Where have we been?

If you are a fan of our blog, you may have noticed a long absence. Carmen, who does the blogging, has been dealing with a hard-to-diagnose back/leg issue that has had her out of commission. Lenore has been busy with exciting projects that we are planning to photograph and add to the blog over the next few months. For now, …

Budget Right the First Time

Getting the renovation budget right the first time will save lots of headaches down the road. Learn where to start in Part 1 of the Lenore Brooks Design budgeting series.

Yarn Storage Roundup: Top 3 DIY Solutions

If your stash is getting out of control, check out our top three yarn organization solutions with a design-analysis guide to help you find the best solution for YOU!

A Nomadic Office

The next phase of my ADHD-friendly office redesign is to create a “nomadic office.” Once it’s fully functional, I think it’s going to rival my standing desk as a work-flow game changer! Lenore developed the concept of a Nomadic Office in order to assist with my ADHD and at the same time meet our whole family’s needs in relation to …

At the Beach!

I hope you are having a wonderful summer! We are currently enjoying a little down time, but check back soon for some major updates to the home office project, and a cool Ikea hack!

Spray Paint Indoors

Can you use spray paint indoors? This might not seem like a common homeowner question, but it comes up more often than you would think! You might associate “spray paint” with graffiti, but a surprising number of homeowners find themselves needing a can. Beyond the decorative repainting of light fixtures and furniture that you see on TV, spray paint delves …

Reviving Wood: how to use teak oil

Before replacing worn-looking teak furniture, give refinishing it a try! Refinishing teak is easy and satisfying. Teak was a popular wood in the late 20th century and was used for everything from furniture to cabinetry to decking. Sadly its popularity caused the species to become endangered, and the only times you will see new teak wood items to day is …