Nautical to Nice – a New Rental Property Project


Remodeling & Design

Wow – seems like forever since I’ve blogged about Chrysalis Casa stuff. We’ve taken a couple of months break, traveling some and thinking about our next project. The 1985 movie “The Goonies” was filmed around Cannon Beach, Oregon. This pic is of Haystack Rock, it’s most iconic natural feature: The only relevance to this post […]

October 7, 2016

SoMoToHo – Before & After – Installment Two


Remodeling & Design

It’s time to step inside the SoMoToHo and show some pics of the interior transformation. Again, thanks to Trey Freeze for his lovely photographs and thanks to Shawn Cowdin for his help in bringing about this metamorphosis. So – without further ado and in no particular order, here we go. We’ll continue our tour of […]

August 6, 2016

LOAP Alpha – Pics by the Pros


Remodeling & Design

In the last post, I mentioned that we were going to have some professional pictures taken of the LOAP Alpha. As you know, we typically have Trey Freeze do our professional shots. Trey was too busy (as many truly talented people are) to take the Alpha pics on the schedule that we needed, so we […]

April 18, 2016

Window Trappings – Part 2


Remodeling & Design

Like I said in part 1, some windows don’t need accoutrements. These in the Tile Museum in Istanbul were stunning. No frippery needed here. Pretty much all of the windows in the SoMoToHo, however, needed help. Remember the work we did in the Library? Here’s a pic, post paint and furnishings but pre- window dressing.

June 7, 2015

The Evolution of the Master


Remodeling & Design

They say to start with a hook, right? What’s a cuter hook than puppy dogs and little boys? Actually, this is an “after” pic of the master bedroom at the mid-century ranch. As you’ll see later, I stenciled the wall between the bedroom and the en suite with a French poem that Debra found somewhere. […]

March 8, 2015

Quick Two-Room Re-Do


Remodeling & Design

“What are we going to do with this room?” Debra asked as she stood in the middle bedroom of the mid-century ranch. The walls were a light, sea-foam green, the carpet had seen better days. The sliding glass door leading to the deck had those vertical blinds, again. The ceiling fan was a $10 big […]

February 24, 2015