Happenings…

And I’m back! I hope you all had a lovely Memorial Day weekend. I attended what was likely the most beautiful wedding EVER and still can’t get over the fact that my little brother is now married!!! The Wequasett Resort in Chatham, MA was the most stunning venue I have ever seen, so anyone interested in a classy cape wedding, I recommend checking it out! Love you Joe & Lindsay!!! Oh but it hasn’t been all wedding fun… We’ve been quite busy over at the Hopf house. There’s been some front yard

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Tips for Space Layout

One of my favorite parts about designing a room is figuring out the layout. I love the initial process of taking measurements and figuring out the best use of space for our furniture. Sidenote: I am NOT good at actually taking measurements… I’ve always been a “ball park” or “eye ball it” kinda gal, and that doesn’t usually fly when you’re dealing with layouts. So Tony, the engineer, is usually the captain of that team… but then I get to play! So here is the layout of what was once a guest room/exercise room/office and will eventually be a nursery/office.

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Getting our Paint On

Alright, let’s talk paint colors!!! This past weekend we (and by we I really mean T-man) began painting the soon-to-be baby room! Gotta love the doctor rec of avoiding being around toxic paints As I told you in a previous post, we decided to go with a navy blue for the walls, but of course there are about a million shades of navy blue to choose from. Originally I thought I had settled on the Benjamin Moore color Hale Navy. In fact, I was absolutely in love with it. After following my

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Ikea Hack: Besta Desk

This Ikea desk is so properly named the “Besta” because it is seriously the best. And it actually got even better this week, as I added some personal touches to the already sleek and functional design! But let’s back up for a sec…. So I have been in great need of a new desk, since my last one (scored by my dad free on the sidewalk – thanks dad!) was a little too small for me. It also didn’t have any storage space so I found that my computer was always competing with paperwork. And where was I supposed to

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House Files: Office Makeover {and some dog}

Ready for another room reveal? I hope so ’cause I’m about to show you one! Warning, this one isn’t super exciting but it comes with cute dog pics so totally worth it. I haven’t talked much about our office because it’s probably the one room in the house that we have done the least amount of work on, and still have plans to update. Shortly after we closed on the house we found out that our poor dog Roxy was going to need major surgery (not to worry – she is now fully recovered) and so the office quickly became

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Work it girl

While playing on Pinterest the other night, I kept stumbling upon unique home office spaces that I am now just crazy about! Home office are no longer for just the lucky “work at home” guy or gal. Since most of us spend so much of our professional and personal lives attached to a computer, it seems like everyone could use a small yet zen work spot in their home. So let’s check out some of these creative office spaces and see what might work for your space! Click image for source. The Nook Using what was

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All tangled up!

As the holiday season nears, I’m bracing myself for at least one new technology item to enter our household. Now don’t get me wrong…I love me some technology! I better since my day job relies on it But what I don’t like is all of the cords, wires, accessories and other unknown items that come with it. Can we take a moment to look at one of our many random cord boxes? $10 says we don’t even have the gadgets to go with half of these… but for some reason we are hesitant to get rid of them, just in

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