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The budget conversation — it’s sometimes awkward, often slightly uncomfortable and usually comes with a bit of anxiety. Because of the nature of construction, things often cost more than what homeowners think. There are endless debates on why that is, but the result is that we designers often have conversations with clients that end with an awkward silence. The silence usually means that certain aspects of their project might be out of their reach. And truth be told, we really don’t like being the messenger in these conversations. We want our clients to be satisfied with the process and get what they really want.
But the flip side of that conversation is that budget [...]
Mandi Gubler is the incredibly creative brain and design queen behind the ever popular DIY blog, Vintage Revivals. You name it, she can do it–electrical wiring, flooring, furniture restoration, wall treatments, just to name a few– and chances are she will put a spin on it that you could never have imagined. Some of our favorite projects of hers include her daughter’s hexagon wall treatment, all of her DIY light fixtures (including this openwork cube pendant light,) and the vintage trailer that she renovated, nicknamed The Nugget. (Hello…to. die. for.) Mandi has been on our blog before, but since then a lot has changed! Not only has her blog grown by leaps [...]