My name is Becki and I’m a new home owner with my boyfriend Chris. I work as a freelance graphic designer and photographer out of our new house, which we’re currently  transforming from grandma’s 1980 style to a cool hang out space. From planning the design of the rooms to the hands on renovation itself, we’re doing almost everything ourselves!  I don’t have much experience with interior design (so what I am writing about may not be “correct”), but hopefully my knowledge of color and graphic design will cross over. I’ll be posting our progress, DIY projects and the transformations as they happen. Follow us along on our reno adventure!


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  • Annette says:

    Hi Becki! I discovered your blog via Houzz… love your work AND your blog! I’m always so impressed when someone can successfully work, have a great blog, continue their education, AND renovate! You certainly have something I dont have! :)

    One of the house’s that your contributed to Houzz ( Tammy and Jonathon Greenland) had the most perfect sofa’s.. they were a burlap color, had english arms and a tufted back. I have been searching for these exact sofa’s everywhere, to no avail. Do you possibly know where I can purchase them? In one photo the chairs and sofa are noted as coming from Simply Amish, but they do not make any fabric sofa’s. If you can direct me in any way, I would be so grateful!

    Thank you for your consideration!
    Annette Fulton

    • Hi Annette
      Thank so for the message and for following our blog and houzz projects! I am glad you are enjoying them. I am not sure where they got their couches but I will try and find out for you and let you know.

      Thanks so much! :)

  • Becki,

    I came to this blog by way of an article that included images taken by you of one of our DIY stainless steel railing systems. The article was ‘My Houzz: Warm Walnut Rules in an Open-Concept Canadian Home’. All of those railings were custom fabricated by us in Seattle, WA and then shipped to and installed by the customer. Drop me a line if you’d like to discuss options for your new home. (888) 842-9492.



  • Chris says:

    Hi Guys
    I have been in this racquet almost my entire years since I was ten.
    Now, at 41, I have learned a lot . Even got multi trade certification.
    Any questions about HVAC
    Or plumbing/ electrical or whatever, I don’t know it all,
    but I have learned a lot ,, loves me infloor heating !!!



  • Frank Fagan says:

    Love your blog. husband I am have a mcm home which we absolutely adore and desperately needs a reno but we never seem to find the time…or have the skill lol. not to mention we just opened a enw store downtown so reno’s are out of the question completely now…we’ll live vicariously through your fabulous endeavours! best of continued reno luck!!!

  • Frank Fagan says:

    should read…”husband and i” above …lol

  • Heather says:

    Hi Becki,

    I was looking at your posts on Houzz (Open Concept Apartment Above Retail In Downtown St. John’s) and I was wondering if you could help me out with the kitchen that you have posted there….wondered what the countertop is, and where you got the bar stools and backsplash at?

    thank you in advance,

  • tamia says:

    hi!!! love what you did on houzz…”tradtioanal home with cottage flair”…the basement with white media center …please tell me which paint colors did you use on wall and trim? and did you build that beautiful center??

  • Jane says:

    Hi Becki,

    A friend of mine has an eighty year old house which she has decorated in English country cottage style, keeping as many of the home’s original features as possible. She also has a large garden, as well done in English country garden style. How does one publish on Houzz? Are you employed with them as a photographer? I think her property would be great for their web site.

  • Jane says:

    Hi Becki, I emailed you back a few days ago with a few more details and photos to follow. Hope you received it.

    Brenda Jane

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