy by Sherwin Williams

Flooring- Montpellier Oak

Carved Ogee Wallpaper

Stool- HomeGoods

Throw- HomeGoods

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XOXO, Brittany Hayes

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

In the Kitchen With Carol Brady

I think it’s pretty safe to say that the Brady Bunch probably vacationed in our cabin.  I can literally see Carol Brady cooking a big ol’ Saturday morning breakfast at this stove, in this cabin.  Built in the late 1970’s, our cabin was your quintessential 70’s dream vacation home.  Cork flooring and dark wood must have somehow convened and convinced America that it looked amazing in homes.  I, however, am not convinced…


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As you can imagine, we decided it ALL needed to go!  So my hubby and his APF, Inc. team got to work removing it all.  This is where owning a Kitchen & Bath Company becomes all kinds of amazing…

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A truly blank space, a blank canvas, is a dream come true for an interior designer.  Although incredibly tiny, I knew this space had potential.  With lots of beautiful natural lighting and an opportunity to do something a little different, I embraced the chance to change things up a bit.  As a second home, storage is not a HUGE issue so I chose open shelving rather than upper cabinets to really open up the space and create less of a chance of my claustrophobia kicking in.  No really though…  it is a TINY kitchen.

One of the major changes we made was to close up a doorway that went from between the sink area and refrigerator to the girl’s bathroom.  The last thing this room needed was another doorway and another thing taking up wall space.  We simply closed up the opening and extended the cabinets another 30″ against the side of the refrigerator.  You can really see this in the second image below behind the area where the tools sit on the countertop.

For the cabinetry, I chose to do a two-toned look to create visual interest and to create a rustic wood feel without making the space too dark.  I knew I wanted some wood tones but not dark everywhere since the room needed some lighter colors.  I chose an antique white for the bottom cabinets and a chocolate finish for the uppers.  I almost always do the opposite for visual weight but I felt the “dark-ish” backsplash option would help to transition the lighter cabinetry to the darker uppers.  Also, I knew I wanted a lighter look for the left side of the kitchen with the open shelves.  With dark bases, a dark backsplash and dark shelving, I felt that look would bring us back to “blah-ville”.  For the backsplash, I fell head over heels for this blue/green/gray 1″ x 2″ glass backsplash tile.  It’s new and fresh yet still has a somewhat rustic feel creating interest, adding color and providing some wonderful light reflections brightening up the space.

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My absolute FAVORITE part of the kitchen remodel absolutely has to be the vent hood.  My hubby and one of his guys created a vent hood completely from “scratch” using the boards from the old cabinetry.  I just love that we were able to honor some of the original features of the home in creating a fresh new look.  From there, I just accessorized our custom shelving with lots of beauties from my favorite stores: Anthropologie, HomeGoods and World Market to complete the look…

Oh and if you’re in the Metro Atlanta area, make sure and check out our Kitchen/Bath company, APF, Inc.!


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Selections & Sources

Lower Cabinets- APF, Inc.

Upper Cabinets- APF, Inc.

Countertops- Ivory Coast Granite by APF, Inc.

Transitional Contour Corbel

Corbels- APF, Inc.

Corbel & Shelf Stain- Rust-Oleum Weathered Gray

Elements Florence Cup Pull

Elements Florence Cabinet Knob

Cabinet Hardware- Elements Cup Pull & Elements Knob 

nuLOOM Marbella Verden Ikat Smoke Brown/Tan Area Rug

Rug- Ikat Smoke Rug

Decor- HomeGoods

Glass Tile- Floor and Decor

Dishes- Anthropologie & World Market

Chalkboards- Decor Steals

Large Vase- Pottery Barn

Teal & Red Vase- Anthropologie

Tray- HomeGoods

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ditch. The. Glass.

There’s one thing you may not find much of around our home.  Let me give you a hint…  It’s shiny, fragile and extremely reflective.  As strange as it sounds, when I purchase a frame I ditch the glass.  I literally take it out and throw it away.  Quite a few years ago when we had Addison’s 18 month photography done by an amazing local photographer, Helmuth Photograhy, I purchased a large, mounted, metallic finish print from her that was framed without glass.  From that moment on, I was hooked.

Here are some current examples in our home…

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Step By Step Instructions

So where do I get them and how do you order?  My favorite website for ordering pictures is  They offer mounted photos in numerous different finishes.  I absolutely love the unique metallic finish that they offer.  It shimmers beautifully in the light and really captures the coloring in the images.  In addition, I also get them mounted on single weight matboard.  The photos are thick and rigid enough to stand alone without glass holding them inside the frame.  This matboard also allows the metallic finish to really be showcased without the glass hiding the finish.  Here’s the details on ordering…

1.  Go to, click “Prints and then “Get Started” on the lower bottom right.

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2.  Click “Add Photos”.

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3.  Click “+” under “Select your photos”.

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4.  Open all image files and click “Upload” on the lower right side.

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One thing I love about mpix is that once the image is loaded, it tells you the maximum suggested size for the size of the file.

5.  Next, click each image one by one that you would like to order and then enter the quantity of each size on the right side and click “Add To Cart”.

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6.  Once you’ve added them all to the cart, first click “Add Mount or Frame”.

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7.  Select “Single Weight Matboard”.

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8.  Next click “Metallic” under the Paper Chart.

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Now you are all set to order!

The Result

Here are the prints I received less than a week later!  Stay tuned to see how these images will transform the gallery wall in our upstairs hallway!

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For more details on the wallpaper and flooring in our hallway, read “The Evolution of Our Hallway”

XOXO, Brittany Hayes